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Australia closed Online Poker And Live Sports Betting

Australian federal parliament banned online poker Tuesday after the Senate passed an amendment bill to close “loopholes,” moving from tightening up laws around online gambling to outright removal, reported the Huffington Post Australia.

According to Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm, the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 came about after the Review of Illegal Offshore Wagering in 2015, which recommended tightening up federal laws around gambling online. The 2001 Interactive Gambling Act had already sought to outlaw online gambling — including poker, blackjack and roulette – but this amendment bill aimed to close “loopholes” which allowed online gambling to continue.

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