GTECH G2, more commonly known as Boss Media, hopes to receive a boost in player numbers in its stagnant Spanish online poker network with the launch this week of Codere’s online gaming presence in the country.
The publicly listed Codere Group is one of Spain’s largest gaming businesses, operating bingo halls, casinos, betting shops and horse tracks throughout Spain and in large parts of Latin America.
Codere missed the opening gate of regulated online poker by a few months—the first sites went live on June 5—and it has no existing online presence. However, it will be looking to use its 30-years of experience in the industry to make its mark.
GTECH G2 will welcome the investment into its platform. So far it has failed to garner any traction on its Spanish network: Network skins MiApuesta, PokerHeaven and VivePoker have so far failed to maintain any liquidity. Only the independent PokerStars, 888 and PartyPoker have maintained games around-the-clock since the launch of regulated online poker in the country, despite over forty online firms being issued licenses.
Codere has launched the brand Tu Victoria (“Your Victory”), with sportsbetting alongside its poker offering.