Portugal to Share Poker Player Pool

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This month it was revealed that the Portuguese Gambling Regulatory Authority has signed a compact that will see it sharing players with France, Spain, and Portugal.

The groups originally agreed to share players last July, but the agreement was just approved by the regulator in Portugal. Once enacted, poker players in each of these countries will be able to play against each other. This will enable Portugal's online poker market to grow a bit more, as large operators will have a bigger pool of players from which to collect rake.

Speaking about the approval the regulator said, "Through this system, it is now possible for poker games to benefit from shared liquidity. For players and operators, this enables all the control and reporting guarantees required for a secure and responsible gambling experience."

"Once in force all licensed online poker operators can also offer tables and tournaments involving players from the countries that signed the agreement for shared online poker liquidity (Portugal, Spain, France and Italy), as long as those operators comply with the requirements defined by each one of these countries."

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16 February 2018 - 10:38pm

Yeah no doubt Portuguese poker market will grow that way and hopefully the players in those countries will enjoy the raised competition against other foreigner players, sounds good I think.