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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.


New spring online poker series have been announced. PokerStars "All Stars" rake free cash game concept is underway, with over 200 signing up to try out the tables.
Marketing Insight

WSOP satellites, more spring tournaments, plus the latest promotions in the US and dot-com markets.


Partypoker is investing heavily into live tours. PokerStars announces fresh stops and looks ahead to Panama for the next Championship.
Poker Insight

Twister goes wild, Bodog rebrands, two skins remain offline, and live stops around the world see record turnouts.


The worldwide cash game market remained steady in November. Average concurrent cash game seats across the entire industry for the last week of the month was recorded at 31,450, up half a percentage point over the last week of October.
Traffic Insight: November 2016

WPN jumps into the global top five, MPN (briefly) overtook partypoker for the first time in history.


The end of the first quarter of 2016 has already arrived, and the global online poker cash game market is showing signs that the year will continue the pattern of decline that the market has experienced since 2010.
Traffic Insight

A mixed start to 2016 with robustness in the dot-com market was offset by weakness in the European segregated markets.


Global cash game traffic dropped by less than half a percent this week, and much of the credit for the tiny decline must go to PokerStars.
Traffic Insight

Total traffic fell slightly after weakness in the European and US facing offshore markets, but the big news is PokerStars’ performance in New Jersey.


With a week to go before the Easter weekend, the global cash game market is not bringing good news. The market fell by another 1.9% this week, dragged down by a poor performance in the European markets.
Traffic Insight

There is little “Good News” for global cash game traffic as Easter approaches.


Brazil’s most likely bill to regulate internet gambling has passed a vote in the Special Committee on National Development (CEDN) in the Chamber of Deputies.
Regulation Insight

Germany, Brazil, Russia, Sweden and more.


The February revenue figures from Italian regulator AAMS show tournament revenues higher than cash game revenues for the first time since cash games were introduced to the regulated market.
Online Tournament Poker Revenues Now Exceed Those from Cash Games in the Regulated Italian Market

PokerStars Italy can celebrate its growing market share in casino games which now stands at almost 6.5%.


After this week’s 2.3% reduction in global cash game traffic, the market is down by almost 15% in a year.
Traffic Insight

The global cash game market has now lost an average of one player in eight over the last 12 months.


Global cash game traffic fell by 1.2% this week, substantially less than last week’s fall of 4%. Traffic is now 7.2% below the annual seasonal peak reached on January 11.
Traffic Insight

The global market continues to slide but a PokerStars launch in New Jersey should soon shake up the state regulated market.


The first week of February saw global cash game traffic maintain the gains it made at the end of January, but the last week has seen a short, sharp slump with a fall of 4%.
Traffic Insight

Early February gains evaporated with a sudden slump which took traffic down 4% on the week.


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