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September 26, 2020

The state will have the exclusive rights on the game

Hungary to regulate online poker

(Hungary).- On top of the celebration of top-level events such as Unibet Poker Open or European Poker Tour, it is a fact that the number of online players keeps on growing, and Hungary already counts with one of the highest rates of internet players.

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he state does not hide its interest to take advantage of this reality and has decided to regulate Internet poker. According to the new law that will soon be in force, online poker has the status of a game of chance, so it is part of the games in which the state has exclusive rights.

In Hungary, there are two of the most important European associations that aim to defend the rights of poker players. The Hungarian Poker Association and the Hungarian Gambling Association will try to slow down the bill, which, if approved, would stop one of the favourite activities for Hungarians, because, from 10 million inhabitants, 140,000 admit that hey are online poker players.

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