PokerStars Launches FRESH Series For French and Spanish Players

February 1, 2018 August 2, 2018 Paul Butcher
February 1, 2018 by Paul Butcher

The shared liquidity agreement between France, Spain, Italy and Portugal is slowly materializing.

France and Spain were the first two countries to launch their shared liquidity program and PokerStars became the first online poker operator to launch operations in both markets. The online poker giant is the only iGaming operator to hold online gaming licenses in all four countries.

PokerStars dominates 60 percent of the global online poker market and is looking to establish itself in the shared liquidity market.

The company has put together a special France Espania Hold’em Series (FRESH) to gives French and Spanish online poker players an exciting online poker tournament to celebrated its shared liquidity launch. FRESH was launched on Jan 28 and will run till Feb 12. This tournament series is the biggest online poker festival for Spanish and French players to date, with €5 million in guaranteed prizes spread out over 50 events.

In a statement, Severin Rasset, Director of Poker Innovation and Operations at PokerStars said

After so many years of closed liquidity, it is a major milestone to offer the first online series that combines French and Spanish players. We created this series by learning from both countries and we hope that players will enjoy the bigger prize pool and tournaments on offer

With 50 events slated for series, there will be a lot of opportunity for players to enjoy themselves and get a crack at winning significant amounts of money. Buy-ins range from €10 to €250 and this will give poker players from all backgrounds a chance to take part and win.

Some of these €10 buy-in events have €10,000 guaranteed prize pools. PokerStars is also running number of satellite events which have very low buy-ins and give players the chance to win a seat to different FRESH events. Players who want to enter the FRESH Main Event can join the many Spin & Go tournaments scheduled on PokerStars.

The two day FRESH-48 Million Event – Progressive KO will undoubtedly be the highlight of the tournament. The event has a €250 buy-in and a whopping €1 million guaranteed prize pool. The FRESH-48 Million Event – Progressive KO will run from February 11 to 12 and will the winner will not only get a large share of the prize pool but will also get a $30,000 Platinum Pass package to the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship. There will also be another Platinum Pass available in an all-in shootout involving all the players that entered at least one FRESH event.

About The Author


Paul Butcher is a works as professor during the day and currently contributes to write articles for during his time off. Visit Paul’s google+ page here