Bulgarian Licence for PokerStars

Bulgarian Licence for PokerStars

Friday, 21 February 2014

Bulgaria has become the latest country where players will legally be able to take to the PokerStars tables.

The world's biggest online site has been approved by Bulgaria's State Gambling Commission to receive an online gaming licence.

“Bulgaria is full of promise,” said Eric Hollreiser, the Head of Corporate Communications for PokerStars. “Poker is extremely popular in the country and recently we have seen some notable results from Bulgarian players including Dimitar Danchev, who won the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event for $1,859,000. We are delighted with today’s news and we are looking forward to work with the Gambling Commission so that we can launch as soon as possible.”

PokerStars said that it is currently working on the 'technical requirements' for starting operations in the Eastern European territory over the next 'few weeks'.

PokerStars already holds licences in France, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Estonia, Belgium, Germany, Malta and the Isle of Man and stated that the Bulgaria State Gambling Commission’s decision underscores its ‘commitment to be among the first companies to enter regulated markets when licenses become available’.

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