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Australian Casino Association Angry over Effort to Broaden Online Gambling Ban

14 June 2001

AUSTRALIA – June 14, 2001 –As reported by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: "The Internet gambling industry has issued an angry response to plans to stop Australia's online casinos from operating overseas.

"Democrats Senator Lyn Allison says she will try to pass the amendments banning overseas operations, when the online gambling bill is debated in the Senate next week.

"…Chris Downy from the Australian Casino Association says Senator Allison's changes do not make sense.

"`That would be a disadvantage to our companies, the millions of dollars that have been spent on research a development will just go down the drain,' he said…"

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