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    • ilioas
      ilioas
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      Joined: 24.11.2008 Posts: 305
      Only web is blocked. (bypass this by using VPN)
      Application works fine.
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
      Headadmin
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      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,462
      Hey guys,

      I would recommend you play elsewhere. PokerStars have the best security team of any poker room. If they catch you, your account will be snap closed and the funds confiscated.

      This is a serious breach of their Ts + Cs.

      Regards

      Laz
    • TinoLaan
      TinoLaan
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      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,411
      Hi guys,

      According to the latest information we have, you should be able to play on PokerStars from Latvia. However, there is always a small chance that our data is inaccurate at this point in time.

      Therefore, it would certainly not hurt to contact PokerStars support. They will certainly be able to verify whether or not you are able to play on PokerStars.

      support@pokerstars.com

      As Laz said, if it is indeed not allowed to play on PokerStars from Latvia, don't attempt to circumvent this. You will be breaching their Terms & Conditions in that case.

      Keep us updated :)

      Regards,
      Tino
    • ilioas
      ilioas
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      Joined: 24.11.2008 Posts: 305
      Originally posted by TinoLaan
      Hi guys,

      According to the latest information we have, you should be able to play on PokerStars from Latvia. However, there is always a small chance that our data is inaccurate at this point in time.

      Therefore, it would certainly not hurt to contact PokerStars support. They will certainly be able to verify whether or not you are able to play on PokerStars.

      support@pokerstars.com

      As Laz said, if it is indeed not allowed to play on PokerStars from Latvia, don't attempt to circumvent this. You will be breaching their Terms & Conditions in that case.

      Keep us updated :)

      Regards,
      Tino
      Hi Tino.
      There is another thing going on in Latvia regards internet gambling.
      We have an organisation that sells licences for latvian market and they thought that it is time to sell some licence to internet gambling sites (as a prevention to social degradation regards gambling).
      Therefore they are blocking certain sites like it is in Estonia currently.

      When you open pokerstars.eu we see this:
      ENG
      According to the Electronic Communications Law, an electronic communications merchant has the duty, on the basis of a decision of the Lotteries and Gambling Supervision Inspection and in the manner as regulated by the Cabinet of Ministers, to restrict access to an interactive gambling operator’s internet site, if the operator is not licensed in Latvia. Access to this internet site is restricted accordingly on the basis of the decision issued by the Lotteries and Gambling Supervision Inspection ordering such actions.
      If you have any questions, please contact the Lotteries and Gambling Supervision Inspection (Izložu un azartspēļu uzraudzības inspekcija): Brīvības iela 33, Riga, LV-1010, Latvia; Tel.: (+371) 67 504 955; e-mail: pasts@iaui.gov.lv; web: http://www.iaui.gov.lv


      Technically that occurs within latvian geographic location so using VPN you bypass that and can continue playing.

      Pokerstars has nothing to do with that.
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
      Headadmin
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      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 9,462
      Just for general information, the relevant clauses from PokerStars Ts + Cs:

      1.2 The Software is licensed to you by PokerStars for your private personal use. Please note that the Service is not for use by (i) individuals under 18 years of age, (ii) individuals under the legal age of majority in their jurisdiction and (iii) individuals connecting to the Site from jurisdictions from which it is illegal to do so. PokerStars is not able to verify the legality of the Service in each jurisdiction and it is the User's responsibility to ensure that their use of the Service is lawful.



      5.11 Persons located in or residents of the United States and the United States Territories (the “Prohibited Jurisdictions”) are not permitted to make deposits into their accounts or engage in real-money play. They may cash out their existing account balances. For the avoidance of doubt, the foregoing restrictions on engaging in real-money play from Prohibited Jurisdictions applies equally to residents and citizens of other nations while located in a Prohibited Jurisdiction.
      Players located in or residents of France and applicable territories, Italy, Estonia, Belgium, Denmark, and Spain (the “Restricted Jurisdictions”) are required to play according to the regulations in each Restricted Jurisdiction, using the appropriately designated, licensed game clients.
      Any attempt to circumvent the restrictions on play by any persons located in a Prohibited Jurisdiction or Restricted Jurisdiction , is a breach of this Agreement. An attempt at circumvention includes, but is not limited to, manipulating the information used by PokerStars to identify your location and providing PokerStars with false or misleading information regarding your location or place of residence.
      Regards

      Laz
    • TinoLaan
      TinoLaan
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      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,411
      Cheers Laz.

      Guys, I definitely recommend you contact PokerStars before trying to circumvent any laws there might be. Better to be safe than sorry, as far as I'm concerned. If it's indeed not allowed (most likely) then you risk your money being confiscated which is of course never a good thing.

      If poker rooms need a license now to operate in Latvia (if I understood you correctly), then unfortunately that's that and there's nothing you or we can do in that case.