As part of our commitment to responsible banking, gambling transactions are not authorised on credit cards. The block relies on information provided by merchants classified under the gambling merchant category code. This includes, but is not limited to: pokies, online gambling, casinos and horse and dog racing. We know that many people choose to gamble and we respect their freedom to choose how they spend their money. Members can still use the Visa Debit card for gambling, as the debit card is linked to a transaction account, meaning the member's own money, rather than borrowed money as is the case with a credit card.
If you or someone close to you is gambling and it is causing problems, help is available by calling the Gambling Help Line on 1800 858 858 or visiting www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.