One of the major problems regarding cross country gambling laws and regulations, is that some poker sites that are based and operate from countries that have no real gambling regulators in place, is that they can and do offer their services to players from any country of the world.
That is turns then allows them to circumvent the often very tight laws and regulations that are imposed on poker sites regarding things such as player gambling limit option settings.
When you sign up to for example a poker site that is licensed in the UK or Gibraltar those sites are required by law to ensure that players have the option, when signing into their accounts to set their own deposit limits and loss limits before they start to play.
As soon as a player reaches either the deposit limit they have chosen or the loss limit they have selected then they are unable to continue to find their account or play until that time limit has expired.
By not offering such a feature, offshore licensed poker sites are not adhering to the very strict responsible gambling regulations other sites have to promote and offer their customers, which has led to many poker players and gambling spending more money than they intended to.
Playing Poker Can Be Profitable!
As long as you make the conscious decision of playing at legally licensed online or mobile poker sites, then you are never likely to run into any problems playing at those sites, and you will of course always have the option and ability of choosing to play real money cash ring games or playing real money poker tournaments too.
As poker is often defined in many countries of the world as a game of skill, and to be fair it is a game that is part luck part skill, by entering online and land based poker tournaments any player does have the chance of winning big.
One player who currently holds the record as the biggest poker tournament in history is a guy named Justin Bonomo and he is a very skilled poker tournament player who has won way more money than anyone else has to date!
His track record was boosted however when he won a whopping $10 million by taking part in and then going on to win the Big One for One Drop poker tournament that was part of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas!
Sweden Now Licenses Poker Sites
It has always been the case that for major developed countries of the world, when they do set about offering legal and licensed online and mobile poker sites, they are going to be able to tax those sites they do operate, and offer customers of those sites in those countries a much higher level of protection.
You may be interested to learn that Sweden now licenses online poker sites and as such if you are a player based there, those licensed poker sites are the ones that you should be looking to play at.