Australia plans to further liberalize the online gaming industry.

The Australian government has announced its interest in reviewing the option to further liberalize the laws governing the online gambling and gaming industry in its territory, according to an association of players from that country.

If such change is implemented, local players would have a greater degree of protection, and additionally have access to a greater number of games and options for online betting.

One of the most important issues to consider is sports betting while they are being broadcast live. At the moment, this option only exists through mobile options and in person. Additionally, poker could also be liberalized.

The objective in this case is to align the laws in this field with those that control the results in games in a pre-agreed manner. To review the issue globally, the Communication and Media Authority has been appointed to monitor online bets and establish measures for the protection of the industry.

The current government position on online betting is not clear enough and players and operators could really benefit from a much more defined position.

For example, although it is not illegal for Australians to place bets online on and play in Internet casinos, it is illegal for operators to offer such services to Australians. According to estimates, this industry is quite large, since in 2008, the total amount of money invested in bets reached almost 800 million Australian dollars and at the moment, it could reach 1 trillion dollars every year.

On the subject of sports, online betting is allowed, with the exception of those related during live games. Sports betting has grown steadily over the past 10 years, and generates global profits of about 400 million Australian dollars.

It is clear that a regulation will generate a lot of profits for all those interested in participating in these operations in the near future. The associations of players welcome these possible plans, and expect them to be realized very soon

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