iPoker Network launches French-Spanish shared player pool action

November 29, 2018

In Europe the shared online poker market has received a boost with the announcement that the iPoker Network has launched French-Spanish shared tables, becoming the fourth major operator to do so. The network received the approval of the French regulator ARJEL back in March this year, and more recently was given the green light by […]

New Jersey on the eve of joining multi-state online poker player pool

April 30, 2018

Speaking to local media on the eve of New Jersey joining the multi-state online poker player pool Tuesday, David Rebuck, director of the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, said that the Caesar’s brand, operators of the tri-state poker pool, has laboratory-tested all aspects of the technology and proved that it is effective. New Jersey […]

Pokerstars first to market with online poker pooled player solution for France and Spain

January 16, 2018

Using licenses from Spain and France, online poker provider PokerStars has become first to market with its shared player pools offer. Poker players across France and Spain can now challenge and play each other at PokerStars, which today (Tuesday) became the first online operator approved to offer a shared player pool between the locally licensed […]

Will Nevada and New Jersey share online poker player pools?

August 1, 2017

Interesting comments made in a June podcast interview by New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement Director David Rebuck surfaced this week and make for interesting reading. In a wide-ranging interview with Roger Gros, Rebuck revealed: * Whilst the discussions on a player sharing compact with the United Kingdom have been abandoned (see previous InfoPowa report) […]

European online poker player sharing a step closer?

April 13, 2017

News earlier this week that the European Commission has approved the technical framework enabling Portugal to move forward on shared online poker player pool projects with France, Italy, Spain and the U.K. (see previous  reports) has been followed by developments in Italy. AssoPoker reports that the chief of the Italian regulator’s online gambling wing, Daria […]

Nevada governor keen to partner with New Jersey on internet poker player pools

May 15, 2016

It may be just coincidence, but only a day after New Jersey regulators reported another rising performance for the state’s nascent online gambling sector (it included a more than 30 percent increase in rake from intrastate online poker), Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval put the message out that he would be interested in discussing a combined […]

French senate makes progress on shared online poker player pools

May 6, 2016

The patient but persistent lobbying of French regulator Charles Coppolani, chief of ARJEL, paid off this week when the French Senate approved amendments to the Digital Bill which clear the path for negotiations on player pool sharing with neighbouring jurisdictions which have similarly ring-fenced player pools. The amendments also deal with gambling dispute mediation and […]

Shared player pools back on the political table in France?

February 9, 2016

The French political and regulatory establishment certainly knows how to keep the overtaxed online poker sector on tenterhooks, especially when it comes to the oft-debated question of player pool sharing. Just weeks after it was reported that the shared player pools so essential for success in the sector have again been denied by French legislators […]

French politicians again stymie shared player pools in poker

January 27, 2016

Hopes that yet another attempt to persuade French lawmakers to allow online poker operators to access international player pools would succeed were dashed again this week when the French National Assembly voted against a proposed amendment to the nation’s gambling laws. The national regulator ARJEL and Emmanuel Macron, France’s Minister for the Economy, had submitted […]

Restrictive Nevada online gambling bill fails in Committee

May 19, 2015

A bill designed to restrict any Nevada interstate player pooling compacts to online poker, introduced to the Nevada legislature earlier this year, has failed at committee stage. It was widely believed that AB414 (see previous reports) was another attempt by land casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson to disrupt legalised online gambling, although that has not been […]