Australian Regulator – Fighting Unlicensed Gambling Sites
Following the shutdown of Cloudbet and Las Atlantis, better known as two offshore gambling websites, Australian Communications and Media (ACMA) is taking the fight against illegal gaming in Australia a step further by requesting that Australian internet service providers (ISPs) block 9 additional illegal offshore gambling websites. The sites are titled, Winning Days, 21Bit Casino, Oshi Casino, Lucky Elf Casino, NeoSpin, Lets Lucky, Boho Casino, Ripper Casino and BC. Game.
The regulator has been enforcing online gambling rules
The regulator has been enforcing online gambling rules in relation to illegal offshore gambling sites, their related websites and their services since 2017, during which more than 180 suppliers have removed themselves from the country. However, after formulating its first blocking request in November 2019, 642 illegal offshore gambling sites and their affiliates were banned and removed from the regulated gambling market in Australia.
ACMA’s main focus is to help customers and share its knowledge with them about illegal offshore internet gambling. The regulator wants them to know that even if an online gambling site looks legitimate, it is important that the provider has a license to provide its service, which means that illegal offshore gambling sites will take their customers money by offering services without license.
Players can use the register provided by ACMA to research for themselves whether an operator is approved to offer its service. By doing this, players can ensure that they are accessing the world of online gambling through legal, authorized providers. Additionally, ACMA offers information on its website about how to protect yourself from illegal gambling providers, how to check whether an operator is licensed to offer its service and how to complain about an illegal offshore website offering its services in Australia without license.
The regulator is a true fighter for the legal gambling and thanks to them blocking the illegal offshore sites achieved its growth and is now a leading range of enforcement option to protect Australian regulated gambling market from illegal offshore online gambling.