Regulation Insight

The spread of regulation across Europe and in other global jurisdictions has been blamed for the closure of Poker Heaven which has been offering online poker for over ten years.

The segregated European markets, particularly France, have seen many operators leave after they were unable to profit in the newly regulated environment. The departure of Poker Heaven is unlikely to be the last closure of a dot-com market poker room as the plethora of gaming jurisdictions makes compliance costs unsustainable for smaller operators.