ACMA Blocks More Illegal Offshore Gambling and Affiliate Marketing Websites
(December 13, 2023) — The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has requested that Australian internet service providers (ISPs) block more illegal offshore gambling and affiliate marketing websites, after investigations found 11 services to be operating in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.
The latest sites blocked include:
- Candyland Casino
- New Vegas
- Golden Lion
- Digits 7
- Sector 777
- PayID Pokies
Website blocking is one of a range of enforcement options to protect Australians against illegal online gambling. Since the ACMA made its first blocking request in November 2019, 893 illegal gambling and affiliate websites have been blocked.
220 illegal services have also pulled out of the Australian market since the ACMA started enforcing new illegal offshore gambling rules in 2017.
The ACMA is reminding consumers that even if a service looks legitimate, it’s unlikely to have important customer protections. This means Australians who use illegal gambling services risk losing their money. You can check if a wagering service is licensed to operate in Australia on our register.
More information about online gambling is available on the ACMA’s website, including information on how to protect yourself from illegal gambling operators and instructions on how to make a complaint about an illegal site.
SOURCE: The Australian Communications and Media Authority.Tags: Interactive Gambling Act 2001, The Australian Communications and Media Authority, Breach