PokerStars and Full Tilts regulatory approach and their commitment to integrity, security, and consumer protection allowed the 2 subsidiaries to obtain licenses from 12 European law zones.
Amaya’s PokerStars and Full Tilt have at last been licenses from the UK Gambling Commission to operate online poker and other gaming within the United Kingdom. This puts an end to the temporary continuation licenses. They have held since late 2014. Prior to this, the top Amaya brands had been operating under their Isle of Man gaming licenses, providing online UK poker rooms with top the best of online poker gambling.
B2B online casino business, another one of Amaya’s top brands has also received licenses. B2B provides UK online gaming operators with online gaming content and technology. Eric Hollreiser, the Head of Corporate Communications for Amaya and PokerStars exclaimed the company’s pleasure: We are very pleased to receive operating licenses in the UK, which is a large and growing market for us. We continue to build upon PokerStars’ leadership in poker in the UK and intend to leverage our scale and expertise to become market leaders in casino and sports betting.”
Socially Responsible Operator of the Year Online Award
The granting of the UK gaming licenses under UK gambling laws is the climax to a very thorough and structured review. The Financial stability and history, Corporate and business unit management structure, Technology, Game integrity, Payment processing and security, Anti-crime and anti-money laundering protections, Responsible gaming policies and practices, Regulatory approach to various geographic operations are all reviewed under a microscope by the UK Gambling Commission.
The UK Gambling Commission also introduced a rating system for player fund protection. PokerStars and Full Tilt have decided to upgrade their responsible gambling protocol by supporting the UK player funds which are protected separately by a trustee. This is in keeping with the same approach established by PokerStars on the Isle of Man. Rational Group was recently awarded the ‘Socially Responsible Operator of the Year Online’ for its ethical and firm responsible gaming policies.