01/05/2012 : ONLINE POKER SITES AWARDED BELGIAN LICENCES (Update)
Belgian citizens to play poker on legal destinations
The Belgian Gambling Authority has granted approval to three independent real-money online poker firms to offer their services to Belgium residents.
Casino 777, Partouche and PokerStars are reported to have received licences to operate in Belgium under the following domains: partouche.be, casino770.be and pokerstars.be.
Other online gambling domains listed in the authorities’ white list include circus.be, gpwin.be (Golden Palace operating on the Ongame Network), wimigames.be redirecting to napoleongames.be, magicdice.be, pmu.be redirecting to www.bingoal.be and betfirst.be.
Despite widespread criticism of its draconian and inequitable new online gambling regulatory regime, Belgium will forge ahead with the blocking of unauthorised operators with the provision of a black list for the nation's four biggest internet service providers in a bid to channel players to authorised websites