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Poker Sites in Belgium 2014 | List of Online Rooms

By , Rakeback.com Staff Writer

Poker In Belgium  Where Can I Play? Legislation Deposits & Cashouts PokerStars Do I Need a VPN?
Rakeback.com recommends the rooms below for online poker players in Belgium - all the sites shown currently accept signups from Belgium and offer either flat rakeback or a points based VIP program.

rakeback rooms - where to play online poker in Belgium?

Poker roomtraffic avg *RakebackBonussegregated? 
Americas Cardroom 450 27% Flat $1000 No PLAY NOW
Play With Americans Winning
BetSafe Poker  400 Up to 40%
$2000 No PLAY NOW
Euro Traffic Ongame
Betsson Poker 400 Up to 40% $2000 No PLAY NOW
Choose 30% Flat or 40% VIP Ongame
BlackChip Poker 450 27% Flat $1000 No PLAY NOW
Progressive Rake Races Winning
bwin Poker 2100 Up to 25% $500 No PLAY NOW
Combined PartyGaming Player Pool PartyPoker
ComeOn! Poker 140 33% Flat $600 No PLAY NOW
Dealt Rake Method Revolution
Full Tilt Poker 2300 Up to 40% $600 No PLAY NOW
Industry Leading Software Independent
Paradise Poker 220 30% Flat $1000 No PLAY NOW
Household Name Since 1998 International
PartyPoker 2100 Up to 30% $50 No PLAY NOW
Voted Softest Games PartyPoker
PKR 425 30% Flat $250 No PLAY NOW
3D Avatars Independent
PokerHeaven 220 30% Flat $2500 No PLAY NOW
One Account, 3 Poker Clients International
PokerStars 24500 Up to 74% $600 No PLAY NOW
Industry Lowest Rake Independent
RedStar Poker 140 30% Flat $1500 No PLAY NOW
$15k Monthly Rake Race Revolution
SuperStack Poker 450 30% Flat $1000 No PLAY NOW
Weekly Rakeback Winning
24h Poker 1200 Up to 30% €1000 No PLAY NOW
Loose Scandinavian Players Microgaming

* For the latest traffic figures see PokerScout.com

Belgium's Online Gambling Laws - is Poker Legal?

Online poker is legal in Belgium as per the 2009 Gambling Act and regulated with several government-operated providers. Larger offshore sites like PokerStars.com are technically not prohibited but still accessible by VPN.

  • Status of regulation:   Regulated
  • Tax on Players:   None
  • Tax on Operators:   11%
  • Extra Rake:   None
  • Segregation:   Both - Belgium players share tables with players in other countries in the same combined playerpool, and have country specific sites.

Belgium Poker Deposit & Cashout Methods

E-wallets Skrill (formerly Moneybookers) and Neteller are preferred by many grinders as they avoid fees and taxes associated with banks and gambling transactions, and don't require you to share banking information with poker sites.
 
Skrill Moneybookers Ewallet - Poker
Neteller Ewallet - Poker
Belgium Currency - Euro (EUR)

Is Belgium in the PokerStars.com Playerpool?

Yes! As shown in the table above players in Belgium are not segregated from the rest of the international PokerStars playerpool (in the way e.g. France, Italy and Spain are). Plan your yearly VPP goals with Rakeback.com's exclusive PokerStars Rakeback Calculator.

Online Poker in Belgium - Do I Need a VPN?

Poker In Belgium

To download offshore based poker clients, a VPN (virtual private network) may be required. While playing online poker is not illegal in Belgium, the government likes to keep a tight control over it as a regulated market, and restrict offshore sites from offering their services to citizens. Offshore sites are required to apply for a license in Belgium - PokerStars has already done this.

While a poker room's domain may be down, preventing new players from downloading the client, those who have already downloaded the software can still log in and play unrestricted. The sites are based offshore (e.g. Malta / Gibraltar) with EU licenses - balances and cashouts remain safe despite one country's internet censorship.

Overplay VPN for Online Poker PlayersIf you are unable to download a poker client simply use a cheap VPN service such as StrongVPN or HideMyAss to do so. After install it is no longer necessary to use a VPN although some grinders continue to do so if playing over public wifi, for extra security. Site reps have confirmed on the forums that VPNs are not prohibited, with the exception of VPN use to play online from the US. 

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