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The Australian Interactive Gambling Act 2001- Will Hill Bans Australian Players...

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by Forever01, Jun 6, 2012.

    Jun 6, 2012
  1. Forever01

    Forever01 Dormant account

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    This is a shout out to specifically Australian players, however all shout backs are welcome.

    In brief, an Australian Resident is legally allowed to play at an online casino.

    It is however, illegal for a casino operator to allow an Australian Resident to play at their casino.

    This is almost a contradiction if you ask me.

    Will Hill has recently banned Australian Residents from playing at their casinos.

    Because I make a full time income from online gaming, I sincerely hope this is not the first chain of a possibility of all online casinos eventually not accepting Australian players...

    What are your thoughts and opinions??
     
  2. Jun 6, 2012
  3. Forever01

    Forever01 Dormant account

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    Australian Interactive Gambling Act 2001

    This is a shout out to specifically Australian players, however all shout backs are welcome.

    In brief, an Australian Resident is legally allowed to play at an online casino.

    It is however, illegal for a casino operator to allow an Australian Resident to play at their casino.

    This is almost a contradiction if you ask me.

    Will Hill has recently banned Australian Residents from playing at their casinos.

    Because I make a full time income from online gaming, I sincerely hope this is not the first chain of a possibility of all online casinos eventually not accepting Australian players...

    What are your thoughts and opinions??
     
  4. Jun 6, 2012
  5. mattsgame

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    Won't happen, the Australian market is too lucrative for online casinos and no one is yet to be prosecuted here for providing such a service. We should be pushing to have it regulated here and not going backwards and as far as I am aware we are heading in the right direction.

    TBH I didn't like Will Hill so its no much of a loss from my perspective :p
     
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  6. Jun 6, 2012
  7. Forever01

    Forever01 Dormant account

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    Interactive Gaming ILLEGAL??

    It is apparently illegal for Casino Operators to allow anyone physically located in Australia to play at their Online Casinos.

    Yet so many Online Casinos are happily accepting players from Australia, even though it is illegal to do so, according to the Interactive Gambling Act 2001

    So how are they getting away with it?

    I am so curious.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2012
  9. jetset

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    There's currently a lot of debate going on Downunder on internet gambling following the release of the government's review of the Interactive Gambling Act (see news reports in Casinomeister's News Section)

    The review, which is open to comment at present, suggests that government is considering a trial period for online poker.

    The Australian federal government's recommendations on how to improve the 11-year-old Interactive Gambling Act in order to halt illegal offshore operators and improve consumer protection contains 35 proposals that are open for consultation and debate.

    It includes possible measures to discourage offshore online gambling such as ISP filtering and financial restrictions, and wants to tighten up on existing laws, which it deemed to be ineffective.

    On the positive side, it suggests:

    * Online poker tournaments and live sports betting online could be legalised, but not casino games. A trial period is proposed.

    * Forbid micro-betting.

    * Betfair in Australia and Sportsbet have both joined Tabcorp in welcoming the proposals.

    * Required measures to reduce problem gambling could include self-exclusion, pre-commitment, dynamic warnings and easily accessible data on how much a gambler is spending.

    * In-play betting will remain legal by phone or in person, and the report recommends extending this to the internet.

    * National standards for harm minimisation from gambling, including responsible gambling messaging, credit betting, inducements, marketing, self-exclusion and requirements for arrangements with sports controlling bodies.

    So, all in all not an entirely negative picture, as evidenced by the howl of protest from anti-gambling people like Sen Xenophon.
     
  10. Jun 6, 2012
  11. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    Any bans that do come will, IMO, come from either brands that have a high-street presence (like Hills) or the software providers. Aristocrat, IGT and WMS already block Aussies for example. Or, as is more likely, when they all get wind of potential positive changes ahead re regulation, more will stop taking Aussies just so they can be seen to be on the right side of the law ahead of licence applications.
     
  12. Jun 6, 2012
  13. rockycatt

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    its a peaceful act of disobedience /rebellion :cool:
     
  14. Jun 6, 2012
  15. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Isn't it only illegal for online casinos who are based in Australia themselves, to offer online gaming to Australians?

    Whether it is or isn't, the vast majority of casinos are beyond the reach of any Australian laws anyway - so they just don't give a sh*t!

    KK
     
  16. Jun 6, 2012
  17. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Why 3 separate opening posts (2 identical) all on the same subject?
    It would have been better to keep this discussion to 1 thread, not split it 3 ways IMHO.

    KK
     
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  18. Jun 7, 2012
  19. anniemac

    anniemac Ueber Meister MM PABnoaccred

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    Welcome to my world! :(
     
  20. Jun 7, 2012
  21. Silencio

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    Politicians think of this brilliant idea, then the law has to follow up on it.. but that takes a lot of effort. And if they don't follow up on it, I think operators are willing to take the risk. Cause probably if they get caught, the fine they have to pay is nothing compared to the profit they make. Plus if they don't hand out licenses like Denmark for instance the operators don't have a lot of choices left.
     
  22. Jun 7, 2012
  23. Nifty29

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    A full time income from online gambling???

    Ummm....you must have found a way to cheat, or you play poker.

    Care to share your secrets?
     
  24. Jun 7, 2012
  25. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Maybe he's not a player, but works in Online Gaming... ?

    KK
     
  26. Jun 7, 2012
  27. maxd

    maxd Complaints (PAB) Manager Staff Member

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    Quite so, not to mention that cross-posting is a violation of the Forum Rules. Threads merged.
     
  28. Jun 7, 2012
  29. Forever01

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    For clarity, are you saying that IYO, we will eventually see all Operators banning Australian Residents from playing online?
     
  30. Jun 7, 2012
  31. Forever01

    Forever01 Dormant account

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    People have a similar response when I tell them that I make a full time income from Day Trading. I think the secret to any success is genuine desire backed by persistence. Though I wouldn't exactly call this a secret, more common sense, which we all know is not so...

    Cheers
     
  32. Jun 7, 2012
  33. Forever01

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    Notice I said Online Gaming, not gambling. Think about it. Take as long as you need.
     
  34. Jun 7, 2012
  35. Forever01

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    Notice I said Online Gaming, not gambling. Think about it. Take as long as you need.
     
  36. Jun 7, 2012
  37. Nifty29

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    Ummmm....yeah. OK.

    Yet another one.

    Take as long as you like. :rolleyes:
     
  38. Jun 7, 2012
  39. Forever01

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    Oops.
     

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