Online betting sites using Cocos Islands web addresses under scrutiny

Online betting sites using Cocos Islands web addresses under scrutiny

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ABC, July 17 2017 (and other media) : Australia's media watchdog, ACMA,  says it is looking into the legality of a number of offshore gambling websites using Australian web addresses.

The ABC is aware of several offshore betting sites using web addresses from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, an external Australian territory situated in the Indian Ocean.

Despite being under Australian control, the islands have their own internet country code: .cc.

Visitors to the sites are offered a mix of casino gaming and live sports betting, including Australian competitions like Super Netball, Big V basketball and Capital Territory soccer.

At least three sites offer punters the chance to use Bitcoin.

The actual location of these gambling operations can be tracked to eastern Europe, the Caribbean and elsewhere. They are not based on the islands.

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