Another Sportsbook Casino Poker Room Leaves Australia

Discussion in 'Casino Industry Buzz and Terms Alerts' started by PROFRBcom, Apr 17, 2018.

  1.  
    PROFRBcom

    PROFRBcom Rakeback affiliate and professional poker player.

    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    92
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2016
    This is especially crappy news for us as they are one of the few poker networks still providing games to Australians. Their poker network is called Chico Network.

    The sites leaving the market are:
    • BetOnline.ag
    • Sportsbetting.ag
    • TigerGaming.com
    Their affiliate program is Commission.bz. Some of you who work with them may have them on your minds as they have recently been being DDoS'd to Hell and back since just before March Madness started... but I digress.

    [​IMG]

    So the long story short here is that as of yesterday, all three sites are exiting the AU gambling market. According to emails sent out with no warning to players, it is due to the recent legislation passed in the later half of 2017.

    We appear to have been first to publish this, so here is a link to our story. It has screenshots of player emails from 2 of the 3 sites affected that we have been able to track down so far as well as some more speculation on our part about this move.

    We have reached out to Commission.bz reps over Skype and email, though no responses as of yet. It really would be nice if they would share this information with affiliates beforehand... now we have to rush adjust all of our reviews and information pages which are surging with new hits due to affected players... but we have shitty out of date info now due to the lack of warning!
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2018
    TheGooner likes this.
  2.  
    Frank

    Frank Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    510
    Likes Received:
    263
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2015
    does this affect sports or just poker?
     
  3.  
    PROFRBcom

    PROFRBcom Rakeback affiliate and professional poker player.

    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    92
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2016
    All verticals.

    If you go to any of the three websites and attempt to create a new account, Australia is no longer to be found in the drop down menu.
     
  4.  
    Vargoso

    Vargoso Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2018
    Wow clearly bad news, Australian regulation gotta be very restrictive for Chico doing this, as they offer games in lots of countries with regulations.
     
  5.  
    PROFRBcom

    PROFRBcom Rakeback affiliate and professional poker player.

    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    92
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2016
  6.  
    TheGooner

    TheGooner Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    488
    Likes Received:
    415
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2013
  7.  
    PROFRBcom

    PROFRBcom Rakeback affiliate and professional poker player.

    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    92
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2016
    Well, when I asked for confirmation from commission.bz, all I got back from them was a copy/paste of the email sent out to players.

    Mind you in the inquiry we sent we actually linked them to the article we wrote which clearly had screenshots of those emails lol. We were hoping of course that they would read the piece, and correct any mistakes, maybe release a PR statement... you know, things a normal business would do!

    *sigh*

    In short though, looks like this is a done deal and there is no hope of this being temporary. Shame too. We were getting a decent amount of sign ups with these programs.
     
  8.  
    Vargoso

    Vargoso Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2018
    Thanks for the link.

    I would add this one which is the original "Interactive Gambling Act 2001", the 2016 document is the amendment.
    Interactive Gambling Act 2001


    And some key changes in the 2016 Amendment, being the main one the illegality of online casino gaming, fully prohibited now.

     
  9.  
    Vargoso

    Vargoso Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2018
    I cannot post links or edit posts so:

    _w_w_w_.legislation._g_o_v._a_u_/_Details_/_C2017C00291
     
  10.  
    Kapitalo

    Kapitalo Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2017
    PROFRB.COM

    Could you please send me an email with contact infomration (skype or so)? I would like to talk to you! :)
     
  11.  
    Timmy2toes

    Timmy2toes New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2018
    Why are Australia's legislations so tough?
     
  12.  
    KasinoKing

    KasinoKing Player turned affiliate. Staff Member

    Messages:
    2,833
    Likes Received:
    1,043
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    If you can't tax it - ban it. :mad:

    KK
     
    PROFRBcom likes this.
  13.  
    PROFRBcom

    PROFRBcom Rakeback affiliate and professional poker player.

    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    92
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2016
    Brick and mortar casino interests are heavily involved in the creation of the online legislation.

    Gotta love how government thinks right?
     
  14.  
    Timmy2toes

    Timmy2toes New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2018
    Governments are simply filled with criminals in suits & ties. There people are untrustworthy, and are filled with nothing but hypocrite is my opinion.
     
  15.  
    PROFRBcom

    PROFRBcom Rakeback affiliate and professional poker player.

    Messages:
    254
    Likes Received:
    92
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2016
    I am quite certain that many people share your thoughts. Particularly in this industry.
     
  16.  
    B. Scott Taylor

    B. Scott Taylor Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2018
    Well hey, they got out right before they got put on the Predatory affiliate list. I can't help but see a trend here. They are trending downward and not sure how far they will go.
     
  17.  
    B. Scott Taylor

    B. Scott Taylor Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2018
    I think it is called the rogue affiliates list or something like that. Not easy to find but it is on this site somewhere.
     
  18.  
    AussieDave

    AussieDave 18 years & still going!

    Messages:
    3,170
    Likes Received:
    1,711
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2013
    From the outside looking in, that may seem like the logical answer.

    However, when you start digging deeper, you'll soon discover the Hoteliers Association (pubs which have pokies), along with Aussie Land Based casinos, and RSL's (they have pokies too) are, and have been, losing many Billions of AU$ to off shore gaming, for many, many years.

    Yes it affect tax, but more so, the livelihood's of Australian's employed in these sectors. We're not talking a lose of 100 or so jobs. That number is literally in the 1000's. We're not the UK, EU or the USA. Our population is approx 24Mil, and it's a mere speck in the bucket, when compared to the aforementioned countries.
     
  19.  
    natshalovesfs

    natshalovesfs Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2018
    I was planning to operate a poker site. Lastly, Norway banned em and now these sites exiting Australia too
     
  20.  
    natshalovesfs

    natshalovesfs Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2018
    I guess a casino or a gambling site is risky now-a-days. You don't know when they ban you
     

Share This Page