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So, It Looks Like Lottoland's Days Are Numbered In WA

WA Premier Mark McGowan has reaffirmed his government's intention to follow the example of other jurisdictions in banning online betting agency Lottoland, calling it a "menace" to the state's lottery.

His comments came as Lottoland chief executive Luke Brill was due to meet with WA MPs in Perth to plead his company's case and push for the introduction of a gambling tax.

Mr Brill said Lottoland was fully supportive of a point-of-consumption tax at a 15 per cent rate, offering immediate payment.

"We believe that that 15 per cent can then flow through to good causes here," he said.

Mr Brill rejected claims Lottoland was to blame for Lotterywest's $60 million fall in revenue last financial year.

"It's nothing to do with Lottoland. We can't move the dial - we're not big enough in WA yet," he said.

The Gibraltar-based company is licensed in the Northern Territory and has attracted 6000 WA subscribers to its mobile app since 2016.

The premier said he would meet with Mr Brill, and despite Lottoland's offer to pay tax, claimed the company would still take "huge amounts" from WA through its impact on Lotterywest and its community grants program.

"Obviously they're not here for any other purpose than to grow," he said.

AAP

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