The world's largest online poker site adds a Spanish license to its
MADRID, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - PokerStars has been awarded a license to
operate in Spain and will launch http://www.PokerStars.es on June 5 to serve the Spanish online poker market, the company
"Spain is a very important poker market and features some of the best
players in the world," said Gino Appiotti, President of Licensed
Markets - Spain, Italy and France, for PokerStars. "As the most popular
online poker site in the world, we are very happy to provide the best
variety of games, the safest and most secure online play and our
world-class software to the market."
Obtaining a license to operate in Spain underlines PokerStars'
commitment to be among the first companies to enter regulated markets
when licenses become available. PokerStars operates the leading online
poker site in the world and has developed the largest community of
poker players through its online sites, sponsorship of live poker
tournaments and production of poker television programming.
Spanish regulations now permit residents to play online poker with
licensed operators. Spanish players can compete only against other
Spanish players as required by the recently passed online gaming law.
"Spain is home to some of the best poker players in the world," said
Juan Manuel Pastor, a member of the Spanish Team PokerStars Pro. "I'm
looking forward to playing on http://www.PokerStars.es and competing against players from across the country."
PokerStars adds Spain to its growing list of licenses that currently
includes France, Denmark, Italy, Estonia, Belgium, Malta and the Isle
of Man. As an industry leader, PokerStars provides a safe and secure
environment for players and fans to compete in an array of innovative
and traditional poker games and tournaments.
PokerStars operates PokerStars.com, the world's most popular online poker site that serves the world's
largest poker community, with more than 49 million registered members
since it launched in December 2001. It's the first choice of the
world's top players, with more daily tournaments than anywhere else,
and with the best security online. More hands have been dealt on
PokerStars.com than any other site; that's over 80 billion hands and
more than 550 million tournaments played.
PokerStars.com and PokerStars.eu operate worldwide under licenses from
the Isle of Man and Malta governments, respectively. PokerStars also
operates under separate government licenses in Denmark, France, Italy,
Belgium and Estonia.
For further information:
Autumn Pritchard-Barrett, +44(0)207-319-4663