888poker
New poker experience at 888poker

Join now to get $88 FREE (no deposit needed)

Join now
PokerStars
Double your first deposit up to $400

New players can use bonus code 'STARS400'

Join now
partypoker
partypoker Cashback

Get up to 40% back every week!

Join now
Unibet
€200 progressive bonus

+ a FREE Unibet Open Qualifier ticket

Join now

Shared Poker Liquidity Coming to European Segregated Markets

Shared Poker Liquidity Coming to European Segregated Markets 0001

ARJEL, the French Gaming regulator, today announced that the four closed liquidity poker markets in Europe — Italy, France, Portugal and Spain — will sign an agreement on sharing online poker player pools next week.

The news, first highlighted on Twitter by Global Poker Index leader Alex Dreyfus, means that players in those four countries will likely be able to play against each other in due course.

Immediate reactions from the poker community reaction was universally positive, with Kara Scott, a member of Team 888poker, saying, "Finally! I was so worried this had died." Similarly, poker podcast and video presenter, Robbie Strazynski, saying, "That’s great news!"

At this stage, the agreement will only create a framework for cooperation and negotiation between the four regulatory authorities, with many details of implementation yet to be negotiated.

Stay tuned to PokerNews as we bring you more on this story as it develops.

Be sure to complete your PokerNews experience by checking out an overview of our mobile and tablet apps here. Stay on top of the poker world from your phone with our mobile iOS and Android app, or fire up our iPad app on your tablet. You can also update your own chip counts from poker tournaments around the world with MyStack on both Android and iOS.

Related Players

Other Stories

What do you think?