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New legislation has been introduced in the Australian parliament which seeks to push unlicensed online gaming operators from the market and finally close a loophole that allows customers to bet in-play.

Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield and Minister for Human Services Alan Tudge, both of Australia's Liberal Party-led government, have introduced the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 which aims to make a number of adjustments to the 2001 Interactive Gambling Act (IGA).

It is the first step taken as part of a strategy to improve the country's gambling regulations after former New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell put forward a series of recommendations in a report published late last year.

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