PokerOnline.com, the popular poker website that was shut down by the Australian Government last week has been reinstated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
News.com and Stuff.co.nz reported on Monday that the Department said it would resume the website on Monday, but would be running a limited number of PokerOnline Premium users only.
News, Weather and Sports editor-in-chief John Walker said that PokerOnline would be available in the following languages:French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Japanese, Korean and Chinese.
“This is the first time that a casino is returning to Australian shores since the closure of PokerStars,” he said.
“With the release of the new poker app we will be able to add the best poker experience for poker lovers in Australia.”
The Department is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for poker players in Australia and is working hard to bring poker back to Australia.
“PokerOnline.co, which has been in Australian hands since 2013, was shut by the Government last Thursday after losing around $2.2 million a day in online poker.