Chris (bovinator) wrote,
Chris
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A letter to the local member for parliament

I was banned from Poker Champs the other week for being, it seems, Australian.


Hi Mr Andren,

As my local member for Parliament, I was hoping you could shed some light on something I discovered this week.

I used to have an account with an online poker website where I would play poker for free.  I never gambled with money as I believe it’s a waste, but I enjoy the card game ‘Texas Hold’em Poker’.

However, this website banned my account and all other Australian accounts declaring that Australian Federal Law now states that “In-Play betting on the internet is forbidden.  Unfortunately, poker is deemed to be In-Play betting.”

Could you verify if this is true and why?

Thanks in advance,

Chris Dunstall
Bathurst Resident.



The email trail that started this:

Hi,

The Australian Federal law states that In-Play betting on the internet is forbidden.  Unfortunately, poker is deemed to be In-Play betting.

The decision has therefore been taken to close Australian accounts.


Regards,
PokerChamps * Support~


> Why Australia?
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: PokerChampsSupport [mailto:support@pokerchamps.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, 14 November 2006 5:39 PM
> To: Chris Dunstall
> Subject: Re: Access Denied
>
> Hi,
>
> As part of the upgrade, PokerChamps has to implement a Group Company
> policy of not permitting access to individuals in Australia.
>
> Your PokerChamps account has now been permanently locked meaning you
> will not be able to access it for any reason.
>
> We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your
> contributions to the PokerChamps community, and we wish you all the
> very best in your poker playing future.  Should conditions change, we
> will make an announcement on our website.
>
>
> Regards,
> PokerChamps * Support~
>
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> 
>>
>> I recently had a week or so away from playing poker champs, and I
>> returned last week to find that my access has been denied.
>>
>> 
>>
>> Could you please inform me of the reason why my access has been denied?
>>
>> 
>>
>> My username was *********.
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> 
>>
>> Chris Dunstall
>>
>
>

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