Titan Poker Drops Pros, Blocks New Spanish Deposits

Titan Poker, one of iPoker’s key brands, has confirmed that it is parting ways with their sponsored pros Sam Trickett and Marvin Rettenmaier.

The decision signals “... a new branding strategy which moves away from focusing on a pro team and emphasizes our appeal to main stream [sic] and recreational poker players,” according to a news article on the Titan Poker website.

But not, it appears, Spanish mainstream and recreational players—at least not for now. According to a report on Poker Affiliate Solutions, Titan Poker has stopped accepting new Spanish real-money players prior to the first licenses being issued on June 1.

However, according to a Titan rep who spoke to PAS, the room made the move “in hopes of obtaining a license in the Spanish market.”

Many sites have pulled out of Spain ahead of regulation, including Bodog, Unibet and other Microgaming skins, but none for the specific reason of obtaining an operating license. Heavy-hitters known to be Spanish applicants, including PokerStars and bwin.party, continue to serve Spaniards, and a moratorium specifically permits operators to continue in Spain until the day the first licenses are issued.