Portugal's Poker Liquidity Could Begin by End of Month

Poker expansion is coming to Portugal, as the country's online poker liquidity with other countries could go live by the end of this month, with giants such as PokerStars in the mix.

The country signed a compact last year with Spain, France, and Itay to share poker players across borders. Thus far, Spain and France are active, and the respective sites in those countries are generating more revenues thanks to the shared pools. Portugal's gaming regulator had approved the pooling in February, and the process has been in the works since.

PokerStars parent company Stars Group is working to get their platform set and company CEO Rafi Ashkenazi said, "Portugal is likely to be added to the pooled liquidity this month, potentially very soon. I've no doubt that this will boost the revenues we are currently generating in Portugal."

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I think it would be definitely a lucrative deal for Portugal as their players would be able to play against a lot larger players pools in Spain and France and despite Stars Group CEO claiming it won't influence their Portugal revenues I think there's no way they won't be raised because of that.