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Market Monitor: Portugal Q2 and Q3 2020
Market Monitor: Portugal Q2 and Q3 2020

Online poker in Portugal surged in Q2, up 89% year-over-year, and subsequently fell back down to earth in Q3, dropping…


Is Online Poker Heading for Second Boom in 2020?
Is Online Poker Heading for Second Boom in 2020?

As a new wave of COVID-19 cases sweeping across the world coincides with the seasonal busy season for online poker, another boom could be in the cards.


European Poker Tour Online: PokerStars Unveils its Most Prestigious Series of 2020
European Poker Tour Online: PokerStars Unveils its Most Prestigious Series of 2020

For the first time ever, EPT goes online with $20 million guaranteed across 40 events.


PokerStars Schedules Flagship Online Series in Southern European Segregated Markets
PokerStars Schedules Flagship Online Series in Southern European Segregated Markets

SECOOP returns for its third edition in the FRESPT market with €10 million guaranteed while ICOOP in Italy guarantees €5 million.


GVC's Bet.PT Acquisition Offers a Path for Partypoker's European Poker Network into Portugal
GVC’s Bet.PT Acquisition Offers a Path for Partypoker’s European Poker Network into Portugal

The new purchase is focused on sports, but it offers another potential avenue to expand the group’s European online poker network beyond France and Spain.


Battle in Southern Europe Resumes with €50 Million September
Battle in Southern Europe Resumes with €50 Million September

PokerStars, Winamax, Partypoker and 888poker are all going head-to-head with their largest tournament series to date.


PokerStars' Galactic Series Returns in Segregated European Markets
PokerStars’ Galactic Series Returns in Segregated European Markets

Big-ticket tournament series in Southern Europe and Italy returns with over €21 million in combined guarantees.


PokerStars Launches Major New Global Promotion, The Vault
PokerStars Launches Major New Global Promotion, The Vault

$1.75 million in extra prizes to be given out in August across almost all of PokerStars’ regulated markets.


Winamax Celebrates Ten Years Under French Regulation
Winamax Celebrates Ten Years Under French Regulation

PRO reflects on its journey from one of the first French regulated online poker rooms to launch in 2010 to the European powerhouse it is today.


Online Poker Traffic is Back Down to Near Pre-Pandemic Levels
Online Poker Traffic is Back Down to Near Pre-Pandemic Levels

Operators are still up at least 20% year-over-year, but further declines in the coming weeks can be expected.


PokerStars Schedules Two Progressive Knockout Series in European Segregated Markets
PokerStars Schedules Two Progressive Knockout Series in European Segregated Markets

Demand for bounty tournaments remains, though Knockout Series in Italy and Turbo PKO Week in Southern Europe suggest the operator may be ending its UFC branding.


Southern European Online Poker Markets Decline to Almost Pre-Lockdown Activity Levels
Southern European Online Poker Markets Decline to Almost Pre-Lockdown Activity Levels

As stay-at-home measures ease in Spain, France and Italy, cash game traffic levels come back down to earth.


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