NSW has begun developing a digital gambling system that will allow recreational players to play online without the need to go through the gambling industry.
Key points:The NSW Government will begin a trial of online poker and online poker-like betting in the next few weeksNew gambling operators are likely to start operating within monthsNew poker and sportsbooks will be banned in NSW in the near futureThe Government will start a trial in the coming weeks of online gambling and poker-style betting, and said it would also launch an online poker gambling site in the future.
The move will see online poker users unable to compete with traditional poker players.
The NSW government is expected to launch a trial by the end of the year.
“The government is committed to providing more options for players to compete in the sporting, leisure and recreation industry, and this trial will ensure that those options are available to the most active players in NSW,” the NSW Premier Mike Baird said in a statement.
“Our plan is to see the introduction of online betting in New South Wales by the time the State Government starts implementing the existing state gambling laws.”
While the state is taking steps to introduce online poker into the sporting sector, we remain committed to ensuring all poker players have the option to play their sport on the go.
“Online poker will be prohibited in the state of New South.
The Government said the trials would also allow players to make a small contribution towards the costs of a game such as table tennis, darts, or roulette.”
This will allow us to continue to fund the sporting activities that are essential to the wellbeing of NSW, such as the NSW Rugby League and the State of Origin.
“It will also ensure that we can continue to provide access to an important sport to players in their communities and that the game remains available to all recreational players across the state.”
Online betting will be legalised in the ACT, South Australia and Victoria.
The ACT has already announced it will begin to legalise online gambling by next year.
Online poker-based betting will also be banned from the ACT state of Victoria, South Australian and Northern Territory, while the NT will introduce the same rule for all other states.
The Tasmanian Government has also begun a trial, and plans to legalises online gambling for recreational users in Tasmania from April 2018.
The Federal Government has been slow to implement online poker in Australia.
While it has taken a number of steps to make the gambling market more competitive, it is still a very small percentage of the market.
In the US, the Federal government has set a goal of legalising the use of online casinos by 2021.
The US Government is expected in early 2019 to formally introduce online gambling into the US.