Bet­ting banned

Avon Valley Gazette - - NEWS -

AGED Care Min­is­ter Ken Wy­att has sup­ported a Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment ban on un­of­fi­cial lot­ter­ies and Keno games.

“Per­mit­ting bet­ting on th­ese ser­vices, also known as ‘ syn­thetic’ lot­ter­ies, un­der­mines the long- stand­ing com­mu­nity ac­cep­tance of of­fi­cial lot­tery and Keno prod­ucts,” he said.

Mr Wy­att said of­fi­cial lot­tery and Keno prod­ucts gen­er­ated in­come for newsagents, phar­ma­cies, pubs and com­mu­nity clubs, and con­trib­uted through li­cence fees and tax­a­tion to state and ter­ri­tory gov­ern­ment ser­vices.

“It’s im­por­tant that lot­tery and Keno prod­ucts ben­e­fit the com­mu­nity and our new leg­is­la­tion will en­sure that con­tin­ues to be the case,” he said.

Com­mu­nity groups last year raised con­cerns about on­line bet­ting prod­ucts.

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