Following the recently passed government ban on online poker operators, Australian poker players will have to bid goodbye to another top poker site, PokerStars, in the coming weeks. PokerStars reportedly told its Australian customers through emails last week that it will be leaving the Australian market in mid-September, though the exact dates are not out yet.
PokerStars parent company has recently shifted its headquarters to Toronto, offers online poker in Australia because of the global gaming license registered in the Isle of Man. The company made it clear to move if the law was changed earlier this year.
888Poker left the Australian market in January. PokerStars, the company that holds almost 3/4th of the world’s internet poker market reportedly said in May that it would leave by July.
PokerStars is hopeful to be able to serve real money poker to its Australian customers in future and said, “We do respect the Australian Government’s decision in taking steps to protect consumers”. The company will continue to offer Play-money poker to Australians.