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ACMA Blocks Eight More Unlicensed Online Gambling Websites in Australia

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has recently expanded its efforts to combat illegal online gambling and affiliate marketing activities by adding eight additional unlicensed websites to its list of blocked sites within the Australian market.


ACMA Blocks Eight More Unlicensed Online Gambling Websites in Australia

In a recent announcement, the ACMA revealed its directive to internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to several websites, including:

  • Lucky7even

  • 50 Crowns

  • Rockwin

  • Bitdreams

  • Mr Pacho

  • Casino Infinity

  • Zota Bet

  • Spicyjackpots

These websites have been identified by the ACMA as violating the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.


Since November 2019, the ACMA has taken action against a total of 945 websites that have been found to be operating illegally in the Australian market. Additionally, the regulatory body has reported that approximately 221 unlicensed gambling operators have ceased their operations in Australia since 2017.


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Australia currently holds the distinction of having the highest gambling losses per capita globally, with an estimated annual loss of around AU$1850 ($1200/€1210) per person.


These latest measures by the ACMA underscore the ongoing efforts to curb illegal online gambling activities and protect consumers from unlicensed operators in the Australian market. The expansion of the blocked website list reflects the authorities' commitment to upholding the integrity of the country's gambling regulations and ensuring a safer gambling environment for Australian residents.

By fLEXI tEAM



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