Gray sections in online gambling and wagering has allowed sites like 888poker and others to operate in Australia.
This country has legalized ventures in online sports betting. However, when it comes to online gambling and poker services, there was no avenue for sites to get a license to operate legally. However, there were no specific laws that restricted the sites from operating as well. Hence, PokerStars and 888poker were some of the several sites which had their presence in the Australian market.
Today, however, new legislation has come into being. This makes it illegal for any resident of the country to indulge in online or offshore wagering services. As a result, the operation of sites like 888poker and PokerStars becomes illegal in the light of such changes in the laws. The new rules have been designed to make it tough for offshore operators to get Australians to indulge in wagering or online casino games.
The sites would then be deemed to be operating in the black market. This will get them into trouble not only in this country, but also jeopardize the licenses they hold to operate in other markets. There would be heavy fines imposed in light of the new jurisdiction that has come into the Australian market. Amendment of the laws will make it possible for the Australian Communications and Media Authority to impose penalties upon individuals as well as companies who would be found to have violated the laws.
New rules are, however, driving away operators like PokerStars or 888poker who have had a reliable reputation in the world of online wagering. These sites are reliable and have licensed presence in many countries. They offer an entertainment world to adults, who can reap benefits and profits from their operations on these sites. It is hoped that the country will find a way for reliable operators to work in the country.