The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has requested that Australian internet service providers (ISPs) block more ten illegal offshore gambling and affiliate marketing websites.
The online casino sites the ACMA have requested be blocked to Australian are:
Illegal Online Gambling Sites
- Stay Casino
- Dazard Casino
- Level Up Casino
- Rocketplay Casino
- Wild Tornado Casino
- Cobra Casino
- Cobra Bet
- Pokies Lab
The ACMA undertook investigations that found these sites to be operating in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.
Since the ACMA made its first blocking request in November 2019, 481 illegal gambling websites including online casinos and online pokies sites have been blocked.
Over 160 illegal services have also pulled out of the Australian market since the ACMA started enforcing new illegal offshore gambling rules in 2017.
Website blocking provides a valuable opportunity to alert the public to illegal gambling services through the messaging that appears when there is an attempt to access the site.
The ACMA is reminding consumers that even if a service looks legitimate, it is unlikely to have important customer protections.
The ACMA claim that “this means Australians who use illegal gambling services may risk losing their money”.