Western Australia To Fine Users Of Secondary Lotteries, Imprison Providers

The Western Australian state government has introduced a bill that would introduce jail terms for operators of secondary lotteries targeting the state’s gamblers and impose fines on players.

Western Australia’s Labor government has pre-empted a national ban on secondary lotteries coming into force early next year with a bill that would fine players A$2,500 ($1,800) and operators A$5,000 for betting on unapproved domestic and international events and contingencies.

Operators offering such products to Western Australians would also incur a one-year jail term, according to the bill.

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