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Online Poker Australia

Australia has a long and rich poker history and is home to former World Series of Poker Main Event champion Joe Hachem who took down poker's biggest prize in 2005.

The country also boasts two WSOP Player of the Year winners in Jeffrey Lisandro (2009) and Robert Campbell (2019).

Joe Hachem
2005 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Hachem

There are also several major live poker festivals in Australia, the biggest of which being the Aussie Millions. This is the largest and richest poker festival in the Southern Hemisphere. Since 1998, it has been held at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia.

The Main Event has grown from just 74 entries to over 800, and continues to attract some of the world's biggest poker stars.

Unfortunately, online poker was outright banned in 2017 when the Australian Senate passed the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill. Prior to this, online poker advertising was illegal, but Australians could still play on sites such as 888poker and PokerStars.

Related: Australia Loses Fight for Legal Online Poker (2017)

Crown Casino Melbourne Poker Room
The Aussie Millions is the largest and richest poker festival in the southern hemisphere

Online Poker in Australia

Although Australians are not allowed to play online poker for real money, there are still plenty of opportunities for them to play free-to-play online poker games.

World Series of Poker Free to Play Poker

The World Series of Poker free to play online poker game offers poker players the chance to play for free. There are plenty of exciting games with Texas Hold'em, Omaha and chances to win WSOP rings.


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