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Oz Crackdown

Australian Crime Commission wants online sites gone

The Australian Crime Commission is pushing for a shutdown of illegal online gaming sites.

The commission is urging the federal government and federal police to go after those sites that are clearly violating the law, reports the Gladstone Observer.

To date, no online gaming operator has been charged during the life of the existing law, passed a decade ago. Fines of over A$1 million a day could be assessed, however.

Digital Economy Minister Stephen Conroy said that while the government was investigating the issue, in relation to the U.S. crackdown on PokerStars, Absolute Poker and Full Tilt Poker, it was difficult to enforce Australian laws on non-Australian companies.