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by Brendan Murray |  Published: Sep 01, 2009


Private Poker Games on Danish Agenda The Conservative Party in Denmark is proposing to make private poker tournaments legal again, after the Supreme Court previously made them illegal, ruling that poker is more chance than skill. The new proposal seeks to make such live games legal as long as the maximum entrance fee is DKK300 (approximately €40). Tom Behnke, the party’s political affairs spokesperson, said, “You should be allowed to have a fun evening with friends at a poker tournament without feeling like a criminal.” Online poker was granted permission to exist in Denmark in April, but only if such organizations acquired a state gaming license. Online Poker to Grow 7.8 Percent Gambling analyst James Hollins of Daniel Stewart & Co. has published his gambling industry sector note giving an overview of the first half of 2009 and looking forward to what the rest of the year will bring for ...

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