Over in Australia, you won’t hear about Brexit – but you will hear about a potential snowball of i-Gexits.
Proposed new changes to iGaming laws have already seen Party Poker withdraw its services from the land down under – a country whom already house specific regulatory and licensing requirements that lost multiple vendors and company operational rights when introduced some years ago.
Around 2 weeks ago the Aussie Senate passed a new, modified version of the Internet Gambling Amendment 2016 in which included was provisions that would outlaw Poker in Australia. Poker has, in all truthfulness, been a very grey area with different acts passed in 2001 and 2005, but now, it’s concretely and colorfully headlined that Poker is no longer available.
Party Poker follow PokerStars in their exit, with PokerStars setting a future date within September for when their services to Australia will cease while Party Poker themselves will stop next week.
There are plenty of Poker only sites, Casino & Poker and whole packing Sports Betting companies that operate under Australian licensing that are now all changing their provisions to align with this new provision, even if that itself means completely pulling out of the country all together.