JustBet.cx, the Bitcoin-friendly online casino is being investigated by Australia’s media regulator for supposedly violating the state’s Interactive Gambling Act of 2001. The online casino features a sports betting facility that offers in-play and pre-match markets in a variety of competitions. The competitions include the A-League and the Australian Football League while its web address is allegedly registered with the Christmas Island Domain Administration.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority Investigates JustBet.cx
The Australian Communications and Media Authority launched an investigation after determining that JustBet.cx’s Internet Protocol (IP) address may be headquartered in Costa Rice, the Central American nation. This will violate the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001 as the act forbids the domain from contributing its facilities to Australian gamblers.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority introduced its investigation of JustBet.cx after Andrew Wilkie from the Australian House of Representatives had previously called for the Christmas Island Domain Administration to close the website instantly.
For readers who do not know what the interactive gambling act of 2001 is, we have provided a summary of the act.
JustBet.cx is an Australian online casino which allows players to make bets using Bitcoin currencies. The casino online offers sportsbooks, casino games and racebooks. However, this is not all, it allows players to bet live or on their mobile betting site with a big selection of props. As mentioned earlier, the casino is under review because their sports betting domain has been traced to Costa Rica. So, this could have serious implications for JustBet.cx, as they will be forced to close the domain.
The 2001 Interactive Gambling Act
The Interactive Gambling Act of 2001 prohibits interactive gambling services from being provided to Australian customers by foreign companies. The act prohibits AU-based interactive gambling services from being provided to customers in designated countries.