The Winning Poker network withdraws from Australia! How to continue playing poker

News from Australia! On August 25 and without prior warnings, the Winning Poker Network stopped offering its services in the oceanic country. When players tried to enter any of the skins (BlackChipPoker, Americas Cardroom), they saw a message with reference to the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill, which banned online poker in Australia. In the popular 2 + 2 forums the players also shared some emails sent by the rooms:

However, the news itself is not shocking: in the last months and after the departure of PokerStars, the most popular alternative poker networks began to leave the country Winning Poker was the last of the big networks offering its services to Australian players.

Australian regulation requires that any website that offers real-money games in the country has a license, and today there is no online poker room licensed there. Even the licensing process is not entirely clear.

We believe that the money of the players is safe. It is almost certain that WPN will pay players, although there has been no mention of how long this process will take.

What should Australian players do?

Fortunately, if you want to continue playing poker online, there are still some excellent online poker rooms offering their services in Australia. Today, the poker model is becoming very popular, so online poker in Australia is far from dead.

PokerMaster, PPPoker, PokerKing Asia and much more are part of our offer for Australian players. No matter what discipline or level you play, some Asian application will meet your needs. The action is permanent in Asian applications.

If you are not a fan of mobile applications, you can try rooms like (a room where you actually use Bitcoin as a currency to play) or Goldpokerpro, an Israeli room with very soft action available for Australian players.

You should also familiarize yourself with the cryptocurrency market, as traditional payment processors such as Skril or Neteller will at some point change their terms and conditions for Australian users; ecoPayz could also be a good alternative for some time.

What is true, is that with the new laws and regulations, the poker scene, not only in Australia but throughout the world is changing, and poker players must adapt to the new era. Worldpokerdeals offers professional advice and support for poker players, we work to keep online poker safe; please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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