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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.


Online poker operators in Portugal generated €3.04 million in revenue during the first quarter of 2018.
Market Monitor: Portugal Q1 2018

Online poker operators in Portugal generated €3.04 million in revenue during the first quarter of 2018. Cash game poker…


The operator launched its so-called PokerStars Europe network in mid-January, connecting the player pools of France and Spain.
Portugal to Join Shared Liquidity Pool “Potentially Very Soon”

PokerStars.PT will join France and Italy this month in Europe’s first-ever three-country shared player pool.


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.


The signings come as the operator readies to launch online poker int Spain, Italy and Portugal with eyes towards European shared liquidity as its path forward for growth.
Poised for European Expansion, Winamax Signs New Ambassadors in Spain, Portugal

Spain’s Leo Margets and Portugal’s João Vieria join the ranks of the French online poker operator, as it prepares to expand into new European markets.


New data from Playtech, Kindred and Zynga, plus regulatory data from Delaware, New Jersey, France and Spain, all available in PRO's new Industry Monitor section of reports.
Data Monitoring, News from New Jersey and Portugal Poised: This Week in Online Poker

We’re now in the thick of the Q4/FY 2017 reporting season. To keep you up to date with all the latest, we have a…


“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.


The new rules allow licensed online poker operators to pool liquidity with other countries that signed an accord in July 2017.
Portuguese Amendment for Technical Standards on Shared Liquidity Becomes Law

With another piece of the puzzle in place, PokerStars should soon be able to flip the switch and connect its segregated Portuguese poker room with the growing French-Spanish player pool.


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