Israel edging closer to legalized poker

8 Nov 2018
A huge step towards legalized gambling has been made in Israel since the Poker tournaments are very close to being considered legal from now on. Until now, every form of gambling was illegal in the country, but the first gusts of a wind of change are already blowing in Israel. Everything will be bound to a huge change of the new bill, proposed by Likud MK Sharren Haskel, will be passed into law. Until now, even Poker, a product widely accepted as a game of skill, was not permitted, because it was considered as gambling. In fact, the poker players were about to face a year in prison for participating in the game, while the organizers of the tournaments were subject to a three years conviction. The Supreme Court ruled that Poker should be considered as a game of skill and Haskel’s bill is intended to legislate that ruling. The exact statement, written from the Supreme Court Judge Neal Hendel, was: “The fact that the players go to contests and tournaments year after year strengthens the conclusion that it is not a game of luck”. For sure, if the bill is turned to a law, this is going to benefit the industry, since it will be the first opening towards legalizing gambling as a whole.

10,000+ have already benefited from Bookmakers.bet

Register to our newsletter and be the first to get our exclusive bonuses and promotions. Fill in your name & email and stay tuned on the latest offers and the new bookmakers in your country.

I agree with the terms of use.

BOOK SPY

The renowned sports betting operator 22Bet has decided to completely cease its operations in the United Kingdom as of October 13, 2020. All of its pla...

Read more »

Everton has landed yet another important deal by teaming up with Parimatch, appointing it as the club’s official betting partner in Europe and in the ...

Read more »

Online sports betting operator 22Bet has reached an agreement with French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain. The two-year deal, ending 2022, will ...

Read more »

The South African National Gambling Board has issued a statement this week concerning the legality of online gambling. There have recently been some r...

Read more »

Betting operator 888sport announced that it has signed a sports betting partnership agreement with the National Football League (NFL) in the United Ki...

Read more »

British GVC Holdings PLC is launching an investment program to support grassroots sports in the UK. It will be helping the lower tiers of English foot...

Read more »

Dominic Beier has stepped down from his position as Interwetten Sports’ Speaker of the Board. The 29-year-old had joined the company in 2018, replacin...

Read more »

BGC, the UK’s Betting and Gaming Council, has announced the implementation of a new set of measures in order to prevent underage audiences from being ...

Read more »

Online sportsbook and casino operator Vbet will be sponsoring French Ligue 1 powerhouse AS Monaco. The deal includes seasons 2020-2021 (which just sta...

Read more »

UK-based bookmaker Betfred has announced the extension of its World Snooker Championship sponsorship until 2022. It is considered the biggest snooker ...

Read more »

Latest Betting Offers