Does Apple app break Aussie law?

Following on from the release of the long awaited review of the Interactive Gambling Act earlier this year there are worries that some big companies are breaking the law within Australia.

The review did nothing to relax regulations for the millions of Aussies who enjoy online gambling, so that any casino type games have to be played on overseas sites, which are easily accessible via computers, tablets and phones.

Many who are in favour of the relaxation of online gambling laws were very disappointed that the review reversed the decision to give online poker a trial in the country, particularly as poker is generally regarded as a game of skill rather than a gambling game.

Now a member of the IGA reform committee has managed to download an Apple app, PokerStars, which would have allowed him to play online casino games for real money.  This he states is against Australian law and therefore should be stopped by Apple.

The irony is that online sports betting continues to grow and flourish, and it seems somewhat shortsighted of the committee not to address the future of online casino games more fully. There seems to be a real reluctance to more forward.  If they were to be regulated then there would be much more control over the sites and there would also be money raised from taxing the online casinos.  This, in turn, could be used to help those who do have gambling problems.

The online casinos we offer on this site, are, of course, overseas sites, but they are regulated and well run.  They have all been in operation for a number years and are well respected.  Although they cater for many different nationalities, they offer the chance of deposit Aussie dollars and winnings will be paid in Aussie dollars too.

John