Australian Regulator Reveals Breaches in Online Law

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This week the Australian Communications and Media Authority listed 19 individual breaches to the online betting laws in the country.

The ACMA received 108 complaints since September 13th, with those issuing the queries claiming that the betting sites were violating Australia's betting laws. 38 of the complaints were determined to be valid enough to warrant further investigation. Those investigations revealed 19 breaches from various companies that ran the gamut from offering a banned service to offering unlicensed games, and advertising violations.

The violating companies were not named, but the regulator has made contact with those in breach. No word on possible sanctions were available as of press time.

Australia has clamped down on internet betting in the past year, causing many reputable betting sites to pull out of the market and instead have been replaced with less than ideal options.

If we learn more about the violations, we'll update readers.

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27 February 2018 - 12:30am
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Every day that passes Australia seems to get tougher and more strict with this new policy regarding gambling . The operators must be stressing as its all happening so fast

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27 February 2018 - 2:34pm
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I think those violations are inevitable in the first months and even could go on for more than a year before the authorities being able to cope with that...anyway I feel sorry for the Australian punters as a whole.

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27 February 2018 - 9:50pm
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sharpe wrote:

I think those violations are inevitable in the first months and even could go on for more than a year before the authorities being able to cope with that...anyway I feel sorry for the Australian punters as a whole.

I agree with you I think its a tad harsh

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