The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is planning to force internet service providers around the country to block 11 more offshore gambling sites.
The regulator said it had received more than 35 complaints about the websites and an inquiry found that they were functioning in violation of the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001.
Happy Hugo, Mucho Vegas Casino, Kahuna Casino, Rich Casino, Box 24 Casino, Bondi Bet, JokaRoom, Omni Slots, Fruits 4 Real, XPokies and Slottica are affected.
ACMA has told Australian consumers to immediately remove all money from accounts kept with the sites.
The regulator noted that it has taken action against 66 websites in total since it gained the power to order ISPs to block access to unlicensed gambling sites in November of last year.
“Website blocking provides a valuable opportunity to alert the public to illegal gambling services though the messaging that appears when there is an attempt to access the site,” ACMA said.
“Consumers are directed to information about online gambling on the ACMA’s website including a register of licensed interactive wagering services for consumers to check legal services in Australia,” ACMA added.
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