ACMA Warns Proxous For Providing iGaming Software to Unlicensed Online Casinos
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a formal warning to Proxous Advanced Solutions Limited (Proxous) after an investigation found that the company had provided iGaming software to 13 unlicensed online casinos that are illegally marketing to Australians.
The investigation uncovered that Proxous had sub-licensed Real Time Gaming (RTG) software products that are used in these casinos. By doing so, the ACMA has determined that the company breached the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.
According to the ACMA announcement the casinos using Poxous licensed software are:
- Fair Go Casino
- Two Up Casino
- Free Spin
- Uptown Pokies
- Uptown Aces
- Red Dog Casino
- Slots Empire
- Cherry Gold Casino
- Play Croco
- Aussie Play
- Ozwin Casino
- Reels Of Joy
All of the casinos use RTG products and software and have previously been listed as illegal by the ACMA and placed on a block list. Since the ACMA first started blocking sites, over 170 gambling websites have pulled their services from the Australian market.
However, this is the first time that the ACMA has taken direct action against a company for providing software to an unlicensed online casino. Proxous is a Hong Kong-based company established in 2017.
The news comes just a few weeks after the ACMA) is announced that it will launch BetStop, a national register where people can opt to self-exclude from all online gambling websites and apps.Natasha Lyndon
Based in London, Natasha is a former sports journalist with experience working for some of the biggest athletes & brands in the world of sports and iGaming.