No Live Odds for Australian Sports Punters

Published July 4, 2012

No Live Odds for Australian Sports Punters

Government comes to agreement with Australian broadcasters to restrict the promotion of live odds during play.

Come end of 2012, Australian sports punters will no longer be able to hear the promotion of live sports odds during the duration of a sports game. The landmark decision came as the Australian government struck an agreement with the major broadcasting bodies including; The Radio Association, Commercial Radio Australia, Australian Subscription Television amongst others.

The New Sports Broadcasting Laws

Under the new guidelines, broadcasters have agreed to amend their existing self regulatory rules of conduct and restrict live odds promotion. Critically, this will include a ban on sports commentators from mentioning live odds and promoting any odds during play. The final drafting of the new law will be jointly produced by broadcasters and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). Officially, the Australian government stance on the tighter reforms on sports broadcasting stems from the belief that the 'promotion of live odds during sorts broadcasts can contribute to the encouragement of gambling'.

OCR Australia has all the best bets

It's not all doom and gloom for Australian punters, online Casino Reports has all the action, best odds, news and the best sorts betting sites. Australian punters can choose from top betting sites such as William Hill, 888, bet365 and many more of your favourite online bookies. We will be providing our loyal Australian readers the final word in sporting odds.

If the Australian broadcasters won't tell you what's hot within the sorts betting world, you can bet your bottom dollar that here at OCR we will! 

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