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The Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing (OLGR) in the Australian state of New South Wales has continued its crackdown against online betting advertising, with two operators convicted and fined for breaches of the state's gambling laws. 

The 2012 Racing Administration Regulation states that it is an offence for licensed betting operators to publish advertising that offers a credit, voucher or reward to NSW residents to incite them to gamble or create an account with a gambling site. 

The OLGR’s ongoing crackdown has already seen two high-profile operators, Paddy Power’s Sportsbet and CrownBet (formerly BetEasy), fall foul of these restrictions and remove promotions from their sites despite refusing to admit breaking any laws.

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