VGCCC demands operators stop offering gambling inducements
The VGCCC has recently published a post demanding local operators stop offering gambling inducements.
The regulatory authority’s latest post related to sporting club sponsorships, which often involve gambling inducements in the form of various incentives offered to club members to open accounts and start gambling. The VGCCC also mentioned that in some cases sponsored clubs are given various rewards based on the gambling spending and activity of their members.
The post demanded that locally licensed operators stop utilizing such marketing tactics, as they may breach the state’s gambling inducement regulations which prohibit gambling firms from offering any incentives for people to open accounts and start gambling. The regulator also mentioned that these promotional techniques may go against the operators’ social responsibility to minimize gambling harm across the state.
Additionally, the VGCCC urged sports clubs to stay away from such sponsorship agreements with local gambling firms as they could harm club members.
At the end of last week, the regulatory body issued its latest penalty to local gambling firm ALH Group, which was fined just over 550 thousand Australian dollars for failing to implement the state’s responsible gambling initiative across its retail wagering terminals. Read more about the penalty here.