Australian Regulator Blocks Six Gambling Sites

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This week Australia's Communications and Media Authority announced that it has followed through with blocking six online gaming sites that are offering services in the country illegally.

The regulator ended up blocking access to the betting sites LegitGambling Sites, Gamblers Lab, Extra Vegas, Win Paradise, and Casino Moons. The ACMA said that they conducted an investigation and found each site to be operating illegally, as they were providing services to Australian gamblers. Since it began blocking sites in 2019, the ACMA said that they've blocked 568 gambling sites that were acting illegally.

Australia cracked down on offshore gambling in 2017 and the majority of legitimate sites pulled services, leaving the country with betting sites that aren't necessarily of the same caliber as the sites that left.

In a press release the ACMA said, "The ACMA is reminding consumers that even if a service looks legitimate, it's unlikely to have important customer protections. This means Australians who use illegal gambling services risk losing their money."

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Kingston Li // Asia Correspondent
Kingston Li
Kingston is a big fan of Baccarat and Texas Hold'em Poker and has tested his skills in tournaments around Asia and the world. He covers the latest gambling news from Asia for Casino Listings. In his spare time, Kingston enjoys hiking, video gaming, and playing disc golf.
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21 August 2022 - 11:06am

That doesn't come as a surprise to me. Australian gambling regulations are very strict and only a few sites are legal as far as I'm aware.