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Poker Sites in Cyprus 2014 | List of Online Rooms

By , Rakeback.com Staff Writer

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

rakeback rooms - where to play online poker in Cyprus?

Poker roomtraffic avg *RakebackBonussegregated? 
Aced Poker 350 Up to 35% $5000 No PLAY NOW
Best US Facing Software Merge
Americas Cardroom 450 27% Flat $1000 No PLAY NOW
Play with USA Fish 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
Carbon Poker 350 Up to 35% $5000 No PLAY NOW
Merge Gaming Network Flagship Room Merge
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
Ladbrokes Poker 2600 Up to 30% $1250 No PLAY NOW
Play with Casino & Sportsbook Casuals iPoker
Paradise Poker 220 30% Flat $1000 No PLAY NOW
Household Name Since 1998 International
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
RedKings 400 Up to 40% $2500 No PLAY NOW
$12k Monthly Rake Race Ongame
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
Unibet 1200 Up to 30% €1000 No PLAY NOW
Loose Scandinavian Players Microgaming
24h Poker 1200 Up to 30% €1000 No PLAY NOW
Loose Scandinavian Players Microgaming

 * For the latest traffic figures see PokerScout.com

Cyprus Online Gambling Laws - is Poker Legal?

The 2012 Betting Act prohibits online poker in Cyprus. However as with other countries players have no issues being accepted at and accessing most online poker sites.

Some poker ISPs may be blocked, albeit inefficiently and easy to access by VPN.

  • Status of regulation:   Not Regulated
  • Tax on Players:   None
  • Tax on Operators:   N/A
  • Extra Rake:   None
  • Segregation:   None - Cyprus players share tables with players in other countries in the same combined playerpool.

Cyprus 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
Cyprus Currency - Euro (EUR)

Is Cyprus in the PokerStars.com Playerpool?

Yes! As shown in the table above Cypriot players 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.

Poker In Cyprus

Online Poker In Cyprus - Do I Need a VPN?

For the initial download, a VPN be necessary. Playing online poker is not legal in Cyprus and as such the domains of some internet gambling providers may be blocked.

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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