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Australia – ACMA blocks major illegal gambling website

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has requested Australian internet service providers to block illegal gambling website thepokies.net. This is one of the most significant websites to be blocked since the ACMA started using this regulatory tool in November 2019. Payments to the site are estimated to run into tens of millions of dollars. Data…

Australia – ACMA moves to block five more online gaming sites

The ACMA has requested that Australian internet service providers (ISPs) block more illegal offshore gambling websites. The ACMA has asked ISPs to block Spin Bit, Fight Club, Kim Vegas, Queenspins and Yoju Casino. Following numerous complaints about these services, the ACMA investigated and found them to be operating in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001….

Australia – Government to begin blocking offshore gambling websites

Paul Fletcher, Australia’s Communications Minister, has announced that the federal government will soon begin to block illegal overseas gambling websites under the enhanced powers of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). Mr. Fletcher confirmed that the ACMA “will be moving quickly to block at least one website in the short term and it will…