Australia bans 888/PokerStars poker apps. Other Australian friendly alternative apps

Discussion in 'Mobile Poker Rooms' started by Sebastian, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    IMPORTANT: PokerStars, PartyPoker, Americas Cardroom and BetOnline Poker have all exited Australia in 2017/2018. The only high traffic poker site still welcoming Aussie poker players is WWW.IGNITIONCASINO.EU

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    In a move that surprised many this week, the Herald Sun reported that Apple removed both the PokerStars and 888 poker apps from their Australian iTunes App Store. Although poker players in Australia can still play at online poker rooms, authorities are cracking down on mobile gambling and asked the Cupertino based technology giants to remove any type of real money poker apps from their App Store.

    The good news for iPhone, iPad, Blackberry and Windows Phone poker players in Australia is that there are other mobile poker rooms that are quiet happy to accept players from down under. Here is our guide to the best web based alternatives.

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    Considering they're a relatively new online poker room, mFortune have produced a surprisingly feature rich and well designed app. It currently only supports Texas Hold'em cash games, although Sit & Go tournaments are also in the pipeline. They are so confident new players will enjoy playing mFortune Mobile that all new sign-ups receive a £5 instant bonus. This means you can play at the real-money tables without making a deposit or handing over your Visa or Mastercard details.

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    Terminal Poker is another excellent alternative for mobile gamers in Australia. Since Terminal is web based they are unaffected by Apple's decision to ban cash game poker apps. As long as you've got an internet enable browser, you can enjoy Texas Hold'em/Omaha cash games and tournaments on your PC, Mac, iOS device, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone or Nokia.
     
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  2. sims76

    sims76 Member

    Why is the Australian government bringing in these draconian laws against mobile gambling? It seem a little pointless because a lot of poker, sports betting and casino apps are web based these days so these websites don't require Apple or Google's approval. Utter stupidity IMO.
     
  3. Hold'em Lover

    Hold'em Lover New Member

    Why does Carbon Poker not accept players from Australia and the Philippines when they do accept players from the United States? If they are willing to take on the U.S. government, I'm surprised they are afraid of the Aussies.
     
  4. Bubba

    Bubba New Member

    it does seem quiet unusual that they accept players from the u.s. and not australia. maybe it has something to do with banking, it might not be worth the hassle of dealing with deposits and withdrawals from australian banks or credit card companies if online gambling is tightly regulated over there.
     
  5. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    Australia have also recently forced Apple to classify their apps so that children can't download any gaming apps that resemble gambling apps.
     
  6. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    I can't see how this is going to be enforceable now that most poker rooms like 888, PartyPoker and Bet365 have released browser-based versions of their native poker apps that don't require an install. The Australian government won't be able to restrict which sites people browse to so these type of restrictions are completely pointless.
     
  7. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

  8. Cahill

    Cahill Member

    If there are legal restrictions against real money poker in Australia you can always just play at a bitcoin poker site.
     
  9. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

  10. Quite a shocking move by the Australian Government. You know Australia has a very strict law in their country. You might able to by past that restriction but if you get caught I'm sure you will be behind bar for breaking the law.
     
  11. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    From the middle of January 2107, 888 poker will no longer be available in Australia.
     
  12. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    BetOnline are a U.S. friendly online poker room that also welcome players from Australia. You can now also play BetOnline poker on Android or iPhone and it supports tourneys, freerolls, ring games and SNG's.
     
  13. Ana

    Ana Member

    How good is the bet365? but i guess it does not work in Australia
     
  14. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    If you want to play mobile poker in Australia, we would recommend the poker app from BetOnline that has no restrictions on which players can join.
     
  15. Sebastian

    Sebastian Administrator Staff Member

    BetOnline has also been forced out of Australia so there are very few options left. For this reason we've created a separate thread on The Best Australian Poker Apps to help Australians find a real money poker app that will accept their dollars or bitcoin.
     

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