Blake banned himself from gaming venues, but he lost another $300,000 through online casinos
Blake Barnard lost another $300,000 on the pokies. He banned himself from gaming venues, but he lost more money through online casinos.
It's illegal in Australia to provide gambling services without an Australian licence. Many sites obtain their licences offshore. The offshore casino industry is flourishing and accepting bets in cryptocurrency. Mr Barnard lost $300,000 on two gambling sites. He had some deep moments of depression and thoughts of self-harm. 652 sites have been blocked for operating illegally. He lost roughly $150,00 of his own money and $100, 000 of mother's money.
Blake lost another $300,000 through online casinos. It's illegal to provide gambling services without an Australian licence. 652 sites have been blocked for operating illegally in Australia.
It's illegal to provide gambling services to people in Australia without an Australian licence. Many of them obtained their gambling licences from the Caribbean country of Curacao. There is no regulation, no law enforcement and no taxation in Curcao, so people go there to get licences. There are more than 10,000 online casinos in the country.
Blake lost $300,000 through online casinos. Luckystar has a "know your customer" policy, but Bitcoin allows users to remain anonymous. Mr Barnard is considering legal action against two online casino. He thinks responsible gambling is a joke in the online gambling industry. He's upset with the way they operate. Amanda Wood, an anti-money laundering investigator with Kroll Australia, says online gaming can be a target for organised criminals.
Luckystar has been blocked by ACMA for providing a prohibited gambling service to customers in Australia. Mr Barnard lost $300,000 through online casinos. He wants to use the compensation to pay back his mother. He has also reported Luckystar to the Australian Communications and Media Authority. ACma regularly issues formal warnings to offshore providers. LuckyStar did not respond to questions. Blake banned himself from gaming venues, but he lost another $ 300,00 through the online casino.
Blake lost another $300,000 through online casinos.