Friday, 6 March 2009
French budget minister Eric Woerth has announced details of a new bill which could finally clear the way for online poker in France.
The proposed legislation will see the opening up of state monopolies to competition and will include provisions for some online gambling including poker. Details are still sketchy but it’s likely that a 2% tax will be levied on online poker winnings in addition to the rake. Speaking at a press conference the minister commented that “Rather than banning 25,000 websites, we'd rather give licenses to those who will respect public and social order." Assuming the new law is passed, legal online poker could be available in France by 1 January 2010.
Juicy Stakes has just launched a range of new online poker tournaments and is celebrating by offering a limited-time 50% re-load deposit bonus worth up to $100.
Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes are offering online poker players the chance to take part in the main event at the upcoming St Maarten stop of the TK Poker Tour for as little as $1.10.
The Winter Poker Championship Seefeld 2017 is set to kick off from February 16 and one lucky online poker player will be taking part after winning a prize package worth $4,000 into the Austrian extravaganza’s main event at Intertops Poker on Sunday.
The Winter Poker Championship Seefeld 2017 is set to run from February 16 to February 26 and online poker players are being offered the chance to win a prize package into the Austrian tournament series’ main event for as little as $3.30.
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