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South Korea regulates social gaming

South Korea’s attempt to regulate the so-called “social gambling” industry resulted in a massive blockage of all the games available on Facebook, local press reports. The operation started on Aug. 26 with the ban on all financial transactions directed to Facebook games, and continued with the full block of all the games available on the Facebook network on Friday, Aug. 29, Regal Poker says in a commentary which also promotes its site as the best online poker game website.
Under Korean law games have to be rated by a state agency and developers have to pay a fee to the government. But no distinction is drawn among the various types of games offered making the Facebook gaming platform illegal in Korea, reports argue.

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