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Online poker in jeopardy: Australian Online Poker Alliance needs your voice

The Australian Online Poker Alliance (AOPA) is reaching out to all Australian poker players to help in the fight for online poker’s survival in the country.

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Last March, the Australian parliament approved the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2016 which in turn put a possible death sentence to online poker.


More: Australia’s federal parliament bans online poker


After vigorous campaigning, the AOPA will now have their chance to be heard with the government holding a senate inquiry on the subject, “Participation of Australians in Online Poker”.  Players can express how this new law will negatively impact Australian online poker and its players.

To help win this fight, AOPA is requesting for Australian poker players to answer the queries below (from their own perspective) and submit before the closing date of July 21, 2017. You can make your official submission online below:


Inquiry: Participation of Australians in online poker


Choose the blue ‘upload submission’ button and follow the instructions. Here are the guidelines:

  1. the participation of Australians in online poker;
  2. the nature and extent of any personal or social harms and benefits arising from participating in online poker; and whether the current regulatory approach, in particular, the recently amended Interactive Gambling Act 2001, is a reasonable and proportionate response to those harms and benefits. 
  3. whether the current regulatory approach, in particular, the recently amended Interactive Gambling Act 2001, is a reasonable and proportionate response to those harms and benefits

More: Follow the Australian Online Poker Alliance on Facebook


Article by Triccia David

 

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Triccia David

Triccia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits. She spent a year working part time with Poker Portal Asia and later became the editor and writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live blogger for several other major events in the Philippines. Currently, she is in charge of events reporting for Somuchpoker.

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