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Crikey, LeoVegas bows out of Australia!

2017-11-01 12:57:26

A sad day for all Aussie fans of LeoVegas. The online gaming and betting company have announced that they will no longer be trading within Australia in any form thanks to new restrictive legislation brought in by the country recently. Earlier this month, the Australian Senate moved to pass the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill, which includes legislation that bans all remote operators from offering online poker and in-play sports betting to punters in the country.

The Scandinavian betting giants ended their service down under on the 10th of September in compliance with this very piece of legislation. That means that all of their services online are no longer available to anybody within any of the states in Australia. This has surely upset many customers to whom LeoVegas was their preferred place to do all of their online gaming and sports betting. There are some other services staying operational in the country, namely ones that are based there so Australian players will most likely have to migrate over to them in order to keep placing online bets and playing online games such as slots.

Of course, this news does not only affect LeoVegas as they were not the only online gaming service working remotely within Australia. Other rather large online gaming and betting providers have also had to make a similar exit from the Australian market thanks to this rule change the most notable of which were PokerStars, 888, PartyPoker and 32Red. Some online gaming services may still resume operations but on a money-less basis as the legislation does not prohibit this sort of thing, however, it is unlikely that they will do so for long as it will no doubt prove unprofitable for them to continue operating their services without the same kind of income levels.