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Colombia will not unite poker markets

In November Colombian gambling regulator Coljeugos said that pooling liquidity would allow Colombia to become “even more competitive” and suggested regulated markets such as France, Italy, Portugal and Spain, which last year cleared the way for operators active across more than one of the ringfenced markets to merge their respective player pools, would be suitable partners.

But Evert Montero Cardenas, president of Colombian gaming trade body Fecoljuegos, told that the project had been abandoned.

“The proposal regarding international liquidity did not offer any benefits to the national operators. It rather favoured the big international companies, as one of the requirements was that Colombian players could play on websites that had been authorised in the country and abroad, and only big companies have the capacity to comply with this requirement as many of them already hold licences to operate in Colombia and other countries”.

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