New regulations in Estonia have blocked a list of online casinos from entering Estonian market until 2011. Bwin, Full Tilt, Party Poker, PokerStars and Unibet are among those companies on the list.
It’s for sure that the companies who have been struggling for fair entry into monopolized gambling markets, like Bwin for example, will leave it like that. However, the Estonian government will fine the companies that are not compliant with the list of blocked sites, and, moreover, some officials threaten that the companies might not get legal licensing when the time comes.
The Estonian block is claimed to be temporary, and foreign gambling sites will be able to access the market in 2011.