PokerStars leaves Slovenia today

The major poker company, along with its sister company Full Tilt Poker, end their businesses in the country.

Slovenia.- PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker have withdrawn from the Slovenian market and they have announced the end of their services across the European country since today, July 4th. Amaya, owner of both poker companies, prepared a special web to answer the questions of local players.

“Our management team regularly review our operations market-by-market to assess commercial opportunities and business risks for our brands. Following a recent review, we have decided to stop offering real-money games to players who are physically located in, or have a registered address in, Slovenia from July 4, 2016. Player balances remain safe and secure, and players are able to withdraw their real-money balances at their convenience,” a PokerStars representative told to PokerNews.

Amaya also assured that they are not planning to leave any other location in the foreseeable future. The poker leading company expects the revision of the current Slovenian online legislation in order to consider a return to the market. “We will continue to support the implementation of fair and consistent regulation that serves the needs of all stakeholders and includes a strong commitment to consumer protection, particularly of vulnerable people, in Slovenia. There is already a successful framework for such regulation in Europe and PokerStars is currently licensed in 12 EU countries. We hope to apply for a license in Slovenia when it is possible.”