The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission in Australia has fined bookmaker MintBet $100,000 for repeated breaches of its Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct.


This resuulted from a customer who gambled through their online account with MintBet for 35 hours in a period of approximately 50 hours. By the end of the customer’s betting period, they had placed 327 bets and lost $31,149. 

The Commission found that MintBet did not stop accepting bets from the customer despite the customer displaying indicators of distress that may be related to problem gambling, as required by the code.

MintBet closed the customer’s account only when the customer actively identified they were experiencing harm from their gambling. 

The Commission also found that although MintBet had some systems in place to ensure vulnerable individuals do not experience a loss of control from their gambling, they were inadequate, also breaching a requirement of the code. 

In addition to issuing a fine, MintBet will be required to respond to the VGCCC about what improvements it will be making to its systems and processes. The VGCCC will consider MintBet’s response and determine whether further action might be necessary.