While there has been a lot of say lately in regards to the United States and their Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act, there may be another country on the verge of taking the same steps that has already cause so many upsets.
Just weeks after Norwegian Annette Obrestad won the biggest tournament ever in European history, the Norwegian culture minister, Trond Giske, is considering following in the steps of the United States and banning online rooms. And it is rooms like those that Obrestad learned the ropes, made a name for her, and made her a success.
Under the current Norwegian law, the act of online gambling is already illegal so basically it is assumed that the new law would just place stricter enforcements on the ban such as blocking transactions between banks and online gambling accounts.
Will this tremendously affect the Norwegian poker players? It may, as there is the chance that anyone from that country would be denied access to the online poker rooms because of their IP address.
I guess time will tell as if this new law comes into effect, it could be as early as next spring. And I am sure every Norwegian poker player is hoping for a bright outcome.
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