Bwin.Party is the latest poker room to have been named as one of the poker sites looking to acquire Belgian licencing to enter their regulated egaming market, as stated by EGR Magazine. The application includes both online and offline licences.
In previous articles written on the site, we explained how sites Pokerstars, Poker770, GoldenPalace.be and Partouche have already been accepted for licencing, while Unibet have also applied. It is also rumoured that land-based operators Ladbrokes and StanleyBet have a keen interest in applying for online licensing, though no actions have yet taken place.
Peter Naessens, as he expected, had believed a number of licence applications to emerge around the March period. This looks to be true, with the interest slowly growing, despite previous criticsm over Belgium’s legislation on regulated egaming, which many poker sites believed to be non-compliant with EU law. It appears that the threat of being placed onto a 100-site blacklist was enough for them to get along with the idea of regulation in Belgium.
However, one thing most poker sites will have to do is to remove their dot.com sites, in order for them to be given a dot.be website. It is something that can be seen already with Pokerstars, who have already