And another one bites the dust for Aussies "Royal Panda"

snotter999

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Nov 5, 2014
Location
Newcastle Australia
Just last night deposited and played at Royal Panda and was getting emails from them about bonuses and playing there.

Got up this morning and checked my emails and got one from Royal Panda saying that effective immediately they were
no longer accepting deposits from Australian players or allowing play from Australians.

So as the title suggests "another bites the dust for Aussies"!
 

Playford7

Permanent Ban: Too much flaming
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Jul 10, 2016
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North east England
Hi guys. Just wondering why you have a problem with online casinos where you are from? I think it's terrible for you, I'm from the uk so I can't really complain.
Is it your gambling laws that restrict you?..
what decent places can you actually play at?..
 

snotter999

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Joined
Nov 5, 2014
Location
Newcastle Australia
Hi guys. Just wondering why you have a problem with online casinos where you are from? I think it's terrible for you, I'm from the uk so I can't really complain.
Is it your gambling laws that restrict you?..
what decent places can you actually play at?..

I think it's mainly that the government can't tax it so they are trying to legislate to ban it!
Also the Australian Hotels Association has always played a big part in it because they feel that they are losing lots of money because people are spending it online instead of in the pubs and clubs.
At the moment we can still play at most online casinos but this does appear to be shrinking slowly and with legislation before parliament it is very possible most online casinos may just decide that's it's in their best interest to not serve the Australian people.
At the moment a lot of the casinos that we cannot play at are because of the gambling laws that state if the owners operate any sort of business in Australia then they are not legally allowed to offer gaming of any sort to the public of Australia.
This is why we recently lost the 32 Red group as they were acquired by Unibet i believe.
Last year we lost Novomatic as they bought into Ainsworth Gaming which is a major Pokie Machine player in Australia.

We can bet as much as we like online on sports and horse/trots/dog racing and have more betting agencies online than you can count. TAB, Ladbrokes, William Hill, SportsBet, CrownBet, Unibet, Bet365 etc etc etc just to name a few.
Maybe in the future if the government work out how to tax slots, many of these betting agencies will gladly step up and offer their services but the AHA and the government will ensure that they get a slice of the pie!
 
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