This is an excerpt from Poker Industry PRO’s recently published The State of the Online Poker Industry: Summer 2018, our twice-annual snapshot of the…
Looking Ahead: The Expansion of Online Poker in Spain and Portugal

An excerpt from Poker Industry PRO’s latest report on the state of the online poker industry in 2018.


On May 23, PokerStars Portugal officially joined the shared European player pool that already includes players from France and Spain. The inclusion of Portuguese…
PokerStars European Shared Liquidity: Zoom Conquers Classic Ring Game Traffic

On May 23, PokerStars Portugal officially joined the shared European player pool that already includes players from…


This article originally appeared on Poker Industry PRO and has been republished here as a courtesy to our readers. Please visit Poker Industry PRO for more…
“The Phenomenon of Integration”: How 2017 Has Been a Turning Point for Open Liquidity in Online Poker

Across Europe, the United States and now even South America, shared liquidity has finally won out—2018 should see cross-border shared liquidities across all key existing and emerging online poker markets.


Monthly figures reported by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement last Friday show that revenue from online poker in the state continues to shrink and…
December Online Poker Revenue Hits All-Time Low in New Jersey

Shared liquidity can’t come soon enough as the largest online poker market in the US strings together 10 consecutive months of year-on-year declines.


European Shared Liquidity finally became a reality on Tuesday when PokerStars became the very first online poker company to share its player pool between…
PokerStars Combines Online Poker Player Pools in France and Spain

European Shared Liquidity finally became a reality on Tuesday when PokerStars became the very first online poker…


The promotion on PokerStars’ segregated European sites last month featured Golden Button Challenge, a new personalized collection promotion that is…
Golden Button Challenge Shows Extent of PokerStars’ Promotion Personalization

Euro promotion categorizes each player into one of four buckets—with players in the highest value group getting almost twenty times more for completing their daily challenge.


In its annual report, French online gaming regulator ARJEL signaled that concrete progress in the European shared liquidity project has been made, setting a…
French Regulator Sets the Stage for Shared Online Poker Liquidity in 2018

Agreements in June, and software testing starting in September should lead to online poker rooms with European cross-border liquidity sharing next year.


Leading French online poker operator Winamax has announced Winamax Live, a new mobile app that provides up-to-date information on its live event schedule. The…
Winamax Further Invests in its Live Tour with New Mobile App

Much like PokerStars’ app, the new Winamax Live allows event attendees to keep up-to-date with the schedule and latest updates.


The National Association of Online Gamblers (ANAon), a Portuguese group that advocates on behalf of consumers, has raised concerns over the recently submitted…
Will Portugal Have Shared Liquidity for Online Poker?

The National Association of Online Gamblers (ANAon), a Portuguese group that advocates on behalf of consumers, has…


The decision to restrict player liquidity in Portugal, as reported back in December, has resulted in members of ANAon—the Portuguese Player Association&#82…
Another Online Poker Boycott: And This Time It Has Nothing To Do With PokerStars

Portuguese players prepare to boycott regulated online poker rooms.


In an unprecedented move at the Gambling Compliance conference in Lisbon on Monday, SRIJ Director and Head of Online Gambling Manuela Bandeira announced that…
Portugal to Segregate Online Poker in Unexpected Announcement

Plans to share player liquidity with the global online poker market have apparently been scrapped.


In just under six months, Portugal’s new gaming laws will be implemented under the supervision of the Office of the Inspection of Games, part of the Portuguese…
Portugal’s New Online Gambling Regulations: What Poker Players Need to Know

In less than six months, new gambling laws will significantly impact Portugal’s online poker industry.


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