Finland-based Veikkaus and the Austrian win2day have joined forces launch a joint poker network powered by Playtech, using liquidity from both player bases.

Veikkaus and win2day live with Playtech cross-border poker network

The collaboration is the first time that two regulated entities have joined forces to share cross-border poker liquidity and follows win2day meeting a series of stringent responsibility standards accredited by Veikkaus and the Finnish authorities.

The liquidity-sharing agreement was approved by the Finnish Ministry of Interior in December after the Austrian Ministry of Finance gave its approval in August.

Shimon Akad, COO at Playtech, said: “This is a milestone in poker and the gaming industry, and we’re delighted to be at the heart of yet another industry-first providing two great brands with the leading poker network and a series of leading products that I’m confident will prove a huge success going forward.”