Spain to issue poker liquidity licences
The General Director of Gaming Regulation (DGOJ) has signed the Resolution agreeing to authorize a liquidity modality different from that of the participation of players with Spanish user registration for the online poker game and for which modified certain resolutions on the gaming activities provided for in Law 13/2011, of May 27, regulating the game.
The aforementioned resolution, which will come into force once it is published in the Official State Gazette throughout the month of January, will allow operators that have the corresponding state gambling licenses to offer online poker to users in Spain can offer tables and tournaments in which there are users of the signatory jurisdictions of the Agreement on liquidity shared in the online poker game signed in Rome on July 6, in the terms established by such jurisdictions.
The Resolution establishes the conditions to which said operators must subject the possibility of marketing the game of poker under shared liquidity and also, by means of the corresponding modifications of the current framework, the technical, control and reporting conditions necessary for it to be offered with all the guarantees for public order and users.
The possibility of liquidity with players from other jurisdictions through environments that are safe for Spanish users, in games such as poker for which the mass or depth of the shares is an important element, increases the variety and innovation and therefore the consumer choices, reinforcing the regulated online gambling market and with it its social sustainability.
The effective implementation of this framework in Spain, after the one in France, opens the possibility for operators to offer tables with players from both countries starting in the coming weeks.