A parliamentary committee in Australia has recommended measures to restrict gambling advertising including a ban on live odds, while at the same calling for an amendment to the country’s interactive gambling laws to include a blacklist of prohibited websites to be used by financial institutions to prohibit financial transactions.

The 428-page report by the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform covers a reference inquiry and a related bill inquiry concerning the Interactive Gambling and Broadcasting Amendment Bill 2011 which was introduced to the Senate in June of this year by Senator Nick Xenophon.

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