Pokerstars launch shared pools between Portugal, France and Spain

May 23, 2018

Poker Players in Portugal are now able to play against French and Spanish players following Portuguese authorities green lighting the country’s participation and PokerStars is first off the mark, offering a shared poker pool between the three countries. “We have worked hard to become the first operator to bring the benefits of shared liquidity to […]

Last hurdle to Portuguese poker liquidity project cleared

February 20, 2018

Portuguese online poker fans could soon be joining those of France and Spain in a shared player project that has been in development for years following an agreement to share players by France, Spain, Italy and Portugal. France and Spain has already implemented their side of the agreement, with PokerStars the first operator into the […]

Breakthrough indeed for european regulated online poker!

July 7, 2017

French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese regulatory authorities met in Rome Thursday to formalize and sign an agreement on the sharing of online poker liquidity. The purpose of this agreement is to strengthen cooperation and exchange of information between authorities in order to allow for the sharing of liquidity between authorized online poker operators, combat the […]

Portuguese online poker good for Pokerstars

December 11, 2016

Pokerstars parent group Amaya will be pleased with the enthusiastic response to its entry into the Portuguese market at the beginning of this month (see previous  reports). Figures from the independent online poker monitor Pokerscout show that cash game traffic rose 10 percent as the international giant settled in, quickly overtaking 888Poker. Pokerscout numbers show […]

Pokerstars Portugal live

November 29, 2016

The ink was barely dry as PokerStars casino and poker offer launched in the Portuguese market Tuesday under its freshly awarded license. Commenting on the closed-liquidity poker market in the country, Pokerstars vowed it will actively work with authorities to develop and enhance the regulatory framework for poker in the hope of promoting a shared […]

Pokerstars awarded portuguese license

November 28, 2016

Portugal’s gaming authority, Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos (SRIJ) has announced the award of its fifth online gaming license to REEL Europe Limited for the PokerStars brand. Under the award, PokerStars is authorized to operate with an offer of poker tournament mode, poker variants Hold’em and Omaha, Blackjack/21 and French Roulette.

Still no online poker licenses in Portugal

April 19, 2016

The confusion in the Portuguese online poker market continued this week as reports surfaced that a spokesman for the Servico de Regulacao e Inspecao de Jogos (SRIJ) – the Portuguese regulator – had revealed to a player delegation that the body was in discussions on shared player liquidity with Italy, France and Spain – all […]

Confusion on possibility of segregated poker in Portugal

December 2, 2015

Manuela Bandeira, director of the Portuguese gambling authority, Regulação Inspeção de Jogos – Turismo de Portugal, indicated during a presentation at the Gambling Compliance conference in Lisbon that cross-border liquidity is not guaranteed once Portugual’s online poker market goes live. “It’s not a simple issue,” Bandeira said. “We have had meetings with regulators in other […]