Federal Group thumbs nose at Federal Govt

According to casino operation The Federal Group, which yesterday launched its gaming portal, Southern Cross Casinos, the company received its licence to operate an online casino from the Tasmanian Government in 1998.

The Government's online gaming moratorium, which is expected to be passed by parliament in August this year, is likely to ban all Australian internet gaming operations licensed after May 19, 2000.

The moratorium threatens fines of up to $1.1 million per day, enforceable by Federal Police, for companies that break the moratorium.

While online gaming startups that don't beat the May 19 deadline are unable to operate for one year, until 19 May 2001, gamers such as GoCorp, Lasseters Online and lotto ticket peddler eBay have already scraped into operation by obtaining licences before May 19.

The Southern Cross Casinos site, regulated by the Tasmanian Government, offers access to the online versions of The Federal Group's two Tasmanian-based offline casinos.

The Federal Group plans to accept all cash bets through its website from overseas; Australians are only able to participate in transaction-free mockups of gambling scenarios.

Join the newsletter!

Or
Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

The Wire

PC World
Show Comments

Essentials

Mobile

Victorinox Werks Professional Executive 17 Laptop Case

Learn more >

Exec

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?