Another Sportsbook Casino Poker Room Leaves Australia

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    PROFRBcom

    PROFRBcom Rakeback affiliate and professional poker player.

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    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.

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    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 but we have shitty out of date info now due to the lack of warning!
     
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    Frank

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    does this affect sports or just poker?
     
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    PROFRBcom

    PROFRBcom Rakeback affiliate and professional poker player.

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    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.
     
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    Vargoso

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    Wow clearly bad news, Australian regulation gotta be very restrictive for Chico doing this, as they offer games in lots of countries with regulations.
     
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    PROFRBcom

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    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.
     
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    Vargoso

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    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.

     
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    Vargoso

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    I cannot post links or edit posts so:

    _w_w_w_.legislation._g_o_v._a_u_/_Details_/_C2017C00291
     
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    PROFRB.COM

    Could you please send me an email with contact infomration (skype or so)? I would like to talk to you! :)
     
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    Why are Australia's legislations so tough?
     
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    KasinoKing

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    If you can't tax it - ban it. :mad:

    KK
     
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    PROFRBcom

    PROFRBcom Rakeback affiliate and professional poker player.

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    Brick and mortar casino interests are heavily involved in the creation of the online legislation.

    Gotta love how government thinks right?
     
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    Timmy2toes

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    Governments are simply filled with criminals in suits & ties. There people are untrustworthy, and are filled with nothing but hypocrite is my opinion.
     
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    PROFRBcom

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    I am quite certain that many people share your thoughts. Particularly in this industry.
     

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