ACMA Adds Six Gambling Sites to Ban List
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has asked the internet service providers (ISPs) in the country to block six new offshore gambling and affiliate marketing websites operating illegally.
According to the ACMA, after carrying out investigations, it found Casino Moons, Winnerama, Extra Vegas, Win Paradise, LegitGamblingSites.com, and Gamblers Lab guilty of illegal gambling operations in the state and thus breached the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.
The ACMA first requested ISPs to block illegal sites in November 2019. Since then, about 568 illegal gambling and affiliate websites have been banned. More than 170 illegal services have also exited the Australian market since the ACMA started cracking down on illegal offshore sites in 2017.
Earlier this month, the ACMA issued its first warning to Proxous Advanced Solutions after it found the supplier breached its gambling rules by supplying gaming software to 13 illegal casino sites.
Through its investigation, the ACMA discovered that Proxous knowingly involved itself in providing banned interactive gambling services to Australians and breached the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 after sublicensing Realtime Gaming (RTG)-branded software products used by the casinos.
“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.” A statement from the ACMA read.