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European Poker Industry Wrap-up

Posted by: James Carter. - Mon, 2015-08-10 16:00

European Poker Industry Wrap-up

It is safe to say that Unibet Poker entered a zone of uncertainty following its parting ways with the Microgaming Poker Network (MPN), but their decision-makers seem to have been vindicated by the Q2 2015 results recently announced. There has apparently been a 12% year-over-year growth, a rather significant development indeed, considering the general climate of decline that has plagued the industry in Europe for the last couple of years. The second quarter of the year was apparently a highly profitable one for the Unibet group as a whole. According to CEO Henrik Tjarnstrom, the group's overall revenues have never been this good. The operation's focus on recreational players has been largely credited for the poker room's recent success.
In other European news: PokerStars have pressed on with their efforts to break into the continent's sports betting market, by acquiring an Irish sports betting license. The Amaya-owned brand will of course continue to offer online poker and gambling under the license granted to them by the MGA (Malta Gaming Authority). The new license will allow them though to offer sports betting in Ireland's recently regulated market.
Sign up to PokerStars and use their online qualifiers to earn a seat in a live event like the PCA or the WSOP Main Event.

The interesting thing about PokerStars' sports betting operation is that Irish bettors will be able to place wagers on no fewer than 18 sports, through the PokerStars 7 client which they may already use for their online poker games. The sports betting bit of the client was launched on April 1, 2015.
PokerStars aren't about to settle for the current sports-selection either: they're looking to add more betting markets in the coming months, like horse racing.
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