Posted by Carolyn on Jan 31, 2018 Posted in Live Poker News, Poker Players | No Comments »

French poker pro Bertrand Grospellier commonly known as ‘ElkY’ has announced his departure from Team Pokerstars Pro after a relationship that lasted nearly 12 years. Grospellier recently made the announcement via his Twitter account but did not precisely confirm why he decided to part ways after a relationshipRead Full Article

Posted by Carolyn on Jan 11, 2018 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Industry News | No Comments »

PokerStars, the biggest online poker website in the world recently announced that it will be implementing its successful ‘Seat Me’ system in its shared liquidity network in Europe once the French, Spanish, Italian, and Portugese pools converge in the coming months. Seat Me System Protects New Players PokerStarsRead Full Article

Posted by Carolyn on Jan 08, 2018 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Industry News, Poker Room News | No Comments »

UK based 888Holdings, the parent company of 888poker announced quite a few months earlier that they were making plans to enter the Italian gaming market. Since then, there hasn’t been a lot of news from 888poker regarding their Italian venture. The online poker operator confirmed last week thatRead Full Article

Posted by Carolyn on Jan 07, 2018 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Industry News | No Comments »

Spain, Italy, France, and Portugal all agreed that they would share European poker player liquidity and signed an agreement to that effect in the middle of 2017. There was no specifications given as to when European shared player liquidity would come into effect but market analysts expected itRead Full Article

Posted by Carolyn on Dec 19, 2017 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Industry News | No Comments »
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Back in July 2017, a ground-breaking agreement was been made between the gaming regulators in Portugal, Italy, Spain, and France in order to enable shared player pools between the four countries in order to boost online poker revenues. While no official announcement has been made regarding when sharedRead Full Article

Posted by Carolyn on Dec 07, 2017 Posted in Legal Poker News, Online Poker News, Poker Industry News | No Comments »

The European online gambling industry is a multi-billion industry that reportedly grows at a rate of 3 percent each year. The latest research from the European Commission shows that the online gambling industry in Europe generates in excess of €84 billion each year and more than 6.8 millionRead Full Article

Posted by Carolyn on Dec 04, 2017 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Industry News, UK Poker News | No Comments »

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) released a report detailing the performance of its online gambling industry for the fiscal (April 16 – March 17) which showed that online poker in the UK is struggling to compete with sports betting and online slots. This does not come as aRead Full Article

Posted by Carolyn on Nov 28, 2017 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Industry News, World Poker News | No Comments »

Autorité de régulation des jeux en ligne (ARJEL), the French gaming regulator has called on its Italian counter-part to continue with its hustle and get things in place so that the shared liquidity agreement can proceed as per plan. Spain, Italy, France and Portugal started discussing the possibilityRead Full Article

Posted by Carolyn on Oct 18, 2017 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Industry News, Poker Players | No Comments »

The European poker market has not done very well in the last five years as Spain, France, Italy and Portugal have all reported sluggish online poker markets in recent times. Stringent gaming regulations, small player pools, lack of proper competition and limited cash prizes did not help boostRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Aug 26, 2012 Posted in Poker Gossip, Poker Room News | No Comments »

The iPoker Network, the second largest online poker room(s) in online poker, is about to get even larger if the current rumors about them absorbing a fairly large independent online poker room, Everest Poker, are true. The move has not been made official at this point, and noRead Full Article