The Australian media authority ACMA has urged internet service providers to block offshore gambling websites operated by Kings Chance Service.
Australia.- The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has urged the Australian internet service providers (ISPs) to block more offshore gambling websites.
ACMA’s latest request relates to offshore gambling websites operated by Kings Chance Service. According to the regulator, the sites are violating the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.
Since November 2019, ACMA has blocked 272 websites while over 130 illegal services have been pulled out of the Australian market since authorities enforced new illegal offshore gambling rules in 2017.
In April, the regulator blocked four unlicensed gambling sites: Always Vegas, Gibson Casino, Malibu Club, and Viggoslots Casino.
A week ago, the ACMA announced it had engaged Engine Australia to develop a National Self-Exclusion Register to help people who are dealing with gambling addiction problems.
Players will be able to exclude from licensed online and telephone betting services for three months or permanently. According to ACMA, providers will be prohibited from directly advertising and promoting to any self-excluded person.
ACMA chair Nerida O’Loughlin said: “The register will make a difference for people who want help changing their gambling habits and will complement existing consumer protection measures.
“If you choose to self-exclude, this register will ensure your account is closed, your money returned, and no further advertising or promotion activity will be directed your way.“