Belgium Players Now Up for Online Poker

Published Thursday, February 09, 2012 -

Poker Stars has received its license to offer online poker in Belgium much to the delight of Poker players who enjoy a full house. Online poker in the European jurisdiction has been slowly but very surely becoming a regulated environment with international firms offering competitive levels of play much tp the advantage of the players.

The deal with Poker Stars is not by any means permanent the Belgium Gaming Commission has grants a trial run of one year to Poker Stars that is a partnership basically with the Belgium operation called Circus Groupe. After that the license should be made solid.
"This is an important step forward for the regulation of online gambling.
"Not only is the legal framework offering the possibility for operators to offer their online games of chance, but from an economical point of view gambling operators are given opportunities in Belgium.
"And all this in an environment that protects players more than illegal websites do - for example, excluded players cannot play at licensed websites and an average hourly loss is applicable to each player." The Chairman of the Belgian Gaming Commission, Etienne Marique, said recently.

Head of Business Development for Poker Stars, Guy Templer, commented on the relationship Poker Stars enjoys with its Belgium operators, "PokerStars is proud to be among the first fully-licensed operators in Belgium," continuing Templer added, "We are delighted to be able to offer a locally licensed product to Belgian players through our partnership with Circus Groupe. This furthers our goal to obtain licenses in all newly-regulated markets and we look forward to working with the Circus Groupe and Gaming Board."
The Gaming Commission was adamant that they would proceed only is fully licensed businesses were allowed to offer online gambling services. Now players in Belgium will be qualified to play in big international tournaments offered by Poker Stars including cash games.



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