UK Legislation(Room Updates)

    • Lazza61
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      Hey guys,

      I have started this thread as there is some concern over the status of a lot of our partner rooms with less than 2 weeks until the new legislation takes effect.

      DEFINITELY STAYING
      PokerStars.com
      Titan
      Everest
      Winner

      DEFINITELY GOING
      PokerStars.fr*
      Mansion**
      PokerHeaven
      24h poker

      * PokerStars.fr will not apply citing double taxation. Winamax.fr are taking the same line.
      ** Mansion players are being redirected to Titan with the promise of their loyalty points carrying over.

      MOST LIKELY STAYING
      William Hill
      888
      Unibet
      Bet365
      Betfair
      Betfred
      paddypower
      Ladbrokes
      NetBet
      PKR*
      Gala
      Coral

      All the traditional High St bookies hold UK licenses and are expected to comply.

      STATUS UNCLEAR
      EuroPoker

      Everybody is invited to respond with any further information.

      Regards

      Laz
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    • TheOnePunter
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      Staying;

      - Everest (Got email of updated Terms and conditions for after 1st Oct, as a UK player)
      - Winner (They have a .co.uk domain where they are migrating uk players)
      - Gala + Coral (MAYBE, they are massive in the UK and would be suprised if they're not going to cater for their main market).

      Leaving;
      -24h poker
      -Pokerheaven

      Got email from other affiliate that they are leaving.
    • grbell
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      Checked the UK Gambling commission website.

      All the sites listed as most likely staying have applications for a remote licence in progress.

      Of those sites listed as status unclear the following sites have applications for a remote licence in progress as well:

      Everest
      Winner
      PKR
      Gala
      Coral
      Netbet (trading as COSMO)

      so they should be staying.

      I could not find applications for:

      Europoker
      Pokerheaven
      24h poker

      TheOnePunter above has confirmed that the second two are definitely discontinuing operations in the UK.
    • Lazza61
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      Thanks for the replies guys. :)

      OP updated.
    • Lazza61
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      Hey Guys,

      Due to a High Court challenge by the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA), the implementation of the legislation has been put back to November 01st 2014.

      The challenge is considered unlikely to succeed but presiding judge Lord Justice Green has stated it would be unrealistic to expect a final judgement by October 1st.

      In other news, Unibet have confirmed they are staying and will not be reducing VIP rewards for UK players.

      Regards

      Laz
    • mute20
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      This does not effect non uk members rights??
    • Lazza61
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      Hey mute20,

      No, the legislation only affects UK based players.

      Laz
    • Lazza61
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      Hey guys,

      Player advocate Richard Richardson has started a petition which will be presented to the UK Gambling Commissioner.

      You can view and sign the petition here.

      Cheers

      Laz
    • kiromanAAKK
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      Obviously, that come together with all the rest of the crap that daily we need learn to live with

      another form of abuse and violence on the personal and individual freedom that seem not in many can see, yet

      Seriously, something must happen to stop the slowing and progressing process to enslave the humanity (even if we are well messed up already, just we still choice to take the blue pill)

      Im not upset, Im furious because this new idiot thing doesn't make sense to me!
    • kiromanAAKK
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      Originally posted by Lazza61
      Hey guys,

      Player advocate Richard Richardson has started a petition which will be presented to the UK Gambling Commissioner.

      You can view and sign the petition here.

      Cheers

      Laz
      Thanks! :f_thumbsup:
    • kiromanAAKK
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      Originally posted by mute20
      This does not effect non uk members rights??
      not for now!

      but do not relax to much mate before or late they will come with some good news to your part, wherever you are, as well

      trust me ;)
    • gormless
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      Originally posted by kiromanAAKK
      Obviously, that come together with all the rest of the crap that daily we need learn to live with

      another form of abuse and violence on the personal and individual freedom that seem not in many can see, yet

      Seriously, something must happen to stop the slowing and progressing process to enslave the humanity (even if we are well messed up already, just we still choice to take the blue pill)

      Im not upset, Im furious because this new idiot thing doesn't make sense to me!
      Think you need to work on your mental game mate.
      A few stupid gaffs like the autorebuy thing on the UK law, but these laws are mainly just about (quite rightly) governments getting some taxes on poker room profits.
      On balance I am quite pleased with the UK approach, as I think segregation is stupid.
    • Lazza61
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      Hey guys,

      Some good news.

      The UK Gaming Commission have released clarification on the 'Auto top up / Auto rebuy' rule.

      They have stated that it is NOT a legal requirement to not offer this feature but sites that do must have a Responsible Gaming policy.

      The vast majority of poker sites already have this so expect sites to return those features.

      Cheers

      Laz
    • TinoLaan
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      Great news :)

      On another note though, EuroPoker has been confirmed to leave the UK market also...