Australia May Trial Legal Online Poker Soon
Report Suggest Five-Year Trial For Real Money Poker May Be In The Offing
Australia may be on the brink of legalizing online poker according to a report in the Daily Telegraph which suggests the government has briefed the gambling industry that the move will happen in the next six to 12 months.
The online newspaper said it had seen documents indicating the shift in policy was imminent and it published an email from Merril Lynch analyst Mark Bryan sent to the company’s clients which said, "In-play live online betting: Many in the industry indicated that they expect this to be legalised alongside poker in the next six-12 months following overseas precedents.
“It seems (Communications Minister) Stephen Conroy’s department recently provided a brief on draft legislation.”
Conroy’s office did not deny the briefing took place and said it was finalizing its review of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.
Many online poker operators accept Australian players but Australian operators such as Centrebet cannot allow real-money play for Aussie players.
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