Australia’s government can now force internet providers to block illegal foreign gaming websites, especially those which fail to pay out winnings to residents.
The move builds on previous steps by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), a national regulator, to remove the illegal wagering sites. At least 65 illegal online gambling companies left the Australian market since 2017 once ACMA started enforcement of stronger laws.
In many cases, these sites refuse to pay significant winnings, or only a small portion,” ACMA Chair Nerida O’Loughlin said in a recent statement. “Customers had also experienced illegal operators continuing to withdraw funds from their bank account without authorization.”
Last November, 33 unlicensed gambling operators left the Australian market in the course of 12 months under the increased regulatory authority.
“But we expect that list of sites will grow as we investigate more,” O’Loughlin said in the recent statement. “There is little to no recourse for consumers engaging with these unscrupulous operators.”
Among the most recent alleged violators, the ACMA claimed in June that Lottoland Australia Pty Ltd violated the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 by providing prohibited interactive gambling services. Several Lottoland online jackpot betting services were allegedly games of chance, which are prohibited. Lottoland disagrees and started legal proceedings.
Also, information that can help consumers protect themselves from illegal gambling sites — particularly those targeting Australians — is posted on the ACMA website.
“Public education is … crucial in deterring Australians from using these sites, given many illegal offshore gambling websites target Australians by using Australian themes and images, such as the Australian flag and native animals,” O’Loughlin said.
She further recommends those who have used the illegal gambling sites withdraw any money now deposited with the operation.
Russia, China Also Block Sites
Both Russia and China also block illegal gambling sites. In January, Google began to filter search queries in Russia as demanded by the country’s laws, including those involving gambling, according to the Moscow Times.
Australia is also considering enacting new laws for those who want to gamble legally online. Australian online gamblers, or those who want to watch adult content on their computers, may soon have to agree to a facial scan.
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