French online gambling regulator ARJEL has announced two more shared player pool licensees, authorising B.E.S. SAS and Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) to offer their services to the shared online poker player pool agreed by France, Spain, Italy and Portugal, although the latter two nations have yet to implement the agreement fully (see previous reports).
B.E.S. SAS is the French subsidiary of Bwin in the GVC group, and its licence opens the door to the group’s burgeoning online operation PartyPoker.
PMU is the well-known French horse race and sports betting group, which operates the Poker.pmu.fr operation.
GVC, through Bwin and PartyPoker is already licensed in Spain, an achievement that PMU has yet to secure.
They join PokerStars, Kindred Group and Betclic Everest group on the shared player pool project, with Winamax expected to join soon.