Aconcagua and connective games launch poker in Spain

November 5, 2018

Platform provider Connective Games has entered the Spanish market with operator partner Aconcagua Poker Network. Connective Games has powered the Aconcagua Poker Network since it launched back in 2014, and has led the brand into the bustling Spanish market after it was awarded a licence by the Spanish regulator. Aconcagua Poker Network will now offer […]

Reports that Spanish taxman is chasing international poker players

August 21, 2018

German, French, Danish and Italian poker players who have in the past won rewards playing in Spanish-located tournaments have reportedly been receiving letters of demand from the Spanish tax authorities, who appear to be raking over wins as long ago as 2014 despite the players settling their reward taxes with their national tax offices. Reporting […]

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 […]

Spanish tax man deals a bad hand to poker-playing chess grandmaster

March 28, 2018

Spanish chess Grandmaster and occasional poker player, Francisco Vallejo Pons is distraught after the Spanish tax authorities handed him a Euro 500,000 tax bill in respect of his deposits and winnings in poker games back in 2011. You read that right –  deposits and winnings, but with no rebate on his losses. Pons it turns […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spain ready to share online poker players

January 3, 2018

Arrangements by four European nations to permit online poker operators to share player liquidity came a step closer as December ended when Spanish regulator Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) authorised the practice, complying with its July 2017 agreement with France, Italy and Portugal. In doing so, Spain’s regulator joins its equivalent in France, […]

World Poker Fund Holdings secures online gambling licence in Spain

December 23, 2017

The Los Angeles-based online gambling group World Poker Fund Holdings, Inc., which describes itself as “a developer and operator of online and event-based social gaming platforms and brands,” has announced its acquisition of a Spanish online gambling licence. InfoPowa readers may recall that the company (whose share price is currently below 60 cents) has boasted […]

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 […]

888Poker now number two in Spain

April 25, 2015

The independent online poker monitor Pokerscout reports that 888Poker is now the second most visited online poker operator in the dedicated Spanish market, reprising its success in the similarly ring-fenced Italian market. Over the past year 888Poker’s Spanish venture has increased its market share from 18 percent to 24 percent, positioning the business second only […]