Starting tomorrow, players from Spain will be able to play real money poker on keluaran sgp.es. The process of PokerStars obtaining a Spanish gaming license has been long in the works, yet it almost all fell apart last month. PokerStars nearly lost this license due to their recent talks of bailing out former online poker giant FullTilt Poker. With having to pay fees and taxes associated with the Spanish license, some wondered if Stars had enough cash to handle both deals.
Players got the answer Monday, as PokerStars announced on their blog they will be launching PokerStars.es tomorrow, June 5th. President of Licensed Markets, Gino Appioti, appears quite happy with the deal, stating “Spain is a very important poker market and features some of the best players in the world”. There is little doubt this agreement will bring a lot more traffic to PokerStars. As the world’s largest poker room, they have already cornered much of the Canadian, Italian, and French market. Those expecting some easy money from Spaniards might want to think that position, PokerStars Spanish Team Pro member Juan Manuel claims “Spain is home to some of the best poker players in the world”.
The Spanish license adds to their many different poker agreements, including those in Italy, France, Denmark, Malta, Estonia, Belgium, and their home country, the Isle of Man.
Merge Network 6.0 Looks to Retain Current Player Base
In an effort to perhaps keep players from moving to the new Revolution Network setup by the former Lock Poker, Merge Network has taken drastic steps to respond to their player base’s requests to improve the network.
First Merge is fixing their lobby, as many players will agree the current lobby looks cramped and is very difficult to navigate in comparison to other sites. Merge will be adding better, cleaner looking filters for their cash games and tournaments as well as cosmetic changes for their tournament lobbies, making it easily discernible the tournament structure, the buy in and the starting chips and level jumps.
Secondly Merge Network is changing the way their in game tables look. As someone who plays currently on Merge, the tables at the moment look absolutely atrocious and were in desperate need of a revamp. The new tables look much cleaner which will give Merge players a far better playing experience.
Finally, and most importantly, in order to combat Lock Poker’s new 36% dealt rakeback Merge Network will offer rakeback accounts to all it’s players at 35%. At this point in time I am not sure if it will be dealt or contributed rakeback. This huge change will certain help keeping current players as the current VIP system Merge has in place is not very good for low volume players.