PokerStars wins Spanish court case

PokerStars wins Spanish court case

Saturday, 17 November 2012

PokerStars received a boost yesterday after a Barcelona court ruled that the world's largest poker site has operated legally in Spain since it began offering its services in 2001.

The case was originally brought by Spanish gaming firm Codere which claimed that PokerStars had been operating illegally prior to the regulation of the Spanish market in June 2012. This latest decision confirmed there had been no relevant law preventing PokerStars from offering online poker prior to the start of the regulated market.

“This ruling confirms the legal advice we have been given and which we have followed in Spain for years,” said Paul Telford, Group General Counsel, “We are very pleased the court agreed with our position and look forward to continuing to provide our licensed poker services as the leading brand in the Spanish market.”

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Tags: PokerStars, Spain, regulation