888 Exits the Australian Online Poker Market 888 Exits the Australian Online Poker Market
Key Takeaways
  • The forthcoming amendment will cause a headache to many operators around the globe.
  • It will be interesting to note the impact on traffic at the world’s second largest online poker room, as it is thought to have a sizeable footprint in the country.
  • Internally, the company may be changing its position to such grey market exposure, with a Slovenia exit also announced.

Late last week, online gaming operator 888 contacted all its customers in Australia to inform them that, as of January 16, their online gambling service would no longer be available.

“Following a business reevaluation,” reads the curt note sent just five days ago, “we’d like to inform you that 888poker’s services are not being offered to players residing in Australia and therefore your account will be closed as of 16/01/2017.”