There is good news for the poker fans in Croatia.
There have so far been no licensed and regulated online poker sites in the country. But, all this has changed now since January 11. SuperSport has come out with the first licensed Croatian online poker room and this is such a big turn of events in this country.
The Croatian government now allows anymore holding a land based casino in the country to also run its gaming operations online. This means that anyone with a land based casino can apply for an online sports, poker and casino license from the Croatian government. The online gaming operators having sites in Croatia are not restricted to offer their services in Croatia and they can also service customers from other countries as well. The SuperSport is a very popular and locally based licensed sportsbook and has over 300 street shops. They operate a small land based casino in Croatia also. They are the first gaming operators to get the license of online poker room from the Croatian government.
The opening of the SuperSport online poker room does not mean that customer from all countries the world over can participate. It is not open in the United States and some other country customers. SuperSport has started the online poker room with the vision that they would be getting 95% of their customers from Croatia. The company will be marketing their new poker room to the Croatian residents.
The Head of Poker of SuperSport, Vedran Katic, said that the popularity of SuperSport in Croatia could bring in more players to their new online poker room. SuperSport has been running street shops in Croatia for 13 years and operating sports wagering website in Croatia for the past 7 years. The poker room and online casino are a different kettle of fish and takes a longer time, even though the resolution to give license was passed in 2009. He is very happy that SuperSport has come out with the online poker room now.