Australia’s ACMA moves to block more illegal websites


The ACMA has requested that Australian internet service providers (ISPs) block more illegal gambling websites, after investigations found these services to be operating in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.

The latest sites blocked include: Lucky7even, 50 Crowns, Rockwin, Bitdreams, Mr Pacho, Casino Infinity , Zota Bet, Spicyjackpots.

Website blocking is one of a range of enforcement options to protect Australians against illegal gambling services. This action can be taken if a service is, providing prohibited interactive gambling services to customers in Australia (such as online casinos, online slot machines and services that allow in-play online sports betting.

Since the ACMA made its first blocking request in November 2019, 945 illegal gambling and affiliate websites have been blocked. 221 illegal services have also pulled out of the Australian market since the ACMA started enforcing illegal offshore gambling rules.