Breakthrough Indeed For European Regulated Online Poker! (Update)

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Jul 7, 2017

Regulatory authorities will work towards implementation of shared online poker liquidity by the end of the year

French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese regulatory authorities met in Rome Thursday to formalise and sign an agreement on the sharing of online poker liquidity (see previous InfoPowa reports).

The purpose of this agreement is to strengthen cooperation and exchange of information between authorities in order to allow for the sharing of liquidity between authorized online poker operators, combat the illegal market and fraud, ensure player protection and respect for anti-money laundering provisions,” a press statement from Spain’s Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) reads.

The actual implementation of the sharing will depend on the regulatory obligations of each jurisdiction, however, the DGOJ said the regulatory group are committed to making their best efforts for effective implementation of shared liquidity by the end of this year.

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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