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Old 07-02-2017, 01:16 PM   #1
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Exclamation Can I play Online Poker in Turkey?

Hey, soon I'll have a vacation/business trip in Turkey. I'll be there for a month. I play a lot of poker and after reading the Gambling Laws of Turkey I got quite concerned (Online Poker is completely banned and even being a customer, not organizer, can cost you a fortune in terms of fines, though, so far, there hasn't been a single case of fining a poker player according to the article I read). But, thankfully, right after reading about all the bans of Online Poker Sites it said that you can use a loophole such as VPN which I'm no stranger to. I've talked to my poker room support that told me that they have nothing against using VPNs as long as it's me (so they won't ban my account or confiscate my funds). I still feel uneasy about playing poker there, so I thought maybe there is somebody from Turkey or a foreigner who's played there before. Have you ever had any problems? Do these laws even affect me, since I'm not a citizen of Turkey but pretty much just a tourist? Do you have any additional advice for me? And for people who know VPNs better than me, if I use it throughout the entire poker session: I turn it on before logging in and turn off after logging out - is there any chance that the government can possibly find out that I played poker?
Thanks to everyone in advance for your help. I REALLY appreciate it.
P.S. Yes, I am really paranoid.
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Old 07-04-2017, 02:17 PM   #2
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Re: Can I play Online Poker in Turkey?

Meh, if you're so paranoid about it, how about you don't play for a month? Anyways, since pretty much everybody in this country appears to use VPN to access the sites their govt does not want them to see, the best guess is they don't have the powers you fear, at least for now.
I was there just for a few days in early 15, I didn't play, but I remember the hotel web provider blocked 2+2. Obv easy to circumvent. There were some other funny episodes along that trip. Situation prolly didnt get better now.
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Old 07-06-2017, 04:10 AM   #3
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Re: Can I play Online Poker in Turkey?

I saw people from Turkey playing on GG network
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