Poker Coverage: Poker Tournaments Casino News Sports Betting Poker Strategy
Wsopbanner

Euro Poker News: Turkey Restricts Online Poker

PokerRoom.com Exits Turkish Market

Print-icon
 
Turkish legislators have passed a law forbidding online gambling to be offered by any unauthorised domestic or foreign company to citizens in Turkey.

As a result, Austria-based Bwin, a "major player" in the region, suspended its business activities in Turkey that incorporated its PokerRoom.com brand. Other sites with a big Turkish customer base, such as BetssonPoker.com, are thought likely to follow suit.

Thanks to its increasingly affluent 70+ million population, Turkey is often regarded as fertile ground for the online gaming sites.


For more Happenings in Europe, visit CardPlayerEurope.com
 
 
 
 

Comments

OldBookGuy
over 14 years ago

I note the term "unauthorized".
Does this mean Turkey wants a piece of that pie?
All about money........

 
Reply
 

mtcards
over 14 years ago

Turkey? The name says it all. Amazing how the fascists of the world dicate how the rest of the world lives.

 
Reply
 

RenoDeano
over 14 years ago

"Unauthorized" is the key word.

 
Reply