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    Default Finland to allow online poker players to recoup losses?

    Card Player is reporting that Finland's Ministry of Social Affairs and Health is suggesting that Finnish online poker players should be able to recoup their losses from either the online gaming company or from the credit card company they used to deposit from.

    Imagine playing with no possibility of losing? Play would be looser than a freeroll. Obviously, if it happened, internet poker rooms just wouldn't allow Finnish players.

    http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-law/...n-online-poker

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    Default Minister of Culture and Sport suggests state-run monopoly

    After earlier reports that Finnish poker players should be able to collect their losses, Finland's Minister of Culture and Sport says that the country would be better off with a state-run monopoly.

    (Steffin Wallin) justifies his proposal on the basis that the current system is ‘unsatisfactory’. He cites “increasing cases of problem gambling” as one reason, and more crucially that “the winnings of existing gaming websites are flowing to companies operating from foreign tax havens.”

    The Minister has suggested that one of the Finnish gambling monopolies, Veikkaus or RAY, should take control of online gambling “so that the profits could be channelled to benefit civic society.” He also believes that a national system would “exclude underage players.”
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