I'm glad I live where I live.
First off let me say that I am an Englishman, but have spent half my life living in Iceland. Iceland is becomming a very popular place for tourists and such with pristine air healthy food and some of the purest drinking water in the world.
I'm digressing from my topic, Poker!!!.
Poker started to become popular here about 10 - 20 years ago, fisrt with small underground clubs, then when the government started to lift the restrictions, those poker clubs and other raised there heads above ground and a small boom in the game got started. It was helped along the way by televised events like the main event and high stakes poker.
Online poker also increased in volume with Scandinavian poker rooms opening up, but the best thing about online poker here, is that there are no restrictions as to where you can play.
I used to be an addict to some small degree and at one time had over 40 different site to choose from on my desktop.There were never any problems cashing out until one young man started playing cash games and won over a $1,000,000 and sent it to his account back home. The taxman got wind of it and decided he wanted a slice of the winnings and decided there and then to slap a tax on poker winnings brought into the country.
But, if you have an online bank account where you can deposit your winnings there, then you can avoid that silly little man and don't pay any tax, problem solved don't you think.
So you see, the title to this post makes me very happy because as far as I know I can still play any site around the world legally.
I feel very sorry for all Americans that wish to play poker and cannot due to there backward political system, you all have my sympathy for the struggle you are going through with your present gamimng restrictions.
I hope in the future your leaders will see that they are throwing away vast amounts of possible tax dollars and recind the gaming restrictions and allow you all back into the poker world once more.