Pokerstars now Live in Portugal


Will campaign for shared liquidity model.

The ink was barely dry as PokerStars casino and poker offer launched in the Portuguese market Tuesday under its freshly awarded license.

Commenting on the closed-liquidity poker market in the country, Pokerstars vowed it will actively work with authorities to develop and enhance the regulatory framework for poker in the hope of promoting a shared liquidity model in future.

“We are very happy to offer the world’s leading online poker brand to Portuguese players under a local regulatory framework that ensures rigorous consumer protection and gaming integrity,” Eric Hollreiser, Vice-President of Corporate Communications for Amaya, said.

“This approval demonstrates our commitment to the responsible growth of online gaming by supporting local regulation that protects players, creates a viable marketplace and provides revenue for local governments.”

Parent company Amaya Inc. revealed it hopes to also launch sports betting through its BetStars brand into the market following a regulatory approval process.