they can find a way, just as they find a way to offer sportbook boosts or free tickets, just as bwin gives away free wpt tickets, ...
Even the weakest lawyer could find a hole in this ruling.
For example: poker does get taxed here as income, opposite to casino games.
This fact alone is more then enough to claim that the ruling does not apply to Belgian poker players.
they have dissapointed their belgian community, fair and simple.
Unibet should do something:
1) Give us a perspective when this will be solved
2) Talk to their community and involve us in the process what can be done with this legislation.
Pokerstars is still giving chests, isn't the gambling aspect of chests much higher and more addictive then louter rakeback? Talk to pokerstars why can they still give some form of rake-back?
In the long-term I think no-rake-back/promotion is n't good for poker, this will kill the dream of poker and the network effect.
@Jeroenvg Care to explain a bit more on the bolded? Personally I love the idea of Stubbe and the Poker crew doing no rake SNGs for the next while, som am wondering why you'd think they end up as being bad for poker.
@Lerre It hurts to hear you say that as that's obviously never what we want to have happen. When creating promotions, we have to follow the guidelines of our Legal department as we have no interest in operating in a way that disregards local law and regulation, both because of potential fines as well as the fact that we'd like to have a positive connection with the different authoratives in all the countries we operate.