The duo of poker sites have been operating on temporary licenses while the application process was ongoing. The move was made to comply with UK law, which requires all operators offering services in-country to have a betting license.
Commenting on the licensing Amaya Gaming Head of Corporate Communications Eric Hollreiser said, "We continue to build upon PokerStars’ leadership in poker in the UK and intend to leverage our scale and expertise to become market leaders in casino and sports betting."
“We believe the UK licenses illustrate the strength of our platforms, our regulatory approach, and our commitment to integrity, security, and consumer protection. PokerStars and Full Tilt now hold licenses from a dozen European jurisdictions.”