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Progress politicians pursue Poker in Norway’s capital. Per Sandberg and Roy Steffensen are to participate in a poker championship tournament taking place in Oslo from Thursday. This is the first time MPs will have taken part in this sort of competition in Norway. It comes following a similar move by the Party’s Erlend Wiborg in December 2013. Earlier this month, Norwegian Minister of Culture for the Conservative Party (H), Thorhild Widvey, said she hoped Poker would be legalised so a championship “could be held in norway in 2015,” Vårt Land reported her as saying.

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Progress politicians pursue Poker in Norway’s capital

Published on Wednesday, 26th February, 2014 at 09:38 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last Updated on 26th February 2014 at 14:35.

Per Sandberg and Roy Steffensen are to participate in a poker championship tournament taking place in Oslo from Thursday.

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Norway's Centre-Right coalition favour folding on a continued ban.Poker chips
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This is the first time MPs will have taken part in this sort of competition in Norway. It comes following a similar move by the Party’s Erlend Wiborg in December 2013.

Earlier this month, Norwegian Minister of Culture for the Conservative Party (H), Thorhild Widvey, said she hoped Poker would be legalised so a championship “could be held in norway in 2015,” Vårt Land reported her as saying.

The bi-Partite coalition government have already promised to implement the necessary legislative amendment.

“I want to learn more about the game and the culture before [the issue of] poker comes before Parliament, because I’m sure it will,” Progress deputy leader Per Sandberg told Aftenbladet.

Norway and Albania are the only European countries that do not allow monetary prizes in poker games. This is something Mr Steffensen MP believes needs to change.

Poker-supporting Progress MP Roy Steffensen calls the present ban “absolutely ridiculous”, championing the cause of legalising the game.

“Around eight per cent on the population [in Norway] play anyway, despite the ban: in basement living rooms, casual poker games, and especially online,” he aired.

Norway has lost millions of kroner by having banned the game.



Published on Wednesday, 26th February, 2014 at 09:38 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last updated on 26th February 2014 at 14:35.

This post has the following tags: norwaypoker, norwaygambling, onlinepoker.





  
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