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Inducements cost Unibet $48,000

Wagering company Betchoice Corporation Pty Ltd, trading as Unibet, has been convicted of posting three illegal gambling advertisements with court-imposed fines of $48,000, as a result of a Liquor & Gaming NSW investigation.

It is an offence to publish a gambling advertisement that offers any inducement to participate, or participate frequently, in any gambling activity.

The offences relate to the publication on the Unibet website and Apple App Store on 26 November 2020, of the availability of the Uniboost, Uplift and Reboost products which are a form of special or enhanced odds.

On 15 July, Unibet pleaded guilty to three offences and was fined $16,000 per offence for breaching NSW gaming laws. They were also ordered to pay $3,900 in legal costs.

Unibet has a record of previous convictions and was most recently fined $15,000 in 2019 for breaches of the betting legislation. The advertisements were designed to entice people to engage with gambling products and breached the legislation.

Unibet has the right to appeal the sentence.

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