Poker is a game of chance and the organiser of a poker tournament can be prosecuted for breaking gambling laws, Amsterdam’s appeal court has ruled in a case which stretches back nearly 10 years.
Officially, the Netherlands regards poker as a gambling game, meaning the state owned Holland Casino group is the only organisation allowed to organise tournaments. The case centres on three men who organised poker tournaments in a bar in Bussum between 2005 and 2007 without a licence.
Lower court judges in 2010 and 2014 agreed with the defence, which argued poker has become a different game, depending on tactics, experience and psychology.
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UK License for Mansion Group Gaming operator Mansion Group has been granted a Remote Gambling Software licence by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC).
The licence will enable Mansion to continue to operate its various online casino services in the UK market.
Mansion’s UK portfolio currently features […]