Australia's Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 (IGA) is set to come into force next month after the country's Senate ratified the legislation with a number of House amendments.

The IGA was passed by the Senate following the addition of an amendment to ban bookmakers from offering lines of credit to consumers.

The bill is expected to come into force in September, subject to the signature of Governor-General Peter Cosgrove, paving the way for a crackdown on unlicensed offshore operators, the removal of the so-called 'click to call' in-play betting loophole, and the prohibition on credit betting.

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