The contraction of the Australian wagering market continues to impact smaller online bookmakers, with Punters Pal the latest operator to shut down.

Punters Pal, an online wagering platform launched in 2022 by Sydney bookmaker Shane Filipek, has closed. (Photo by Jeremy Ng/Getty Images)

Punters Pal was founded by on-course bookmaker Shane Filipek and launched into the digital marketplace two years ago.

However, it confirmed on Monday it has ceased trading online and urged any account holders to withdraw money from their accounts ASAP.

Filipek has said he will continue to operate as an on-course bookmaker at Sydney racecourses.

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