Aussie Senator Wants Apple to Take Down Online Casino Apps; while PokerStars Keeps Mum
Questions are cropping up in relation to Aussie Senator Richard di Natale’s warning for Apple to exclude PokerStars online casino app from its App Store. It seems the senator is barking up the wrong tree here, because the App Store is only the app vendor, while PokerStars is the online gambling operator.
Besides, thousands have already downloaded and installed the free Apple casino app; who is going to stop Aussie iOS device users from directly connecting to PokerStars’ servers? Well, since the good Senator is only calling on Apple, it means Australian Android users can still download the PokerStars app, although it is not available on Google Play.
What about PokerStars? Will the online casino operator voluntarily block all Australian iOS device users to prevent them from connecting to PokerStars’ software, or will it gamble and wait for a full investigation to take place? Quite many know about PokerStars’ current feud with the American Gaming Association (AGA), and they would be interested to read or hear what AGA has to say about this.
PokerStars is definitely treading on shaky grounds in Australia and in the U.S. since the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) has been taking a tough stance as a regulatory body. PokerStars has yet to have its online gaming licensed approved by the NJDGE. If the ACT Gaming and Racing Commission finds PokerStars guilty of violating the Australian Interactive Gambling Act, the UK-based online gambling operator will fit the “bad actor” description to a tee.