Online gaming has become an integral part of people’s lives and thus the casinos at Sun Vegas have ensured to deliver high end online gaming which falls within the regulated rules and legislations to Australian gamers and to players from different parts of the world.
These legislations are positioned in order to protect all gamers who wish to play on the various Casino sites at Sun Vegas as well as to ensure safe gaming guidelines and preventative measures to both the online casino as well as the players.
It is also critical that gamers should be fully aware of the legislations of online gaming in their particular country and to be conscious if an online casino adheres to prescribed gambling laws and regulations.
Gambling Laws Relating To Australia
Numbers tell the full story when it comes to online gaming in the land ‘Down Under’. Firstly online gaming in Australia is fully legal and permitted. In Australia Over 80 percent of adults engage in some form of online gambling with that country accounting for the highest rate of online gaming activities in the world. Adults in Australia play Pokies at least once a week on the internet which accounts for an average of 62 percent of locals annual gambling spend.
The Interactive Gambling Act of 2001
The Interactive Gambling Act of 2001 was passed by the Australian Commonwealth Parliament on 28 June 2001 and permits Australians over the age of 18-years to engage in various online gaming activities on the internet.
Under the act, Australian players and citizens are protected from potentially dangerous effects of online gambling as it is an offense to offer or advertise real money online gambling services to the citizens of Australia, however, customers in other parts of the world excluding the restricted counties can be offered services from Australian operators. The act has also established various regulatory bodies to regulate online gambling in the various regions in Australia.
Regulatory Bodies Regulating Online Gambling In Australia
Northern Territory – Licensing Commission
It is important to note that the Northern Territory Licensing Commission has been abolished as of 1 January 2015 in an effort to cut off the red tape and simplify the processes for licensees. All previous Commission documentation and correspondence is now referred to the Director-General of Licensing (Director-General)
- Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing – New South Wales
- Department of Racing, Gaming, and Liquor – Western Australia
- ACT Gambling and Racing Commission – Australian Capital Territory
The ACT Gambling and Racing Commission seek to minimise the possibility of criminal or unethical activity in order to satisfy stakeholders’ expectations in relation to the regulation and oversight of gaming and wagering operations in the Territory.
- Independent Gambling Authority – South Australia
- Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation – Victoria
- Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation – Queensland
- Tasmanian Gaming Commission – Tasmania
It is vital to note that the Tasmanian Gaming Commission will no longer require Special employee’s licenses applicants to have fingerprints taken in keeping up with National trends however the Commission does reserve the right to have applicants fingerprinted on a case by case basis if required. This has been in effect since 1 May 2015.