Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Online poker players in Northern Ireland looked to have escaped the latest government move against gambling.
Having been identified as an area of problem gambling with approximately 2% of the population known to have addiction problems, the country’s Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has proposed an update of the law. However, unlike many governments across Europe which seem to be grouping online poker gambling activities – such as Russia and Germany – Northern Ireland hasn’t directly referenced poker in any of its statutes. Commenting on the situation, McCausland said: “It is necessary to update the current gambling laws in order to address the rapidly changing gambling environment that exists today; changes are also required to ensure that our law complies with relevant EU provisions.”A public consultation regarding proposed changes was held in 2011 with Betfair, Ladbrokes and Paddy Power all expressing their views. Keep up to date with all the news from the poker world by following us on Twitter and Facebook.
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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