Two companies that offer online poker are half-way through to deliver their products to French and Spanish players. Unibet is one of them.
Slowly, but surely European players are getting there. This is in a nutshell how we can describe what's going on in Europe as far as online poker goes. It has been two months since France and Spain started to offer mutual market for poker enthusiasts, but so far only one poker room does it there, really. It's naturally PokerStars, which has all the needed permits. This being the only entity however should change pretty soon.
Winamax got its French license at the beginning of February and is waiting for the Spanish one. Once they get it, they will begin operations. Winamax is getting ready for thism oment. Recently they have acquired two new ambassadors: Leo Margets and Joao Vieira.
Now we have two more companies with all the necessary paper work needed done. First is Betclic Enterprises, to which belong Everest Poker and Betclic. The company originates from France. Everest Poker, belongs to iPoker from 2012.
Second company that secured its permission is SPS Betting France, which belongs fully to Kindred Group- the owner of among others poker room Unibet Poker. According to information from PokerScout Unibet Poker is currently the 13th biggest poker room online if we consider cash games traffic. Weekly average is 600 players at the tables. SPS is responsible for Unibet in France.
To sum it up it's worth quoting what The Stars Group representative (owner of PokerStars & Full Tilt Poker) has said. The company has just presented its yearly, financial results. Rafi Ashkenazi stated that the new, mutual market generates 30% more income than compared to the situation when the countries acted alone.