Online poker is not saved from the guillotine in Australia

Online poker players residing in Australia will run out of legal offer shortly.

The amendments to the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001, and only pending a favorable vote secured in the House of Representatives, will cover the legal holes that have so far allowed to operate the largest online poker rooms in Australia.

Opponents of the total ban on online gambling have tried at the last minute to save poker from burning using the argument of the skill game against gambling, but the Senate has defeated the motion with a forceful 46-6 against.

The unstoppable progress of the amendment has already been discounted by the main operators. poker was the first to leave the Australian market. will take advantage until the last minute, as it did in Portugal, but it already has contingency plans to replace the traffic coming from the antipodes with that of other countries such as India. Eric Hollraiser, chief of communications of the room of the red pica, recognizes that the exit is inevitable.

Amaya constantly monitors the regulatory environments of the countries in which it operates, and where there is a legal model, it always seeks to comply with it. If the proposed legislation is passed as law, players resident in Australia will be blocked in our room.

There are two important aspects in the future regulation. There is no intention to regulate the market beyond the ban. There will be no licenses for operators. Apart from this, the sanctions and surveillance measures that the law will include will have the sole objective of the operators, not the players.

This is key because an unwanted effect is intuited in any type of game law, which is the virtual deprotection of a consumer who is going to be pushed to use the gray market. The biggest lawyer for the decriminalization of the online game, Senator Davids Leyonhjelm, pointed this inconsistency to the Huffington Post.

It's stupid. If you want to play poker, there are lots of opportunities to do it in Australia, in casinos and tournaments on . They are only stopping it online. The whole world works online now.

There is a fairly large active community of poker players in Australia. This will not work in the case of the most determined to continue playing. If they have a VPN or an offshore account, they will continue playing. It is a stupid situation.

This law will promote the black market. There are ways to surround these prohibitionist approaches. People will use different methods to bet on suppliers

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