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  • An important service announcement for UK players

    An important service announcement for UK players

    Due to new regulations, all gaming services available to players in the United Kingdom must be licensed in the UK. As a result, all PokerStars players in the UK will be required to move their accounts to PokerStars UK and download an updated desktop client and/or mobile app to continue using the service.

    Your log-in details, account balance and history will NOT be affected by the change, and you will still be able to enjoy our complete range of games with players from around the world.

    The new PokerStars UK client will be available from 00:01 BST on October 1. To move your account, simply launch the software as usual from your PC or Mac, log-in and follow the on-screen prompts. The process is quick and straightforward, and will usually take under a minute to complete. Players using mobile devices will need to move their accounts as described above, then download the new app for free from the App Store (for iOS users) or from the PokerStars mobile site (for Android users).

    Mobile download links will be available on this page from October 1.

    £5,000 added in Freerolls, October 1-5

    As a special thank you to our players, everyone who has moved to PokerStars UK by October 5 will be able to play in our series of daily PokerStars UK Freerolls. Running every night from October 1-5 at 20:00 BST, each tournament has a £1,000 added prize pool. The sooner you move your account to PokerStars UK and download the new desktop client and/or mobile app, the more freerolls you can play! Find the tournaments under the ‘Tourney’ > ‘Regional’ tabs in the PokerStars lobby from October 1.

    Click here for further information.

    Contact if you have any questions about updating your software.

  • #2
    Saw this on 2+2.

    Can't believe they are removing the auto-rebuy option. Going to mean so much more clicking.


    • #3
      I don't use auto-rebuy so not something I'd miss. But reducing the VIP rewards in 2015 for UK players is a bit off.


      • #4
        So what are the hidden changes then? Reducing bonus points isn't that great......where's the article 2+2 please?


        • #5
          On the click here for further information. Not on 2+2 thread probably lots of posts.


          • #6
            yes I had seen that FF thank you, but it looks like the reduced bonus points details will be probably be announced after we have changed over!


            • #7
              Overlapped your post WB - I don't follow 2+2 threads.

              PokerStars will have to pay taxes on profits at point of service (country) rather than from a business tax haven. I guess that's what it's all about.

              PS. Scotland voted NO - long night.
              Last edited by ForrestFive; Fri Sep 19, 2014, 09:11 AM. Reason: over lap / tax etc


              • #8


                • #9
                  ty Brendanumbup:


                  • #10
                    u.k tax = less vip rewards?

                    Im hearing that uk players will get less reward points as of next month due to a change in our tax laws. Is this correct and do we have any idea how much less rewards we will get?

                    Last edited by royalraise85; Fri Sep 19, 2014, 11:51 PM. Reason: Moved to thread on topic.


                    • #11
                      From the link in OP:

                      Q.Will my VIP Club rewards be affected?
                      VIP Club rewards for PokerStars UK will be the same as on for the remainder of 2014. Rewards will be reduced slightly for 2015; more information will be available at a later date.


                      • #12
                        Can someone explain in simple terms the 15% to me mentioned in this...

                        Who is goign to pay the 15% ?


                        • #13
                          rolo, It's a 15% levy on net rake imposed on the operator PokerStars

                          It was a long read. Thanks for the link.


                          • #14
                            ty forest i ben readin a lot

                            found wil no longer be available or winamax

                            if i had to pay the 15% i be sunk lol had to check

                            eyes starting to burn now hahhaa...butI think also some other UK govt tax law will come in force in Decemeber

                            other interesting things i found are



                            Point of consumption tax

                            The controversial ‘Point of Consumption’ (POC) tax has been debated and discussed by the online gaming industry for years but was passed into law under the title of the ‘Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014’.

                            The politicians claim that it has been introduced to help protect online bingo, online casino and online poker players from unscrupulous offshore operators.

                            The new law means all online gaming companies must be licensed in the UK, and thus under UK law. However critics of the POC say that it is simply yet another stealth tax, designed to fill HMRC’s coffers.


                            so much reading i didnt have time for a game!!


                            • #15
                              As a prolific sports bettor this has had more implications than just the poker aspect of it.

                              Lost some very good books due to these regulations, ones that were perfectly sound but didn't want to pay the tax, which is a shame. They say it is to protect the players but there have been more pension funds going broke than there have been sportsbooks. And while they claim to have taken action, they have in reality done very little. The Eton elite are just continuing their social engineering. Can't believe that a section of society had the chance to get rid of them and chose to stick.



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