(Image: PokerStars)SECOOP will be open to players in France, Spain, and Portugal, three countries that share liquidity in their online poker markets.The largest examples – both open to those who can play on the global version of the poker site – are the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) and the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP).
Portuguese poker players can celebrate, as they’re now able to share the virtual felt with people in France and Spain.Zoom cash games?
The Iberian country regulated its online gambling market in 2015 and officially opened it for international operators in the summer of 2016, when the first online gambling license was issued.Among a number of other provisions, the plan also contains proposed amendments to the country’s Online Gambling Law.
Industry stakeholders urged Portugal’s government to review its new gambling law and swap the tax regime for a more reasonable one.3 million in tax revenue from the local market’s eleven licensed operators in 2017.
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The publication of said framework means that there are no more regulatory hurdles before Portugal’s participation in the shared liquidity project.France and Spain were the first two participating countries to roll out shared online poker tables.
After nearly a year-and-a-half, Portuguese regulator Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ) has finally approved the technical requirements necessary to share online poker liquidity with neighboring countries.com) Portugal was one of four nations that formed an online poker liquidity alliance in April 2016, along with Spain, France, and Italy.