It’s always amazing that in parts of the world, and the governments of some of the far east countries object to some phases of internet gaming and we at Sports Media Network will today take a look at Asia who has made statements that it does not want online poker in its territory. It’s strange as Asians have developed a passion for gambling more so than other civilizations since one can remember. Poker in particular has met a very high popularity in Asia and the continent has not escaped the phenomenon.
Such tournaments like the Asian Pacific Poker tour and the Asian Poker Tour of Macau at all events have been a huge success. China and its 1.3 billion persons was for some time sought by operators of online gambling, as it was a foreseen as the future paradise of the next Poker boom. What a financial opportunity that would have been as China in itself is a market equal to a continent.
Faced with the enthusiastic online gambling operators the Chinese Government and its Public Security Department have set up a massive offensive against these sites and their operators. On the Chinese official internet portal, they do not hide anything about their intentions that they will conduct a major operation against the unwelcomed gambling platforms and banks involved on transfers between these websites and the gamblers. Both Chinese and foreign companies whom are engaged in these online gambling offers are in the sights of the Ministry who’s is committed to give them exemplary punishment.
The Chinese government has already banned sites like YouTube, and Facebook and Twitter have also no place in China. The main reason for this type of protectionism is to prevent the escape of it capital abroad, so says the Chinese government. We at Sport Media Network do not know the long term effect these movements will have on the future on Online Poker, but it appears that the gaming industry so far has not lacked the Asiatic poker player and at PokerHost.com it appears that they are more attracted to the Latin players from all around the planet. So for the time being we will let the Chinese government do their thing and Sports Media Network will keep you posted.