A probe into overseas wagering outlets operating on the FIFA Women’s World Cup has revealed that multiple online bookmakers broke Australia’s gambling laws.

2023 World Cup winners.
An investigation has found that 18 overseas bookmakers breached Australian gambling regulations during the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) says 18 offshore bookmakers operated in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.

In a report published on Thursday, ACMA says it reviewed the betting activities of 200 overseas firms before and during the 2023 World Cup co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

Twenty-one operators were investigated because they directly targeted Australian gamblers.

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