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PokerStars Becomes a Name You Hear in the News a lot

Written By: Maya Michaels | November 15, 2016 | Posted In Poker News

PokerStars is the world’s leading online poker gaming establishment and they have just announced some very important details about their rewards program for the year 2017.  PokerStars has launched a brand new Sit and Go poker game that they have named Beat the Clock.

Poker players from Portugal who have been ultimately locked out of playing on PokerStars just may also be getting some great news as well.  PokerStars is planning to launch their gaming platform in Portugal sometime very soon, as they are only waiting for the regulatory approval final steps, according to a conference call within the third quarter.

This leading online poker site has previously acquired four licenses: two that are for wagering on sports and two that are for casino gaming.  This gaming establishment is also forecasting to introduce a ring-fenced poker environment, this in fact will be a very tricky scenario for residents within Portugal.

The great news is that poker players will now be able to relax and enjoy the world’s leading online poker gaming software after being locked out for close to two years.  Unfortunately, they will not be able to join the other players in the worldwide player pool, but instead they will be operating in the same way as the isolated markets, much like Italy, New Jersey, Spain, as well as France. 

It is forecasted that sometime within the near future that players that are in Portugal will be able to relish some liquidity. The regulators that are located in Italy as well as France are looking to combine online poker gaming liquidity within the near future and it is quite a possibility that regulators that are located in Portugal as well as other countries would consider doing the same.

Before any of this can actually happen, the legislation in Portugal must actually be completed in order to allow for shared liquidity, after this it will have to be succumbed for a three month evaluation period to the European Commission.

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