Australian Government continues to work with the Australian Communications and Media Authority to block access to offshore gambling sites
In the recent years the Australian government has been enforcing new rules for offshore and unlicensed gambling, due to the fact that the companies in question operate in breach of the 2001 Interactive Gambling Act which says that it will block access to sites if the website is:
- "providing prohibited interactive gambling services to customers in Australia (such as online casinos, online slot machines and services that allow in-play online sports betting)
- providing an unlicensed regulated interactive gambling service to customers in Australia (such as online betting services that don’t have a valid Australian licence)
- publishing ads for prohibited interactive gambling services or unlicensed regulated interactive gambling services in Australia"
A considerable number of operators have been pulling out of the country eversince ACMA started this enforcement back in 2017, and eversince 2019, when they first made their blocking request, there's been around 180 illegal gambling sites that have been blocked, 30 of which were blocked during 2020.
ACMA just released an article on their website urging users of these sites to withdraw their money from the following operators who are the most recent additions to the list of blocked sites; Always Vega, Gibson Casino, Malibu Casino and Viggoslots.
SiGMA website adds French as its 6th language:
SiGMA Group is excited to announce the addition of a 6th language to its website. Users can now find all content, including the SiGMA News website, in French. The latest addition to SiGMA’s portfolio of languages will run alongside the recently launched Russian, Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese content, and aims to cater to SiGMA’s wide portfolio of international events.