Soon after coming online with a number of their slot games, the Aussie-based Aristocrat slot machine manufacturer has decided that Aussie players will be blocked from 22nd June 2011 due to the grey legislation and impending changes in the laws regarding Aussie online gambling. US players are already blocked but that’s nothing unusual right now and may change in 2012 the way things are headed anyway.
Bit of a shame that if you reside down-under but the few AristocratÂ games that are online (Queen Of The Nile 2, Where’s The Gold, Red Baron and more) will still be available to Europeans and players in New Zealand via the Bet365 Games website.
I will update this article if things change again.
Footnote, November 2011: Although the online versions of AristocratÂ slotÂ machinesÂ remain blocked to customers in Australia and the USA as I write, there are a few games such as Choy Sun Doa, Queen Of The Nile 2 and the popular Where’s The Gold available to play in fun-mode on the Games & Slot Machines website and it would appear that no country blocks are in place presently.