Anyone who wants to play online poker can do so on a computer, a tablet, or a mobile phone. To play poker on your smartphone, you must first download a poker app. This is true not only in the Netherlands, but also in the United States, China, and a number of other countries. Still, a lot is likely to change in the Chinese online poker market. The Chinese government wishes to prohibit the sale of online poker apps through the Google Play Store, the Apple App Store, and other application sales platforms.
There will be no more poker apps in China/h2> p> Gambling is subject to a number of stringent regulations in China. Downloading an online poker app was one of the few ways the Chinese could gamble without being bothered. This is also changing now. In light of China’s strict gambling regulations, the Chinese government has decided to take action against the numerous online poker apps available for download from various app stores. These should simply no longer be available. /p> /p> p> Furthermore, social platforms like WeChat and Weibo are no longer permitted to display poker app advertisements. In short, strict rules are imposed, making playing online poker on a poker app nearly impossible.
Significant ramifications for online poker companies h3> /h3> p> Companies that have launched online poker apps over the years have encountered significant difficulties. Their apps are simply no longer available for download now that they are no longer permitted to be offered in the various major app stores. This means that the various companies will lose a significant portion of their profits as a result of the Chinese government’s new rules. Some apps may still be available illegally, but this will not help the various online poker companies. As a result, they are bracing themselves for extremely difficult financial times. /p> /p> p> It is unknown when the ban will go into effect. It is clear that the plan is moving forward. Companies that provide poker apps in China will therefore need to devise a good plan to save themselves in the short term.