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Is Online Gambling Legal in Australia?

Gambling is a popular pastime in Australia. Australians spend billions on gambling each year. The industry employs thousands of people. Online gambling is also popular, but the legal landscape surrounding it is complex.
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ACMA Blocks More Illegal Offshore Gambling Websites

ACMA blocks more illegal offshore gambling websites. Since November 2019, 614 illegal gambling and affiliate websites have been blocked. Over 180 illegal services have pulled out of the Australian market since the ACMA started enforcing new illegal online gambling rules in 2017.
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- #ACMA orders blocks on 15 illegal offshore gambling websites The ACMA found the sites to be operating in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.

 - #ACMA orders blocks on 15 illegal offshore gambling websites

The ACMA found the sites to be operating in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.

ACMA continues to act against illegal gambling

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has revealed a new long list of illegal gambling operators. The regulator has ordered internet service providers to ban them in the country. ACMA has already blocked more than 614 websites and services that provide illegal or unethical gambling services. In August, ACma banned Casino Moons, Win Paradise, Legit Gambling Sites, Gamblers Lab, and Extra Vegas. Dozens of others were banned earlier this year. Pokies.net is one of the websites with the biggest monthly traffic from Australia.
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ACMA continues to act against illegal gambling

ACMA requests ISPs block a further 15 offshore gambling websites

ACMA has found 15 websites in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001. ACMA wants ISPs to block them. Since the ACma made its first block request in November 2019, 614 illegal gambling and affiliate sites have been blocked. Over 180 illegal services have withdrawn from the Australian market since the new offshore gambling rules were introduced in 2017.
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ACMA requests ISPs block a further 15 offshore gambling websites
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Australian parliamentary committee launches online gambling inquiry

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs has launched an inquiry into online gambling and its impacts on people with gambling problems. Committee is seeking written submissions from individuals and organisations providing recommendations relating to any or all of the inquiry terms of reference by 11 November 2022. The Committee will examine several issues, such as the effectiveness of existing consumer protections aimed at reducing online problem gambling, the quality of and access to protective online. gambling education programmes, and the appropriateness of current gambling regulations.
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Australian parliamentary committee launches online gambling inquiry

Australia launches online gambling inquiry

Australia launches an inquiry into online gambling. The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs will examine the effectiveness of existing consumer protections aimed at reducing online problem gambling and the definition of ‘gambling service’ in the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.
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Online gambling inquiry launched

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs has launched an inquiry into online gambling and its impacts on people with gambling problems. Committee is seeking written submissions of no more than ten pages from individuals and organisations providing recommendations by 11 November 2022. The Committee wants to know if current laws, regulations, consumer protections and education and support programs are enough to reduce harm to gamblers. The committee is also interested in the definition of gambling service in Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (Cth) and the appropriateness of current gambling regulations in light of emerging technologies.
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ACMA blocks six illegal gambling websites

ACMA blocks six illegal gambling websites. Since November 2019, 568 illegal websites have been blocked. Over 170 illegal services have pulled out of the market since the new illegal offshore gambling rules were enforced in 2017.
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ACMA blocks six illegal gambling websites
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ACMA blocks illegal offshore gambling and affiliate marketing websites

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has requested internet service providers block access to additional illegal offshore gambling and affiliate marketing websites. The latest sites to be blacklisted by the ACMA are Casino Moons, Winnerama, Extra Vegas, Win Paradise, LegitGamblingSites and Gamblers Lab.
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ACMA blocks illegal offshore gambling and affiliate marketing websites

Australian watchdog adds six names to its iGaming ‘blacklist’

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has asked Internet service providers to block customers from accessing six more unlicensed online casinos and associated affiliate marketing domains. The organization's blacklist of proscribed services now runs to over 500 names.
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Australian watchdog adds six names to its iGaming ‘blacklist’

ACMA Blocks Illegal Offshore Gambling and Affiliate Marketing Websites

The ACMA has requested internet service providers to block more illegal offshore gambling and affiliate marketing websites. The sites include Casino Moons, Winnerama, Extra Vegas, Win Paradise, LegitGamblingSites and Gamblers Lab. Since the first blocking request in November 2019, 568 illegal gambling websites have been blocked.
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ACMA Blocks Illegal Offshore Gambling and Affiliate Marketing Websites

ACMA blocks six offshore gambling and affiliate marketing websites

ACMA blocks six illegal gambling and affiliate marketing websites. The ACMA started enforcing new illegal offshore gambling rules in 2017. Since the first blocking request in November 2019, 568 illegal websites have been blocked. Over 170 illegal services have pulled out of the Australian market since the ACma started enforcement. Proxous Advanced Solutions was warned for providing gaming software to 13 illegal online casinos.
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ACMA blocks six offshore gambling and affiliate marketing websites
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Countries Where Online Gambling is Legal

Online gambling is a kind of gambling conducted on the web. It includes casino games, lotteries, sports betting, and live casino game. Players need a PC, laptop, or smartphone with a good Internet connection.
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Difference Between US, UK, and Australian Gambling Industries

Global gambling revenues are predicted to reach about $100 billion in 2023. The United States, Australia and the UK are among the countries where gambling has seen a huge expansion in recent years. Unlike in many European countries, the situation in the United states is more complicated. The worldwide online gaming market is predicted that it will be worth $97.69 billion by 2025.
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Australia's media watchdog issues warning to Proxous for providing software to 13 illegal online casinos

Proxous provided gaming software to 13 illegal online casinos. The ACMA has taken action to block these services. Since the ACma started enforcing new illegal offshore gambling rules, more than 170 of these companies have pulled out of the Australian market. It is the first time the regulator has issued a formal warning to a company for its involvement in an illegal gambling operation through supplying software.
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Australia's media watchdog issues warning to Proxous for providing software to 13 illegal online casinos

ACMA Issues Formal Warning to Supplier Proxous

Proxous has been issued with a formal warning for providing gaming software to 13 illegal online casinos offering gambling services to Australians. The ACMA has taken action to block these services. Since the ACma started enforcing new illegal offshore gambling rules in 2017, more than 170 of these companies have pulled out of the Australian market.
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ACMA Issues Formal Warning to Supplier Proxous

ACMA warns Proxous Advanced Solutions Ltd

ACMA has warned Proxous Advanced Solutions Limited to stop providing interactive solutions to 13 illegal online casinos. The sub-licensing concerned Realtime Gaming-branded software products. ACMA is also stepping up its efforts against illegal gambling websites. For the first time since it launched its blacklist in 2017, the regulator is targeting companies related to gambling but not directly providing it. Crackdowns against the illegal websites are set to release. It's a good idea to protect consumers. They have valuable expertise that will help it clean Australia's consumers safe. Aussie Play, Reels of Joy, Bo Vegas, Uptown Pokies, Ozwin Casino, Fair Go Casino and Red Dog Casino are among the websites listed by ACma.
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Australian media regulator issues first ever warning for providing software to illegal online casinos

Australian media regulator issues first ever warning for providing software to illegal online casinos. Proxous Advanced Solutions Limited has been warned for provided gaming software used by 13 illegal casinos offering services to Australians. The company sub-licenced Realtime Gaming (RTG) branded products used in these casinos and was knowingly involved in the provision of prohibited gambling services. The illegal services using RTG branded software products were named as Fair Go Casino, Two Up Casino and Free Spin.
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Australian media regulator issues first ever warning for providing software to illegal online casinos

Software company Proxous warned for providing gaming products to illegal online casinos

Proxous has been warned for providing gaming products to illegal online casinos. Since the ACMA started enforcing new illegal offshore gambling rules, more than 170 of these services have pulled out of the Australian market. You can check if a wagering service is licensed to operate in Australia on our register. It's the first time the company has received a formal warning for its involvement in an illegal gambling operation through supplying software.
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Australian communications regulator shuts down “one of the most significant” illegal online casino sites

Thepokies.net is one of the most significant illegal gambling websites blocked since the ACMA began blocking them in 2017. The site has been operating online casino style games, which are prohibited under Australia’s Interactive Gambling Act 2001. ACma received more complaints about thepoks.com this year than any other illegal online gambling website. According to data from the regulator, over 160 illegal services have pulled out of Australia since 2017, due to new illegal offshore gambling rules.
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Australian communications regulator shuts down “one of the most significant” illegal online casino sites

Australia: ACMA blocks 10 offshore illegal gambling and affiliate websites

Stay Casino, Bambet, Dazard Casino and Level Up Casino are the latest sites to be blocked by the ACMA. The regulator has asked internet service providers to block 10 non-compliant offshore sites. Since the first blocking request in November 2019, 481 illegal gambling websites have been blocked. Over 160 illegal services have pulled out of the Australian market since the new illegal offshore gambling rules were introduced in 2017. There is an increase in online gambling among Australians. More than one in 10 Australians have reported participating in iGaming at some stage in the previous 6 months.
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Australia: ACMA blocks 10 offshore illegal gambling and affiliate websites

ACMA issues nine blocking orders against igaming and affiliate sites

ACMA issues nine blocking orders against igaming and affiliate sites. The authority said the nine breached the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 by offering services to Australian players without a licence. Since the first blocking request in November 2019, 481 illegal gambling websites have been blocked. More than 160 illegal services have pulled out of the Australian market since the ACMA started enforcing new illegal offshore gambling rules in 2017.
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ACMA issues nine blocking orders against igaming and affiliate sites

ACMA launches legal proceedings over illegal online gambling

The ACMA is launching civil penalty proceedings against three parties involved in the provision of prohibited online gambling services. The alleged breaches of the IGA carry a maximum penalty of AU$1.7m. for individuals and five times this amount for companies. As the matter is before the courts, the ACma will not provide further comment. It is alleged that since 2 March 2020, services provided by Rhys Edward Jones and Diverse Link offered Australians the ability to play poker online for money.
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ACMA launches legal proceedings over illegal online gambling

ACMA expands its iGaming ‘blacklist’

The Australian Communications and Media Authority blocked access to six unlicensed iGaming domains. The domains were branded as Ninja Spins, Australian Casino Sites, Pokies Parlour, CasinoAus, AU Online Casino and Pokie Online.
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ACMA expands its iGaming ‘blacklist’

ACMA Clamps Down on Unlicensed Offshore Gambling Sites

ACMA blocks 399 illegal online gambling sites. Australian players have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to reputable and fully licensed online casinos. The ACMA warns players against playing at unlicensed online casino sites through the simple act of blocking them. Aussie players who deposit money and play for real money at illegal casinos risk losing money.
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ACMA Clamps Down on Unlicensed Offshore Gambling Sites

Senet Provides Programme on Gambling Regulation in Sydney

Senet and ICGR are organising a five-day gambling regulation education programme titled "Regulating The Game" in Sydney in two weeks. The programme is organised through a partnership between Australia’s leading specialist gambling law, regulatory and compliance advisory, Senet, and the International Centre for Gaming Regulation at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It is structured to build individual and organisational capability, deepen sector knowledge and advance thinking and discussion about contemporary best practice gambling regulations.
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Senet Provides Programme on Gambling Regulation in Sydney

ACMA study shows increase in Australians using online gambling services during COVID

ACMA study shows increase in Australians using online gambling services during COVID. Lotteries remained the most popular form of online betting in Australia. Online sports betting is also growing. 5% of Australian adults are using illegal online wagering services. The ACMA has blocked 354 illegal gambling websites and 21 affiliate marketing sites. It has also enforced enhanced illegal offshore gambling rules introduced in 2017. The Interactive Gambling Act 2001 prohibits online casinos from being provided or advertised to Australians.
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ACMA study shows increase in Australians using online gambling services during COVID

Gambling Habits in Different Nations

Gambling industry is one of the most profitable sectors in the world. In 2020, its global revenue exceeded $400 billion. For some regions/nations, gambling is a big contributor to the economy. Nevada, Macau, Hong Kong, and Singapore are examples.
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Where Is The Best Online Casino In Australia?

Aussies spend approximately $19 billion annually on casinos. The industry is valued at $225 billion in 2019. Online casinos in Australia started with the advent of the internet in the early and mid-1990s. Most gambling regulations in Australian are passed by the states. The top 6 best online real money casinos are listed here.
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Where Is The Best Online Casino In Australia?

Everything about gambling laws in Australia 2021

The main law that regulates gambling is the Interactive Gambling Act, passed by the Commonwealth of Australia Parliament in 2001. This law also legalized and regulated online casinos AU. In 2017, an amendment was made requiring additional licensing of gambling establishments by authorities. It is not a criminal offense to play online poker or casino games in Australia.
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Everything about gambling laws in Australia 2021

ACMA orders blocking of more offshore and affiliate sites

ACMA has blocked 375 illegal gambling websites. ACMA started blocking websites in November 2019. Over 150 illegal services have pulled out of Australia since 2017. Last month ACma issued its first blocking orders against offshore lottery websites, We Love Lotto and Red Fox Lottos. Tabcorp was warned after accepting online in-play bets on a US college basketball game.  Online in play betting on an event during play is prohibited in Australia under the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.
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ACMA orders blocking of more offshore and affiliate sites

ACMA orders ISPs to block 14 offshore gambling and affiliate sites

ACMA has ordered ISPs to block 14 illegal offshore gambling and affiliate sites. The ACMA started making blocking requests in November 2019 and to date, 375 illegal websites have been blocked. Over 150 illegal sites have withdrawn from the Australian market since the ACma began enforcing new illegal gambling rules in 2017. Last month, the watchdog requested that ISPs shut down access to two lottery websites, We Love Lotto and Red Fox Lotties.
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ACMA orders ISPs to block 14 offshore gambling and affiliate sites

The secret Australian origins of the world’s biggest crypto casino

Easygo Gaming is a successful start-up based in Melbourne. The founders of Easygo are behind Stake.com, the world's biggest online cryptocurrency casino. St.ake is also the shirt sponsor of Watford. It is registered and licensed in Curacao and operates from Australia. Anti-gambling advocates are concerned about the operation. Online casinos have been banned in Australia for more than 20 years. It's legal to operate an online casino from the country as long as it does not serve people in the Australia or advertise here. Some of the games Easygos develop are casino games for Stakes.
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The secret Australian origins of the world’s biggest crypto casino

How Do Games Influence Us?

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience reviewed previous 116 studies on gaming and reached the following conclusions. The research has proved positive but also negative aspects of brain influence. Online casinos have turned the gaming experience into an online gambling one. Australia is the best case study in this regard.
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Australian media regulator requests internet providers to block 5 offshore illegal gambling sites

Australian media regulator requests internet providers to block 5 offshore illegal gambling sites. The sites are Grand Rush, Jackpot Jill, Koala Royal, National Casino and Juicy Stakes. They are operating in breach of Australia's Interactive Gambling Act 2001. ACMA has been blocking requests since November 2019. 295 gambling websites were deemed to be operating illegally in Australia and were blocked by ACma. Back in August, AC MAIL blocked seven affiliate gambling. sites that directed players to illegal offshore casinos.
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Australian media regulator requests internet providers to block 5 offshore illegal gambling sites

ACMA orders blocking of another five offshore gambling sites

Spin Bit, Fight Club, Kim Vegas, Queenspins and Yoju Casino were deemed to be in breach of Interactive Gambling Act 2001 and operating illegally in Australia. ACMA has successfully blocked a total of 324 websites it said were operating in the country illegally. 147 unlicensed services have pulled out of the market since the ACma started enforcing new illegal offshore gambling rules in 2017.
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ACMA orders blocking of another five offshore gambling sites

ACMA: Foxtel Guilty of Breaching Gambling Advertising Rules

Foxtel was found guilty of breaching gambling advertising rules. The company self-reported the breach. Foxtels provided training to its staff to refresh them about their obligations under the advertising code and introduced new controls to prevent gambling advertisements from being broadcast during live sporting events. ACMA ruled against a complaint filed by the media operator regarding an incident in April 2021. It aired a betting commercial during a half-time discussion of a fixture from the Australian Football League (AFL).
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ACMA: Foxtel Guilty of Breaching Gambling Advertising Rules

ACMA orders ISPs to block another five gambling websites

ACMA orders ISPs to block five gambling websites. Grand Rush, Jackpot Jill, Koala Royal, National Casino and Juicy Stakes were operating in breach of Australia’s Interactive Gambling Act 2001. ACMA began making blocking requests in November of 2019 after it was granted a number of new enforcement powers. To date, 295 gambling sites deemed to be operating illegally in Australia have been blocked.
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ACMA orders ISPs to block another five gambling websites

ACMA Blocks Five More Gambling Websites Targeting Australians

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has blocked five gambling websites. The list of websites includes Koala Royal, Juicy Stakes, Jackpot Jill, National Casino and Grand Rush. All five websites are in violation of the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001. Internet scams are responsible for over $100 billion in both company and personal losses. Online gambling has increased by 67% since the pandemic. Online gamblers are increasing. ACMA is on a mission to block illegal websites and ensure AU players have a safe online experience.
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ACMA Blocks Five More Gambling Websites Targeting Australians

ACMA steps up fight against illegal online gambling

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has stepped up its efforts to combat illegal online gambling by blocking websites that promote and drive traffic toward online casino type services.
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Parliamentary Committee explores regulation of credit cards and digital wallets for online gambling

An inquiry to investigate the current use of credit cards and digital wallets to fund online gambling will be held in Canberra on Friday 13 August 2021. The Inquiry will consider the efficacy and appetite for a mandatory code in the online gaming industry and/or regulatory intervention. Committee Chair Andrew Wallace MP is keen to hear from the banking sector. He is concerned about people using credit to pay for their gambling habit. He believes it exacerbates the social harms that are perpetrated on innocent families. Mr Wallace is not advocating for the ban on gambling. he is interested in banking industry's measures to empower people concerned at their personal gambling behaviours.
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Parliamentary Committee explores regulation of credit cards and digital wallets for online gambling

Australian watchdog targeting online casino affiliates

Australian watchdog is targeting online casino affiliates promoting illegal offshore gambling operators. It has asked internet service providers to block these affiliate sites. The ACMA has blocked 279 illegal gambling websites since 2017. The Authority is focusing on gambling affiliate websites as a 2021–22 compliance priority. In 2020–21 it will focus on online casinos targeting Australians. Under the Interactive Gambling Act 2001, online slots, casino gaming and poker are all considered illegal.
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ACMA tackles illegal online gambling

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has increased its efforts to reduce illegal online gambling. It has asked internet service providers to block all websites that promote and drive traffic toward illegal gambling services. The sites requested for blocking include Aussie Casino Hex, Australia OK Casinos, Aussies Online Pokies, Pokie, Australian Casino Club, True-Blue Casino and AusCasino.
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ACMA tackles illegal online gambling

Top-5 Interesting Facts about South African Online Gambling

South Africa is the gambling Mecca of continental Africa. However, the country's eGaming landscape is under-exploited. This article reviews some interesting facts about the online gambling landscape in South Africa and recommends the South African online casino SouthAfrica 2021 as a good starting point.
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ACMA wants Internet Service Providers to block more illegal gambling websites

ACMA wants Internet Service Providers to block more illegal gambling websites. Since the Authority made its first blocking request in November 2019, 272 illegal websites have been blocked. Over 130 illegal services have pulled out of the Australian market since the new illegal offshore gambling rules were introduced in 2017. The Authority reminds consumers that even if a service looks legitimate, it probably does not have important customer protections.
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ACMA wants Internet Service Providers to block more illegal gambling websites

ACMA Requests Local ISPs to Block Access to Illegal Gambling Operations of Kings Chance Service

ACMA wants local Internet Service Providers to block access to illegal online gambling platforms. The latest request is for the Kings Chance Service. It is the latest response to the Interactive Gambling Act 2001. Engine Australia was appointed to deliver the first national self-exclusion register for online betting in Australia. A self exclusion would be available for a minimum 3 months and permanent.
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ACMA Requests Local ISPs to Block Access to Illegal Gambling Operations of Kings Chance Service

Suicide Prevention Australia demands stricter federal controls of online gambling

Suicide Prevention Australia has submitted its response to the review of online gambling to Canberra's Senate Standing Committee. The committee has proposed an outright ban on credit card transactions across all online casinos. Suicide Prevention wants the government to enforce stricter requirements and customer protections on online betting.
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Suicide Prevention Australia demands stricter federal controls of online gambling

​Best Online Casinos in Australia

As many as 80% of Aussies bet in some way or another each year. Australia has not exactly opened its doors wide open for gambling. This page looks at the Australian online casino gaming scene.
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iGaming ‘blacklist’ growing in Australia

The Australian Communications and Media Authority wants Internet service providers to block access to 18 offshore iGaming domains. The offending domains include those marketed as Syndicate Casino, Golden Star Casino and Casino Nic.
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iGaming ‘blacklist’ growing in Australia

ACMA orders ISPs to block further four gambling websites

ACMA ordered ISPs to block Bao Casino, Pokie Place, Reels of Joy and Ozwin Casino. ACMA received numerous complaints about the four websites. Since November 2019, 263 illegal gambling websites have been blocked. Over 130 sites have pulled out of the Australian market since the authority began enforcing new illegal offshore gambling rules in 2017.
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ACMA orders ISPs to block further four gambling websites

ACMA requests 18 more illegal gambling sites are blocked in Australia

ACMA wants to block access to 18 illegal gambling websites in Australia. The websites are Syndicate Casino, iLucki, King Billy Casino and Gunsbet. More than 100 unlicensed operators have pulled out of the Australian market since the authority began enforcing new illegal offshore gambling rules in 2017. The blocking requests follows the ACMA’s reminder to all licensed operators in November to comply with gambling advertising rules.
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ACMA requests 18 more illegal gambling sites are blocked in Australia

Illegal Overseas Gambling Sites Not Worth The Risks

The NSW Office of Responsible Gambling (ORG) has urged people not to gamble using overseas gambling sites. Many sports are suspended and pubs, clubs and casinos temporarily closed. Online gambling is illegal in Australia and there are no safeguards to protect people. ACMA has the power to block illegal online gambling websites.
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Illegal Overseas Gambling Sites Not Worth The Risks