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Closed liquidity may go down in online poker's relatively short history as one of its greatest mistakes.
“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.

The Stars Group has been issued a license from the French regulator to share online poker liquidity with Spain, France and Italy.
France: PokerStars the First to Receive a Shared Liquidity License

The Stars Group is the first to be approved for cross-border poker sharing.

While PR has been slow in coming, many operators are running special Christmas promotions. Behind the scenes, PokerStars Power Up remains under development.
Festive Fun, Power Up Progress, and Regulatory Wranglings: This Week in Online Poker

In case you missed it, Christmas is coming. It is a key time for online poker operators, consumers are off work, at…

The Portuguese Government has laid out its proposed amendments to its online gambling law that will allow for international liquidity sharing.
Euro Shared Liquidity: Portugal Makes Amends, Italy Delay Rumors Linger

Gambling law amendments for shared liquidity put forward in Portuguese state budget.

PokerStars is guaranteeing almost €8 million across COOPs in its four markets. The Italian and Spanish series see slight gains, but the French COOP is cut in half.
Europe’s Segregated Online Poker Rooms Schedule What is Likely Their Last Big Tournament Series

Four COOPs, a new French Circus, a Spanish Super Series and more.

All signs are pointing to shared liquidity between France, Italy, Spain and Portugal in 2018, and the world's largest online poker operators are starting to prepare.
How Four Poker Operators Are Preparing for European Shared Liquidity

PokerStars, Winamax, 888 and partypoker are all readying for pooled liquidity between France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

Virtue Poker is seeking to raise $25 million in its ICO to build a decentralized online poker platform.
Czech’s Guarantees, Australian Updates and the Virtue of the Blockchain: This Week in Online Poker

Is there virtue in a decentralized blockchain-based online poker room? Virtue Poker hit the headlines this week touting…

The statement comes less than three weeks after a historic accord was signed by the regulators of France, Spain, Italy and Portugal.
French Regulator Gets the Ball Rolling on European Shared Liquidity

ARJEL opens the application process for cross-border online poker liquidity.

European regulatory news from the UK, Slovakia, Hungary, Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Spain and more.
Latest in iGaming Regulation: July 2017 Brief

A snapshot of all the latest in regulatory igaming developments across Europe, the United States, China, India, Australia and more.

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.

Q2 figures show the New Jersey online poker market shrinking despite the addition of PokerStars in 2016.
Shared Liquidity is Now Essential to Grow Online Poker in New Jersey

The PokerStars effect has petered out; New Jersey’s best chance at returning online poker to growth will be through shared liquidity agreements.

The last series was the most ambitious yet, with the highest prize pool ever across a staggering 120 events.
Winamax Holds Strong with €11 Million Series 19

Despite the slower time of year and some overlays last Series, Winamax guarantees the same ambitious €11 million this September in Series 19.

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Poker Players Go To Extreme Lengths To Sabotage Venetian $150K
In the wake of controversy over the Venetian's $150k "Total Prize Pool," poker players are banding together to keep participation in the event to a minimum. — read more »
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