Germany - new gambling regulation

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:mad::( now the government has decided that gambling will be blocked in Finland from the beginning of the year.:mad:


You can always move 80 (or more) kilometres south though ...
 
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I am wondering if residents in germany can play on ReplayPoker? It's purely a play money site and no download is required.

We have a few games there AND this season we are hosting our CardsChat Fall League there, too.
 
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I think the new laws are not bad, perhaps in the future we need to improve a little. The casino is evil for the most part, everyone loses there and so that the strong excitement does not enter a limited bet of 1 euro, this is very good. blackjack would not touch and you absolutely must not touch poker games - I do not consider them to be gambling.
 
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Germany has always been disloyal to gambling. I think that soon they will completely shut down all poker sites.
 
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I am wondering if residents in Germany can play on ReplayPoker? It's purely a play money site and no download is required.

We have a few games there AND this season we are hosting our CardsChat Fall League there, too.
Hi Shelley, yes, we are able to play at Replay Poker from Germany.
I just tried it again and it works pretty good. Well, it is in the browser, but it is okay, I would say. I am looking forward to the League again. :)
 
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I am wondering if residents in Germany can play on ReplayPoker? It's purely a play money site and no download is required.

We have a few games there AND this season we are hosting our CardsChat Fall League there, too.
Hello Shells,
Just tested it, ReplayPoker runs in Germany
 
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didnt know about it
is that serious? are there restrictions?
 
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two problems:

- politicans usually dont understand how poker really works

-and in a weird way they are right that it is gambling:
because the majority of the players doesn't play well and is not interested in improving
so it is really gambling :)
 
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No good news from pokerstars for German players:

in a Nutshell:
Rewards programm stopped and - in my oppinion - the worse one:
Home Games stopped.
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Here the full message (google translated)

We would like to inform you that due to regulatory restrictions, we will no longer be able to offer PokerStars Rewards in Germany as of April 5, 2023. We are therefore making the following important changes: • Our PokerStars Rewards program will no longer be available going forward. • We will no longer offer StarsCoin in the future. Any remaining StarsCoin will be converted to cash, but you can redeem or use them before April 5, 2023. • We do not offer compensation for uncompleted progress bars. • All poker and Vegas rewards received before April 5, 2023 can be used as usual. We regret that we have had to reschedule the closing date for these offers, having originally informed you that the offers will no longer be available as of January 10, 2023. In addition, we will no longer offer Home Games from April 12, 2023. We know this is a big change. However, we are constantly reviewing our promotional offer to continue to offer our customers a great gaming experience. PokerStars
 
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I first thought well that's what they already informed us but no home games. 😱👿

No CC home games, no special events for us anymore 😭
 
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You don't get rewards and chest in Germany at Pokerstars anymore :(
No more home games? why? i don't understand that
 
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The strange thing is that the so called “Interstate Treaty on Gambling” doesn't forbid free playing with Playmoney.

See https://www.gesetze-bayern.de/Content/Document/StVGlueStV2021/true

“Section 6j
Free offers

(1) 1Organizers and brokers of public gambling on the Internet may only offer free entertainment offers which, with the exception of unpayable remuneration and a lack of cash profit, correspond to public gambling organized or brokered by them or are modelled on these games of chance, only to players for whom they have set up a gaming account in accordance with Section 6a. 2The licence holder may not allow these entertainment offers to be enjoyed without a gaming account. 3sentence 2 applies accordingly to the Allowing minors and banned players to participate.
(2) 1If organizers and intermediaries offer free entertainment services within the meaning of paragraph 1 sentence 1 that correspond to a specific public gambling on the Internet or in particular by the name or appearance that appear to correspond to a specific virtual slot game or an online casino game, the free entertainment offer must comply with public gambling as a whole, with the exception of the unpayable fee and the lack of cash profit, in particular with regard to the 2 If, in public gambling, fees or similar charges must be paid by the player in favour of the licence holder or third parties, these must be simulated and stated in the case of free entertainment offers in accordance with paragraph 1 sentence 1.”
 
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anyone who forbids me to do what I want with my money is zero. if i want to play i will

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either pokerstars overslept again to apply for the license or it is the greed of the german authorities! because what do you earn with play money? or what can they take away from us? these rubbish online casinos where you just have to push a button like an idiot flood the whole market but they ban poker it's so pathetic! They tell us something about player protection blablabla, but take away more and more opportunities to keep our losses low or get something for free. this is really big crap!!! ps. I don't think replay will be affected because it's a play money site, at least I hope so. I've been playing there for over a month with no problems.
 
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either pokerstars overslept again to apply for the license or it is the greed of the german authorities! because what do you earn with play money? or what can they take away from us? these rubbish online casinos where you just have to push a button like an idiot flood the whole market but they ban poker it's so pathetic! They tell us something about player protection blablabla, but take away more and more opportunities to keep our losses low or get something for free. this is really big crap!!! ps. I don't think replay will be affected because it's a play money site, at least I hope so. I've been playing there for over a month with no problems.
yes, Replay won`t be affected, as it is a pure Playmoney-Site which needs no regulation licence to operate in Germany.
Besides as I already wrote, I can`t stop wondering why PS has a problem with its Playmoney Homegames, and also with real money Homegames, as they have the same chances and style as the normal tournament. I hope in any time the Homegames will be turned on again.
 
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A country living like Germany , I would expect them to offer more freedoms to play heir citizens , not making their lives harder with these legislations . This regulations turn to be very bad everywhere. No homegames , then no freerolls , or no challenges and less promotions or other restrictions in cash games or casino games etc etc . Everywhere the same story . In most cases they say the changes are to protect the players lol
 
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A country living like Germany , I would expect them to offer more freedoms to play heir citizens , not making their lives harder with these legislations . This regulations turn to be very bad everywhere. No homegames , then no freerolls , or no challenges and less promotions or other restrictions in cash games or casino games etc etc . Everywhere the same story . In most cases they say the changes are to protect the players lol
it's always about money... In know in austria's case for sure. Were excluded from any chest challenge , only cashgame and casino challenges left.
We tax too much for Pokerstars' taste.
And partypoker we're banned exclusively for poker,. bets and casino works lol
We didn't pass a new legislation for gambling
 
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One thing you can count on, at least in Germany; if the state intervenes in a regulatory way, it will suck.
 
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@bapfel :
So the new dad reality has taken place now. No freerolls on PS anymore. 🥲

Great gift to fathers day. 🤣

What happened to your discussion with Pokerstars and the German politicians? 🤔
 
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They said "thank you" and that thats the interpretation of some politicians not of the authority which regulates them... thats typically Germany, politicians make a law with some intentions to save their citizens and the result is overregulation.
Otherwise PS said it would be also a economic decision of them..
 
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Otherwise PS said it would be also a economic decision of them..
Well there we go.

In the new application their satellite freerolls still exist. That would be against the law then. 🙃
 
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Well there we go.

In the new application their satellite freerolls still exist. That would be against the law then. 🙃
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Could you reenter your account? I wanted to upload my ID Card, but after seconds this window appears.

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It worked this morning but there seem to be several people having the same problem:
 
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