The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) on Monday issued a formal warning to Proxous Advanced Solutions Limited as the regulator found it provided gaming software used by 13 online casinos illegally offering services to Australians.
An investigation found that by sub-licensing Realtime Gaming (RTG) branded software products by these casinos, Proxous was knowingly involved in the provision of banned interactive gambling services in the country, in breach of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.
The illegal services using Proxous licensed software are Fair Go Casino, Two Up Casino, Free Spin, BoVegas, Uptown Pokies, Uptown Aces, Red Dog Casino, Slots Empire, Cherry Gold Casino, Play Croco, Aussie Play, Ozwin Casino, and Reels Of Joy.
Each of these services relies on RTG branded software products to deliver their online casino-style services, including to Australian-based customers, and all have been found by previous ACMA investigations to be illegal operations in Australia. The ACMA has taken action to block these services.
This is the first time the ACMA has taken action against a company for its involvement in an illegal gambling operation through supplying software. Since the ACMA started enforcing new illegal offshore gambling rules in 2017, more than 170 of these services have pulled out of the Australian market.