PokerStars has rolled out its mobile real-money client to users in Spain. The client will be ready for Android users first, while an iOS version is expected to arrive soon.
PokerStars has opened its gates to mobile gaming in Spain by rolling out its real-money mobile poker client to Spanish players this weekend.
The mobile app offers a fully playable version of the regular PokerStars client with real-money cash games, tournaments and Zoom Poker tables, offering both NLHE and PLO games.
The app was first introduced last year on a trial basis in the Italian market, and soon after hit UK costumers in February this year. Since then, the app has been made available for download for PokerStars.fr, PokerStars.eu
, PokerStars.net and now also PokerStars.es players.
Home of many poker professionals
Some of the largest tournaments
Many satellites to televised events
Highly sophisticated software
The app will first be made available in an Android version, but and iOS edition is expected to follow suit in the near future.
The rolling out of the app will help to further consolidate PokerStars as a market leader in Spain, where the company according to Pokerfuse
sits on a 60% market share.
PokerStars was among the first companies to enter the Spanish market after it was liberalized last month. Before the site could obtain a Spanish license, however, it had to settle for a €200 tax bill from Spanish authorities, who claimed that it owed back taxes for operating illegally in Spain since 2008.
The same method was applied to other operators wishing to enter the Spanish market, including 888 and Sportingbet, who both agreed to pay hefty tax fines in return for a valid license.