The French online gambling regulator ARJEL announced on Tuesday that first Franco-Spanish online poker tables will be launched within the next few weeks as part of the initial phase of the shared online poker liquidity project.The launch of Franco-Spanish poker tables comes six months after the gambling regulators of France, Spain, Portugal, and Italy signed the shared liquidity agreement in Rome, Italy to seal their commitment to the scheme.
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The online poker sector in Europe’s segregated markets is on the threshold of a new era, as first shared online poker tables are slated to go live within the next few weeks.What short-term effects on Spain’s online poker market do you expect from the start of the shared liquidity project?
Keeping tabs on this will be one of the main concerns for Spain’s DGOJ, as well as regulators in France, Italy, and Portugal.“On July 6 in Rome, the President of the ARJEL, Charles Coppolani, signed with his Spanish, Italian and Portuguese counterparts a poker sharing agreement.
“Congrats @PokerStars for being the 1st licensed online poker room sharing liquidity in France & Spain,” Alex Dreyfus, a native Frenchman and CEO of Global Poker Index tweeted.Templer’s claims about the need for shared player pools are accurate.
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.