Australia forbids online poker
Already in 2001, a law was issued in Australia, which should actually ban betting on the Internet, but online poker was tolerated because of some gaps in the legal text so far. Now these gaps have been closed and thus all forms of online gambling in Australia will be illegal in the future. The bill still needs to be approved by the House of Representatives but it is certain that this will be the case.
The big online poker providers have already reckoned with this law. Poker had already withdrawn from the Australian market in January and Poker Stars has announced its intention to turn back in Australia if online poker is banned there. At Poker Stars, the Australian market has so far accounted for roughly two percent of the total turnover. The company had already warned shareholders that this business area was about to erupt soon at the end of last year.
For the players in Australia this means that they can only play on semi-rigid sides, or are forced to leave the country if they want to continue playing online poker. In 2011, some American players were immigrated to Australia, after online poker was banned in the US after Black Friday. These players must now move forward. It seems unlikely now that online poker in Australia will be regulated in the near future. Senator David although a law proposal for the legalization of online poker this was rejected with 46 to 6 votes.
For Byron Kaverman it has been running for several years now, as well as in Panama, he also made it into the top ten of the Main event. Our colleagues from Poker Listings have met the American in Panama for a conversation. This year, Kaverman has already paid more than $ 1.3 million and overall looks back on career gains of over $ 9.5 million. Do you know something that other people do not know?
Byron Kaverman: In fact, I had made losses last year. This year there was a reboot for me and I got better at the tables and better off. Besides poker, I spend a lot of time with friends and other things. I try to eat healthy do sports and read more. Healthy life makes a lot of poker today and I think you can see it.