ACMA moves to block more illegal operators
The ACMA has requested that Australian internet service providers (ISPs) block more illegal offshore gambling websites.
Following numerous complaints about these services, the ACMA investigated and found them to be operating in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001. The ACMA is reminding people that even if a gambling service looks legitimate, its unlikely to have important customer protections. This means Australians who use illegal gambling sites risk losing their money.
The ACMA has asked ISPs to block: Spin Bit, Fight Club, Kim Vegas, Queenspins, Yoju Casino.
Website blocking is one of a range of options to protect Australians against illegal online gambling. Since the ACMA made its first blocking request in November 2019, 324 illegal gambling websites have been blocked.
147 illegal services have also pulled out of the Australian market since the ACMA started enforcing new illegal offshore gambling rules in 2017.
Website blocking is also a valuable opportunity to alert people to illegal gambling services. When users attempt to access a blocked site, they are unable to do so and are directed to the ACMA website for information about illegal and legal services.