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Investigations into gambling advertising

If we think a broadcaster or online content service provider has not followed the rules for gambling advertising, we can investigate.

About our investigations

We publish our investigation reports to explain:

  • if there is a complaint, what it is about
  • when it happened
  • the relevant law
  • what we found when we investigated

We also investigate advertising of illegal gambling services.

Outcomes of our 2024 investigations

Program or issue Licensee Outcome Publication date
The Ashes, First Test, Day 3 Swan Television & Radio Broadcasters Pty Ltd / Nine Digital Pty Ltd (Nine)

No contravention of clause 3.1 of Appendix 3 of the Commercial television industry code of practice 2015 (revised 2018)

(ref BI-679)

14 March

Outcomes of our 2023 investigations

Program or issue Licensee Outcome Publication date
NFL American Football Game Seahawks and the Panthers 7plus/ Seven Network (Operations) Ltd

Breach of section 12

No breach of section 21

of the Broadcasting Services (Online Content Service Provider Rules) 2018

An infringement notice was issued to the licensee.

(ref BI-659)

1 November
NBA Miami vs Boston Foxtel Cable Television Pty Limited [ESPN]

No breach of clause 4 of Appendix A

No breach of clause 5 of Appendix A

No breach of clauses 6 and 7 of Appendix A

of the Subscription Broadcast Television Codes of Practice 2013

(refs BI-654 and BI-655)

1 November
WTA San Jose Quarter finals – Gauff vs Badosa Foxtel Cable Television Pty Limited [beIN Sports 2]

No breach of clause 2 of Appendix A of the Subscription Broadcast Television Codes of Practice 2013

(ref BI-656)

1 November
AFL round 10: Fremantle v Collingwood Streamotion Pty Ltd

Breach of section 12

No breach of section 21

of the Broadcasting Services (Online Content Service Provider Rules) 2018

(ref BI-652)

19 April

Outcomes of our 2022 investigations

Program or issue Licensee Outcome Publication date
2020 Tokyo Olympic Games Channel Seven Sydney Pty Ltd

Breach of clause 3.1 of Appendix 3 to the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2015 (revised 2018)

(ref BI-618)

21 October
2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Channel Seven Sydney Pty Ltd

Channel Seven Melbourne Pty Ltd

Channel Seven Brisbane Pty Ltd

Channel Seven Perth Pty Ltd

Channel Seven Adelaide Pty Ltd

Breach of clause 3.1

Breach of clause 3.4

of Appendix 3 to the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2015 (revised 2018)

(ref BI-633)

21 October
2020 Tokyo Olympic Games 7plus/ Seven Network (Operations) Ltd

Breach of section 12

Breach of section 15

Breach of section 21
of the Broadcasting Services (Online Content Service Provider Rules) 2018

A formal warning was issued to the Licensee 

(ref BI-634)

21 October
2021 NRL Grand Final TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd

Breach of clause 3.1 of Appendix 3 to the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2015 (revised 2018)

(ref BI-625)

21 October
2021 AFL Grand Final Golden West Network Pty Ltd

No breach of Clause 3.1 of Appendix 3 to the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2015

(ref BI-626)

3 June

Outcomes of our 2021 investigations

Program or issue Licensee Outcome Publication date
Easter Monday Footy: Geelong v Hawthorn AFL Foxtel Cable Television Pty Ltd

Breach of clause 1 of Appendix A to the Subscription Broadcast Television Codes of Practice 2013

(ref BI-604)

14 September
Gambling advertising

Kayo [Streamotion Pty Ltd]

ESPN [Foxtel Cable Television Pty Limited]

No breach of Online Content Service Provider Rules 2018

No breach of clause 2, Appendix A, Subscription Broadcast Television Codes of Practice 2013 (revised in 2018)

(ref BI-586)

12 May

Outcomes of our 2020 investigations

Program or issue Licensee Outcome Publication date
National Basketball League (NBL) game between the Brisbane Bullets and the Perth Wildcats

Foxtel Cable Television Pty Limited

Streamotion Pty Ltd (Kayo)

No breach of clause 2 of Appendix A to the Subscription Broadcast Television Codes of Practice 2013 (Foxtel)

No breach - exempt online simulcast service (Streamotion Pty Ltd)

(ref BI-538)

30 April 
State of Origin Game 1 and State of Origin Game 2, 2019 Nine / TCN Channel Nine Pty Ltd

No breach of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2015 (revised in 2018)

(ref BI-505)

20 March 
State of Origin Game 1 and State of Origin Game 2, 2019 9Now App / Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Limited

Breach of section 12

No breach of section 15

No breach of section 21

of Broadcasting Services (Online Content Service Provider Rules) 2018 

(ref BI-506)

20 March

Outcomes of our 2019 investigations

Program or issue Licensee Outcome Publication date
Australian Open, Women’s Quarter Final  SEN+/
Pacific Star Network Limited            

Breach of section 12 Broadcasting Services (Online Content Service Provider Rules) 2018  

(ref BI-469)

4 July

Outcomes of our 2018 investigations

Program or issue Licensee Outcome Publication date
Commercial for Lottoland during a live sporting event Seven/Channel Seven Sydney

No breach of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2015 

(ref BI-356)

29 March
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