Gambling is permanently restricted on the NAB StraightUp Card

Our Gambling Restriction option provides you with greater control over spending on your personal NAB Visa Credit and NAB Visa Debit Cards.

This restriction blocks most gambling transactions, including:

  • sports betting
  • casino games
  • lottery tickets
  • online gambling

We're here to help

If you'd like to speak to us about restricting gambling transactions and getting back in control of your finances, call NAB Customer Support on 1300 308 175 8am – 7pm, Monday to Friday (AEST/AEDT). If you’re experiencing financial difficulty our customer care kit has some useful resources.

If you're concerned about your gambling, or someone else’s, you can visit Gambling Help Online or call 1800 858 858 for information and support. It's a free and confidential service.

How to apply the Gambling Restriction

The gambling restriction can be applied using the NAB App.

  • Log in to the NAB App, select My Cards, select Usage Controls, and disable Gambling Transactions. Please ensure you have the latest version of the NAB app installed, or
  • call NAB Customer Support on 1300 308 175 between the hours of 8am – 7pm, Monday to Friday (AEST/AEDT).

When the Gambling Restriction applies

The gambling restriction applies to certain gambling transactions on your NAB Visa credit card or NAB Visa debit card. For credit cards, it includes cash advances and cash transfers from your credit card account.

This covers most gambling transactions (including gambling refunds and winnings) where ‘credit’ is selected and/or you use your card number to complete the transaction.

When the Gambling Restriction doesn't apply

Situations where the Gambling Restriction doesn’t apply include:

  • Eftpos transactions where ‘SAV’ or ‘CHQ’ is selected unless via the NAB app, you disabled gambling (using the Gambling Restriction) and have disabled other card controls including online transactions, contactless payments or overseas card use.
  • Cash withdrawals made using your NAB Visa Debit Card.
  • Transactions with merchants who are not identified by us as gambling merchants.
  • Transactions made when our systems are down or the merchant terminal is unable to obtain online authorisations.

NAB Traveller Cards and NAB Debit Cards1 are not eligible for this service.

Some gambling transactions are permanently restricted on NAB Visa Debit cards for customers under 18. This includes most online and contactless gambling transactions. The Gambling Restriction will apply an additional restriction to most gambling transactions where ‘credit’ is selected, and/or you use your card number to complete the transaction.

People who can apply the Gambling Restriction

For NAB Visa Credit Cards

If a primary cardholder and additional card holder share the same card number, only the primary card holder can apply the Gambling Restriction. If the Gambling Restriction applies to one card, it will automatically apply to both cards.

If a primary cardholder and additional cardholder have different card numbers:

  • the additional card holder can apply the Gambling Restriction to their card;
  • the primary cardholder can apply the Gambling Restriction to either or both their card and the additional card.

If you’re not sure which type of card you have, check with us.

For NAB Visa Debit Cards

NAB Visa Debit cardholders can restrict gambling transactions on their own NAB Visa Debit Card.

Other people who can apply the Gambling Restriction

Other people who may be able to apply the Gambling Restriction include:

  • People who hold a Power of Attorney. They may be able to request to apply the Gambling Restriction by calling NAB Customer Support on 1300 308 175 between the hours of 8am – 7pm Monday to Friday (AEST/AEDT).
  • People who have third-party access to another person’s internet banking and they have a personal NAB Visa Debit or Credit card- they can apply the Gambling Restriction to their card via the NAB app.

Removing a Gambling Restriction

You can remove the Gambling Restriction:

  • via the NAB app
  • by calling NAB Customer Support on 1300 308 175 between the hours of 8am – 7pm Monday to Friday (AEST/AEDT)

If you do this, it'll take 48 hours from the time that we receive your request.

If you change your mind during that 48 hours, you can cancel your request either through the NAB app or NAB Customer Support. When we get your cancellation request, the Gambling Restriction will be reapplied immediately.

Important information

1 NAB Debit Card is only available for use in stores and at ATMs in Australia. This card can't be used overseas or for online transactions.

Please consider the NAB Internet Banking Terms and Conditions, before making any decisions regarding this product. This product is issued by National Australia Bank Limited. The NAB Mobile Banking app is compatible with AndroidTM OS5.0 and iOS 10, minimum platform requirements apply.

Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.

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