[LINK] Onling Gaming and GAmling IN AUstralia
Tue, 27 Mar 2001 00:28:09 +1000
At 23:48 26/03/01 +1000, Greg Taylor wrote:
>At 22:39 26/03/01 +1000, Adam Todd wrote:
> >I thought it was illegal to operate an online gambling and gaming web site
> >in Australia?
>You are misinformed. A 12-month moratorium was introduced in December
>2000, backdated to 19 May 2000. Services operating before 19 May 2000
>could continue to operate.
Thought and Informed are two different things :) It kinda didn't affect me
at the time, so I loaded only keywords into my memory :) Not enough
Thanks Greg :)
>The CSIRO report on the feasibility of blocking access to overseas gambling
>sites has been completed but is not yet public.
I heard a "rumor" tonight that the report says "it is feasible" although
the ISPs in discussion are laughing hard.
>Given this government's
>track record with Internet censorship, digital television, and the spectrum
>auctions, what's the betting (sorry!) on communications stuff-up number 4?
>I guess we will know pretty soon. The moratorium expires in about 7 weeks.
But remember, the report was probably written by an IT expert who paid his
$7500 to provide consulting papers to the ... <cough>