CND | Australian-Owned online casino eludes regulators for years

Curacao licensed online casino is being prosecuted in Australia

"The online casino has been licensed in Curacao, yet another Caribbean-located tax haven"

“The online casino is licensed in Curacao, yet another Caribbean-located tax haven”

An Australian-owned online casino has avoided being detected for the past four years but may see its operations shut down after the person who had been listed as its owner told local media that he had nothing to do with the gambling business.

The Emu Group Ltd. has been promoting and providing online casino-style games, including slots and variants of popular table games, to the Australian market since 2012, although this type of gambling services is considered illegal in the country.

Local media reported that the gambling operator has been managing online casino operations through three Internet domains – .com.au, .com, and .net. What is more, it appears that the Emu Group has claimed on its Facebook page that it had 10,000 registered customers from around Australia.

It is said in the Australian domain website that it is owned by Australian hairdresser Jeff Muller. When asked about his ownership of the illegal online casino, Mr. Muller told local media that he had absolutely nothing to do with it and that he would take legal advice in order to have his name removed from the gambling operation’s website.

Under Australian regulations, websites can be closed down if they are provenly registered by means of fraudulent methods.

Australian media found out that the online casino operator is owned by holding company EMU Inc., with the latter being incorporated in Panama, long known to be a tax haven. Its operating unit appears to be based and registered in Malta as Emu Group Ltd. Similarly to Panama, Malta, too, is among the jurisdictions notoriously known for tax avoidance. The online casino has been licensed in Curacao, yet another Caribbean-located tax haven.

Emu Group Ltd, a Malta-registered, Curacao-licensed, Australian-facing online casino brand, has been accused of improperly identifying the owner of its Aussie website domain. is being prosecuted in Australia

Emu Group Ltd, a Panama incorporated, Malta-registered, Curacao-licensed, Australian-facing online casino brand, has been accused of improperly identifying the owner of its Australian website domain. is being prosecuted

It is not unusual for an online gambling company to be structured in the way the Emu Group is. However, the business promotes itself as Australian-owned. According to local media, some of the EmuCasino websites have been registered under the name of Adrian Loughnan, a former Sydney-based web developer. In 2012, Mr. Loughnan apparently served as Head of Affiliates for the online casino as it could be seen on the Gambling Portal Webmasters Association’s website. It is unclear whether he is still taking that same post.

Bron: CasinoNewsDaily

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Een kleine reconstructie van de Curacaose EmuCasino licentie levert het volgende op:

“EmuCasino is licensed and authorised by the Government of Curacao and operates under license number – #365/JAZ. EmuCasino is managed by EmuGroup Ltd. with company number C65014 registered at address: 75 Old Hospital Street, Valletta, Malta.

Curaçao, is one of the oldest and most politically stable providers of regulated eGaming licensing services. Being one of the first jurisdictions to regulate online gambling (1996), Curacao has developed into one of the most well-known and respected jurisdictions for online casino operators, looking for a trustworthy and credible environment for their players.

To obtain a Curacao eGaming licence, strict compliance protocol’s must be met to ensure a robust and reputable infrastructure is in place and that the operation is fair, consistent and legal to protect the end customer. The official Curacao eGaming licence seal provides assurance that the service is actively operating in compliance.

Curaçao is physically based in the Netherlands Antilles and is an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

For more information about our Curacao eGaming licencing go here.”

Gaming Services Provider NV-365:JAZ | EmuCasino

EmuCasino is licensed and authorised by the Government of Curacao and operates under license number – #365/JAZ. The official Curacao eGaming licence seal provides assurance that the service is actively operating in compliance. Curaçao is physically based in the Netherlands Antilles and is an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. For more information about our Curacao eGaming licencing go here.

Gaming Services Provider NV-365:JAZ

The above Casino is licensed and authorized by the Government of Curacao and operates under the Master License of Gaming Services Provider, N.V. #365/JAZ as an Information Service Provider. They have passed all compliance and are legally authorized to conduct gaming operations for all games of chance.

Gaming Services Provider N.V. Abraham de Veerstraat 7

Gaming Services Provider N.V. Abraham de Veerstraat 7 PO box 840, Curacao

Kamer van Koophandel uitreksel-Curacao Gaming Services Provider N.V. Bestuurders: First Independent Trust en Rodolfo ‘Rudy’ Pizziolo

Een Reactie op “CND | Australian-Owned online casino eludes regulators for years

  1. Renée van Aller

    Kennelijk zijn er ook banden met andere in onderzoek zijnde inwoners en hun connecties in Curaçao. Blijkbaar bestaan er ook banden tussen verdachten in Curaçao en Sint Maarten. Zie ook beantwoording Kamervragen over de nauwe banden op Curaçao tussen het bestuur en de (illegale) gokindustrie van 25 maart 2015. beantwoording-kamervragen-over-nauwe-banden-op-curacao-tussen-het-bestuur-en-illegale-gokindustrie.pdf. Wat we daar allemaal tegenkwamen deed ons van schrik van kleur verschieten. Kan dat allemaal zomaar in een rechtsstaat? Hoe rechtmatig en nuttig zijn deze banden in het Koninkrijk en op eilanden? Theoretisch is minister Plasterk helemaal voor integriteit begrijpen wij uit de zaak Van Rey (voormalig VVD). Zijn broer HvR deed in witwassen via de vleeshandel met Aruba. Een wijdvertakt netwerk. Zouden beide witwassers Van Rey ook connecties hebben met de gokwereld? Niets is ongrijpbaarder en gezonder om onzichtbaar wit te wassen. In een oogwenk zijn miljoenen brandschoon geworden. Zou daardoor de onstuimige groei van duurzaam en tijdelijk waardevol onroerend goed in Aruba uit zijn te verklaren? Nu we toch pijnlijke vragen aan het stellen zijn, wat ons ook bezighoudt is hoe het zit met die uitglijder van de integriteit staatsrechtelijk en Koninkrijksrechtelijk en de onderlinge causale relaties. Daar heeft minister Plasterk een duidelijke mening over. Er zit een afgrond van verschil tussen zijn theoretische en praktische opvattingen. Het Koninkrijksbelang wordt opgeheven door de eilandelijke verantwoordelijkheid en de eilandelijke autonomie. Hier zit een kwaliteitsnovela in dames en heren. Met een onzichtbare en intrigerende afloop, dat garanderen wij. Witwassen kunnen wij nog niet goedkeuren. Alleen als het mag van de Koninkrijksregering. Nederland is al een kwaliteitsbelastingparadijs. Dus er is nog hoop voor de gokwereld. Renée van Aller&John de Vries

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