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PokerStars and more get Spanish licences; Hills debut new slot; Paddy going on the vuvu-march

TAGs: England, Euro 2012, Paddy Power, PokerStars, Soccer, spain, vuvuzela, William Hill

pokerstars logoPokerStars has become one of the latest firms to receive a licence to operate in the newly regulated Spanish market. A statement from the firm’s spokesman Eric Hollreiser confirmed that PokerStars.es would be accepting Spanish customers from June 5th – just so long as Spain doesn’t suffer from any more delays. The same release also claims “Spanish players can continue to compete on www.PokerStars.com as normal and don’t need to take any action”. This would surely go against the statement made last night by the Spanish regulator that anyone on a .com domain will effectively have to start from scratch. It has also been confirmed on their own Twitter accounts that Poker770, LBApuestas, Acrismatic and Paf have also been awarded licences.

William Hill has released a new progressive jackpot game designed appeal to England fans. Three Lions has a maximum jackpot of £217,000 and was launched earlier this week. It includes sounds effects from the England brass band as well as images of the England squad. Sadly the WAGs aren’t included. A further bonus they are including is 50 percent cashback for all online players until June 8 with new customers eligible for a £25 player bonus.

Paddy Power has unveiled their latest advertising campaign ahead of the Euro 2012 tournament next week. In the wake of the vuvuzela being banned at all game over the three weeks, the company has unveiled a truck with a huge version strapped onto the back that will travel around Ukraine for the duration of the tournament. You can check out their latest scheme on the video below…

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