“Your Right to Play” is what Senator David Leyonhjelm is basing his Senate inquiry on the banning of online poker in the country.
In the past few months, Australians have been watching and listening to the news about a law that will be set in motion with regards to online gambling. The law touches mainly on the access to online poker for Aussies. As a result, the senator feels that the law is being harsh on its people. Senator Leyonhjelm, together with other officials, started the Senate Inquiry. To try and make the government see the effects of the ban on Aussies if this law was enforced in March.
The Senate Inquiry Website
The inquiry will include testimonies from poker players in the country about their experiences with playing online poker and why they do it. A website has been set up where players can sign up and send their views about the banning of the casino game. The aim is to “save online poker” through the participation of the very people who like playing the game.
Senator Leyonhjelm is hoping that international poker players will also participate in this campaign. They can shed some light on how their governments have set up laws to govern online gambling and specifically online poker.
Online Poker Ban Law
The news about the possibility to re-regulate iGaming in Australia first broke out in November 2016. The Human Services Minister, Alan Tudge, presented the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill (IGA Bill 2016) which is meant to define what is considered legal gambling in the country.
In the introduction of the law, change saw a few online poker giants leaving the Australian market. Vera and John were the first to leave followed by 888 Poker. If you are interested in being a part of the campaign, visit the website and hope that the Senate Inquiry will make a difference.