ACMA orders blocking of more illegal igaming and affiliate sites – Legal & compliance

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has requested the blocking of an additional six offshore playing and affiliate advertising and marketing web sites.

The authority decided that Golden Crown Casino, Sol Casino, PowBet, ExciteWin, Sportaza and Gamble Online all breached the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 by providing their companies to gamers in Australia.

As such, it requested that Australian web service suppliers (ISPs) block every of the web sites.

Since the ACMA made its first blocking request in November of 2019, a complete of 447 illegal playing sites have been blocked within the nation.

In addition, an additional 160 illegal companies, together with operators and affiliate companies, have pulled out of the Australian market because the ACMA started implementing new illegal offshore playing guidelines in 2017.

“Website blocking gives a invaluable alternative to alert the general public to illegal playing companies via the messaging that seems when there’s an try and entry the positioning,” the ACMA stated.

“The ACMA is reminding customers that even when a service appears to be like authentic, its unlikely to have essential buyer protections. This means Australians who use illegal playing companies threat shedding their cash.”

The blocking orders come after the ACMA this week additionally introduced that it had commenced civil penalty proceedings in Federal Court in opposition to three events over allegations of illegal on-line playing.

Each every case pertains to the supply of prohibited on-line playing companies via ‘PPPfish’, a service that was later rebranded as ‘Shuffle Gaming’ and later ‘Redraw Poker’.

Rhys Edward Jones is alleged to have offered these prohibited on-line playing companies to Australians between March 2020 and March 2021, whereas Diverse Link Pty delivered these companies from March 2021 to the current.

Brenton Lee Buttigieg was additionally named by the ACMA, with the organisation saying he was concerned in selling and referring prospects to these companies.

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