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This week the government of Australia has announced that they will be outlawing the offering of sign-up offers to customers in an effort to mitigate some gambling expansion.
The law will see bookies being blocked from offering free credits, bets, or other bonuses to players that sign up new accounts online. The move comes after politicians across the country agreed to an array of new restrictions on betting in the country. Recently Australia has tightened online betting laws, specifically, causing many reputable operators to abandon the market, leaving many poor sites to fill the void.
Speaking about the new rules Federal Human Services Minister Alan Tudge said, "Many Australians enjoy a punt, but we want to ensure there are reasonable protections in place and that individuals can have greater control over their gambling expenditure. Online gambling is growing faster than any other form of gambling and the incidences of problem gambling is higher."
"The gambling problems of the future will all come from the online space if we don't put sensible protections in place now."