Leave Austrian Market Over VAT Changes has exited the Austrian market over changes to VAT regulation resulting in the world’s largest online poker room paying double taxes to both Austria and France.

Liquidity on is about to shrink even more.

The french arm of the world’s largest online poker room has informed their Austrian based players, via e-mail, that they will no longer be able to offer them a service from March 1, 2016.

PokerStars informed those players that their accounts would remain open, be accessible, and there would be no problems withdrawing funds. Accumulated StarsCoins can be used to purchase cash rebates or any other paraphernalia from the VIP Store. Online tournament tickets are out of the question for obvious reasons.