Published on December 6, 2019 in News

The gambling authority announced through a press release that from next year's age authentication will become a criterion for imposing fines. Offering online games of chance is still illegal in the Australia. Australia people who already want to gamble via the internet are thought out that they use an offer that does not fall under the supervision of the KSA. Gaming providers who are now active online can be imposed as it becomes clear that they actively focus on Australia consumers.

In the decision to proceed to a penalty laying, some criteria are used by the gaming authority. So now it has been officially made that from January 1, 2022 will also be critically looked at the way online casinos verify the age of their customers.


Research has shown that many hundreds of thousands of Australia people regularly take a gamble at an online casino. The gambling authority is of course also aware of this and recognizes that the internet is a place without borders that is difficult to regulate from the Australia. This is certainly the case if our country has no legislation that describes the laws and rules regarding online games of chance. These laws and regulations will come quickly and the plans are that From January 1, 2022 Legal online gambling May be possible in the Australia. Until then, the KSA has announced a number of priority criteria that the providers of games of chance have to keep online.

It is determined that a criterion is violated, a fine can be imposed. This has already happened several times and is always described in the fine decree which are violated of the priority criteria. For example, offering a payment method can iDEAL or the use of the Australia language on the website heavily in the decision. So now also look at the way age authentication takes place.

Verify age for completing

Verifying the age must always take place if a person wants to gamble. In which jurisdiction an online casino is also active, games of games are an activity that is intended solely for adults. Because people cannot be seen via the internet, who is behind the computer, providers must come up with a way that can be checked that a gambler is older than 18 years. You are often asked to send a copy of your proof of identity. However, the problem according to the KSA is that this verification often only takes place at the time a payment is requested. With the clearance of the new priority criterion, the instance wants to change this.

According to the KSA, the age verification must take place for the completion of the registration process. This is therefore for the moment the gambler can actually put money. In the near future you will also be asked to immediately after completing your personal data to verify it with proof of identity.

Violation counts with assessment of reliability

With the announcement of the press release, the gambling authority wants to warn online casinos that if they do not use this method of age that they risk not only a fine, but that such a violation will also be negative at the time that the reliability of a provider will be tested to judge whether they have a chance to win a Australia casino license. Because a large number of casinos plans to apply for this permit, our expectation is that some changes will soon take place in the way in which your age is verified at Your favorite casinos online.