Gambling watchdog wants rules for poker

The Dutch gambling board has advised the justice ministry to treat poker in the same way as bingo and allow games to be organised outside state-run casinos. At the moment it is illegal to play poker on the internet or in clubs and cafés. Bingo can be played in cafés as long as the game has been registered in advance with the local council and total prizes are valued at no more than €1,400.

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