Directory and Resources for Players at Legal Pokies

We try our best to cover everything and from every angle on Legal Pokies – Legitimate Australian Pokies, but we’re limited by time and space, and we don’t always get to say what we want to say. To make up for this, we have linked to some of our favorites sites, stats and articles below, all of which can teach you more about gambling in Australia. 

  • Problem Gambling: This is the main organization for problem gambling and gambling addiction in Australia. It’s not just for people who have an issue with gambling though, as there is also plenty of useful information on this site, all of which you can find under the “Facts” section or the “Resource” This makes for some surprising reading, and it came as a huge shock to us to discover just how many people suffer from a gambling addiction in this country. It is also a surprise to see that as many as 10 people may be affected by a single gambling addict, which makes this one of the most dangerous addictions in modern society.
  • Department of Communication and the Arts: This official government site answers some frequently asked questions concerning the online gambling laws. We have covered a lot of this information ourselves and it was because of the inconsistencies and the confusion regarding these laws that we created Legal Pokies – Legitimate Australian Pokies. There are a lot of questions here and they have been answered fairly comprehensively. These include everything you need to know about online gambling, telephone betting and just what the government defines as “sporting events” and “interactive gambling”, two key definitions. It also offers a brief explanation of the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001.
  • Center for Gambling Research: Another great resource for learning more about gambling in this country. This one is on the Australian National University website, where you can also find a wealth of other information. On this particular page you can also find the Survey for Gambling, Health and Wellbeing, which looks at the damage that too much gambling can do, as well as the benefits that moderate gambling can bring. After all, not all of us have gambling problems, and it’s important to remember that many millions of gamblers enjoy what they do and don’t suffer any repercussions.
  • Gambling Policy: This page contains more information on gambling legality here in Australia. This site is run by the Parliament of Australia and this page in particular looks at the rules and legislation laid down by the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001, links to which you can find below.
  • Australian Gambling Statistics: This website contains a huge list of statistics on gambling here in Australia. They publish many of these reports, covering gambling stats throughout the previous year(s). So, if you want to know how many people are gambling and how much they are spending, if you have ever wondered where Australians like to gamble the most and what games they like to play the most, then this website can answer your questions. This link in particular points to the 31st edition of this comprehensive and popular report. It is available as both a PDF and an Excel file and has been published since 1984.
  • Australian Institute of Criminology: It may seem like a strange approach, but it’s interesting to view the legality and addiction standpoint from many different perspectives, and this one in particular looks at gambling in Australia from the viewpoint of the Australian Institute of Criminology. This is quite an old report, but it still makes for very interesting reading.
  • Gambling and Lotteries: A lot of gambling is legal in Australia, even though there are some strangely strict laws governing online gambling (when it’s not controlled by companies based overseas). However, lotteries are definitely not strictly controlled. This organization is the official authority for lotteries and many other forms of gambling in Australia. Their website contains news on any updated policies, as well as information on how you can apply for certain licenses, how you can apply for grants, and more. There are also a lot of resources listed on this page, and if you want to set up a gambling business in Australia, or you simply want to learn more about the laws, the rules and the regulations concerning gambling in this country, then this page is a very good place to start.
  • Herald Sun: This article from the Herald takes a look at the state of foreign gambling in Australia. This would make for interesting reading for the government, who are clearly losing out on tax money by making it so difficult (and even illegal) for gambling companies to operate within Australia, instead allowing overseas companies to assume that role and to take a large slice of the $29 billion that Australians gamble every year.
  • Interactive Gambling Act of 2001: The Interactive Gambling Act of 2001 is what governs online gambling in Australia, and to understand the legality of gambling in this country you need to understand how this law works. There is a lot of reading here and it’s not exactly easy reading either, but it’s just as easy to skim through and to find the parts that are relevant to you. There is also an index on this site which makes browsing this law much easier.
  • Australian Wagering Council: We certainly love our facts and statistics, and this is another page of them. Stats give you a unique viewpoint on any given subject, allowing you to see everything in an easily digestible form. This report covers some simple facts and stats on Australian gambling, and the wagering amounts in particular make for very interesting and surprising reading. The most surprising figures relate to illegal offshore gambling, which is apparently more prevalent than we ever realized.
  • Indigenous Gambling: The native population of Australia has many vices, many issues that are rampant throughout their society and cause them great damage. One of them is gambling, and that’s what this article takes a look at.

Below we list safe, reputable and legal betting sites for 2018. In 2017, the Australian government outlawed casino sites that haven’t obtained local licenses. Despite casino operators aiming to obtain local authorization, the process has been slow and therefore mainstream betting platforms are the only legally authorized forms of gambling offering real money options in 2018.


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