WPT Vienna - Host without poker license! Would you play?
Poker was considered a game of skill by Austrian law until January 2013. It is now considered a game of luck and therefore has to be licensed by the government.
Until today neither private operators like the CCC Group nor state driven casinos
have been granted with a poker license. Legally seen all poker in Austria
is illegal at the moment.
The CEO of the CCC Group published an official letter in which he stated: "The Concord Group takes full liability over the players money." This shows that a raid by Austrian financial police is not unlikely. A poker club in Linz, Austria was raided by law enforcement two days ago.
I could not find any statement besides WPT on the net.
Would you play?