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PartyPoker and PokerStars exit Australian market

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Defrag   Poland. Aug 26 2017 22:09. Posts 4668

It has been announced that Australian gambling law is due to change imminently with the introduction of the Interactive Gambling Amendment Act. Sadly, because of this change, gambling firms licenced and operating outside of Australia will be forced to prevent customers resident in Australia from playing on their gambling websites.

Shortly after that PokerStars and PartyPoker both informed they are leaving Australian market:
Therefore, from 31st August 2017 partypoker players will no longer be able to play from Australia. Players’ deposited funds are safe and available for withdrawal.
partypoker Managing Director Tom Waters said, “We regret that this day has come as Australia is a strong poker market. We will continue to work with the Australian player alliance to lobby the government to provide a safe regulated environment for residents to play online poker in the future.”

PokerStars sent a letter to the affiliates asking them to remove all marketing materials from AU sites with immediate effect: "All such affiliates must remove our branding, banners and links from their AU sites. Reference to ‘AU Site’ in this context means and shall include: "

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shootair   United States. Aug 27 2017 09:07. Posts 415

Love the kangaroo sunset pic

Trav94   Canada. Aug 27 2017 10:04. Posts 1712

This is old ass news. They were doomed months and months and months ago. Did it finally go throuhg after the bill was passed?

TianYuan    Korea (South). Aug 28 2017 05:50. Posts 6748

Sad tho Big market.

Hm.. Off-suite socks.. 


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