The Spanish Official Gazette of January 15, 2018 has published the Resolution of the Spanish regulator (Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego – DGOJ) of December 29, 2017, agreeing to authorize the international liquidity system for the online poker.
International liquidity means that players’ bets are made not only in a national context but also in several other countries, effectively making the game an international one.
The aforementioned Resolution will allow operators with the corresponding Spanish gaming licenses to offer online poker to certain non-residents in Spain. Therefore, they will be able to offer tables and tournaments in which there are players from the signatory jurisdictions of the Liquidity Sharing Agreement in the online poker signed in Rome on July 6, 2017 by France, Italy, Portugal and Spain.
The Resolution establishes the conditions to which said operators must subject the possibility of marketing the online poker under shared liquidity, and also the corresponding modifications of the current framework in technical, control issues and other areas.
The possibility of such international liquidity with players from other jurisdictions through environments that are safe for them, in games such as online poker in which these bets are an important element, increases the variety and innovation in the game and therefore the options of the players, strengthening not only the regulated online gaming market but also its social sustainability.