ACMA blocks more sites for illegal online gambling in Australia
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced its latest round of blocking orders for websites it deemed to be operating illegally in the country.
Australian internet service providers (ISPs) have been requested to block access to sites such as Spin Oasis, Fab Spins, RB Carnival, The GoGo Room, Velvet Spin, Zenith Slots, Slots of Wins, Latinbet24, Hell Spin, Sky Crown, Blue Leo, Wolf Winner, Bizzo Casino, Wabo88 and Ozbet88.
The ACMA issued the requests after an investigation found the websites to be operating in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.
Since the ACMA made its first blocking request in November of 2019, a total of 614 illegal gambling and affiliate websites have been blocked in Australia, while more than 180 illegal services have pulled out of the country since the ACMA began enforcing new illegal offshore gambling rules in 2017.
“The ACMA is reminding consumers that even if a service looks legitimate, its unlikely to have important customer protections,” the ACMA said. “This means Australians who use illegal gambling services risk losing their money.”
The latest batch of blocking orders come after the ACMA last month also named another six gambling and affiliate websites it ruled were operating illegally in Australia.
ISPs were requested to block Casino Moons, Winnerama, Extra Vegas, Win Paradise, LegitGamblingSites.com and Gamblers Lab.