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March 02, 2021

New request by the Australian Communications and Media Authority

Australian authority asks Internet service providers to block illegal gambling websites

Australian authority asks Internet service providers to block illegal gambling websites
Since ACMA made its first blocking request in November 2019, 222 illegal gambling websites have been blocked and 100 illegal services have pulled out of the Australian market.
Australia | 02/22/2021

ACMA requests that internet service providers (ISPs) remove 18 offshore black-market betting websites.

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he Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is calling on Australian internet service providers (ISPs) to block illegal offshore gambling websites following numerous complaints.

“The ACMA undertook investigations which found them to be operating in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001,” the ACMA said. “We urge Australian users of these sites to withdraw their money now.” ACMA requests that ISPs remove 18 offshore black-market betting websites.

Since ACMA made its first blocking request in November 2019, 222 illegal gambling websites have been blocked and 100 illegal services have pulled out of the Australian market.

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