32Red Latest to Leave Australia

Internet gambling brand 32Red has announced that they've made the decision to leave the Australian gaming market, with the move becoming effective when the country formally approves amendments to national gambling laws.

32Red has told affiliates that they will no longer be accepting players from Australia and that they need to stop promoting the brand in those markets.

Australia has introduced a series of restrictions that will clamp down on internet betting in the country. Those restrictions have pushed out several reputable gaming operators, which are then being replaced with operators with less than desirable reputations and gaming options.

We are keeping a close tab on the pullouts and will be updating this story as we learn more.

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3 April 2017 - 10:17pm
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It's another leading gambling brand to leave Australia recently and it's obviously as a result of the local authorities new severe measures against them and like Justin mentioned in the news above those quality ones was replaced by a not so good casinos/sports bookies so I guess the question here is- are they really going to limit the interest toward online gambling trough this measures or they just would make that punters would have to play in a worse environment as a whole meaning they will loose more?!

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Sadly it comes down to the power and funds of lobby groups and those organisations that are contributing the most to politicians and law makers. Sports betting, pokies and land based casinos are all legal in Australia as they are run by large organisations that make political donations, but it's a different rule for online casinos.

The government want to be seen as cracking down on problem gambling and showing concern for the community. They can do this by targeting online casinos without losing out on tax revenue because they aren't getting a cut of anything from offshore companies operating online casinos.

On the other hand, money being fed into pokies are what's propping up clubs, sports betting advertising is becoming the lifeblood of TV stations and heaven forbid any politician say no to the Packer empire with their land based casinos!!

Anyway that's my political rant for the day. It's a real shame to see good online casino options disappearing each day for Australians. Regulation is better than prohibition, this is only driving good operators away and pushes players to substandard options.

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4 April 2017 - 3:59pm
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Those are definitely some not that great news for Australian players, as 32Red is such a good and reputable casino.

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CL - klaw wrote:

Sadly it comes down to the power and funds of lobby groups and those organisations that are contributing the most to politicians and law makers. Sports betting, pokies and land based casinos are all legal in Australia as they are run by large organisations that make political donations, but it's a different rule for online casinos.

The government want to be seen as cracking down on problem gambling and showing concern for the community. They can do this by targeting online casinos without losing out on tax revenue because they aren't getting a cut of anything from offshore companies operating online casinos.

On the other hand, money being fed into pokies are what's propping up clubs, sports betting advertising is becoming the lifeblood of TV stations and heaven forbid any politician say no to the Packer empire with their land based casinos!!

Anyway that's my political rant for the day. It's a real shame to see good online casino options disappearing each day for Australians. Regulation is better than prohibition, this is only driving good operators away and pushes players to substandard options.

It was interesting for me to read your review of the current situation with online and land based gambling in Australia Klaw, hopefully that would be changed somehow in future because you don't want to see only the better casinos gone, but of course brick & mortars could only benefit from that .

As for the TV's - I'm not concerned, they will be fine even without those bookies adverts I think just not so wealthy in the end maybe.

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5 April 2017 - 6:58am
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Sadly I don't think that this situation will change or improve any time time soon. We are well on the way to becoming America Mk II in this and so many other ways.

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