PartyPoker has opted to withdraw its application for a new gaming licence in the Czech Republic.
In February, PartyPoker announced that it was to halt operations in the country in order to open an application process for a new licence.
This year, the Czech Republic has introduced new legislation regarding online gambling, opening up the national market to licensed foreign operators.
However, in a message to Czech players, picked up by Poker-Arena.cz, PartyPoker said the country’s licensing procedure was not in compliance with European Union principles and it would not pursue its application at this time.
PartyPoker added that it intends to meet with Czech authorities to discuss the matter in the near future.
The operator also hinted that it could reopen the application should its concerns over the licensing process be resolved.
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