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After acquiring a gaming license in Spain, Aconcagua Poker Network now looks to expand to other regulated European networks.
Spanish Launch “Only a First Step” of Aconcagua Poker’s Plan for European Expansion

In an exclusive interview with PRO, Juan Manuel Pastor, CEO of Aconcagua Poker’s new Spanish operation, reveals details around their European expansion plans.


SECOOP will guarantee €10 million including a €1 million Main Event. A total of 149 tournaments are scheduled to run over the course of two weeks.
PokerStars Plans Another €10 Million Guaranteed Tournament Series in Southern Europe

With the record-breaking Galactic Series barely in the rear-view mirror, details around SECOOP are revealed with another eight-figure guaranteed prize pool.


Online poker operators in Portugal generated €3.5 million in revenue during the second quarter of 2018.
Market Monitor: Portugal Q2 2018

Portugal’s sole regulator online poker operator, PokerStars, generated €3.5 million in revenue during the second…


As a goodwill gesture, the world’s leading online poker site PokerStars has announced freerolls across its major markets for the players affected by the…
PokerStars Announces Freerolls with Over $650,000 in Prizes for Players Affected by Recent DDoS Attacks

Over half a million dollars in WCOOP tickets will be given away via freerolls available across PokerStars major markets.


PokerStars' market share in the newly formed Spanish-French market remains the same. The last few weeks have seen Winamax's traffic soar, and it could soon overtake PokerStars Europe.
European Shared Liquidity: Who’s Winning the Battle in Europe

One month of Winamax launched in Spain, how’s the market shaping up? The third installment on PRO’s exclusive series on the new European shared liquidity market.


PokerStars has set the standard for guaranteed tournaments, offering by far the biggest weekly schedule.
The Fight for Europe: How PokerStars, Winamax and partypoker are Competing Under European Shared Liquidity

An in-depth look at the product offers, bonuses, promotions, VIP programs and MTT schedules in the French, Spanish and Portuguese markets.


The Trio series marked the celebration of Portugal’s entry into the already existing French and Spanish network.
PokerStars Touts Success of Trio Series in European Shared Liquidity Market

Guarantees smashed by 30% in €5 million tournament series.


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…


The addition of Portugal makes PokerStars the first online operator to offer a shared player pool between the three Southern European countries.
Portugal Joins the PokerStars Europe Network But Ring Games Stay On the Sidelines

Given the max 5% rake permitted in Portugal, PokerStars had to make some tough decisions: It dropped Zoom rake but opted to keep other cash games separate.


Q1 2018 was the first full quarter that year-on-year figures for online poker were available. Online poker produced just over €3 million, compared to the €4.5 million generated in Q1 2017.
Ahead of Shared Liquidity, Online Poker Revenue Drops 33% in Portugal

First full year comparison in segregated Portugal underscores the necessity for cross-border shared liquidity.


A 37-year-old Barcelona native, Roca is a former economics professor who quit his job to pursue his passion and build a career as a poker player.
WSOPE Champion Martí Roca Signs with 888poker Spain

Roca will help 888 grow its Spanish online poker room ahead of cross-border shared liquidity with Italy and Portugal.


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