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The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is set to request Australian internet service providers (ISPs) to block 18 more illegal offshore gambling websites.

Following numerous complaints about these services, the ACMA undertook investigations which found them to be operating in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.

Website blocking is one of a range of enforcement options to protect Australians against illegal online gambling. Since the ACMA made its first blocking request in November 2019, a total of 222 illegal gambling websites have been blocked.