Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Segmenting the international poker market

I got a news release from Poker Stars about online poker in Italy.
We have recently obtained a licence from the Italian government to allow
players in Italy to play for real money on PokerStars.it.

Italian players can now play real money tournaments on the PokerStars.it
client, but not ring games. The PokerStars.it client will only be
available for players within Italy, and the tournaments will only have
players within Italy participating.

I'm not a big fan of this kind of market segregation, but that's the sort of thing that happens when you get too much cooperation with government.

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Blogger Niamh said...

the Italian legislators obviously believe their poker players won't suck out enough times to boost their dollar reserves.

11:55 PM  

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