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Old 08-27-2013, 02:08 PM   #1
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Poker In Australia But For How Long?

http://www.pokerasiapacific.com/elec...oker41148.html

Conclusion
The status quo for online poker in Australia is the best we can hope for after this election. There is almost no chance of legalisation and regulation of poker.
If, as is increasingly likely, the Liberal party wins the election, the outlook is grim. Their explicit, stated policy is to ban online poker. The Greens and Xenophon will not stop them in the Senate.
As such, I recommend you reduce your current online bankroll to the bare minimum. As a general common sense measure, you should not have huge amounts online if you are an Australian player in any case.
Chances are you have a few more weeks to play online poker in Australia, a few months if the Coalition is slow to act on their new policy. Enjoy it while you can.
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Old 08-27-2013, 02:59 PM   #2
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I don't think anyone would have one iota of care about keeping a large sum of money on stars.

Link does not work, but i don't know when the policy has been explicitly stated.
More important things for politicians to worry about like letting gays get married.
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:01 PM   #3
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http://www.pokerasiapacific.com/elec...oker41148.html

does this one work
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:44 PM   #4
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Re: Poker In Australia But For How Long?

why is it important to have your money withdrawn before that event if it does in fact occur - why would you not be able to withdraw even if online poker was banned in oz?
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:18 PM   #5
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Re: Poker In Australia But For How Long?

I think taking money offline is a bit of an extreme measure, since this will be nothing like the US black friday, and getting your funds won't be so difficult .

Tilts the **** out of me knowing that theres thousands of people on centerlink that sit in pubs playing pokies with our tax dollars all day, and they wanna ban online poker, one of the most insignificant forms of gambling in Australia. They could at least not lie to us about cracking down on gambling to protect us, its just so obvious they want their cut.
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Old 08-27-2013, 04:36 PM   #6
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wtf is this,thinking of travelling to oz for a year but if no online poker,I'm out!so they guna ban booze becoz ppl mite become addicted total bull****!i just hope the uk never goes down the same path as USA and oz!888 would take a big hit lot of there players Australians.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:20 PM   #7
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Vote for the sex party in the senate, they're highly unlikely to vote on any bans.
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:19 PM   #8
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Very troubling news
+ 1 to voting sex party.

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Old 08-27-2013, 06:37 PM   #9
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This is such a ridiculous joke. I can walk up the road and sink bills into a pokie machine at 21, but I can't play online poker? give me a break abbott you mong
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:26 PM   #10
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Pretty accurate impression of abbott. Funny vid if you like your Aus politics.

But yeah, get canvassing for labor imo, best chance of the everything continuing as it is at present.

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Old 08-27-2013, 07:43 PM   #11
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This is such a ridiculous joke. I can walk up the road and sink bills into a pokie machine at 21, but I can't play online poker? give me a break abbott you mong
Better still you can do it at 18
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:49 PM   #12
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This is such a ridiculous joke. I can walk up the road and sink bills into a pokie machine at 21, but I can't play online poker? give me a break abbott you mong
21? Are you even from Oz?
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:52 PM   #13
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21? Are you even from Oz?
would i be commenting and speaking as if I was, if i wasnt?

its okay to live in Aus and be 21 lol. wasn't referring to any age for gambling or anything. its 18. I'm just 21.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:06 PM   #14
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Hah, "liberal"
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:06 PM   #15
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http://www.pokerasiapacific.com/elec...oker41148.html

Conclusion
The status quo for online poker in Australia is the best we can hope for after this election. There is almost no chance of legalisation and regulation of poker.
If, as is increasingly likely, the Liberal party wins the election, the outlook is grim. Their explicit, stated policy is to ban online poker. The Greens and Xenophon will not stop them in the Senate.
As such, I recommend you reduce your current online bankroll to the bare minimum. As a general common sense measure, you should not have huge amounts online if you are an Australian player in any case.
Chances are you have a few more weeks to play online poker in Australia, a few months if the Coalition is slow to act on their new policy. Enjoy it while you can.
Your link isn't working.

Irrespective of this, what makes you think the libs will regulate poker? You do realise the Liberals are anti-regulation and don't run on a social agenda like Labor or the greens do.

Also, how will they regulate poker? These poker companies are off shore and as such do not fall within the jurisdiction of this country's laws. There is also a good chance that the benefits of regulating poker to the coffers of government will not outstrip the costs to it. Cost/benefit analysis will have to happen.

In any event, I can't see this getting off the ground and is just more scaremongering on your part.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:09 PM   #16
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Your link isn't working.

Irrespective of this, what makes you think the libs will regulate poker? You do realise the Liberals are anti-regulation and don't run on a social agenda like Labor or the greens do.

Also, how will they regulate poker? These poker companies are off shore and as such do not fall within the jurisdiction of this country's laws. There is also a good chance that the benefits of regulating poker to the coffers of government will not outstrip the costs to it. Cost/benefit analysis will have to happen.

In any event, I can't see this getting off the ground and is just more scaremongering on your part.


lol scare mongering on my part? the link is in the 2nd post reposted. Im simply sharing an article someone shared with me, ive no reason to try scare my fellow poker players out of playing online.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:59 PM   #17
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Your link isn't working.

Irrespective of this, what makes you think the libs will regulate poker? You do realise the Liberals are anti-regulation and don't run on a social agenda like Labor or the greens do.

Also, how will they regulate poker? These poker companies are off shore and as such do not fall within the jurisdiction of this country's laws. There is also a good chance that the benefits of regulating poker to the coffers of government will not outstrip the costs to it. Cost/benefit analysis will have to happen.

In any event, I can't see this getting off the ground and is just more scaremongering on your part.
they arent going to regulate it, they're just going to enforce a law that already stands that prohibits gaming companies from offering online gaming to Australian citizens

At the moment that law is basically ignored/not enforced. Tony Abbot has come out and clearly stated (this month) that he plans to enforce this anti internet gambling act because hes scared of people having the ability to lose money on phones. He specifically talks about poker

Our only hope is hes too busy for the next year and doesnt do it, and in the meantime the USA find a good solution to online poker and makes Abbot realise theres another way
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:07 PM   #18
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Sex party vote go to labour anyway.
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:37 PM   #19
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How can this possibly be happening in our country? This is such bs.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:02 AM   #20
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How can this possibly be happening in our country? This is such bs.
A country that self-stylized itself as the "Land of the Free" did essentially the same thing so while this is tragic, I can't share your surprise
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:09 AM   #21
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Guess im moving to Mexico or Thailand in the new year
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:12 AM   #22
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I'm the author of the article linked in this thread.

On the question of how the IGA will be enforced in Australia: a government report recommended contacting directors of gambling companies resident in Australia and instructing them of their obligations under the law. If they fail to heed this, heavy civil penalties may follow. The report also calls for take-down notices to be sent to operators and for the Federal Court to issue injunctions against websites failing to comply.

In my view this means that the most credible poker sites – like PokerStars – would be driven out of Australia. The also means the less scrupulous sites would continue to offer services to Australians.
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:29 AM   #23
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lets all go to New Zealand... we can visit the Shire
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Old 08-28-2013, 12:31 AM   #24
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I bet this will end up happening.....simply because I don't want it to happen....

Australian gov have completely screwed this country, you can't do anything anymore ........been like this for a long time.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:00 AM   #25
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I bet this will end up happening.....simply because I don't want it to happen....

Australian gov have completely screwed this country, you can't do anything anymore ........been like this for a long time.
LOL I would love to hear you elaborate on 'what you cant do here'. I've got a feeling things like speeding and smoking dope are some of them.

This would be a pretty catastrophic thing for us though, the worst attack on our freedom I can ever recall
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