The Finnish poker players are among the world's best, such as Future
Patrik Antonius, Ilari 'Ziigmund' Sahamies, Juha Helppi etc. But they might experience some difficulty playing online poker within their own country in the future. The Finnish politicians are preparing a new gaming legislation.
According to an interview with Jouni Laiho, the working committee
is ready to take more drastic ste[...] Read more » Finnish poker ban perhaps soon a reality
Joined: Jan '08
Age: 44 (M)
If they do the same as Italy did I don`t think it will be a problem to big sites. It will narrow down selection of sites where Fins will be able to play but it will give players more protection at the same time and earn extra income to government budget.
Joined: Jun '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 45 (M)
its grim. why does europe need to copy the US? if a country bans online poker then surely all other immoral things should be banned. you can buy card scanning equipment, peoples ids, psychoactive drugs and all sorts online. poker is nothing in comparison to what is available online.cant they just stop credit card gambling? go to cash only?
Joined: Feb '09
Age: 32 (M)
well i think the want to bann that because they have no profit on that...most onlinepokerplattform are stationed in other countries ..so finnish money flows to other conutries...maybe they want to protect their owm money...i think its understandable....
Tax isnot really a problem for me yet at online poker (i think). I make some bucks with online poker but i dont really know how it works with tax in holland. I searched on the net and problably my winnings are too littl to pay any tax, but not sure. So for now i keep my money on my poker-account, moneybokers-account and neteller-account.
So if somebody know for 100% how it works in holland feel free
Joined: Dec '07
Age: 37 (M)
I would suggest you to find out how the laws and tax laws are for you. It's very important imo especially since you are a regular winner. You can probably get an answer on a NL poker forum....if not contact your tax office for your own sake.
My point was just don't move to Thailand because it becomes illegal in your country cause it's illegal in Thailand too but probably less controlled
Joined: Dec '07
Age: 37 (M)
In DK poker winnings are only tax related when won on a non EU casino(fx Pokerstars and FTP), so if you play onlinepoker on a site with EU class 3 license it's tax free.
But it's more or less illegal to play online poker in DK, we got a law "paregraf 203" which states it's illegal to make profit on hasard games and danish poker union was "recently" in court where they first won in the City court which made poker a game of knowledge and not hasard the government quickly demanded the case should get to Land court where danish poker union lost the case which made poker a hasard game. Now danish poker union are awaiting a date to be set for the final court in Denmark called Highest court.
So as it is right now you can play tax free on all EU class 3 casinos but it's illegal to win. Because in Denmark you can be luckier than the law allows, I meen they made it hasard so a regular winner must be more lucky than the rest of the players LOL joke laws
Danish tax office uses these sites to decide wether a online casiono is tax related or not: