Wednesday August 10, 2016

Australian Government Bans Betting On Computer Gaming

It looks as though the Australian government has placed a ban on betting on eSport events. While banning gambling on eSports to "protect the children" is great and all, I'm left wondering if you've ever been able to legally bet on eSports games?

The announcement comes as Adelaide prepares to host the nation's largest Mario Kart competition at the Adelaide Arena today. "Children are particularly vulnerable to the attraction of gambling on sporting contests conducted on the platform of video games," Mr Rau said. "The Government is determined to keep our children cyber-safe. We do not want them to be introduced to gambling under the guise of a game."