PokerStars will withdraw from the Australian market

Online poker operator PokerStars has informed its Australian players that it would depart from the local market in mid-September, following the recent approval of the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill 2017.

The “mid-September” departure date is in line with expectations because the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill states that it will become active 28 days after receiving royal assent, which will most likely be granted any day now.

PokerStars aims to operate in full compliance with local laws whenever possible, so it’s no surprise that it won’t be accepting any more Australian action.

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