Where to Bet Online in Australia

The Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill (an online gambling ban for Australia) has caused a lot of operators to stop accepting players from Australia.  At first, this wasn't that big of a deal.  Many reliable brands stayed and supported the Australian market.  Now the lack of betting options makes Australia the worst country when it comes to betting online.
   When it comes to online poker and online casinos, Australians don't need to sacrifice much on the quality of operators, but they will have a severe lack of options to choose from.  Australians still have Ignition Poker, which is the best online poker room not called Poker Stars.  Ignition Casino, the Joe Fortune Casino and to a lesser extent the Fortune Jack Casino are three quality options in Australia for online casino games.  All three of which have a liver dealer room, online casino and sports betting.  The only operator you may miss, is Poker Stars, other than that any other operator that has backed out of Australia can be easily replaced by the number one poker room still serving the Australian market.


Operator

Australia

Mobile

Game Type

New Player Bonus

Ignition Poker
Ignition Poker

Australia

Poker
Casino

100% up to $1000

Fortune Jack Casino
Fortune Jack Casino

Australia

Casino
Sportsbook

110% up to 1.1 BTC

Joe Fortune
Joe Fortune

Australia

Casino

100% up to $1000




Playing Poker and Betting Online in Australia

Australia has recently made it illegal to offer online poker and online gambling in general.  This created a max exodus from the online poker rooms and casinos operating in regulated markets or operations owned by publicly traded companies.  With the exception of not being able to play at Pokerstars, you are not missing out on much.
    Higher regulations, country specific ring fencing and out right poker bans are hurting most of the poker rooms with the exception of Poker Stars and the poker rooms that are accepting players from countries with online poker bans.
    The U.S. has tried to stop online poker for quite a while.  The only real result is that the regulated rooms have declined, and the U.S. market have decreased, but are now dominated by three different online poker operations.  Luckily, Australians won't have to worry about shady poker rooms, like the Americans did after most of the poker rooms left their market.  The big three online poker rooms (only one of which is operating in Australia) that are operating in grey markets today, are operated by quality management teams that have grown over the years, while the majority of shady operators have fallen apart already.
    Much like before Back Friday (excluding Poker Stars), the best poker rooms to play at are those that are not stopping players because of a poker ban.  Today in Australia that would be Ignition Poker, all other operators are not worth registering an account at.


Australia Online Gambling News and Articles

Australia Just Banned Online Poker And Live Sports Betting
Huffington Post Australia

Online poker giants exit Australia as tougher laws loom
Sdyney Morning Herald

Why Australia has a serious gambling problem
CNN

Australian online poker market in ruins after new bill passes Senate
Calvin Ayre


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