Poker Rooms Announce New Terms for German Players

Major Poker Ops Reconsider Their Offer in Germany


According to the latest news, which can be found here many leading poker rooms reconsider their services in Germany.

This reconsideration is the result of the recently announced 5.3% levy on two verticals – digital poker and slot machines. The tax came into force on July 1, together with GlüStV 2021 – the Gambling Treaty.


Unibet and PokerStars were the first to announce changes


This topic, much-discussed in many casino news became a negative change for major poker rooms and their German players. 


Unibet and PokerStars – the largest players in the poker market – have announced how they will continue their operation in the country. Unibet, for example, partially left the market. Although the provider hasn’t blocked the full access to the website, now players will be able to use only some of its services. However, the main bad news for them is that they can’t benefit from the loyalty program. In addition to this, they were left without single-game poker matches and cash games.


Almost the same terms have been announced by PokerStars. The poker room has recently confirmed that users from Germany will be limited in terms of the website’s services. According to the company’s post in the blog, it had the hope that everything could change in the country’s taxation system. However, the new gambling law approved stated tax rates. This made the poker room reduce its offering ultimately. Now the website users from Germany won’t be able to participate in high- and medium-stake cash games. Moreover, the operator had to put limits on bets in some cash games:


  • no-limit hold ’em – one dollar;
  • six-plus no-limit hold ’em – two dollars;
  • set limit games – three/six dollars;
  • Spin & Go – fifty dollars.


It isn’t the only change made by PokerStars as it has reconsidered many of its services for German players as well.


In its announcement, the poker room has adduced reasons for its decision, explaining that the devastating tax law makes it not profitable for a company to provide such products in this market.


Other poker rooms followed the example of PokerStars. GGPoker, partypoker, and Betsson were the next to announce their decision to revamp their poker offering in Germany. Partypoker also published information on its website, stating that it changed its Sit-and-Go tournaments and cash games. It means that German players will be able to place only two-five-dollar bets. As for Sit-and-Go poker matches, participants will need to pay an extra 5.3% added to the entry fee. The operator promised not to quit the German market and do everything possible to remain compliant with the requirements.

GGPoker, in its turn, prohibited access to its VIP cash games and some of the poker room’s functions. High-roller matches also won’t be available to users from Germany as well as entry to their satellites. Betsson has made a categorical decision and announced that it will leave the market because of high taxes.


Most likely that it isn’t the end of the story, and poker operators will continue to adapt to the German conditions. GGPoker representatives have said that they will make another important announcement in July, and Betsson is considering the opportunity to switch to the land-based format.


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I call you down to the river
The pain don't stop till 
The dealer delivers 
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Mine it don't matter
I get your money
You leave shortly after
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Straight flush draws
Open ended
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Never superstitious 
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Time for change

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Playing this hand has made me sweat
After folding face up I wish I could forget
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I hate Ace Jack
I wish I played Seven Duce instead...

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Don't forget bad beats and always remember great lay downs :)

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All In


Everything about what
You do don't make sense to me
Can't put together these reactions
Gotta think back and see


So I call... you
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So I go in the tank to see what I saw


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So I
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Now I know you were just protecting 
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It's just a game... Or is it!!!

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Patients is the game
Waiting to attack
Leaving one in pain
Trapping hands is whats at stake
Shuffling chips to hide the heart rate
Bluffing only when you find the spot
Monster stacks put you at the top
Limping in to make a move
Reraising when your in the grove
Check to slow down the action
Showdown to receive satisfaction
All in to get the rooms attention
The nuts you got did I forget to mention
Tilt is what you put him in
Cause you ended on top with another win
52 cards and no joker
It's called Texas Holdem poker!!!
Are you in?

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A game I could play for life :) I live it I breath it I loves it...

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Yellow Ducky all alone
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Ducky only groans
With life thats unfair

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Belly big and round
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Vodka streams

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Ducky's lucky day
Starlight pack
Nothing does he say

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Ducky only groans
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Poker Lover

Sad Love Poems

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