The Australian Online Gambling Market Loses the Award Winning 32Red – Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016
32Red’s affiliate program promotor, TTRpartners informed its clients that the operator will no longer be accepting players from the Australia market. 32Red’s announcement came shortly after the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 was approved by the Australian government. The amendments basically make all online casino and poker activity illegal in the country.
With 32Red being one of the biggest operators in the industry, it’s a given that many others will follow suit with other top-tier operators. 32Red is ceasing all operators on April 3rd according to recent reports.
There hasn’t been a scheduled date for the amendments to take effect, but 32Red isn’t willing to wait. 32Red isn’t the first operator to leave the Australian market. We reported a few months ago that Vera&John left as well as 888 Holding’s poker brands.
With the new amendments being uncertain with its details we know that after they take full effect, if operators are caught offering their services without a regulatory license, it will be considered criminal activity.
The Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill was first introduced in November 2016. A legislative piece was added by the Australian Human Services Minister. The necessary support needed was given by the Australian government last month.