Internet poker firm Full Tilt Poker is reportedly set to launch a new .eu website based in Malta, allowing for tax breaks for several European poker players.
The move sees Full Tilt following its sibling site PokerStars in making the move to a .eu domain. The launch is expected to be completed over the next few weeks, and would benefit players in Slovenia, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Romania, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Internet poker information site Pokerfuse reported on the tax situation, noting: "According to certain interpretations of income tax law in some EU jurisdictions, winnings from sites based within the European Economic Area (EEA) are tax free. Although geographically in Europe, the Isle of Man - where Rational Group has its head offices and operates the primary sites for both PokerStars and FTP- is not part of the EEA."