Monthly Archives: June 2015

Austria Restricts All Forms of Poker

In a surprising turn of events Austria has decided to restrict all forms of poker within their country. That means that land based poker, online poker and mobile poker are all being restricted within the country. This announcement has come as one of the biggest shocks to Austrian Citizens. It was only weeks ago that it was revealed that the online poker market would be abolished by the end of the month, only to now realize all forms of poker are being abolished.

Austria

The reason that the Austrian Government is having to restrict this form of gambling is due to the country’s tax reform. The fact of the matter is that the majority of countries within the European Union are having an incredibly hard time sustaining the progressive lifestyle that they live. Paying for schooling, incredible health care and so much more has caused for governments to begin to lose money.

Austria is now reforming as to where the citizens taxes go & all forms of gambling will no longer receive any funding. This mainly effects land based gamblers but none the less the Austrian Government would rather the citizens money go elsewhere in order to expand other industries that can be of far more use to the country.If the Austrian Government plans of resurrecting the online poker market within the upcoming years changes we will advise you on that update if and when it occurs. As of now it seems that this won’t be the case as the European Union & European Court of Justice have agreed to these restrictions.

California Voting on Online Poker Bill

There are many different states across the USA that are now considering online poker or online gambling as a reasonable form of entertainment that could bring in large profits for the state. This is why California, a state with dozens of Millionaires is considering online poker being legalized within the state. California Assembly Bill Number 431 is going to be voted on this upcoming Thursday on June 4th, 2015.

California

If this bill is to be legalized that means big name poker firms such as PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker or Caesars Entertainment could enter the California poker market. The citizens of the state of California have expressed that they hope this bill will come into effect as online poker & online gambling has been unavailable to these citizens for more than a decade. In return major profits would come in store which could be used towards solving the water crisis in the state and help control the mass amount of wild fires that happen yearly.

The Governor of California would then have this bill on his desk no later than twenty four hours after the bill had been passed. Upon his final signature the law would be activated which would end the five year long online poker saga in the state. Currently online Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware provide an online gambling market to their citizens with many other states considering it. We shall keep you posted as to what happens with this bill and if it comes into effect.