Communications Minister Daryl Williams is expected to soon table a report on the Government’s review of the Interactive Gambling Act.
THis act has prevented Aussies promoting Online Casinos to customers physically present in Australia. It doesnt prevent Aussies from gambling online with external offshore online casinos.
Funny enough the Act allows sports books. From the Act:
“Online wagering is not prohibited by the IGA, except where wagers are accepted online after a sporting event has started. It is considered that real-time, ‘ball by ball’ betting-such as may be available via interactive television-could be highly addictive. Therefore, an online bet on a particular tennis match can be accepted during a tennis tournament but not after that particular match has started. Online bets during a match as to whether the next serve will be an ace are prohibited. Online wagering on a non-sporting event, before or after it has started, is exempt. Telephone betting via a standard voice call is exempt from the IGA”
Lets hope this Act is dumped. The Australian market is huge.