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Australian authorities to block a further 10 gambling websites

| By Robert Fletcher
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has ordered the blocking of a further 10 online gambling websites it said have been operating in the country illegally.
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Play Croco, Aussie Play, Golden Reels, All Spins Win, Bonza Spins, Pokie Spins, Golden Pokies, House of Pokies, Pokie Mate and PokieZ were all deemed to be running as illegal offshore gambling sites.

The ACMA said it investigated each of the brands after receiving a number of complaints from consumers, ruling that all of the sites were in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.

As a result, the ACMA has requested Australian internet service providers (ISPs) to block the 10 websites.

Since the ACMA made its first blocking request in November 2019, a total of 238 illegal gambling websites have been blocked in the country.

The ACMA also said 130 illegal services have pulled out of the country’s market since it began to enforce new illegal offshore gambling rules in 2017.

The latest round of blocking comes after the ACMA last month also ordered ISPs to block another 18 sites, including Syndicate Casino, Fast Pay Casino, BitStarz and King Billy Casino.

Blocking orders were also issued in August, October and November last year.

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