The Shutdown of PokerStars in Romania
Aug 13, 2015
The changes to local gambling legislation forced PokerStars in Romania to quit their offerings in the country for an unspecified period of time.
PokerStars in Romania suspended their affiliate program for players based in the country. They did this in order to obey the country’s regulations. According to casino gambling news, the famous poker provider expects to apply for a new license in Romania. Their intention is to “provide a fun, safe and competitive environment for Romanian consumers to enjoy online poker”. Of course they can do it once legal background is adequate.
The Romanian gambling laws were altered in June in order to attract more international gaming providers. Some of the new amendments are extremely forward thinking and exemplary. Romania loosened their most severe measures. The country lowered its gambling taxes. They are also ready to issue licenses to foreign casino operators. The government hopes to acquire bigger extra tax revenues, and to achieve clarity in the country’s gambling market. Transparency is said to have been their main goal.
The future of PokerStars in Romania
PokerStars is the world’s most recognizable online poker and casino brand. Besides the main game they operate online blackjack, roulette, baccarat, slots, live casino and sports betting. The innovative PokerStars software offers a wide selection of local currencies and languages to choose from. Players from other countries are still allowed to play their games and PokerStars hopes to welcome Romanian players as soon as possible.
When PokerStars reappears on the Romanian market users can enjoy their games with better conditions. These include a players’ tax reduction from 25% to 1-16%, depending on the size of the win. Furthermore, as a foreign operator, PokerStars’ license fees will be at a reasonable price.