PokerStars tax free winnings for Sweden and Finland players is now on the cards when it was confirmed that pokerstars.eu has been granted a gaming licence by Malta’s LGA (Lotteries and Gaming Authority).
Some European countries require their players to pay tax on their poker winnings, with some countries allegedly trying to tax poker players on not the winning but the total wagered!
Chinese Poker whispers heard off the felt suggest that Viktor Blom (Isildur1) owes millions in tax to the Swedish tax people. Believed to be part of the reason he moved abroad. Some have suggested that his massive losses may have also been a poker bluff strategy to put off the Swedish tax man, perhaps the ultimate tax break strategy? Also good news for Finland’s most famous poker son, Patrik Antonius.
PokerStars.eu means that the aggressive Swedish and Finnish cash game players will now be able to play legally on PokerStars with no worries about the tax situation. PokerStars has always been the largest poker cash game site, although Full Tilt had the more sexy and higher profile high stakes cash games and of course the most famous nosebleed players.
Eric Hollreiser the Head of PokerStars Corporate Communications said about this great poker news concerning PokerStars.eu
We believe that each new license we obtain underscores the reasons why players should feel comfortable playing with us. We don’t know of any company in our industry that has been licensed by as many jurisdictions as PokerStars