Finland Poker

Finland Online Poker

Official currency: Euro (€) | Official language: Finnish | Population: 5,250,275

Over the past year, Finlands Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has been working on new legislation that would effectively ban online gambling within the country. However, the government does have plans of implementing a new state-run gambling agency, which will still permit the play of online poker for real money on their provided platform. Many online poker players in Finland are extremely upset about the proposed legislation, which will give a complete monopoly on all gambling activities to the government of Finland.

If the proposal is passed, then international and foreign online poker providers will no longer be able to accept registrations from Finnish poker players.

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Finland Poker Sites

While the law continues to remain tied up in the legislative process, Finnish online poker players can continue to enjoy playing on international poker sites. Because the legislation has not, yet, been passed (several attempts have been made in the past to pass similar laws) most international online poker providers are continuing to accept registrations from Finnish online poker players. Most of these sites accept a wide variety of real money deposit methods and finding the method that will work best for you should be a carefully planned process.

Finland Poker Deposit

The majority of Finnish online poker players choose to fund their accounts using a credit card. Credit cards offer an easy and incredibly fast method of depositing real money into an online poker account. Credit card transactions are usually processed instantly with no need to wait for the funds to clear or process from your bank. Thus, players looking for instant access to their deposited funds can rest assure that a credit card deposit will be available almost instantly.

However, many online poker players run into big problems when trying to deposit funds from their credit cards. Many banks will instantly deny any transactions to an online gambling provider. If your bank recognizes the deposit as going to an online poker site, then it may deny the transaction instantly. While this won't cost you any penalties, it will mean that you will need to find an alternate method of getting real money into your account. Furthermore, many credit card providers will treat a deposit to an online gambling site as a cash advance, meaning you could face potential transaction charges and high interest rates on any online gambling deposit.

A much better method is to make deposits through the use of an "e-wallet" service such as Neteller.  Neteller allows you to link your bank account or credit card to an online third party account. Once this account is linked and funded, you can then use the funds for any purchases or transactions online, including online poker deposits. Most international online poker providers currently accept Neteller deposits and many online poker providers prefer the service as their deposit method of choice. To make a deposit from your Neteller account, you will only need to provide your Neteller account information and deposit amount. You will never need to provide your bank account information or credit card number directly to the online poker provider. This creates and added level of security when making real money deposits to online poker sites, which might lack the needed security features to keep your personal information safe.