Australia Suspending Sign-up Bonuses & Free Credits

Online gambling might be on the verge of disappearing from Australia, as the Government decides to prohibit ‘generous’ sign-up offers at the casinos and fight against their rapid expansion. Free credits, bonuses and entry bets are going to become a part of history, due to law changes which prevent gambling sites from offering benefits or money in exchange for a new account.

Recent restrictions on betting and strict regulative changes have caused many renowned online operators to leave the market, and many mediocre sites are now flooding the already impaired gambling community. Earlier this year, GIG online casino brands, including Betspin, Guts, Kaboo, Rizk, SuperLenny and Thrills left the country, due to ’unlicensed operations.’ Many other affiliates, like 32Red and 888 Holdings also announced departure and shut their doors to Australian players.

Government officials have stated that the new gambling rules are the country’s latest effort against online casinos which do not offer reasonable gaming opportunities or lack greater player protection. Inexperienced players must have better control over their gambling expenses and tougher laws are there to help, not obstruct. Online gambling is increasing rapidly and the country’s laws must follow this trend, not fall behind in any way. The problems with gambling could even become worse in the future if protective measures are not recognized or met at the right time.

According to the latest surveys, many operators are planning their next steps and some of them will even follow the example of their competition. Many countries are closing their doors to unlicensed operators, and this is just the start – as complying with laws is the only way to stay business-friendly, legit and active.