More Fake Sites with Aristocrat Slots

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    casinonewbie

    casinonewbie Affiliate Guard Dog Member

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    It was a great thing (NOT) that the Australian government turned up the heat last year making all the good online casinos exit the AU market.

    What a dog’s breakfast it has now become for Aussie player’s, seen this site today compliments of Bing PPC. It’s called thebestonlinepokies dot org, It geo’s so you probably won’t see this page below.
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    From this affiliate PPC page they have listed pokiesway dot com & 24pokies dot com, both are full of fake Aristocrat & other software games.
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    Funny enough Deckmedia is also represented on this affiliate PPC portal with their FairGo and Uptown Aces casino ;)
     
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    melcb

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    Yeah no good, unfortunately crooks always find an angle to exploit unsuspecting players and make a quick buck. That's why its important for all of us to work together and make players aware of these rogue operations, flood the SERPs with content that discredits them. We reported on 24Pokies November last year, you can read the full LCB Rogue Report for the details on the fake games and how to spot them.

    We will get onto a report for Pokiesway this week.
     
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    melcb

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    We have recently published our LCB rogue report for Pokiesway, the article talks about how the games are not genuine and ways to identify fake games, hopefully players and affiliates will see this and steer clear.
     
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    AussieDave

    AussieDave 18 years & still going!

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    When these things happen, the 1'st assumption seems to be that the Gov., does it on account of loss of tax dollars. However, most, if not all the "decent" casinos that exited the AU market, were actually paying 10% consumption tax to the AU Gov., and had been for some time, least well before the IGA ruckus took flight.

    And, yes it's become a "dog's breakfast" here. The decent casinos who paid players, left en masse. Now it's mainly doggy clip-joints who have filled the aforementioned landscape.

    According to sources within ACMA (Australian Communication and Media Authority) they were receiving a lot of complaints from AU players about non-payment of winnings, and essential being scammed by off shore casinos/sportsbooks. That btw was before the IGA Bill was passed. However, I'd guess the majority of those complaints would have been from AU players scammed clip-joint casino/sportsbooks. With the aforementioned crap-holes now taking the focus for AU players now (since the decent casinos left en masse), I dare say the ACMA has been inundated with a LOT more complaints.

    I often wonder, especially in this case, where the AU Gov., obtains it's information from???!!! Surely, any consultancy with 1/2 a brain, who has had hands on experience within the online gaming industry, would be aware, if you kick the "decent" trustworthy casinos/sportsbooks out (reiterating most were paying 10% consumption text) they will always be replaced with clip-joints!

    In a last ditch effort, to try and place some sense, into this absurd move (before the Bill was passed), I sent an email outlining the far-reaching problems this will cause, if the bill was passed. Sadly though, and it seems, unless one has a University Degree, or more so a Doctrine, your information, and/or justified arguments, are not considered worthy of consideration. Instead, papers written by Tertiary intellectuals with zero experience in the industry, are taken as gospel.

    The IGA Bill has create more drama than it has prevent.
    AU players are being scammed far more now, than they previously were... Nice!
     
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    TheGooner

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    Really? Are you sure? This is almost the complete opposite of what I had previously thought was true.

    I had thought :
    - There were no ONLINE casino operations licensed in Australia (there was no license for short duration events)
    - I didn't know of any offshore groups that are paying taxes of any sort (consumption included) to the Australian government.
    - the only taxes being paid were from NT registered sportsbook groups.

    Can you show me a couple of links that support your assumption please - because I clearly need to do some remedial reading on the issues in Australia.
     
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    AussieDave

    AussieDave 18 years & still going!

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    I didn't say any off shore casinos were licensed in Australia. What I said was...

    "most, if not all the "decent" casinos that exited the AU market, were actually paying 10% consumption tax to the AU Gov., and had been for some time, least well before the IGA ruckus took flight."

    FYI, some of these casinos were (FA, BS, BP), and I'll assume (I no longer promote them) are still are paying 15% consumption tax to the NZ Gov.

    FA and BP were/are offering 'free play' to AU players (purchased free-credits), guessing they continued to pay Tax in AU.

    I have no idea if this still takes place, given, reiterating... I don't promote them anymore, and the fact FA, BS have now been absorbed into Buffalo Partners. However, when I was promoting BP casinos, they too were paying tax to both AU and NZ; least well before the merger with FA/BS.

    I'll PM you the emails... I'm not posting them here, as they are confidential.

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    I also recall the AM for BoomTown Affiliates stating (in a thread on AGD), something along the lines, that I'd be surprised at how many casinos are actually paying AU and NZ consumption tax.

    NB - That's for casinos who are NOT Licensed in AU or NZ. (which, we both know, neither Countries offer online casino licensing).
     
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