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Online gambling has become a very popular pastime, especially in Europe. But now two members of the European Union who have remained quiet about online gambling are beginning to speak up about how online gambling regulations should be handled. The subject of their sudden outspokenness: online poker. One country is thinking about abolishing all restrictions and the other is planning on putting online poker restrictions in place for the first time in the countryâ€™s history.
Residents of France may suddenly find themselves free to gamble away on regulated online poker sites, something they have not been able to do before. The French government has been reconsidering their ban of all online gambling and betting and has announced that they are going to take a look at the current laws they have in place. Their sudden change of heart may have to do with pressure from the European Union.
Currently, the law in France states that any online betting is illegal and is not allowed by French citizens, unless conducted through the national monopoly. The European Union has been pressuring the legislators of the country to conform to the treaty that has been put into place among the member countries that concerns competition between the nations. Many of the member nations support legalized and regulated gambling and the new regulations allow online betting on sports events which includes poker games.
Finland is one of the European Union nations that do not regulate online poker play, but they are beginning to see the games as a source of taxable income. Finnish gambling is also run by a national monopoly that the government organized for their citizens, but it has never been regulated as in other nations, and overseas companies are banned from operating within the country.
Financial reports from the country have indicated that its residents spend as much as fifty million Euros a year at online poker sites outside the country and the government is now beginning to think that some of that generated revenue would serve the country better if it remained within their borders. But in order to set restrictions in place, they will have to do it in such a way that it conforms to the regulations that have already been put into place by the European Union.
Both countries are reviewing their options with help from European Union representatives and they expect to come to some solution that will benefit both sides of the coin very soon.House Edge at A Casino Casinos being business and not recreational...
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