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Betting advertising and promotion of betting odds during transmissions of live sporting events

Earlier this month the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) approved amendments to broadcasting codes further restricting betting advertising1 and promotion of betting odds2 during live sporting events. The amendments to the codes come into effect on 30 March 2018 and will supplement the existing rules which regulate how television and radio broadcasters transmit betting advertising and promotion of betting odds.

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The rise and rise of eSports

A briefing on eSports and associated legal issues

2017 has seen eSports continue to grow in Australia and throughout the world. Hardly a week goes by without a new development: from new eSports events to lucrative sponsorships of, or acquisitions of interests in, eSports teams and even suggestions that eSports should become an Olympic event.

This article provides a brief introduction to the eSports industry and identifies and discusses some of the important commercial and legal issues which arise in the industry.

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