ACMA Orders Blocking of Eight Illegal Gambling Websites

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has called for the blocking of eight additional websites that it believes are offering illegal gambling services in Australia.

ACMA blocks eight gambling sites for illegal operations in Australia.

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ACMA noted that these sites are operating in violation of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001. Therefore, it is requesting internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict access to the sites Jogi Casino, Dundee Slots, Lucky Hunter, Lucky Wins, Lukki Casino, Spin Fever, Clubhouse Casino, and Winport Casino.

Since November 2019, when ACMA made its first blocking request, approximately 975 gambling and affiliate websites have been blocked. Furthermore, over 220 illegal services have ceased operations in Australia since ACMA began enforcing new gambling regulations against illegal offshore operators.

ACMA’s Work to Protect Players

Website blocking is one of a number of measures ACMA uses to protect consumers from illegal gambling services. ACMA can block a site if it offers games not covered by Australian law, such as online casinos, online slots, and in-play online sports betting. Blocking is also requested if a site operates online gambling without a valid license.

It is not just gambling websites that ACMA can block. It can also request blocks against sites that advertise illegal or unlicensed gambling services.

ACMA is reminding consumers that even if a service looks legitimate, it’s unlikely to have important consumer protections. This means our laws can’t help if something goes wrong, like if the service provider withholds winnings. Australians can check if a wagering service is licensed to operate in Australia on our register.

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Increasing Blocking Requests

This year, ACMA has requested blocking orders for 28 websites, including the most recent ones. In March, ACMA flagged eight sites for violating national law, Lucky7even, 50 Crowns, Rockwin, Bitdreams, Mr Pacho, Casino Infinity, Zota Bet, and Spicyjackpots.

In February, ACMA identified 12 other websites, such as Playzilla, Wazamba, Zet Casino, Slots Palace, Nomini, Casinia, SG Casino, Fez Bet, Buran Casino, Spin Better, Golden Bet, and, as operating illegally.

This crackdown followed ACMA’s actions against four major brands for not following in-play betting rules, Ladbrokes and Neds (owned by Entain), and bet365 and Sportsbet (owned by Hillside).

ACMA stated that these operators violated interactive gambling rules by offering Fast/Quick codes to enable in-play betting on sports. The Interactive Gambling Act 2001 bans in-play betting on sports matches, with few exceptions. However, ACMA later acknowledged that these brands ultimately complied with the rules so no further action was taken.


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