Delay for Finnish online poker

Delay for Finnish online poker

Friday, 23 July 2010

Finland’s aim to become the second Scandinavian country to regulate national online poker will have to wait. RAY Poker has been delayed by six weeks after initially being due to start operations on August 27.

Software operators, Playtech, reviewed elements of player security and protection before deciding that they needed six weeks to get RAY Poker to a top-quality level expected of Playtech.

Many Finns fear that this casino will come with legislation preventing them playing on other sites, but thus far there has been no indication that this is a government consideration. Fear not, you’ll still be seeing Finnish superstar Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies at the Full Tilt tables, then.

RAY is one of the three gambling companies allowed to operate in Finland and is also the owner of the Helsinki Grand Casino where Patrik Antonius and Ziigmund cut their teeth.

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