Australia To Ban Secondary Lotteries

The Australian government has announced it will ban secondary or synthetic lotteries and keno products in their entirety, handing a victory to the lottery arm of Tabcorp Holdings and other gaming interests that lobbied against market disruptor Lottoland.

Communications minister Mitch Fifield told the Senate on Tuesday that the government will introduce legislation in the lower house on Wednesday to “ban betting on lotteries and keno games”.

“The government has formed the view that permitting betting on these services, also known as synthetic lotteries, does undermine the long-standing community acceptance of official lottery and keno products,” Fifield said.

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