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Malta players free to legally sign up on PokerStars Europe

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Prior to few weeks, the online poker shared liquidity between Spain and France was launched, while the market already emerged as the third largest. The launch materialised owing to an agreement reached last summer between the two countries, as well as Portugal and Italy.

There are anticipations of Portugal and Italy joining at some point in the near future, while another country has already jumped on board overtaking them. The Players based in Malta can sign up and play against Spanish and French opponents.

According to the Italian poker news source, AssoPoker reported on Tuesday, players in Malta can legally sign up on PokerStars Europe, the new site created for online poker liquidity due to a loophole in Spain’s online poker regulations. That loophole says that players in other countries can legally register accounts on the .es gambling websites.

PokerStars was aware of the loophole and exploited it when the online poker portal launched PokerStars Europe, paving the way for players from foreign countries to participate.

Many professional poker players have for years set up their residence on Malta. The same for some of Europe’s largest gambling companies, who list the tiny island as their headquarters. This is due not only to the year-round nice weather but to the significant tax savings afforded to Malta residents and businesses.

European players should hurry if they want to take advantage of the loophole. In early February,  the Serviço Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ) regulatory body approved regulations governing the technical requirements for Portuguese-licensed online poker sites, such as PokerStars, to share liquidity with sites in the regulated online gambling markets of France and Spain. Once Italy and Portugal join forces with Spain and France, industry experts anticipate that the PokerStars Europe platform will be obligated to block poker action to those who only reside in one of the four countries that signed the pact last year.

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Fantasma Games Launches Riviera Star

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Fantasma Games has released its latest online slot game Riviera Star. The glamorous slot delivers plenty of big-win potential with thrilling features including Respins, Free Spins, Sticky Wilds and Multipliers.

Any line win activates the Respin feature and sees all winning symbols locked in their position while the rest of the reels spin. Any new line win during the Respin feature is locked and the rest of the reels spin again. When no new line wins occur, the Respin feature ends.

The unique Superstar feature can be randomly activated at the start of any base game spin and sees the Superstar symbol, which acts as a Sticky Wild, placed randomly at a position on reels two to four. It also boasts an increasing all-win multiplier.

Riviera Star also features a Free Spin bonus game triggered when three Scatter Symbols land during the base game. The player receives ten Free Spins and the Superstar feature and all-wins multiplier are also activated.

“The team has done an excellent job of creating a perfectly balanced slot with a unique Superstar feature that combined with an unlimited multiplier, delivers plenty of big win potential that even the Riviera’s rich and famous will be envious of,” Fredrik Johansson, CEO of Fantasma Games said.

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WorldMatch Renovates its Website

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Online gaming company WorldMatch has renovated its website to emphasise its 160 slot machines with 70 game engines, 30 table games and all types of video poker, in HTML5 for both desktop and mobile devices. The new site includes a section dedicated to the individual games and the explanation of their technical characteristics.

The new smart search tool allows filtering the slot machines catalogue, according to the required features and as usual, players can play all the games for free to better appreciate the gaming experience. Real-time updates about the release of new titles, partnerships and participation in events are available in the News page.

The graphic restyling is aimed at pointing out WorldMatch’s mission: to offer a wide range of games that will meet every player’s taste.

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France’s Française des Jeux Secures New Jackpot Insurance

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Française des Jeux (FDJ), the operator of France’s national lottery games, has announced the implementation of a comprehensive insurance policy to cover its counterparty risk from January 1, 2020.

One of the changes involved in the tax and regulatory reform carried out as part of the privatisation of FDJ was the discontinuation of the “counterparty fund” system.

This reform is part of a broader process of clarifying the relations between the state and the company, which is now responsible for covering counterparty risk through an insurance policy, at its own expense.

FDJ has taken out a comprehensive insurance policy with a number of top-tier French and international insurers and reinsurers to cover its counterparty risk, which will take effect from January 1, 2020.

This contract, drawn up with insurance broker Marsh, provides a guarantee for the gains falling within its scope on an aggregate basis. It provides annual coverage of up to €150 million. All costs related to this insurance policy are in line with expectations and are covered by the planned budget.

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