PartyPoker to Leave Australian Gaming Market on August 31

Back in March, Australia made a major move toward banning offshore online gaming operators from offering services to customers based in Australia.As per Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill, which is set to be passed into a law, non-Australian companies will have to leave Australia’s online gaming poker 2

Knowing this would happen, the climate within the country has changed drastically in relation to online gaming and many gaming operators such as PokerStars, 888 and 32Red have already left the Australian market and the latest is the PartyPoker, which will be officially stopping its operations in the country on August 31.

Expressing his regret for this painful exit from Australian market, Tom Waters, managing director of PartyPoker, “We regret that this day has come as Australia is a strong poker market.” He further added, “We will continue to work with the Australian player alliance to lobby the government to provide a safe regulated environment for residents to play online poker in the future.”