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China Black Friday - Chinese Government Bans all Online Poker Apps

Tags: Black Friday, China, Stephen Lai
Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by "T".
Beginning June 1, 2018, all apps that offer any type of poker will be banned in China. Playing and promoting poker on all forms of social media channels will be banned. Therefore, it is expected that the number of Chinese players at legal regional games will drop dramatically. The poker game has been nothing but popular in mainland China and other parts of Asia. Even if the Chinese weren't allowe[...]   Read more » China Black Friday - Chinese Government Bans all Online Poker Apps

  24-Apr-18, 07:14   #1
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doubletop777 
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 49 (M)
Posts: 7150
I really can't believe that, in this day and age, any countries can ban online poker. I am glad that we don't get any of these restrictions in Britain and i hope that they can come to some sort of an amicable resolution

     
  24-Apr-18, 13:28   #2
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Sorin888 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
Age: 53 (M)
Posts: 2414
If government try to ban gambling in UK, the island will sink,addicted,degenerate gamblers.Chinese officials know their people better and they stop any distraction early,not waiting to become an addiction.I saw so many chinese playing in aeroport casinos.Poker had a rapid rise in China despite the fact people are unable to play for money

     
  24-Apr-18, 15:26   #3
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godoy 
Joined: Jul '10
Location: Brazil
Age: 38 (M)
Posts: 359
unfortunately this still happens in countries where the people are controlled because they do not want them to think for themselves and act with extreme hardness to restrain any kind of manipulation afavor of the individual to control their lives their jobs and their fun and unacceptable what rubbish and this and in relation What poker is worth more than a while?

     
  24-Apr-18, 15:28   #4
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Tony_MON7ANA 

Joined: Mar '14
Location: Japan
Age: 44 (M)
Posts: 8533
This is really depressing news for people residing in China. I take it that residents in China will no longer be able to enjoy playing even Zynga poker on Facebook. Does a recent cryptocurrency boom/crash have anything to do with this? Where next? Japan? South Korea?

     
  24-Apr-18, 16:22   #5
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CALICUL 
Joined: Jan '14
Location: Romania
Age: 39 (M)
Posts: 2911
Very bad news for Chinese players. I sometimes met a Chinese player on the tables but did not know they were not allowed to play for real money. Probably playing from another country. The Russians must also be restricted and then poker will go into clinical death. Governors want money but bans certain games online with real money. Sad. Sad

     
  24-Apr-18, 18:32   #6
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 41 (F)
Posts: 13073
This is another big hit in the industry and not only.
After bans all over the planet this one, considering the population of china,
gonna have a big impact. Especially to all the sites with asian players.
Isnt it possible behind that move to be all the big land based casinos? Smile

     
  24-Apr-18, 20:46   #7
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
Age: 34 (M)
Posts: 10089
well that's not good for anyone, and realistically I think like really anyone... players cannot play, business cannot get revenue in the form of rake, buy-ins etc. and government cannot get their share of businesses revenues in the form of taxes

     
  24-Apr-18, 23:28   #8
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bowie1984 

Joined: Apr '12
Location: Hungary
Age: 34 (M)
Posts: 6029
The only benefitial from this will be those triad members who are organizing illegal poker dens and casinos under the nose of the local authorities who are getting their cut from these activities as well. Who knows how many politicians were greased for this by them.

     
  25-Apr-18, 05:09   #9
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Mysik86 

Joined: Nov '11
Location: Poland
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 1003
Yeah, people always find alternative forms of play. VPN, TOR, IP from other countries...
And it's sad that the governments interfere with citizens' plays and activities. We fight for freedom for many years and it turned out, that we don't have freedom we fight for...

     
  25-Apr-18, 09:58   #10
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dule-vu 

Joined: May '09
Location: Croatia
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 6592
why they have to ruin everything that is good in life!to ban poker site,to ban to comment about poker on forums and internet!its sick!people cant do what they like!even if its just talking with other players!we should do with out money whatever we want!

     
  25-Apr-18, 16:28   #11
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Gerimantas 
Joined: Jan '17
Location: Lithuania
Age: 60 (M)
Posts: 1547
Big news for china market, a lot of people now have no chance to play poker and it is not good when government makes law and you like customer have nothing to do even if you have money and want to play

     
  25-Apr-18, 16:36   #12
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godoy 
Joined: Jul '10
Location: Brazil
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I think this is a disrespect to the individual to oblige a person to do something or stop doing it and it is immaterial because it is the main right of the human being to do what he wants to do as long as it is not something against another person with malice with this prohibition it becomes increasingly clear that Achina will become a power of people controlled this fear because that was how it began with Hitler and gave in what gave only today we have more weapons that can decimate the world in the hands of criminals who just want to know fill your money and screw the world

     
  25-Apr-18, 19:28   #13
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Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 41 (F)
Posts: 13073
The funny thing is, that in most countries if not all,
it is the ones elected by the majority, doing all that crap, with the laws and changes.

In other words.You vote for them, hearing promises, expecting them to keep them and instead they act as they like, ruining it for many in the long run
and not only Smile

     
  26-Apr-18, 11:29   #14
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dule-vu 

Joined: May '09
Location: Croatia
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 6592
well in china you cant vote for anybody,because its communist party and you have only that politicians on top for so many years,so you cant change anything as in other countries,especially in europe!but to stop people to have app fro things like poker and to write on forums is just stupid!

     
  26-Apr-18, 20:08   #15
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Gerimantas 
Joined: Jan '17
Location: Lithuania
Age: 60 (M)
Posts: 1547
Yes like some people in this thread say that people will find other ways to play poker if they want. It cannbe illegal game or some program thst change information about you . So better be all legal from politicians and make more money to country funds from tax

     
  28-Apr-18, 16:26   #16
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CALICUL 
Joined: Jan '14
Location: Romania
Age: 39 (M)
Posts: 2911
I do not know what the Chinese governors are trying to do but i have the impression that they want to do just like france, spain or italy. Wants to move away from online poker with other countries and to play only internally. Maybe it's better for them. Confused

     
  28-Apr-18, 18:25   #17
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pajalnick 

Joined: Mar '11
Location: Russian Federation
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Posts: 5303
Well, to be precise, China already has very limited restrictions in the Internet .... therefore I do not see Chinese players on poker sites ..... and now they have decided to ban local poker ..... a terrible event for gambling Chinese ....... of course they have state-owned casinos but online poker is for me personally better

     
  29-Apr-18, 10:11   #18
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dule-vu 

Joined: May '09
Location: Croatia
Age: 33 (M)
Posts: 6592
but its strange that china as such a big market and where government can take billions from taxes and all other things,they want to stop something!you can make some regulations and to watch how this companies working,but to block everythings is just stupid!

     
  29-Apr-18, 16:27   #19
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CALICUL 
Joined: Jan '14
Location: Romania
Age: 39 (M)
Posts: 2911
For the Chinese government is not stupid. They are a billion and 350 millions. They want the players money to stay in the country and will play only between them. They will earn money in the budget and the Chinese players who lose, they will only do it against the Chinese customers.

     
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