French regulator ARJEL has cleared Winamax to join PokerStars in the online poker liquidity sharing pool.
France.- France and Spain have already started operating under the online poker liquidity sharing deal with PokerStars being the lone company exploiting the business so far. However, French online gambling regulator ARJEL has given the green light to Winamax to join the pool and start operating as well.
Last week, the regulatory body published a notice formally approving Winamax’s license, allowing it to operate under the deal that includes players from France and Spain and will soon add Portuguese and Italian gamblers too. The company is still waiting for the Spanish permit but it’s expected to get it in the next few days.
Regarding Portugal, the government approved liquidity-sharing regulations last week but it’s still not operational. Italy, on the other hand, is the slowest one in the pack as it is expected to join no sooner than after the presidential election that will take place next March 4.