Say bye to the Fronks!

    • thepatapouf
      thepatapouf
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      hi guys,

      That is official, you won't meet any french on PokerStars.

      A new law in France have been decided to regulate online poker. This law says that every poker operator must have a certified license to operate in France.

      This license include that French player MUST NOT play against non-French players.

      Since PokerStars is willing to get this license, they simply blocked all the French players tonight, who have to create a new account on PS.fr.

      This will be probably the same for FTP and many other major rooms. So say goodbye to French players, the fronks as they say here in Scotland (french+donks), unless we find a breach into that stupid law.

      You won't see us around online tables, neither on football, France is slowly disappearing.
  • 14 replies
    • Killerius
      Killerius
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      Sad day for poker ;( ;( , all those french :f_biggrin: .
    • NightFrostaSS
      NightFrostaSS
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      Seen on 2+2 that Party Poker blocked French players as well. Sucks if all countries gonna follow the trend
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      time to move to france and play on their sites :)
    • NightFrostaSS
      NightFrostaSS
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      Yup, or Italy
    • chenny8888
      chenny8888
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      no money in italy, everyone solid
    • Killerius
      Killerius
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      Originally posted by chenny8888
      time to move to france and play on their sites :)
      Don't know if it's a good idea with 7% rake and when they rake every pot even pre flop.
    • Berzerger
      Berzerger
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      I have a weird feeling Belgium's next. Thank you very much, law, you once again have proven how far away you are from justice.
    • Atoks
      Atoks
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      Originally posted by Berzerger
      I have a weird feeling Belgium's next. Thank you very much, law, you once again have proven how far away you are from justice.
      And what sort of a point is that statement supposed to make? I perfectly understand why the French decided to isolate themselves from the rest of the poker world, or why Italy have done the same and the US (in a way) as well. If u knew ur game had a leak that took away 1% of ur winnings would u not plug it? What if it took even more than that? How do u think that compares to a nation and it's economy? Don't u think every country wants to keep it's resources and use it for themselves?

      Justice or whatever u want to call it has no place here. Yes we'd all love to play every fish on the planet hour after hour and squeeze every $ out of them, but did u really think it would always be THAT easy to do? Tbh it doesn't matter who blocks what where, if ur good enough u'll always be a winning player and will always be able to make a profit. Hell even if all u have is a desire to do so it will be enough. There are markets yet untapped as well. Look forward and look to improve. I'll only start to worry when the only people I'm allowed to play are the ones with WSOP bracelets.
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
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      There is a GOD! Fronks have ate my roll for years!

      I always knew I'd have the last laugh!

      So here it goes

      MU HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

      Hmmm what does one do without an enemy???
    • Berzerger
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      Originally posted by Atoks
      Originally posted by Berzerger
      I have a weird feeling Belgium's next. Thank you very much, law, you once again have proven how far away you are from justice.
      And what sort of a point is that statement supposed to make? [...]
      Something tells me you don't make a specific distinction between people and government. Belgian law says outright that poker is a game of chance and cannot be beaten with any strategy. That's just one example, directly relating to the matter at hand. And now that European countries have started isolating themselves from the poker industry, Belgium's likely to follow the trend and pass some law forbidding online poker or at least restricting the players in some way. And please don't tell me that will go to the benefit of the country because I know where Belgian taxpayers' money goes.

      Bottom line is the government will want more control over how much of my money leaves the country, and I obviously don't want that.
    • thepatapouf
      thepatapouf
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      Originally posted by Killerius
      Originally posted by chenny8888
      time to move to france and play on their sites :)
      Don't know if it's a good idea with 7% rake and when they rake every pot even pre flop.
      +1

      France is the LAST country where you should play poker.
      Online = very high rake (betweenn 5 and 8% expected, french rooms are not available yet). Maximum ROI of 85%
      Live = first, you'll have to find a casino where poker is played. Then, it is more likely to be only cash game. Rake = between 8% and 12%...
      And if you like tournament like me, don't even try to find something!

      Damn, I'll miss Scotland
    • chenny8888
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      7% rake is beatable if you're playing against exclusively french players.
    • NightFrostaSS
      NightFrostaSS
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      SNG only (because of raking every hand in cash)
    • Dvince900
      Dvince900
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      bad news but we will definitely some other good sites to play