02/10/2012 :  Another licencing jurisdiction under online poker giant’s belt
 
Following closely on its announcement of the award of a Belgian licence, PokerStars adds Malta to its growing list of licencing jurisdictions.
 
Pokerstars.eu is scheduled to launch in the imminent future, possibly servicing Sweden and Finland.
 
The online poker firm is licenced in the Belgium, Malta, Isle of Man, Denmark, France, Italy and Estonian jurisdictions and is currently awaiting the award of its Spanish licence.
 
“Obtaining an online gaming license is an arduous task.  It requires significant resources and a willingness to allow detailed scrutiny of company practices and procedures that examine an applicant’s credentials in important areas like integrity, security and attitudes to responsible gaming,” said Eric Hollreiser, head of corporate communications at PokerStars.
 
“We’re happy to submit to this, though, when there’s a clear benefit to players, the industry or our company.  In particular, as far as our players are concerned, we believe that each new license we obtain underscores the reasons why they should feel comfortable playing with us.  We don’t know of any company in our industry that has been licensed by as many jurisdictions as PokerStars.”