By Alison Bevege And Aap for Daily Mail Australia
Offshore internet casinos often trick Aussies into gambling then don’t pay up
Media authority will ask internet service providers to block illegal betting sites
Punters warned to withdraw their funds from illegal sites now while they can.
Australia’s communications watchdog will block illegal gambling websites hosted offshore under new powers now in effect.
Punters have been warned by The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to withdraw their funds now from any illegal overseas gambling sites before they go offline.
Internet gambling dens such as Emu Casino and FairGo Casino which are run from Curacao in the Caribbean and target vulnerable Australians will be among the first to be blocked, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
Australians spend up to $400million on the dodgy sites each year.
ACMA said on Monday it will ask internet service providers to block websites in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 using new internet censorship powers now in effect.
ACMA chair Nerida O’Loughlin said the ability to have service providers block websites was a valuable weapon in the fight against illegal online gambling.
‘In many cases these sites refuse to pay significant winnings, or only a small portion,’ she said in an emailed statement on Monday.
‘Customers had also experienced illegal operators continuing to withdraw funds from their bank account without authorisation. There is little to no recourse for consumers engaging with these unscrupulous operators.’
‘If you have funds deposited with an illegal gambling site, you should withdraw those funds now.’
Ms O’Loughlin said public education was crucial in deterring vulnerable people from using illegal offshore gambling websites as they explicitly target Australians.
Bron: Daily Mail Australia
About Emu Casino
Zie ook: ND | Illegal Australian online casino faces investigation en CND | Australian-Owned online casino eludes regulators for years. Een 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.”
About Fair Go Casino
The company which is in charge of operating Fair Go is DeckMedia Ltd, is incorporated on march 9, 2007. It hold (held) a license issued by the government of Curacao. DeckMedia is establish at Heelsumstraat 51, E-Commerce Park and in liquidation as of December 6, 2018. Date registration final statement December 19, 2018.