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France, Portugal, Spain Eyeing Early 2018 for Shared Liquidity, Italy Trails Behind

 France, Portugal, Spain Eyeing Early 2018 for Shared Liquidity, Italy Trails Behind

In July, France, Italy, Portugal, and Spain agreed to merge their online poker player liquidity finally doing something positive for poker players after years of each country being ring-fenced from the world. It now appears that Italy may be lagging in its ramp up toward shared player pools and the other countries may start without it.

We don’t know why the four countries decided to separate their players from each other and the rest of world, though one might guess it was something to do with lawmakers thinking their regulations are superior to everyone else’s, so letting players from other countries play in their market would…I don’t know. Whatever.

When the four countries signed their agreement in July, they issued a brief statement:

The 6th of July the French, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian online gambling regulatory authorities signed an agreement concerning online poker liquidity sharing.

This agreement aims at improving cooperation and information exchanges among the authorities to allow the liquidity sharing between licensed online poker operators, fighting the illegal market and fraud, guaranteeing player protection and the respect of the anti-money laundering prescriptions.

The concrete implementation of the sharing will depend on the regulatory requirements of each jurisdiction.

The authorities commit to make their best efforts to enable effective implementation by the end of the year.

As you can see from that last sentence, it was hoped that player pools would merge by the end of this year, but that isn’t going to happen. It now looks like early 2018 is when the borders will open, but it very well may be without Italy for a while.

The problem, according to CasinoNewsDaily.com, is that Italy has not even opened the license bidding process yet. Neither operators seeking to renew their licenses nor those looking to finally gain entry to the Italian online poker market have been able to submit bids and there is no way the process will be completed in time for early 2018 launch. The application process was expected to have opened in September.

Italian poker news site AssoPoker reported that ARJEL, France’s gambling regulatory agency, is definitely pointing at early next year as the target for shared liquidity and that ARJEL president Charles Coppolani has been reaching out to his counterparts in the other countries to see where they stand.

Reports say that France and Spain may launch shared liquidity together first and then Portugal would follow close behind. Italy would hopefully come onboard sooner rather than later, but it needs to get its house in order first.

As one might expect, PokerStars will be involved. In a recent earnings call, Financial Director Brian Kyle said that the world’s largest online poker room plans on being one of the shared liquidity operators. It is currently the only online poker operator that is licensed in all four countries.

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PokerStars Launches Spin & Go-Inspired MTT’s in France

 PokerStars Launches Spin & Go Inspired MTT’s in France

Europe’s ring-fenced online poker markets continue to be the test labs for PokerStars. This time, it is PokerStars.fr that gets to be the guinea pig, as PokerStars introduced a new type of multi-table tournament that draws inspiration from Spin & Go’s.

Spin & Go’s, as you may well know, are three-handed, hyper-turbo, single-table tournaments in which players also start with tiny chip stacks. Other than the unique format, the big twist is that the prize pool is not known to the players until the game begins. Before the first hand, when all three players have already committed their buy-ins, a spinner appears that reveals the prize pool. About three-quarters of the time, it will be double the buy-in, but it can escalate to thousands of times the buy-in, based on pre-determined probabilities. Most of the time, the tournaments are winner-take-all, but at the top three buy-in levels, all three players split the purse, though the winner takes the lion’s share.

Spin & Go’s have been extremely popular, so PokerStars decided to take the idea to the multi-table tournament arena with the Sunday 3D. The Sunday 3D will be held each Sunday at 22:00 CET and will feature three simultaneous tournaments with buy-ins of €5, €25, and €100. Players can enter whichever they would like or, if they are feeling bold, they can enter all of them (multi-tabling is one of the wonderful aspects of internet poker).

Sunday 3D tournaments will have the same structure as Spin & Go’s: three players to a table, three minute blind levels, and 500 chip starting stacks. The big difference, though, is that the random prize pool feature is not a part of the Sunday 3D. That’s probably a good thing – the confusion and chaos that could result from randomly chose prize pools and payout structures could be tough to handle. Instead, the Sunday 3D has a more traditional prize structure, with published payout levels available right in the tournament lobby.

In fact, these tourneys feature guaranteed prize pools. The €5 has a €5,000 guaranteed, the €25 has a €10,000 guarantee, and the €100 has a €15,000 guaranteed.

Yesterday’s €5 Sunday 3D attracted 982 players and therefore had a bit of an overlay, as that was not a large enough field to hit €5,000. 90 places were paid and the winner was awarded €765. It was the same story for the other two tournaments. The €25 tourney fielded 442 players, falling just €55 shy of the €10,000 total prize pool (€22.50 of each entry went to the prize pool). The €100 drew just 130 players, ending up with a pretty substantial overlay. The guarantee was €15,000, but the natural prize pool was only €12,350.

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