Online Gambling Reviews in Cyprus - December 2022

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Online Poker in Cyprus

According to online poker news sites, Cyprus is one of the most popular tourist destinations among Russian-speakers and the legality of poker in the country is among the reasons for it. Moreover, the country has contributed with some important players to the international circuit such as Phidias Georgiou and Argyris Argyrou. As of July 2019, however, it is only possible to play in live poker rooms, as online poker sites in Cyprus are still illegal. 
Is online poker legal in Cyprus? No.
Are poker sites in Cyprus trustworthy? Yes.
Can I deposit via PaySafeCard/Neteller/Skrill?  Yes.
Do online poker sites accept EUR? Yes. 

Online Poker Laws in Cyprus

According to the Betting Law of 2019 [L. 37(I)/2019], poker is defined as an online casino game: “online games of chance in which a direct link may be obtained either (a) through terminal machines interlinked with a central computerized system, or (b) with electronic computers through telecommunications as well as with any other appliance which may be used for such a link and includes, inter alia, online roulette, online poker and slot machines, as specified in the present Law”.  In this way, the game falls under the prohibition stated in the same law and anyone caught playing on online poker sites in Cyprus will be sentenced to jail time up to 1 year and to a fine that does not exceed €50.000, or both. And the penalties imposed on operators are even harsher, as they will have to serve a maximum of 3 years in prison and/or to pay a fine up to €170.000.  Yet, and even though the authorities are actively blocking those platforms, players can still find ways to circumvent the law and access large poker rooms such as PokerStars that offer them some of the best online poker bonuses and online poker promotions.  

Online Poker Payment Methods in Cyprus

In order to keep competing, operators must make sure that they are running safe platforms. This means the every money transaction must be done through transparent methods. Accordingly, the credit and debit cards of VISA and MasterCard are usually accepted. But there are also alternatives that are as efficient and reliable. These include Skrill, Neteller, PayPal or PaySafeCard. More information is available on the online poker reviews directory

Online Poker Sites Accepting EUR

Due to Cyprus membership in the Eurozone, the country shares the same currency as many other important gambling markets. As a result, there are several online poker sites accepting EUR, which allows players to be exempt from conversion fees.