The Australian federal government is to introduce legislation this week to enact a national ban on lottery betting products.

Minister for Communications Mitch Fifield is to introduce legislation tomorrow (Wednesday March 28th) to ban betting on lotteries and keno games.

"The government has formed the view that permitting betting on these services, also known as 'synthetic' lotteries, undermines the long-standing community acceptance of official lottery and keno products," Fifield explained.

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