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Online Poker banned in South Africa

A high court in the state of North Gauteng, South Africa has in a sentence come to the conclusion that all types of online games with money involved are forbidden. The decision will take affect immediately all over South Africa. The new law means, for example, that's is no longer possible for anyone in South Africa to play poker or organize poker tournaments online. People who break against the [...]   Read more » Online Poker banned in South Africa

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WTF...Idiot decision.
Governments must think that online poker can be a good source of money for them on this time of economical crysis so why ban it when you too can make profits from it?
I can not understand this kind of decisions...

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I mean why don't they put some kind of taxes instead of banning it forever?Like when a player wants to cashout a very little percent of the sum he wants to cashout would go to tha state as an imposit or something.Maybe I am saying b******t here but I simply dont understand this decision.

Edited by Supererou (26 August 2010 @ 12:12 GMT)


     
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Yes, it is strange.

Maybe they have discovered that a lot of money wanishes from SA, because they lose, or the rake eats them up? Are SA:n players lousy, or what? I can only remember meeting one, and he/she wasn't that bad.

Otherwise, I can't really understand why such a law would be nescesary? (spelling?)

     
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i think the best way to get credit from online gambling on government level is to let the people play and if they earn some money let them to take it home cheap. Around 10% tax is a fair offer i suppose.

     
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Posted by Supererou:
Governments must think that online poker can be a good source of money for them on this time of economical crysis so why ban it when you too can make profits from it?
I can not understand this kind of decisions...

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I mean why don't they put some kind of taxes instead of banning it forever?.



Italy did it.....italian government doesn't waste any chance to get money from its citizens Angry Angry

     
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Posted by rattacha:
i think the best way to get credit from online gambling on government level is to let the people play and if they earn some money let them to take it home cheap. Around 10% tax is a fair offer i suppose.

10 %?? Well, I was thinking at 0,1 %.It's more then enough.

     
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why do they allow this kind of things :-?? it's a democratic country ... we are not slaves, we should do what we want with our spare time and worked money . !

     
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I don't think the poll was that nessecesary. Who, on a pokerforum, would vote _for_ such a decision? Except someone who just got busted because of the evil rigg, that is?

     
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Posted by Pjot:
I don't think the poll was that nessecesary. Who, on a pokerforum, would vote _for_ such a decision? Except someone who just got busted because of the evil rigg, that is?

Yeah now that you said it I really think it wasn't necessary.There can't be anyone who agrees to that except for the ones who decided it.

     
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Damn.i think there will be a time when almost all countries will be banned from playing online poker, question is just when that will happen. i don't think they should be banning these countries as some are making it as a profession.

     
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Well, the truth is that I just heard this news and I think it's rather unfair,

because everyone has the right to play poker online,

and I disagree with the prohibition of online poker in South Africa,

so I hope that someday the world a little more fair for everyone.

Aww crap!

     
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In Holland the government asked a committe for advise.
The advise was to legalise online poker.
Now poker is only allowed in casino's..... owned by the government.

     
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and another one country Sad This will continue across the world - European Union makes a steps to ban it too...

     
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can't realy understand why!

     
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you need to learn basics of economy to understand this decision..

     
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Posted by Badcall84:
you need to learn basics of economy to understand this decision..

can be...maybe you can "iluminate" us on this

     
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Posted by Supererou:
Posted by Pjot:
I don't think the poll was that nessecesary. Who, on a pokerforum, would vote _for_ such a decision? Except someone who just got busted because of the evil rigg, that is?

Yeah now that you said it I really think it wasn't necessary.There can't be anyone who agrees to that except for the ones who decided it.

And just to prove I was wrong two people has voted yes! Big Smile

     
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Posted by Pjot:
Posted by Supererou:
Posted by Pjot:
I don't think the poll was that nessecesary. Who, on a pokerforum, would vote _for_ such a decision? Except someone who just got busted because of the evil rigg, that is?

Yeah now that you said it I really think it wasn't necessary.There can't be anyone who agrees to that except for the ones who decided it.

And just to prove I was wrong two people has voted yes! Big Smile

Yeah those two must be economic experts or something like that.

     
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i couldnt care less ...

     
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Posted by Davoodoo:
i couldnt care less ...

You should care. This is the way a lot of countrys will go in the next years. And even if Finland isn't among them, the player pool will suffer.

     
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it is very liberal decision - welcome to a democratic world Big Smile

     
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