New Jersey warns online operators to leave Australia

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Credits: DGE

The DGE told online gambling licensees in the state that they have to stop doing business in Australia.

US.- David Rebuck, director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has sent a letter to the online gambling operators that hold licenses in the state telling them that they have to stop doing business in Australia.

The operators have to provide evidence of the measures that they’re taking to block Australians from gambling in their sites. Rebuck said that if they fail to do so, it “may result in the Division taking regulatory action against your company, including finding your company unsuitable for licensure in New Jersey.”

The first warning was issued in April 2016 when Rebuck issued a Director’s Advisory Bulletin in which he clarified that the DGE had a clear stance in jurisdictions where laws are ambiguos or not enforced, such as Australia. He said that if that state started taking steps towards a regulation of gaming operations, then New Jersey would block licensees from operating there.

“Operators must comply with Australia’s new laws and cease offering all prohibited services to customers in Australia. Failure to do so many result in the Division taking regulatory action against your company, including finding your company unsuitable for licensure in New Jersey.”

The letter established that operators had 15 days starting September 19 to explain how they’re preventing people from Australia from gambling in their sites, and if they’re continuing operations to explain why.