Hungarian home game players face jail

Hungarian home game players face jail

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Yesterday we brought you news of Hungarian Gabor Vasvenszki win at PKR Live IV. It looks like his compatriots could be struggling to do the same.

According to a report on business website Hungarian poker players face up to two years in prison if they're caught playing anywhere other than a casino or an authorised card club. Up to 20,000 players in the Hungarian capital Budapest could be affected by the new law which restricts poker to these venues. This raises the prospect of a jail sentence for playing in a home game.

The Hungarian Poker Association is set to challenge the law in the country's Constitutional Court.

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