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The Portuguese gambling regulator has hinted that more operators could join the market in the coming weeks or months.
Portuguese Regulator Says More Operators to Join the Market in the Coming Weeks

After recently granting just the second license for online poker in years, the regulator says more are on the cards in the near future.


In a recently concluded conference at ICE London, Trucco spoke on how shared liquidity “exceeded their expectations.”
TSG Exec: Italian Shared liquidity Stalled Due to Competitor’s “Better Lobbying”

PokerStars heralds the success of European shared liquidity and is still hopeful that Italy will ultimately join the shared player pool.


Senators will finally get to vote on the Dutch Remote Gambling Act (RGA) on February 19. Unlicensed online operators who have been “actively” targeting the Dutch market could face a blackout period.
International Operators Confident Dutch Blackout Will Not Apply to Them

If “actively” targeting Dutch customers is defined by the priority criteria, large operators like The Stars Group and Kindred should not be impacted by “cooling off” period.


Under rules set out by the Gambling Commission of Great Britain (UKGC), all internet gambling businesses must hold player deposits in a separate bank account,...
Player Funds Protection in the UK: How Online Poker Operators Protect Your Money

We list 26 UK gambling operators and how they protect your player funds.


Existing gambling operators who have been actively targeting Dutch players will be prohibited from operating in the country until they undergo a cooling down period.
Dutch Minister Confirms Blackout Period for Illegal Gambling Operators

Bad news for operators who “actively” target Dutch players as they face a blackout period.


PokerStars esports hybrid online poker game Power Up is finally seeing a marketing push as the operator launches a new leaderboard promotion called Power Up…
Power Up Gets a Marketing Push with the Launch of Power Up Championship

The winner of the first-ever Power Up Championship will take home $3000 plus $1000 for 2nd place and 3rd place runner-ups.


In Switzerland, online gambling operators are having to adjust quickly to a new online gambling environment.
Partypoker Exits Switzerland, PokerStars Closes Casino as New Rules Come into Effect

The Stars Group’s online poker services stay online for Swiss players as it looks to find a local partner.


It debuted in both the UK and Sweden, along with the primary dot-EU and dot-com sites, today, for real money.
PokerStars’ 6+ Hold’em Rolls Out Internationally

The short deck poker variant is now live in the global dot-com and dot-EU player pools.


Run it Once Poker still expected to launch this year. New online poker rooms should go live in Portugal.
Five Poker Developments that Didn’t Happen in 2018—But Will This Year

While 2018 was a banner year for online poker, a few things did not quite happen on schedule. Here’s five belated moves we expect to happen in 2019.


Talal Shakerchi is a 54-year-old businessman from the UK that plays in some of the highest stakes poker games in the world. While his success in cash games is…
Talal Shakerchi: PSPC a “Big Positive,” But PokerStars Has More Work to Do

The UK high stakes player wants to see PokerStars reduce rake and provide a better path for players to move up in stakes.


The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the Stars Group (TSG), reversing the three-year-old judgment amounting to $870 million.
Why a Kentucky Court of Appeals Ruled in Favor of The Stars Group in $870 Million Lawsuit

In a massive victory for PokerStars, the Kentucky Court of Appeals overturned the pending $870 million lawsuit against the global online giant.


PokerStars has joined forces with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to become its first-ever “Official Poker Partner”, in a new sponsorship…
PokerStars Becomes First “Official Poker Partner” of UFC

The world’s global online poker giant has inked a deal with the UFC in an effort to widen TSG’s exposure to the US market and worldwide.


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