Despite previously implementing restrictions on German customers, the international bookmaker has now decided to withdraw online poker from Germany entirely due to regulations.
Unlike other operators, GGPoker has decided to apply the tax levy to the cash-out stage and intends to collect on winnings instead.
After Unibet and PokerStars, GGPoker and partypoker have now adjusted their offering including removing higher stakes cash games.
Higher stakes in cash games and jackpot SNGs will be removed due to the new turnover tax, while the operator also increases the rake to remain active in the German market.
Under the new suggested framework, playing across multiple operators at the same time will no longer be possible.
The operator anticipates ceasing cash games, SNGs and its loyalty program for Germans if the new gambling law goes into effect as planned.
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