Websites banned in World Cup gambling crackdown

Websites banned in World Cup gambling crackdown

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  • Andrew Brown, Moree Champion
April 17, 2024 3:34 PM

Multiple online gambling services were found to be operating illegally in Australia during the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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An investigation by the Australian Communications and Media Authority before and during the 2023 sporting event found 18 offshore websites had breached gambling laws.

Gambling such as online casinos and pokie machines as well as betting on sporting events while play is under way is illegal.

The watchdog probe investigated 200 offshore gambling websites ahead of the world cup, which Australia co-hosted with New Zealand.