A gambling transaction is any purchase identified by us as being for gambling or gaming purposes. This can include, for example, transactions for lottery tickets, online casinos, sports betting or playing the pokies.
We identify transactions based on information provided by the merchant and their bank, such as the type of business they are. Because we rely on external data to identify gambling or gaming transactions, it’s possible that a transaction will be identified as being for gambling and gaming purposes when it’s not and vice versa.
For example, this may happen when you buy a newspaper from a news agency that has been set up by their bank as a gambling or gaming merchant because they also sell lottery tickets.