BELGIAN PARTNERSHIP FOR POKERSTARS
In its latest move in the regulated online poker space, online poker giant teams with Circus Groupe
Circus Groupe and online poker super-site PokerStars.com have announced a partnership which makes it possible for both companies to offer online poker under the regulation of the Belgian Gaming Commission.
Fully compliant with new Belgian law requirements, the team makes it possible for Belgian residents to participate on the world’s largest poker site. Participants can also qualify for the biggest live events across the world, such as the PokerStars European Poker Tour.
Circus Groupe includes Namur Casino, and joining forces with this reputable group allows PokerStars to work with a licensed partner in Belgium, at the same time tapping into a wealth of experience in land-based poker. In return, the Namur Casino will be able to offer the successful Pokerstars online poker platform to the Belgian market.
Sander Siezen, marketing manager for PokerStars Benelux, said: “PokerStars and the Circus Groupe are logical partners. Namur Casino has the largest live poker events offering in Belgium. PokerStars.com is the world’s largest poker site and the largest in Belgium as well. In addition, PokerStars organises the largest live poker series, the European Poker Tour (EPT). This is also in line with our global strategy to obtain online poker licensing wherever it is available.”
“This unique partnership with the number one player in the online poker market definitively puts Namur Casino on the European map,” said Rafa Diego, general manager of Namur Casino.
“Attracting the world’s largest poker site was made possible by the remarkable work of the Belgian Gaming Commission and the Wallonia Ministry of Finance, who were able to establish taxation which is perfectly suited for this type of activity,” said Emmanuel Mewissen, CEO of Circus Groupe.
PokerStars operates worldwide under license from the Isle of Man Government. PokerStars' operational license applications have previously been approved by Italy, France and Estonia.