ACMA restricts a further 4 illegal casinos
ACMA has recently blocked 4 more illegal gambling operators in Australia as it continues enforcing the country’s gambling laws.
After conducting an investigation on several offshore casino operators, the authority has found four websites to be violating the country’s Interactive Gambling Act. The operators in question are Rich Prize, Firefox Casino, Heaps O Wins, and Shazam Casino.
The four violating companies have joined ACMA’s extensive list of blocked websites, which now contains over 720 unauthorized operators and affiliate marketers that have been restricted from the country, which the authority has amassed in just under 3.5 years since it issued its first blocking request back in 2019.
In the time between our last coverage of ACMA’s blocking enforcement actions in February and now, the regulator has expanded its list of blocked websites by around 40. Moreover, since it started enforcing gambling laws back in 2017, a further over 200 websites have exited the country’s market on their own.
Furthermore, at the same time when the authority announced its latest blockings, it published an investigation on the live sports broadcasting service Kayo, which found the latter to be in violation of the country’s gambling advertising laws. The regulator found that the streaming company displayed advertisements for various gambling firms during a few sports events back in May of 2022, and has issued Kayo a formal warning for the violation.