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888 Poker launches in Portugal

4 July 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) -- 888, one of the world’s most popular online gaming companies and solutions providers, has launched 888 Poker in Portugal, making it the second poker operator to enter the market. The arrival of one of the biggest names in European and global poker will shake up the Portuguese market by giving players a choice of online destination for the first time.

888 has a strong pitch to potential players, offering the same great tournament promotions and poker experience that Spanish players have enjoyed for the past few years. What’s more, players on will have the chance to share tables with their Spanish neighbors thanks to the new European interstate poker network. The addition of to the network will increase player liquidity and allow 888 to offer customers a greater availability of the most popular games and formats.

With buy-ins starting from 1 euro cent, Portuguese players will have the opportunity to qualify for the biggest online and live events no matter the size of their bankroll. These include the World Series of Poker, for which 888poker is the main sponsor, as well as the World Poker Tour, which is set to bring its DeepStacks tournament to Vilamoura this September.

For those looking for a new way to play, 888 is offering players some unique variants to the classic game of poker. Portuguese customers can try their hand at exciting SNAP and BLAST poker games, or win bonus cash as they triumph over opponents in one of 888’s Progressive Knockout Tournaments.

Guy Cohen, 888 Holdings’ Head of B2C, said, “Portugal is a fantastic opportunity for 888 and we’re excited to be just the second poker operator to enter the market. Players love their poker and there is incredible scope to grow its popularity.

We’re looking forward to giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy the game. Shared liquidity with will enhance players’ gaming experience with a greater pool of players and we believe our platform can help lift the entire landscape for poker in Portugal.

With our unique variety of poker formats, promotions, and affordable buy-ins, we’re confident we can offer Portuguese players a first-class experience, whether they’re competing for big prizes or just looking to have fun.”

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