Aussie men and women will play their favourite online games online for free on Thursday.
Online gambling giant Gamestop has teamed up with the Australian Government to offer free games to people on the go.
“It is a big day for us, it’s the biggest day we’ve ever had with this deal,” Mr Cottle said.
“We’ve had about a hundred million gamers playing online gambling, so we’ve got a pretty robust customer base.”
Gamestop chief executive officer David Cottles said the deals were good for gamers and for the community.
“When you get to play online games you’re playing with other Australians and Australians have a lot of fun,” he said.
The Australian Government has committed to offering free online gaming to all Australians on Thursday, with a total of $2 billion being committed over the next three years.
Online gaming will be available on the Prime Minister’s digital media platform and on mobile devices through the Government Digital Service (GDS).GDS CEO Ian Campbell said it was a good start.
“This is an important moment for GDS, the Government and the industry to get online gambling on the road to success,” he told AAP.
“Online gaming is the number one online game on the planet and is expected to be a $2 trillion market by 2020.”
The GDS is a leader in online gaming and we are working closely with the industry, including the Government, to help drive the growth of this great game.
“Mr Campbell said the games offered by Gamestops were available for people to play and for free.”
Gamestops will be a great place to go to and we want people to have a great time,” he added.”
Gambling is fun, it has great social benefits and is also an opportunity for people who don’t have access to gaming to experience a variety of games.
“The GDFS has also committed $1.2 billion over the coming three years to help boost gambling online, with $1 billion from the Federal Government.
The GNS also committed an additional $1 million to help make online gaming more affordable.
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