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“We’ve been aware of this day coming and have done our best to keep you informed, but we can confirm that we’ll be closing our real money poker tables to players in Australia, most likely around mid-September."
PokerStars Confirms Mid-September Australia Withdrawal

Senate vote to strengthen the Interactive Gambling Act has the expected effect.


The Australian Senate voted on Wednesday to pass an amendment that will see the end of offshore-regulated online gaming in the country.
Senate Rings the Death Knell for Online Poker in Australia

Despite a public inquiry into online poker still pending, senators shut the door on offshore operators.


Ignition Casino, the leading US-facing offshore online gaming operator, has launched its online poker room and casino in Australia, ahead of pending regulation…
Australia’s Online Gambling Crackdown Attracts the Black Market Experts

Ignition Casino launches in Australia and its surrounding territories as the regulated industry readies for departure.


European regulatory news from the UK, Slovakia, Hungary, Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Spain and more.
Latest in iGaming Regulation: July 2017 Brief

A snapshot of all the latest in regulatory igaming developments across Europe, the United States, China, India, Australia and more.


Previously serving the US market exclusively from its offshore license, Bodog's Ignition skin has launched in Australia and its island territories.
Australia’s Online Gambling Crackdown Attracts the Black Market Experts

Ignition Casino launches in Australia and its surrounding territories as the regulated industry readies for departure.


An inquiry into how Australians play online poker gives three weeks to interested parties to file submissions.
Players, Industry Have Three Weeks to File Submissions to Save Online Poker in Australia

Open inquiry into Australian online poker could push back IGA amendment until October.


Decades old online poker operator PKR is offline. Both PokerStars and partypoker have revealed details about their new VIP programs for the first time.
Poker Insight

Online poker room launches and closures, WSOP and other live poker changes, contrasting approaches to player rewards and much more.


Ewallet and credit card processing, as well as Visa credit card withdrawals, remain. It is "very likely" that bank and wire transfer will remain unavailable "throughout the entire process of our planned exit from Australia," PokerStars said in a statement to PRO.
PokerStars Ends Bank and Wire Transfer Withdrawal Options in Australia

Options pulled in Australia ahead of expected market withdrawal next month.


The re-opening of borders in European online poker is finally taking some shape and  confidence among regulators has never been higher.
Regulation Insight

The latest developments in the European, US and offshore markets.


A Swedish commission set up in 2015 to look into the state of online gambling licensing in the country delivered a monstrous 1300-page report late last week.
Regulation Insight

The latest regulatory news from Australia, Sweden, Poland, Colombia and more.


The Australian House of Representatives adjourned on Thursday without considering the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016, which aims to curb unlicensed online gambling, including poker.
Six Week Reprieve for Australian Online Poker as House Adjourns

House of Representatives takes a break until May, postponing what still appears inevitable.


A slate of operators, including three Playtech clients with online poker rooms on the iPoker network, have announced their departure from the Polish online gambling market.
Operators Exit Poland Ahead of April 1 Deadline

Three iPoker rooms withdraw from market with new regulations set to come into effect next month.


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