Feb 28 2012
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This week the #1 3-D online poker room in the world, PKR Poker, announced that they had received a license from the Italian Government, and will now be offering their award-winning software and online poker platform to players in Italy.
The website will go under the name PKR.it, where Italian poker players can register and compete against other Italian residents on the network. In a press release issued on Thursday, Malcolm Graham, CEO at PKR said, “We’re delighted to be able to welcome Italian players to PKR.it. The Italian poker market represents an exciting opportunity for PKR and we hope that players from all over Italy enjoy the unique PKR experience.”
Italy recently expanded their online poker legislation to include cash-games (previously only tournament poker was available at licensed online poker sites in Italy), a move that Italian’s have been pining for ever since legislation was enacted in 2010 –many Italian cash-game players had to move out of the country in order to keep plying their chosen trade.
PKR Poker is currently the 24th ranked online poker room in the world (not bad for an independent online poker site) but with little competition in the Italian market, PKR.it could easily eclipse the main site’s numbers.
The new Italian license will also likely see the site sign a few Italian poker players to their roster of Team PKR Poker Pros, which includes WSOP Bracelet winner Scott Shelley, EPT Snowfest Champion Vladimir Geshkenbein, and of course Triple Crown winner Jake Cody who signed with PKR Poker just a few months ago.