partypoker set to join European shared liquidity
Over the last few weeks, GVC Holdings, the parent company of partypoker, was inching closer to joining the shared liquidity project for online poker rooms. Now, as per a tweet by French online poker operator, Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU), the launch of cross-border liquidity on GVC's partypoker network is all set to happen on Monday.
“Starting Monday, June 4th, the table sharing with Spain will be effective on PMU Poker. As good news never comes alone, we take the opportunity to announce our new MTT schedule with more than €5m guaranteed in a month,” was the operator's tweet in French, on Wednesday.
PMU holds the monopoly in horse racing in France and also runs an online poker room on the partypoker network, which shares the same player pool as partypoker.FR and bwin.FR. The operator also offers online poker on these networks in Spain, so their online player-pool sharing will begin with Spain.
French regulator ARJEL gave authorization for the shared liquidity project to all six online poker operators in France. PokerStars became the first poker room to launch shared European liquidity in January this year, and while Winamax also got its approval, they haven't started operating outside France as yet.
The European shared liquidity project officially launched early in 2018 and we may see the other operators jumping on board as well. Reports say that partypoker has applied for a license in Portugal and are looking to re-launch their online poker room in Italy as well, which will enable them to take complete advantage of the player-sharing scheme.
This France-Spain shared player network is all set to go live on Monday, 4th June 2018 and you can keep following GutshotMagazine.com for all updates on the European shared liquidity project.