ACMA expands efforts against illegal offshore gambling

ACMA expands efforts against illegal offshore gambling

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ACMA expands efforts against illegal offshore gambling

ACMA urges Australian ISPs to block more illegal offshore gambling sites, including Jackpoty, A Big Candy, and John Vegas Casino.

Following investigations that revealed these services were operating in violation of the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001, the ACMA has urged that more illicit offshore gambling websites be blocked by Australian internet service providers (ISPs).

The most recent websites to be blacklisted include Jackpoty, A Big Candy, and John Vegas Casino. One of the many enforcement tools available to shield Australians against illicit online gambling is website blocking.

Nine hundred and ninety-five illicit gambling and associated websites have been blacklisted since the ACMA submitted its initial blocking request in November 2019.

The watchdog commented:

“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. You can check if a wagering service is licensed to operate in Australia on our register.”

Since the ACMA began implementing new regulations on unlawful offshore gambling in 2017, more than 220 illicit providers have also left the Australian market.

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