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Human Services Minister explains new live sports betting laws

Live sports betting on smartphone apps has been banned.

But Minister for Human Services Alan Tudge told Tom Elliott you can still bet during games via phone call.

‘The experts say to us it’s the repetitive bets that really cause the problem gambling,’ Mr Tudge said.

‘If you have to take the time to ring someone up, speak over the phone, at least it slows down your betting.

‘If it’s on your phone and you’re literally betting on whatever the next event is going to be, then it starts to be like a poker machine on your phone.’

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