Updated June 10, 2018 17:24:52 A gambling site that provides free online bettors to users has been criticised by one gambling industry organisation after allowing its customers to play online gambling games.
The Australian Casino and Gaming Commission (ACGC) has written to the site operator to explain its decision to offer free online gaming to its users.
“Some of these online gambling services offer a pay-per-click or ad-free option, allowing their customers to gamble without having to subscribe to a paid subscription service. “
“The ACCC is concerned that some of these services offer free and paid subscription options that allow users to play games for free and pay for services at the same time.” “
Free online gambling is popular in the US, and many people are now taking advantage of the service to bet on online video poker, as well as online poker and poker machines. “
The ACCC is concerned that some of these services offer free and paid subscription options that allow users to play games for free and pay for services at the same time.”
Free online gambling is popular in the US, and many people are now taking advantage of the service to bet on online video poker, as well as online poker and poker machines.
But the ACCc warns that this may be changing, as some online gambling companies are beginning to introduce “free” or “ad-supported” games, which allows them to offer “free games”.
ACCC chairman Rod Sims said the ACC was concerned by the “unacceptable” practice of allowing gambling sites to offer the service without paying for any of their content.
“We will continue to work with the industry to ensure they do not make the practice even more unacceptable,” Mr Sims said.
The ACCC has also written to online poker operators asking them to “reconsider” their free online game offerings, saying that “many people” were finding “free gaming” “problematic”.
“The practice of using the internet for free gambling services is becoming increasingly popular with online gaming operators, and is potentially causing problems for players and regulators,” the letter said.
Mr Sims has previously called for the online gambling industry to be regulated as a “market” as part of his bid to rein in the industry.
He told ABC Radio Perth that it was important for the ACC to ensure that gambling sites “receive the same protection as any other market”.
Online gambling has become an increasingly popular gaming activity for Australian adults, with the number of Australians playing online gambling more than doubling over the past year.
However, gambling sites continue to struggle with competition from the likes of online poker.
In April, the Government announced it would ban online poker altogether in the ACT, due to a lack of regulation in the country.
The ban was later overturned by the Australian High Court.