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Winamax.fr is the #1 online poker room in France. Yes, it is ahead of PokerStars.fr, even if it seems incredible. Next to the poker room there is also a betting house.
Winamax has been operating in France since mid-June 2010, with a license granted by ARJEL (the gaming regulator in the neighbouring country). However, Winamax was founded many years earlier, in 1999, by former executives of Havas Interactive.
In early 2000, Robert-Louis Dreyfus (CEO of Olympique de Marseille and Adidas), together with a group of private investors, decided to inject 2 million euros into the new company Winamax Interactive.
In 2005, Winamax launched its online poker room.
Four years later, faced with the imminence of regulation in France, its shareholders (Patrick Bruel, Marc Simoncini, Alexadre Roos and Christophe Schaming) took the necessary steps to apply for a licence to operate on the new regulated market.
The owners of Wina’ got the license in mid-2010 and launched Winamax.fr.
In December 2011, the French room presented the world the first real money poker application for iOS. And that action, along with a players’ strike against PokerStars, allowed Winamax to become the leading online poker room in its country in January 2012.
Winamax continued to grow and in May 2014 obtained a license from ARJEL to offer sports betting services.
The French room has always tried to offer its players attractive and innovative products, which have been copied more or less blatantly by its competitors. It has a very interesting offer of tournaments and cash, and its MTT series, such as the recently completed Winamax Circus, are very popular and have guaranteed millionaires.
Wina’ has always been willing to participate in the unified market for shared liquidity. In fact, in early 2017 they were looking for candidates to be responsible for marketing and development in Italy, Portugal and Spain.
And last month he bought Betclic’s Italian license to prepare for its immediate deployment in the Transalpine country.
Winamax has a team of professionals composed of Bruno “Kool Shen” Lopes, Davidi “Kitbul” Kitai, Michel “MIK.22″Abecassis, Patrick “P14B” Bruel, Sylvain “Loosli” Loosli, Gaëlle “O RLY” Baumann, Alexandre “Alexonmoon” Luneau, Guillaume “volatile38” Diaz, Pierre “LeVietF0u” Calamusa, and Aladin “Tm4betlight” Reskallah. Along with them, last month they incorporated the two best in Italy and Spain, Mustapha Kanit and Adrian Mateos.
Soon, we will have good news from Winamax. Inauguration of the shared liquidity is approaching and soon the French room will start operating in Italy, Portugal and Spain.
We hope it can be a real competition for PokerStars. Online poker will win.