March 03 2020 0Comment

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Fortunately for Australians, winnings are not tax deductible.
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The first legitimate land-based casino in Australia opened in 1973, and since then poker slot machines have become incredibly attractive for players across the country, they even got the slang term “pokey”, which later spread to other slot machines. The popularity of the board game itself has also grown, and several tournaments have been held in Australia in recent years, including the first Asian-Pacific Poker World Series in 2013. It is not surprising that varieties of online poker have also become popular (despite the weak regulation of the law “On interactive gambling”), along with other “traditional” casino games, such as online blackjack and online roulette.
Australian football
Few outside the country know about it, but Australian football, or rather, the Australian Football League, is extremely popular throughout the country. In some southern states, he even overtakes cricket and the Rugby League. Australian football attracts more spectators annually than any other sport in the country, so it’s not surprising that betting on football matches is a popular pastime for many Australians, and online bookmakers such as Betfair and bet365 offer bets on all league games and to the main matches.
The future of gambling in Australia
Most of the attention of Australian lawmakers in the field of gambling is directed to the regulation of poker slot machines. Politicians called the development of anti-gambling legislation a priority, and in an attempt to limit poker games, they developed the idea of ​​introducing smart cards that will control the amount that a player can spend by setting a limit on the amount of money that can be lost.
Under the circumstances, online casinos generally managed to escape the scrutiny of Australian lawmakers, largely because they were outside the real competence of parliament. And since the Government previously decided not to legalize online poker and in-game bets, contrary to all expectations, Australian gamblers can continue to play online, rejoicing that this does not fall under the law on interactive gambling.

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