An online inquiry is being set up into Australia’s online poker market by Senator David Leyonhjelm.
It comes around after a series of efforts to stop the implementation of the bill that bans the online poker operators from operating in Australia.
The bill in question is the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill that allows only sports betting to be carried out in Australia banning both the online poker and casino gaming.
Since the irregularities in the bill didn’t give clarity about being licenced, the operators like PokerStars and 888 could offer games to Australians.
If the bill is enacted it would leave the online poker players in the country with no option than to engage with offshore, unlicensed operators set up would be the opposite of what is intended to be achieved.
Leyonhjelm said: “I don’t think [prohibition] will succeed for those really determined. If you have a VPN or offshore account, you will still play. It’s a stupid situation to be in.”