888Poker Debuts in Portugal, Reunites Player Base in Spain

888Poker arrivesin PortugalPortuguese playersto benefit from shared-liquidity with SpainThe country’siGaming market marks 50-percent expansion in Q1,2019

888Pokeris entering a second European market in Portugal, creating anopportunity for players in the country and Spain to play for betterprizes.

888Poker Arrives on the Portugal Gaming Scene

Whilethe United States is bogged down in legal obstacles, Europe isforging ahead with a fully-developed online and offline pokerenvironment. 888 has just introduced the 888poker platform inPortugal, one of the main markets on the continent alongsideSpain and France where share-liquidity options abound.

888poker is the second entrant in Portugal where PokerStars has already launched under its own domain name. 888Poker.pt may be late to the party but it’s equally posed to claim taya365 a substantial chunk of the poker fandom, leveraging its synced cross-border poker network.

Specifically,888poker players will be able to play against their Spanishcounterparts, with the last country to be added to the network beingFrance where lawmakers have a slightly more hawkish stance towardspoker.

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Players can enjoy access to a vast selection ofgames, including Progressive Knockout Tournaments which are 888’ssignature work as well as SNAP and BLAST games. 888 B2CHead, Guy Cohen, had the following to say on the recentexpansion in Portugal:

“Portugal is a fantastic opportunity for 888 and we’re excited to be just the second poker operator to enter the market. Players love their poker and there is incredible scope to grow its popularity.”

The expansion has been made possible thanks tothe approval of the nation’s regulator, the ServiçoRegulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ),which gave the go-ahead for the company tointroduce its product.

Specifically, 888 has a license to hold Hold’emand Omahatournamentsand cashgames. Themove is also quite refreshing as 888pokeris facing serious competitors in the face of PokerStarsand partypoker,which has been coming back with new products and markets.

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General tremors in the poker vertical haven’t helped much with card rooms prospects either. The poker’s industry shrunk by 38% year-over-year, which has left some companies in doubt whether the game would ever be as popular as they had hoped for.

Shared-liquidity seems to be an answer andEurope has asignificantly larger populationwhen it comes to poker players. Spain alone beats all U.S. pokermarkets combined with its 48 million people. Here’s what Mr. Cohenhad to add about sharing prize and player pools across borers:

“Shared liquiditywith 888poker.es will enhance players’ gaming experience with agreater pool of players and we believe our platform can help lift theentire landscape for poker in Portugal.”

While poker has been in the doldrums Portugal’siGaming market has generated $53.4million up to March31, 2019which is a nearly 50% increaseyear-over-year.

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