Spain opening its virtual doors to neighbours

The online poker industry in Spain has suffered during the last years as online poker revenues have plummeted and online gaming operators have found it difficult to boost their revenues as the markets have remained sluggish due to poor online traffic and players being reluctant to spend at regulated online poker websites.

This week Spain took a huge step towards the goal of shared online poker liquidity by passing a resolution which will face public debate in the upcoming weeks. The deadline for discussion is 1 October 2017 which also gives us a good guideline as to when this resolution will become law.

Although the resolution still has some way to go before becoming law, it would create huge potential benefits as a result of the agreement. The deal has the potential to buck the trend of declining online poker use in Spain which has seen 23 of its 27 online poker registered companies close.

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