Australia: ACMA blocks 5 offshore gambling sites

324 illegal gambling websites have been blocked since November 2019.
324 illegal gambling websites have been blocked since November 2019.

The ACMA has requested Australian internet service providers block five illegal offshore gambling websites.

Australia.- The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has requested local internet services providers block five offshore gaming websites. It warned Australian citizens to withdraw any funds held in the five platforms.

The five offshore gambling websites are:

  • Spin Bit
  • Fight Club
  • Kim Vegas
  • Queenspins
  • Yoju Casino

Since it made its first blocking request in November 2019, ACMA has issued blocks against 324 illegal gambling websites. Some 147 illegal services have also pulled out of the Australian market since the ACMA started enforcement action in 2017.

Through its website, ACMA stated: “Website blocking is also a valuable opportunity to alert people to illegal gambling services. When users attempt to access a blocked site, they are unable to do so and are directed to the ACMA website for information about illegal and legal services.”

In September, the regulator blocked another five offshore gambling websites that were operating in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001. The regulator took the decision after receiving complaints about the services. 

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