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European Regulators Considering Shared Liquidity

European Regulators Considering Shared Liquidity

At a recent meeting of European Gaming Regulators in Rome, the subject of shared liquidity not only was put up for discussion, but also became part of the more important agenda, despite not being listed in the official reports.

Consultant to the online gambling industry, Giovanni Carboni, attended the meeting and reported on an interview with PokerNews, that "regulators also discussed shared liquidity for online poker, even if this was not officially part of the agenda. Shared liquidity is of decisive importance for the revitalization of the poker industry, particularly in the current context of the sharp decline suffered by Spanish and Italian markets" he added.

According to Carboni's assumptions, one of the reasons for French president Jean-François Vilotte’s resignation, was the rejection by the French parliament of ARJEL's proposal to allow the sharing of player and liquidity pools.

Spanish and Italian onine gaming regulators are seriously considering to allow shared liquidity to counterbalance the poor results and decline of online poker within their jurisdictions. Furthermore, the UK Gambling Commission's CEO, Jenny Williams, apparently has voiced out her backing of the idea. UK's participation in a shared liquidity pool is something that might materialize in the country's soon to be enforced new gambling laws.

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