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The gambling sector in Australia faces increasing regulatory challenges. This includes legislation mandating pre-commitment for poker machines with increasing degrees of regulation for on-line gambling including wagering.



The Addisons team advises businesses within the gambling sector on all aspects of gambling law and regulation. This includes advice on business strategies for international projects, both in-bound into Australia as well as out-bound to international markets. Our clients in this area include gaming machine manufacturers, wagering operators, casino operators and other gambling service providers, whether online or land based, as well as gambling industry associations and other local and international gambling industry participants.

Jamie Nettleton is the partner who leads our gambling law team. Jamie is widely recognised as the leading expert in Australia in gambling regulation.


Among the positions he holds within the industry are:

  • Secretary of the International Masters of Gaming Law

  • Chair of the Internet Industry Association Gambling Task Force

  • Senior Fellow of Melbourne University and presenter on "Gambling Law and Policy" as part of the Masters Degree at Melbourne University

  • Editor World Online Gambling Report Gambling Law and Regulation


Services include:

  • regulatory issues and establishment of gambling business in many jurisdictions

  • discussions with regulators concerning new licences, change of control and potential breaches

  • commercial arrangements relating to gambling operations and other commercial transactions in Australia and internationally

  • protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in Australia and overseas

  • reviewing race fields obligations for wagering operators


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Submissions Open – Review of Illegal Offshore Wagering

Submissions have now been requested in relation to Australia’s review into illegal offshore wagering.

This review could have major implications for Australia’s Interactive Gambling Act.

Interested parties should make submissions by 16 November 2015.  The final report is due to be issued on 18 December 2015.


We have previously written about the Review in our Focus Paper, "Australia – Review of Illegal Offshore Wagering", which also sets out the Terms of Reference for the Review.

If you require any further assistance or have any queries, please contact Jamie Nettleton or Jessica Azzi at Addisons.


Jamie Nettleton, Partner
Telephone  +61 2 8915 1030


Jessica Azzi, Solicitor
Telephone +61 2 8915 1083