The group’s upcoming European online poker network will combine French and Spanish players. Partypoker received authorization from French regulator ARJEL just last week to allow it to form a cross-border shared liquidity pool.

French online poker professional and former PokerStars Pro Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier has joined partypoker as its latest ambassador. He will help promote “partypoker.eu,” the group’s upcoming European online poker network which will combine French and Spanish players, which the company says will launch later this month.

Partypoker received authorization from French regulator ARJEL just last week which allows it to form a cross-border shared liquidity pool between France and Spain.

“We are delighted that ElkY is joining us at partypoker,” said Tom Waters, partypoker Managing Director, in a company blog post published Friday. “ElkY has a fantastic profile and has great experience both in France and across the world and this makes him a perfect ambassador for us ahead of the shared liquidity launch.”