The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has requested that Australian internet service providers (ISPs) block a number of illegal offshore gambling and affiliate marketing websites.
ACMA’s most recent requests include the sites: Casino Moons; Winnerama; Extra Vegas; Win Paradise; LegitGamblingSites; Gamblers Lab.
The ACMA investigated and found these services to be operating in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.
Website blocking is one of a range of enforcement options to protect Australians against illegal online gambling.
Since the ACMA made its first blocking request in November 2019, 568 illegal gambling and affiliate websites have been blocked.
Over 170 illegal services have also pulled out of the Australian market since the ACMA started enforcing new illegal offshore gambling rules in 2017.
The ACMA reminds consumers that even if a service looks legitimate, its unlikely to have important customer protections.
This means Australians who use illegal gambling services risk losing their money.
Users can check if a wagering service is licensed to operate in Australia on ACMA’s register.