This is a discussion on China Banning Poker within the online poker forums, in the Poker News and Events section; China is banning online poker, according to information from the pokerdicas website in Brazil. The Chinese government announced that as of June 2018, poker sites
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China Banning Poker
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China Banning Poker
China is banning online poker, according to information from the pokerdicas website in Brazil. The Chinese government announced that as of June 2018, poker sites and applications have not been banned forever.
The movement is also linked to live tournaments, while making it harder for event planners to know that the most consistent times in the world are always set on machines.
A measure of the Chinese government will be a currency of your gambling money. In my opinion, the country has to pay poker completely, because no fictitious game like the little game has learned a poker, and as an interesting game in the game.
Poker for money was already illegal in China. This law bans play-money games
and the promotion of poker via social networks.
I don't think this will really have an effect on the tournament scene. If people can't
find out about poker events on social media they will switch to an other way of staying
up to date with what is going on... It's not so hard to join a mailing list....
Just another example of a government completely over-estimating it's power to patronize people....
I can not believe countrys have the right ot ban online poker what is the point of having a screening process and saying yes im over 18 and capable of making my own rational decisions if you are just going to take them away we are not children in a lolly shop who are out of control, if online poker is banned why not ban all forms of gambling in aus?
Are they implementing some sort of glasses or something you wear, in China, similar to that Black Mirror episode, that tracks what you do and it is some sort of points system that will affect whether you can get a loan, rent an apartment, take a plane, etc.. Or is this just conspiracy stuff I've been hearing on YouTube?
The Poker does not make sense for Vatican City.
Cuba and North Korea are communists and live dictatorship.
Afghanistan, Rwanda, Kenya, Syria, Zimbabwe live in misery, so to the poker world are not important.
Now it would be interesting to have at the tables the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and other countries that are rich and are not in misery and wars.
This is their law regarding to unsanctioned gambling: “Article 303: Whoever, for the purpose of profit, gathers people to engage in gambling, runs a gambling house or makes gambling his profession shall be sentenced to fixed-term imprisonment of not more than three years, criminal detention or public surveillance and shall also be fined.”
In Hong Kong and Macau gambling is allowed. Also they have a Chinese state-sponsored lottery, which according to them is not gambling. So they have a tolerance policy and are using double standards, kinda like marijuana laws in some countries. We can expect a lot of changes going back and forth.
The state must understand that games can be taxed. Those who participate in online games on the internet in other countries have an obligation to pay taxes. It is possible to unite countries and poker.
The poker sites could be more expert and offer regional games to certain countries, so only the people of that country can play each other at the tables.
And in this the sites should pass on to the states part of the taxes generated at the tables.
It would make countries like China rethink their ideology of ending up with online poker.
Bitcoin, I agree with China's end bitcoin, because as you can trust an investment that does not have any money as a guarantee of credit, it is not a bond issued by the Government, and some exchange reserve is indexed.
Poker is not an investment, it is a game where you can lose or win.
You can be sure these bitcoin will still destroy the financial system.
I think instead of banning us, china and any other country should make the poker sites so that they are taxed, well maintained, honest, and the money does not always get sent out of the countries. The money/economy lose is I'm sure the issue so with such a big opportunity why not allow poker the way it should be.
I fully agree, the countries themselves should have their poker sites. This would make it easier to collect taxes and enforce game honesty. Each country could have its gaming site, yes, but players from other countries could also have access to your site.
Great point on countries having their owns sites. I really like that idea and it would transform the industry and allow for governments oversight in the matter of taxes. The government could make so much money. Great thinking!
It would, but not necessarily the system be theirs, could also have an agreement with the existing sites, for development and administration of the exclusive games of the countries. Even as you know China wants to end the fun, other countries may also want to do the same thing, so you have to negotiate.
I wouldn't trust a poker site run by a communist government one bit.
Also, you have to realize that communist government policies are made by a dozen, or so, aging men who have no realistic outlook on life. They live such a sheltered life and are fed information that most of the time is warped or downright false, and this is what they base their decisions on.
omg, Chinese government may not have gotten to that point!
last year China's decisions destabilized the cryptocurrency market, pokerstars for example are investing in Asia and this will certainly influence this strategy of PS
PokerStars' investments in Asia should further influence South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Australia. China is very closed, if they want to end the poker they end, the Chinese people are not free to be against their government.