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Partypoker’s Spanish offer has been left to languish, using dated software and branding that has been phased out in other markets over the course of the last five years.
With Shared Liquidity Imminent, partypoker Upgrades Spanish Platform

New Spanish site and software released, while French client shows “French only” tables indicating there may be country-specific tables under shared player pool.

It marked the largest tournament series PokerStars had run in the segregated European markets. A total €11.6 million was paid out in prize money.
PokerStars’ Inaugural SCOOP in the Segregated European Player Pool a Success

More than €11 million was paid out in PokerStars’ first ever SCOOP on the French-Spanish network.

Partypoker's French network is made up of PMU, bwin.FR and partypoker.FR. Every licensed online poker network in France is now authorized to share its player pool across borders.
Partypoker Gets the French Go-Ahead for European Shared Liquidity

ARJEL has approved bwin subsidiary SAS and French horse-racing operator PMU which combine to make up GVC’s French online poker network.

Running for the next two weeks, the operator has scheduled 120 events for the inaugural SCOOP Europe.
Euro SCOOP: PokerStars Runs its Largest Ever Tournament in a Segregated Market

€10 million is guaranteed in the first ever SCOOP Europe which is more than double the combined schedules in Spain and France last year.

The missives authorize both sites to share their online poker liquidity with operators licensed in Italy, Spain and Portugal.
iPoker Positioned for European Shared Liquidity as Unibet and Betclic Receive French Authorization

While neither operator is in Spain, iPoker may move ahead with a Spanish-French shared liquidity network following skins’ approvals.

The Seat Me system, already live on the French/Spanish network, will go live in Portugal on March 6.
PokerStars Readies Portuguese Shared Liquidity with “Seat Me” Rollout

Expected soon to join its players in Portugal with its French/Spanish player pool, PokerStars will remove table and seat selection from PokerStars.PT next week.

It received its approval from the French regulator to offer cross-border shared liquidity earlier in February.
“Estamos Listos”: Winamax Readies for Spanish Launch with Teaser Site

French operator prepares Spanish landing page as it awaits its Spanish authorization.

“The success of the FRESH Series is an encouraging start as we look forward to extending the shared player pool to Italy and Portugal in the future.”
In the New European Shared Liquidity Market, PokerStars Makes Running a €5 Million Tournament Series Look Easy

Cash game traffic at the network exceeds 2500 average concurrent players as the operator completes its inaugural tournament series on the shared liquidity network.

“If you are asking regarding joint liquidity—yes it will happen in the coming months likely also including Italy and Portugal.”.
Partypoker Plots Four-Way Shared Liquidity to Take On PokerStars in Europe

GVC’s partypoker is reportedly planning to enter all four European markets—requiring an upgrade in Spain, a shared liquidity license in France, authorization in Portugal and a possible brand relaunch in Italy.

Any existing licensed online poker operators in Portugal which adhere to these technical standards can share liquidity with regulated poker rooms in Spain, France and Italy immediately.
Portugal Set to Join New European Market as Regulator Approves Shared Liquidity

Following a surprise SRIJ technical approval, cross-border shared liquidity on PokerStars.PT could be just days away.

French online poker leader Winamax is seeking to hire Spanish customer service representatives for the start of February in what could be an imminent launch in the country.
Winamax Ramps Up Spanish Staffing for Launch

Operator rushes to fill customer service positions for early February, suggesting an imminent launch.

Italy remains committed to the European shared liquidity agreement that allows licensed online poker operators in Italy, France, Spain and Portugal to share…
Italy “Will Respect Agreement” on European Shared Liquidity

Positive words break months-long silence from the Italian regulator over its position on European shared liquidity.

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