Lottoland in action against Australian Communications and Media Authority

Lottoland commence Legal Proceedings against ACMA

Lottoland Australia has taken the unprecedented step and started legal action against the Australian Communications and Media Authority ( ACMA ), in response to findings by the Australian Federal Government that found the operator violated gambling laws by providing prohibited services.

In a blow to the Gibraltar based operator, a spokesperson for ACMA stated: “The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) investigation found that several Lottoland online jackpot betting services were games of chance which are prohibited. These included the Mon and Wed Jackpot, Tue Jackpot, Thu Jackpot, US Millions, and US Power jackpot betting services.”

Only last year Lottoland’s lottery betting facility was outlawed in Australia, as the authorities there have ramped up the pressure against iGaming firms that have been targeting Aussie players. Lottoland had only just began offering their exotic jackpot betting product and the ruling by ACMA has seen the company take the first steps of legal action against the regulator as a result.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Lottoland’s Australian business has now filed legal action in the New South Wales Supreme Court against ACMA. With a spokesperson for Lottoland stating: “we believe their view on jackpot betting is wrong.”

Luke Brill, the Chief Executive of Lottoland Australia further confirmed the reasoning behind the action they have taken, stating: “We have worked hard to adapt to recent changes to the law, and we are committed to providing exciting new products that our customers love. “

“By taking this stand against ACMA, we are fighting for the rights of hundreds of thousands of Australians who enjoy the occasional flutter. We are fighting for freedom of choice.”

ACMA however, have decided to keep their lips sealed on the matter, confirming that they will not be making any comment whilst legal proceedings are ongoing.

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Simon Wright has been both a player and an observer of the online casino industry for over 15 years. His knowledge of the online casino industry – to include sports is massive. Not many folks have the experience or his knowledge about online gambling. His adoration of football is also noted. He has painted his house blue (Chelsea) and annoys his neighbors with local football songs on game days.

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