GGB is committed to providing updated news and analysis on our weekly news site, GGBNews.com.

Oz Crackdown

Australian Crime Commission wants online sites gone

The Australian Crime Commission is pushing for a shutdown of illegal online gaming sites.

The commission is urging the federal government and federal police to go after those sites that are clearly violating the law, reports the Gladstone Observer.

To date, no online gaming operator has been charged during the life of the existing law, passed a decade ago. Fines of over A$1 million a day could be assessed, however.

Digital Economy Minister Stephen Conroy said that while the government was investigating the issue, in relation to the U.S. crackdown on PokerStars, Absolute Poker and Full Tilt Poker, it was difficult to enforce Australian laws on non-Australian companies.

    Recent Feature Articles

  • A Good Bet

    As AGS prepares to return to private ownership, stock analysts and industry experts acknowledge that the company’s future is a good bet, private or public.

  • Taxing Problem

    Wagering tax hikes could shrink markets, have unintended consequences.

  • Cashless Crescendo

    The ongoing migration to a cashless casino experience.

  • Hold for Gold, Spin to Win

    Why hold-and-spin games have come to dominate the slot industry.

  • Ronnie Johns: A Life in the Hot Seat

    Following three years as chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board and close to 40 years in public service, Ronnie Johns steps down.