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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.

Unibet picks up Operator of the Year at IGA. Cries of sexism overshadow the ICE expo.
Portugal’s Progress, Industry Icicles, and Awards for Everyone: This Week in Online Poker

The awards season is upon us. Kindred Group picked up Poker Operator of the Year at the International Gaming Awards…

Any existing licensed online poker operators in Portugal which adhere to these technical standards can share liquidity with regulated poker rooms in Spain, France and Italy immediately.
Portugal Set to Join New European Market as Regulator Approves Shared Liquidity

Following a surprise SRIJ technical approval, cross-border shared liquidity on PokerStars.PT could be just days away.

European shared liquidity again dominated the headlines this week. There also continues to be a flurry of activity around brand ambassadors this week.
Ambassador Activity, Connecting Four and the Latest Live: This Week in Online Poker

European shared liquidity again dominated the headlines this week. There was positive developments from both Portugal…

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“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.

PokerStars hopes for a Q2 launch of cross-border liquidity sharing between Portugal and the French/Spanish network.
Portugal Could Join Shared Liquidity Pool by Q2

PokerStars is hopeful that the third country will join the new PokerStars Europe network by the second quarter.

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.

“We’re looking forward to extending this to Italian and Portuguese players, and offer our full support to the relevant authorities in those countries to do so.”
PokerStars Urges Italian Regulator to Move Forward with Shared Liquidity

Radio silence from Italy’s gaming regulator leaves the open question of when the country will join the new Southern European player pool.

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…

Unfortunately, soon after the July 2017 agreement was made, cracks began to show in the coordination.
French-Spanish Liquidity Sharing: How Europe’s Online Poker Landscape Will Change

PokerStars’ Italian-French poker room will go head-to-head with many of the world’s largest dot-com poker rooms.

When PokerStars launches its combined Spanish and French online poker network, it will come with its automated "Seat Me" lobby system, prohibiting table selection and automated seating scripts.
PokerStars’ Southern European Poker Network Won’t Allow Table or Seat Selection

The Spanish “Seat Me” system will come to France today ahead of player pooling between the two countries.

Spain's new resolution will come into force once published in the official State Gazette, expected this month.
French-Spanish Online Poker Tables Coming “in the Next Few Weeks”

Spain’s framework expected will into force this month, paving way for two-way shared liquidity.

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