The gambling laws in Australia have been enacted to protect citizens from online gambling. This act prohibits the sale of real money games on websites in Australia, and also prohibits advertising the services to Australians. If you are from Australia and you want to bet on the internet, you must register with a gambling regulator. The ACMA will handle complaints about online gambling, and it can also take action against a particular casino. If it is found to be operating illegally, it can face substantial fines.
The Interactive Gambling Act 2001 is responsible for regulating the industry in Australia. It was passed by the Australian Commonwealth Parliament in June 2001 and received assent in July 2001. The Act also establishes the Totalisator Agency Board, which is responsible for processing sports betting operations. The Act has been amended since it was passed and is available on the ComLaw website.
In addition to regulating online gambling, Australia has its own laws that govern advertising, promotion, and gaming services. Internet gambling services must be licensed by the territory or federation to provide these services to Australians. These laws are designed to protect Australians from the negative effects of online gambling. Despite the laws, many foreign online gambling sites do operate in Australia.
The Australian Government has passed several laws relating to online gambling, including the Interactive Gambling Act 2001. These laws protect Australian residents from the negative impacts of gambling and ban online betting advertisements.