While online poker is coming under threat in Australia, some online poker rooms are apparently looking to service the players in the country. Ignition Poker is the first to open up to Australians a couple weeks ago.
Previously only available to players located in the United States, Ignition Poker is now opening up their games to Australia. Ignition Poker is part of the PaiWangLuo Network, which is most famous as the network that is home of Bodog Poker, which services Canada and a handful of Latin America countries. Bodog88, the Asian arm of Bodog, is open to players in China and Vietnam.
A Background of Online Poker In Australia
Online poker has been in a grey zone ever since the early part of 2000s. Since that point, some Australian legislators have attempted to close loopholes in the country’s gambling laws. Recently the Senate passed legislation that would effective restrict the offering of games in the country. While that law has yet to be finalized many long-standing poker rooms and casinos servicing the country have decided to leave. Among them are 888, Party Poker and Ladbrokes. PokerStars continues to accept Australian players but will likely leave as soon as the new law is enacted.
The legislation is currently under review by the Australian Parliament for a legality inquiry. That will review will be completed by September 14th
Ignition Poker Australia Prospects
Should Ignition Poker continue to offer games to Australian players after a law is finalized, it is expected that Ignition would still stay in the market and service the players just as they do the United States. Given their status as one of the top poker rooms in the world, Ignition could very likely be the largest poker room accepting players in Australia if the new regulations are enacted.
Ignition Poker’s entry into the new market will surely allow Australians to enjoy online poker at least a couple rooms. In addition to a 100% up to $1,000 poker bonus through the poker room, Ignition also offers hundreds of casino games as well as a 100% up to $100 sign-up bonus. Ignition Poker features excellent games with a high percentage of fish, which has been aided by their friendly player model that they have
Players will also enjoy tournaments up to $100,000 at Ignition Poker with special tournament events that guarantee millions of dollars. They also have been known as one of the more reliable poker rooms for deposits and withdrawals, often paying out within a few days depending on the payment method.