Online gaming operators Entain and Flutter-owned Sportsbet have issued responses to an ongoing Australian inquiry into online gambling and its impact on those experiencing harm.
On 15 September, an Australian parliamentary committee, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs began an inquiry into online gambling and its effects on those who experience harm from the activity.
The committee sought out written submissions from both individuals and organisations providing recommendations on this topic. Entain and Sportsbet responded to the call to action, and wrote separate documents outlining their recommendations for policy in this area.
Appropriate levels of regulation
In the document that Entain provided, it argued that it believed that current levels of regulation in the sector were “appropriate”.
“Regulation that is not proportionate risks undermining the customer experience and driving growth in the use of black market illegal offshore..