PokerStars Press Releases

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Here’s where you can access the latest press releases from PokerStars, covering everything from the biggest live events, new Team PokerStars Pro signings, promotions and more.

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September 30, 2014
FEDOR ‘CROWNUPGUY’ HOLZ BECOMES WORLD CHAMPION OF ONLINE POKER AND WINS $1.3 MILLION FIRST PRIZE
Fedor ‘CrownUpGuy’ Holz, from Vienna in Austria, was named 2014 World Champion of Online Poker in the early hours of Tuesday morning, winning $1.3 million. The 21-year-old topped a field of 2,142 players in the $5,200 Main Event to win the largest share of the $10,710,000 prize pool.

September 29, 2014
POKERSTARS PRESENTS SPIN & GO GAMES - THE FASTEST WAY TO WIN BIG AT POKER
PokerStars today launched an exciting, fast-paced poker format called Spin & Go, which gives players of all levels the chance to win up to $30,000 in a matter of minutes.

September 25, 2014
UKASH ANNOUNCED AS OFFICIAL PAYMENTS PROVIDER FOR FRANCE POKER SERIES
The France Poker Series (FPS) announced today that Ukash will once again act as the Official Payments Provider for the events in Cannes and Paris.

September 18, 2014
RAFA NADAL TO PLAY RONALDO IN NEW POKER ‘DUEL’
Brazilian football legend, Ronaldo, has challenged fellow PokerStars ambassador, Rafa Nadal, to a live head-to-head poker match, dubbed ‘The Duel’.

August 14, 2014
POKERSTARS LAUNCHES FIRST LOCALLY LICENSED POKER SITE IN BULGARIA

PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site, today became the first locally licensed online poker site in Bulgaria with the launch of PokerStars.BG 

August 7, 2014
POKERSTARS 7 BETA SOFTWARE NOW AVAILABLE

PokerStars has now released the public beta of the site's latest desktop software, PokerStars 7, on the .COM, .EU and .ES clients. This represents the next evolutionary step for the world's biggest online poker site.

August 6, 2014
POKERSTARS GUARANTEES $40 MILLION ACROSS 66 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS THIS SEPTEMBER

PokerStars today announced that the World Championship of Online Poker will return from September 7-28, with 66 events, $40 million in guaranteed prize money and, for the first time in its 13-year history, a full webcast of the $5,200 Main Event final table. 

July 30, 2014
NEW RECORD SET FOR BIGGEST POKER EVENT EVER HELD OUTSIDE OF AMERICA
The inaugural PokerStars.net sponsored 2014 Beijing Millions concluded this past Sunday set a new record for the biggest live poker tournament outside the USA with 2,732 entrants.

July 15, 2014
KIRSTY THOMPSON APPOINTED POKERSTARS' HEAD OF PRO & CELEBRITY MARKETING
Kirsty Thompson has been appointed Head of Pro & Celebrity Marketing for PokerStars, the company announced today.

July 14, 2014
POKERSTARS LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR PROTEGES IN 2014 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER CONTEST
PokerStars today announced an exciting new competition for the 2014 World Championship of Online Poker that will see four lucky players become proteges of Team PokerStars Pros.

June 4, 2014
2014 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER MAIN EVENT TO FEATURE $10 MILLION GUARANTEED PRIZE POOL
PokerStars announced today that satellites to the 2014 World Championship of Online Poker Main Event - which will feature a $10 million guaranteed prize pool - are now running, with buy-ins starting from just $1. The $5,200 Main Event is scheduled to take place September 28,2014.

July 7, 2014
POKERSTARS GUARANTEES $5 MILLION AND ADDS 'MICROMILLIONS CHALLENGE' TO 8TH CHAMPIONSHIP
PokerStars today announced the schedule for the eighth running of the world's most popular online poker championship, MicroMillions. It will take place over 11 days from July 17-27, and features 100 events with $5 million in guaranteed prize money. 

 

June 12, 2014
AMAYA AGREES TO ACQUIRE RATIONAL GROUP, OWNER OF POKERSTARS AND FULL TILT POKER, FOR $4.9 BILLION 
Amaya Gaming Group Inc. and privately held Oldford Group Limited, the parent company of Rational Group Ltd., the world's largest poker business and owner and operator of the PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker brands, announced today they have entered into a definitive agreement for Amaya to acquire 100% of the issued and outstanding shares of Oldford Group in an all-cash transaction for an aggregate purchase price of $4.9 billion.

June 12, 2014
EUROPEAN POKER TOUR ANNOUNCES SKULLCANDY SPONSORSHIP 
The European Poker Tour today announced that Skullcandy will be the Official Audio Partner of EPT Season 11. This marks the first time that the EPT has had an audio partner, and continues the expansion of mainstream brands sponsoring the EPT.

June 11, 2014
POKERSTARS APPT TO SUPPORT 2014 BEIJING MILLIONS 
PokerStars.NET will sponsor the 2014 Beijing Millions from July 18-27, and the event will form part of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT). This represents the first event in mainland China to be held as part of the APPT.

May 21, 2014
EPT ANNOUNCES POKERTRACKER AS OFFICIAL POKER TRACKING SOFTWARE PARTNER 
The European Poker Tour (EPT) today announced that PokerTracker 4 will return for the second consecutive year as the official poker tracking software. The partnership will involve PokerTracker representatives attending EPT 11 stops to showcase and demonstrate the product.

 

May 21, 2014
RATIONAL GROUP NOTCHES A 'THREE-PEAT' AS ONE OF THE BEST WORKPLACES IN THE UK

The Rational Group, operators of PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, have been selected as one of the best workplaces in the United Kingdom, including their headquarters office in the Isle of Man, for the third consecutive year.

May 20, 2014
RUSSIAN PLAYER WINS $1 MILLION IN POKERSTARS 2014 SCOOP HIGH STAKES MAIN EVENT

Russian player Ivan 'vandir4rek' Soshnikov won the 2014 PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event 'High' tournament for more than $1 million on Monday night, in what turned out to be a record field of 657 players for the event, easily surpassing the 2010 record of 615.

April 23, 2014
MORONGO BAND OF MISSION INDIANS, CALIFORNIA’S LARGEST CARD CLUBS AND POKERSTARS ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO OFFER ONLINE POKER IN CALIFORNIA WHEN LEGISLATION IS PASSED

Sacramento, CA - The Morongo Band of Mission Indians, California’s (and the world’s) three largest card clubs – the Commerce Club, the Hawaiian Gardens Casino and the Bicycle Casino – and The Rational Group, which owns and operates PokerStars, announced today that once California enacts legislation authorizing intrastate online poker, PokerStars will serve as the subcontractor providing the online poker platform and related services for a real-money online poker website to be licensed, owned and operated by an entity owned by the Tribe and the card clubs.  This will give Californians access to the world’s largest and most popular online poker brand in a safe and locally-regulated environment. The organizations will work together to advocate for legislation that extends California’s tough, long-established gaming regulations to include intrastate online poker and thus ensure stringent consumer protection, consumer choice and maximum revenue for the state.

April 23, 2014
EUROPEAN POKER TOUR ANNOUNCES DATES FOR EPT SEASON 11

The European Poker Tour (EPT) today announced some dates for the forthcoming Season 11 – kicking off with Europe’s largest-ever poker festival in Barcelona in August to celebrate the 100th EPT.

April 16, 2014
POKERSTARS ANNOUNCES BIGGEST EVER SCOOP CHAMPIONSHIP WITH $40 MILLION GUARANTEED

PokerStars today released the official schedule for the Spring Championship of Online Poker 2014, which at 45 events - 135 tournaments across Low, Medium and High stakes - will be the biggest ever. 

March 27, 2014
DOMINIC MANSOUR APPOINTED MANAGING DIRECTOR OF FULL TILT POKER

The Rational Group has appointed Dominic Mansour as Managing Director of Full Tilt Poker, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Full Tilt brand and business.

March 21, 2014
RAFA NADAL TAKES ON THE WORLD AND WINS

World number one tennis player and PokerStars ambassador, Rafa Nadal, took on and beat players from around the world in a Zoom 6-max ring game held on the PokerStars Play Facebook app.

March 17, 2014
PLAY POKER AGAINST THE WORLD’S NUMBER ONE TENNIS PLAYER RAFA NADAL

PokerStars announced today that world tennis number one, Rafa Nadal, will play poker against fans from around the globe in an exclusive ‘Rafa vs The World’ poker game.

March 6, 2014
POKERSTARS UK & IRELAND POKER TOUR RETURNS TO ISLE OF MAN HOMETOWN FOR 2014 POKER FESTIVAL

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 6, 2013 – PokerStars today announced that the UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) will be returning to Douglas, Isle of Man from October 2 - 6, 2014. This will overlap with the PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess tournament, leading to an exciting mind-sports festival throughout early October.

March 6, 2014
POKERSTARS ISLE OF MAN INTERNATIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT TO BRING GLOBAL CHESS COMPETITION TO VILLA MARINA IN OCTOBER

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – 6 March, 2014 – Competitive chess and world-ranked players will return to the Isle of Man in October when the PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament takes place in the Villa Marina in Douglas.

March 3, 2014
GERMAN PLAYER WINS TITLE AND MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN POKERSTARS SUNDAY MILLION 8TH ANNIVERSARY

PokerStars player ‘DrUPSWING’ lived up to his name in the early hours of Monday morning, by winning the Sunday Million 8th Anniversary tournament for more than $1 million, as German players dominated at the final table.

February 26, 2014
POKERSTARS MICROMILLIONS 7 CHAMPIONSHIP GUARANTEES $5 MILLION IN MARCH

The world's richest low-stakes poker tournament series, MicroMillions, returns to PokerStars in March, for a seventh series that features 100 events and $5 million in guaranteed tournament prizes.

February 21, 2014
POKERSTARS GUARANTEES $8 MILLION PRIZE POOL FOR SUNDAY MILLION 8TH ANNIVERSARY TOURNAMENT

PokerStars players will get the chance to compete for at least $8 million in guaranteed prize money on March 2, as the world's largest online poker site today announced details of the Sunday Million 8th Anniversary tournament.

February 19, 2014
POKERSTARS OBTAINS BULGARIAN ONLINE GAMING LICENSE

PokerStars has received approval from the Bulgarian State Gambling Commission for an online gaming license in Bulgaria, the company announced today. In the next few weeks, the world's largest poker site will work towards finalizing the technical requirements for starting operations under the license and serving the Bulgarian online poker market under the local license.

February 7, 2014
POKERSTARS INVITES PLAYERS TO 'SUPPORT YOUR COUNTRY' AND SET NEW WORLD RECORD IN FEBRUARY

To celebrate the sporting feats of athletes from across the world in February, PokerStars today announced that it will attempt to break its own record for Largest Online Poker Tournament on February 23 at 13.00 ET.

February 5, 2014
POKERSTARS NAMED 2014 ‘ONLINE Poker Operator of the Year’ AT INTERNATIONAL GAMING AWARDS

PokerStars received the ‘Online Poker Operator of the Year’ award for the second consecutive year at the prestigious International Gaming Awards held in London.

February 4, 2014
RATIONAL GROUP SUPPORTS CANCER RESEARCH UK’S WORLD-FIRST MOBILE PHONE GAME

Cancer Research UK today launched a new mobile app called Play to Cure: Genes in Space, a ground-breaking mobile game that analyses genetic data while you play, enabling anyone to help accelerate cancer research. The Rational Group, through its corporate giving programme ‘Helping Hands’ is proud to be supporting the game, which will help scientists discover cancer-causing genes and develop new life-saving treatments.

February 3, 2014
SIX PLAYERS WIN MORE THAN $100K IN TURBO CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER MAIN EVENT

Swedish player 'Riverlan_88' was crowned PokerStars Turbo Championship of Online Poker 2014 Main Event champion on Sunday night, as six players at the final table pocketed six-figure sums, three of which celebrated quarter million-plus scores.

January 22, 2014
POKERSTARS ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE OF SEVEN VIP CLUB LIVE EVENTS FOR 2014

PokerStars today announced the return of the VIP Club Live tour for 2014, with seven destinations scheduled across three different continents.

January 8, 2014
POKERSTARS ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR THIRD TURBO CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER

PokerStars today announced the schedule for the third annual Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP), which will take place from January 23 to February 2 and guarantee $15 million across 50 events.

January 3, 2014
DANIEL NEGREANU NAMED ‘POKER PLAYER OF THE DECADE’

Daniel Negreanu, a member of Team PokerStars Pro, has been recognised as the best poker player of the past decade by independent poker ranking service Global Poker Index (GPI). This recognition follows an outstanding performance by Negreanu in 2013, where he won a number of big poker tournaments and received numerous ‘Player of the Year’ awards.

January 2, 2014
POKERSTARS TO GIVE AWAY MORE THAN $500,000 IN 'JANUARY DAILY CHALLENGE

PokerStars today announced two new promotions that will give players some great opportunities to boost their bankrolls at the start of the New Year. PokerStars players will be able to win a share of more than $500,000 in cash, 10,000 VIP Store gifts, and get a VPP (VIP Player Points) boost that will enable them to reach a higher VIP level, and unlock Stellar Rewards bonuses, even faster in January.

December 17, 2013
APPT SEASON 8 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

PokerStars today announced the schedule for Season 8 of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT). The 2014 season will begin at PokerStars LIVE Macau with the 20th celebration of the Macau Poker Cup (MPC20) on January 10 and conclude in New Zealand with APPT Auckland on November 19.

December 12, 2013
WORLD TENNIS NUMBER ONE RAFA NADAL WINS LIVE POKER TOURNAMENT IN PRAGUE

World tennis number one Rafa Nadal emerged as winner of the EPT Charity Challenge today, beating Brazilian football legend Ronaldo and world number one poker player Daniel Negreanu.

December 11, 2013
RAFA TV DOCUMENTARY TO INCLUDE FANTASTIC “TIME FREEZE” TECHNOLOGY

The European Poker Tour is today announcing an exciting new technology to be used in an upcoming documentary about Rafa Nadal playing poker to be distributed in 2014.

December 5, 2013
WORLD NUMBER ONE TENNIS PLAYER RAFA NADAL TO FACE BRAZILIAN FOOTBALL LEGEND RONALDO IN CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT

World number one tennis player Rafa Nadal revealed today that he will take on Brazilian footballing legend Ronaldo at a live charity poker tournament taking place on December 12, 2013 as part of the European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague poker festival.

November 26, 2013
POKERSTARS CELEBRATES FESTIVE SEASON WITH $27 MILLION TO BE WON IN DECEMBER

PokerStars today announced the launch of the December Festival, which will see more than $27 million won by players across 22 days of special tournament and ring game promotions.

November 25, 2013
WORLD TENNIS NUMBER ONE RAFA NADAL SETS SIGHTS ON PRAGUE POKER TOURNAMENT

ATP world number one tennis player and PokerStars ambassador Rafael Nadal will head to Prague in the Czech Republic on December 12 for one of his final challenges of 2013 – a live charity poker tournament.

November 20, 2013
POKERSTARS LAUNCHES QUALIFIERS FOR NEW TV SHOW 'THE SHARK CAGE' WITH $1 MILLION TO BE WON

PokerStars today launched a series of online qualifying tournaments for a new TV show called The Shark Cage, which will feature a winner-take-all first prize of $1 million.

November 6, 2013
EUROPEAN POKER TOUR SEASON 10 MOVES TO VIENNA FOR SIXTH STOP

The European Poker Tour announced today that the Austrian capital of Vienna will take the place of Berlin as the sixth stop of EPT Season 10, with the festival taking place March 19-

November 4, 2013
POKERSTARS TO GIVE AWAY MORE THAN $1.5 MILLION IN 'NOVEMBER MISSION WEEKS' PROMOTION

PokerStars today unveiled a new promotion called 'November Mission Weeks', which will award more than $1.5 million in cash giveaways to players of all abilities and stakes across three weeks.

November 4, 2013
POKERSTARS TO GIVE AWAY MORE THAN $1.5 MILLION IN 'NOVEMBER MISSION WEEKS' PROMOTION

PokerStars today unveiled a new promotion called 'November Mission Weeks', which will award more than $1.5 million in cash giveaways to players of all abilities and stakes across three weeks.

October 29, 2013
POKERSTARS MICROMILLIONS 6 SET FOR NOVEMBER WITH 100 EVENTS AND $5 MILLION GUARANTEED

PokerStars today announced that the world's most popular online poker series, MicroMillions, will return from November 14-24. The sixth series will have 100 events and $5 million in guaranteed prizes.

October 8, 2013
POKERSTARS LAUNCHES 'CARNIVAL OF TOURNAMENTS' TO CELEBRATE TOURNAMENT NUMBER 800 MILLION

PokerStars will celebrate another industry milestone later this month when the world’s largest online poker site marks tournament number 800 million. To commemorate the achievement, PokerStars has announced the Carnival of Tournaments: 800 Million Celebration, a player promotion that will take place at PokerStars from October 13-20.

October 1, 2013
German player crowned World Champion of Online Poker winning nearly $1.5 million

PokerStars player ‘PlayinWasted’, from Germany, was crowned the World Champion of Online Poker in the early hours of Tuesday morning, winning the World Championship of Online Poker Main Event for nearly $1.5 million. He topped a field of 2,133 players to take the biggest share of the $10,665,000 prize pool after a three-way deal was struck at the final table.

September 24, 2013
$10 MILLION MAIN EVENT HIGHLIGHTS THE 2014 POKERSTARS CARIBBEAN ADVENTURE FESTIVAL

PokerStars today announced the tournament schedule for the 2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure tournament schedule, which will take place January 5-13, 2014 and feature, for the first time ever, a $10 million guarantee for the $10,300 Main Event.

September 6, 2013
£50,000 SUPER HIGH ROLLER EVENT MAKES DEBUT AT EUROPEAN POKER TOUR SEASON 10 LONDON FESTIVAL

The European Poker Tour today announced the 38-event schedule for the Season 10 London Poker Festival, which will feature a £50,000 Super High Roller event for the first time. The London stop, which will take place from October 2-12.

September 2, 2013
BRAZILIAN FOOTBALL LEGEND RONALDO IN BARCELONA FOR SPAIN’S BIGGEST POKER FESTIVAL

Brazilian football legend Ronaldo was in Barcelona today to take part in an invitational poker tournament as part of Spain’s biggest annual poker festival, the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT).

August 26, 2013
EUROPEAN POKER TOUR AWARDS HALF A BILLION EUROS TO PLAYERS IN FIRST NINE SEASONS

As the European Poker Tour gears up for the start of its tenth season in Barcelona next week, EPT President Edgar Stuchly revealed today that the EPT is on the brink of a major milestone having paid out almost half a billion euros – €499,908,225 – in tournament prizes to players in just nine years.

August 8, 2013
POKERSTARS LAUNCHES BIGGEST EVER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER

PokerStars today officially announced the schedule for the World Championship of Online Poker 2013, which will take place from September 8-29 and be the largest to date with 66 events.

August 1, 2013
POKERSTARS TO GIVE AWAY $1 MILLION IN CASH AND WCOOP TICKETS DURING 'VIP CLUB MONTH'

PokerStars today announced the lunach of VIP Club Month, which will give all real money PokerStars players the chance to win a share of $1 million in cash rewards and World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) tickets in September.

July 8 2013
POKERSTARS INTRODUCES NEW SECURITY FEATURE

PokerStars is pleased to announce ‘SMS Validation’, a new feature in the software to protect the security of PokerStars player accounts.

July 7, 2013
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, July 7, 2013

Resorts Casino Hotel and The Rational Group, operator of PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site, have reached an agreement to provide online gaming in New Jersey, the companies announced today.

July 2, 2013
POKERSTARS MICROMILLIONS 5 COMING IN JULY WITH 100 EVENTS AND $5 MILLION GUARANTEED

PokerStars today announced the return of the world's most popular online poker festival, MicroMillions. The fifth running of the tri-annual tournament series will see 100 events take place from July 18-28 with a total of $5 million in guaranteed prize pools.

July 1, 2013
BARCELONA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

The European Poker Tour today unveiled the 39-event tournament schedule for the forthcoming EPT Barcelona event, promising 11 spectacular days of world-class poker action to celebrate the tenth season of Europe’s richest poker tour.

June 17, 2013
POKERSTARS SETS NEW RECORD FIELD FOR ONLINE POKER TOURNAMENT

PokerStars yesterday beat its own record for largest online poker tournament, as the 100 Billion Hands Celebration continued. The $1 buy-in tournament reached its cap of 225,000 players, surpassing the previous biggest tournament of 200,000 players in December 2011.

June 13, 2013
POKERSTARS REWARDS PLAYERS BY GIVING AWAY $1 MILLION AS SITE DEALS 100-BILLIONTH HAND OF ONLINE POKER

PokerStars made poker history today by dealing the site’s 100-billionth hand, and rewarded players by giving away $1 million to nearly 10,000 players in just ten minutes. It brings the total prize money awarded to players so far in the 100 Billion Hands Celebration to just over $2 million, with a further $3 million to come in other game promotions throughout June.

June 13, 2013
POKERSTARS NAMED ONE OF THE BEST WORKPLACES IN UK

PokerStars has been named as one of the best workplaces in the United Kingdom and Isle of Man by The Great Place to Work® Institute, the world’s largest consultancy specialising in workplace assessment and enhancement.

June 3, 2013
POKERSTARS RENEWS SPONSORSHIP OF CONOR CUMMINS

PokerStars today announced that has renewed its sponsorship of Isle of Man TT Races local hero Conor Cummins, the 27-year old from Ramsey, who is the fastest Manx motorbike racer.

May 30, 2013
LIVE WEBCAST FROM GDAM IN MACAU CONFIRMED FOR POKERSTARS.TV

PokerStars is set to host an online broadcast of the massive HKD $1,000,000 (USD $129k) ‘GuangDong Ltd Asia Millions’ (GDAM) Main Event from June 5-7, 2013. This continues the incredibly popular webcast coverage that was provided during the recent ninth season of the European Poker Tour.

May 29, 2013
POKERSTARS RENEWS SPONSORSHIP OF ISLE OF MAN TT RACES AND SENIOR RACE DAY

PokerStars today announced details of a new multi-year sponsorship with the Isle of Man Government Department of Economic Development to be the 'Official Gaming Partner’ of the TT Races.

May 28, 2013
POKERSTARS AWARDS MORE THAN $75 MILLION AS SCOOP 2013 BECOMES RICHEST ONLINE POKER FESTIVAL EVER

The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker 2013 has become the richest online poker series ever, after awarding a total of $75,585,435.05 in prize money to players.

May 27, 2013
POKERSTARS TO CELEBRATE 100-BILLIONTH HAND MILESTONE WITH 5 WEEK $5 MILLION PRIZE GIVEWAY IN JUNE

PokerStars is set to deal its 100-billionth hand in June and is celebrating this incredible milestone by giving away $5,000,000 in cash prizes across a range of exciting ring game, tournament, and Sit & Go promotions.

May 9, 2013
TWO PLAYERS IN RACE TO BECOME FIRST POKERSTARS ‘TRIPLE COOP’ WINNER DURING SCOOP 2013

The PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker 2013 festival gets under way on May 12 with two players on the brink of a poker first.

May 6, 2013
POKERSTARS ANNOUNCES EPT SEASON 10 SCHEDULE

PokerStars, the world’s largest poker site, announced the European Poker Tour Season 10 schedule today, with a total of eight events, starting with the ever-popular EPT Barcelona opening event scheduled to take place from August 28 to September 7.

May 1, 2013
EPT GRAND FINAL SUPER HIGH ROLLER PRIZE POOL SET TO TOP €3 MILLION

With just under two weeks to go, the prize pool for the €100,000 Super High Roller tournament at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final already looks set to top €3 million with over 30 players already confirmed, PokerStars revealed today.

April 29, 2013
POKERSTARS NAMED BEST MOBILE POKER OPERATOR

PokerStars has been named the Best Mobile Poker Operator of 2013 at the mGaming Awards organized by iGaming Business, a leading industry media company.

Aprl 22, 2013
EUROPEAN POKER TOUR ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER MONACO CUP FOR GRAND FINAL FESTIVAL

The European Poker Tour announced today that there will be an inaugural €1,100 Monaco Cup (event 26) as part of the 50-strong event offering at the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final. It will have a guaranteed prize pool of €500,000.

Aprl 17, 2013
POKERSTARS SCOOP 2013 SET TO BE LARGEST AND RICHEST ONLINE POKER FESTIVAL EVER

PokerStars today released the official schedule for the 2013 Spring Championship of Online Poker, which takes place from May 12-26 and features 44 events (132 tournaments) spread across low, medium and high stakes levels, making it the largest poker festival ever held.

April 16, 2013
TEAM POKERSTARS PRO DANIEL NEGREANU WINS FIFTH WORLD SERIES OF POKER BRACELET

Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu today won his fifth World Series of Poker* (WSOP) Bracelet and AUD $1,038,825 (USD $1,079,443) in the Main Event of the WSOP Asia Pacific at Crown Casino in Melbourne.

March 28, 2013
POKERSTARS LAUNCHES NEW RAFA NADAL TV ADVERTISEMENTS

PokerStars today announced the release of a major new television advertising campaign featuring tennis superstar Rafa Nadal. The television advertisements will air globally in coming weeks, and revolve around Rafa Nadal competing online at PokerStars against a fictional character representing one of their 50 million players.

Rafa Nadal plays poker in bath

March 21, 2013
POKERSTARS LAUNCHES FOUR NEW OMAHA GAMES

PokerStars today announced the launch of four new Omaha games – 5 Card Omaha, 5 Card Omaha Hi/Lo, Courchevel and Courchevel Hi/Lo – which are being rolled out across PokerStars’ shared liquidity and segregated market sites over the next couple of days and will be available to play for real and play money.

March 21, 2013
POKERSTARS LAUNCHES FOUR NEW OMAHA GAMES

PokerStars today announced the launch of four new Omaha games – 5 Card Omaha, 5 Card Omaha Hi/Lo, Courchevel and Courchevel Hi/Lo – which are being rolled out across PokerStars‟ shared liquidity and segregated market sites over the next couple of days and will be available to play for real and play money.

March 21, 2013
POKERSTARS LAUNCHES OMAHA WEEK

PokerStars today announced the launch of four new Omaha games and to celebrate, PokerStars is unveiling a special Omaha Week. Omaha Week runs from March 25-31 and features a host of new regular tournaments.

March 16, 2013
POKERSTARS QUALIFIER RUBEN VISSER TAKES DOWN THE POKERSTARS.COM EPT LONDON MAIN EVENT FOR £595,000

Dutch pro Ruben Visser has won the £5,250 PokerStars.com EPT London Main Event today for a £595,000 first prize.

March 18, 2013
Hang out with Team PokerStars Pros and celebrate the Women's Sunday second birthday with a double guarantee

The PokerStars Women’s Sunday tournament is celebrating its second birthday this month with two special events on the weekend of March 23-24 that highlight the incredible value that PokerStars consistently delivers and the inclusivity of the PokerStars community.

March 10, 2013
TEAM POKERSTARS DEFEATS ‘THE PROFESSIONALS,’ THREE GAMES TO ZERO

Team PokerStars crushed the Full Tilt Poker ‘Professionals’ in the Full Tilt v PokerStars Heads Up contest held today at the London Poker Festival with a clean sweep of all three matches.

March 4, 2013
POKERSTARS SUNDAY MILLION 7TH ANNIVERSARY TOURNAMENT SEES TOP THREE PLAYERS SHARE $2.5 MILLION

PokerStars player ‘benislovas’, from Lithuania, won the Sunday Million 7th Anniversary tournament on Monday, earning $848,589.33 after a three-way deal was done at the final table. The second- and third-placed players were ‘sexygee’ from the UK (a former SCOOP winner) and ‘Kasra84’ from Germany, who won $836,321.83 and $813,370.28 respectively.

March 1, 2013
POKERSTARS AND MONTE-CARLO®CASINO EPT GRAND FINAL SCHEDULE FEATURES CASH GAMES FOR THE FIRST TIME

PokerStars has announced the schedule for the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final in Monaco which will feature EPT-run cash games for the very first time.

February 28, 2013
POKERSTARS TO LAUNCH ZOOM TOURNAMENTS DURING MICROMILLIONS 4 FESTIVAL IN MARCH

PokerStars today announced the schedule for the fourth MicroMillions festival, which will incorporate 100 events from March 14-24 and guarantee a total prize pool of $5 million. The series will also include the launch of the highly anticipated Zoom Poker tournaments on PokerStars, with two events scheduled for March 14 and March 17, guaranteeing $75,000 and $50,000 respectively.

February 21, 2013
POKERSTARS TO OPEN MACAU'S LARGEST BRANDED POKER ROOM AT CITY OF DREAMS MACAU

PokerStars will launch a branded live poker room at City of Dreams, one of Asia’s leading integrated entertainment resorts offering the foremost in premium world-class leisure, gaming and entertainment, establishing Macau’s largest dedicated poker room to meet the growing interest and demand in poker in Asia.

February 15, 2013
POKERSTARS GUARANTEES $7 MILLION PRIZE POOL FOR SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY MILLION

PokerStars is celebrating the seventh anniversary of the Sunday Million – poker’s richest weekly tournament – with a special event featuring a $7 million guaranteed prize pool on March 3 at 14.30 ET.

February 8, 2013
POKERSTARS APPOINTS LEE JONES AS HEAD OF POKER COMMUNICATIONS

PokerStars today appointed Lee Jones as Head of Poker Communications for PokerStars.

February 7, 2013
EUROPEAN POKER TOUR CONFIRMS THE SCHEDULE FOR LONDON’S LARGEST POKER FESTIVAL

The European Poker Tour (EPT) today announced details for EPT Season 9’s London poker festival which will bring the UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) and the EPT together for the first time creating a massive set of tournaments and opportunities for players at all levels.

February 5, 2013
POKERSTARS NAMED 'ONLINE POKER OPERATOR OF THE YEAR' BY INTERNATIONAL GAMING AWARDS

PokerStars received the ‘Online Poker Operator of the Year’ award at the prestigious International Gaming Awards, held last night in London. PokerStars beat 14 other nominees to take the award, which recognises the best global poker operator.

February 1, 2013
POKERSTARS AND CASINO GRAN MADRID LAUNCH NEW POKER ROOM

PokerStars, the world's largest online poker site, today opened a state-of-the-art PokerStars-branded poker room at Casino Gran Madrid

January 28, 2013
POKERSTARS TURBO CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER 2013 SETS NEW MAIN EVENT AND HIGH ROLLER RECORDS

PokerStars player ‘frma1103’ from Sweden became the latest Turbo Championship of Online Poker Main Event champion on Sunday night winning $326,880.

January 17, 2013
RAFI ASHKENAZI APPOINTED CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF THE RATIONAL GROUP

Rational Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark Scheinberg today announced that Rafi Ashkenazi has joined the Group as Chief Operating Officer and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Group and its brands, including PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, the two largest online poker sites in the world.

January 15, 2013
ATLANTIC CLUB CASINO HOTEL STATEMENT

The following statement was issued today by Eric Hollreiser, Rational Group head of corporate communications:

“The Rational Group, which operates PokerStars and other global gaming brands, has agreed to acquire The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ from Resorts International Holdings pending the grant of an Interim Casino Authorization by the relevant New Jersey authorities. The acquisition of The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel will secure up to 2,000 jobs and maintain the economic benefits the casino brings to New Jersey. During this interim period, The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel will operate as normal under current management, who will be retained following completion of the acquisition.”

January 14, 2013
VANESSA SELBST WINS THE PCA $25K HIGH ROLLER AND BECOMES HIGHEST-EARNING FEMALE POKER PLAYER OF ALL TIME

Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst became the highest-earning female poker player of all time today when she won the $25k High Roller tournament at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for $1,424,420

January 8, 2013
POKERSTARS SIGNS TRIPLE CROWN WINNER JAKE CODY AS NEWEST MEMBER OF TEAM POKERSTARS PRO

Jake Cody, poker’s youngest Triple Crown winner, kicks off 2013 as the newest member of Team PokerStars Pro, the world’s largest poker site announced today.

January 8, 2013
SCOTT SEIVER WINS THE $100K PCA 2013 SUPER HIGH ROLLER FOR $2,003,480

American poker pro Scott Seiver has won $2,003,480 - one of the biggest prizes in poker - after winning the $100,000 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller tournament tonight.

December 21, 2012
PokerStars becomes one of the first regulated online operators in Germany

PokerStars announced today that it has become one of the first regulated online poker operators in Germany, having been granted a license from the German state of Schleswig-Holstein

December 20, 2012
POKERSTARS AND CASINO GRAN MADRID TO OPEN NEW POKER ROOM

PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site, has reached an agreement with Casino Gran Madrid, the biggest casino in Spain, for a new state-of-the-art PokerStars-branded poker room at Casino Gran Madrid, which will deliver the highest-quality live poker experience.

December 18, 2012
POKERSTARS' TURBO CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER RETURNS IN JANUARY WITH $15 MILLION GUARANTEED

PokerStars today released the schedule for the second annual Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) series, which will take place from January 17-27, 2013 and guarantee $15,000,000 in tournament prizes – $5,000,000 more than in 2012!

November 26, 2012
MICROMILLIONS III BECOMES MOST POPULAR ONLINE TOURNAMENT SERIES EVER

MicroMillions III has set a new record for largest online poker festival, with 1,308,994 entries across the 100 events, beating the previous best of 1,294,889 set in the first MicroMillions series back in March, and the 1,288,221 entries from MicroMillions II in July.

November 22, 2012
POKERSTARS TO AWARD UP TO $1 MILLION IN CASH PRIZES DURING 90-BILLIONTH HAND PROMOTION

PokerStars is poised to deal its 90-billionth hand in just over a week, with the world’s most popular online poker site set to award up to $1 million in cash prizes for players dealt into promotional milestone hands.

November 15, 2012
SPANISH COURT UPHOLDS POKERSTARS' RIGHT TO OFFER ONLINE POKER

A Barcelona court has ruled in favour of PokerStars and reaffirmed that the world's largest online poker company has operated legally in the country ever since it began offering its services in 2001.

NOVEMBER 1, 2012
MICROMILLIONS RETURNS IN NOVEMBER WITH $5 MILLION GUARANTEED

PokerStars today announced a $5 million guaranteed prize pool for the third instalment of MicroMillions, the popular micro-stakes online tournament series launched earlier this year.

OCTOBER 24, 2012
POKERSTARS ANNOUNCES ALL-STAR SHOWDOWN

PokerStars today announced the first annual All-Star Showdown, bringing together eight of poker‟s biggest stars battling it out to earn bragging rights as the best heads-up No-Limit Hold'em player in the world.

OCTOBER 18, 2012
ISAAC HAXTON JOINS TEAM POKERSTARS ONLINE

One of the poker world’s smartest, most successful and fearless young talents, Isaac ‘Ike Haxton’ Haxton has joined PokerStars as the latest member of Team Online. The high stakes pro, who is one of the best known players never to have represented a poker site, has chosen to make PokerStars his home because he believes in what the world’s most popular poker site represents.

OCTOBER 2, 2012
PAYSAFECARD BECOMES OFFICIAL PAYMENT PROVIDER SPONSOR OF EUROPEAN POKER TOUR SEASON 9

The leading internet prepaid payment solution, paysafecard, will be the official payment provider sponsor of the European Poker Tour Season 9, EPT President Edgar Stuchly announced today.

OCTOBER 1, 2012
POKERSTARS UNVEILS PCA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE AND PROMISES ‘10 BEST DAYS OF POKER ON THE PLANET’ TO CELEBRATE PCA'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY

PokerStars today unveiled the 40-event tournament schedule for the upcoming PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA), calling it the ‘10 best days of poker on the planet’ and kicking-off a 10-week qualification campaign that will award 100 packages for the prestigious Main Event.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2012
POKERSTARS PLAYER WINS $1 MILLION AND WCOOP MAIN EVENT TITLE AFTER QUALIFYING USING ONLY LOYALTY POINTS

Russian player ‘maratik’ was crowned the PokerStars 2012 World Championship of Online Poker Main Event champion this morning, winning $1,000,907.26 having qualified into the $5,200 buy-in event for just 40 Frequent Player Points (FPPs)!

SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
POKERSTARS DETAILS PLANS FOR FULL TILT POKER RE-LAUNCH AND PAYMENT OF $184 MILLION TO PLAYERS

PokerStars revealed details of its plan to repay $184 million to former customers of Full Tilt Poker outside of the United States of America and announced that FullTiltPoker.com will re-launch during the first week of November.

AUGUST 29, 2012
POKERSTARS RADIO SHOW RETURNS FOR BIGGEST EVER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER

PokerStars Radio returns on September 2 to bring poker fans daily live coverage of the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) and hours of entertainment, competition and interviews with the elite players in online poker.

JULY 31, 2012
POKERSTARS SETTLES DISPUTE WITH U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND ACQUIRES ASSETS OF FULL TILT POKER

PokerStars today announced that the Company has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Southern District of New York. As part of the settlement agreement, PokerStars has also acquired the assets of Full Tilt Poker, and has committed to the full reimbursement of Full Tilt Poker customers outside the United States.

JULY 23, 2012
‘SOYDELGLOBO’ WINS $157,218.68 FIRST PRIZE IN MICROMILLIONS II MAIN EVENT

PokerStars player ‘SoyDelGlobo’ has won the MicroMillions II Main Event, scooping the first prize of $157,218.68 after finishing first from a field of 65,063. The Argentine took the lion’s share of a huge $1,302,260 prize pool after defeating ‘cokars’ heads-up in the $22 buy-in tourney.

JUNE 25, 2012
MICROMILLIONS SERIES RETURNS IN JULY WITH $5 MILLION GUARANTEED

PokerStars today announced $5 million in guaranteed prize pools for the second instalment of its ultra low-stakes online tournament series, MicroMillions II. The online poker festival will take place from July 12-22 and features very affordable buy-ins from just 11 cents up to $22 across 100 tournaments.

JUNE 21, 2012
RAFA NADAL JOINS POKERSTARS

Olympic gold medallist and multiple Grand Slam tennis champion Rafael Nadal has joined PokerStars, lending his support to the world’s largest online poker site and inviting sports fans to join him in playing the popular game of poker.

Rafael Nadal joins PokerStars

June 1, 2012
POKERSTARS OBTAINS GAMING LICENSE FOR SPAIN

PokerStars has been awarded a license to operate in Spain and will launch www.PokerStars.es on June 5 to serve the Spanish online poker market, the company announced today.

May 25, 2012
POKERSTARS SELECTED AS GREAT PLACE TO WORK

PokerStars has been selected as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces by The Great Place to Work® Institute, the world’s largest consultancy specialising in workplace assessment and enhancement.

May 15, 2012
POKERSTARS LAUNCHES ZOOM POKER, GIVING ONLINE PLAYERS MORE POKER IN LESS TIME

PokerStars today formally launched Zoom Poker, a fast action ring game format that gives players more hands in less time, providing a fun and challenging experience.

May 2, 2012
POKERSTARS AND MONTE-CARLO®CASINO EPT GRAND FINAL BECOMES RICHEST POKER FESTIVAL EVER HELD IN EUROPE

The PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final finished Tuesday, May 1 and set a new record for the richest poker festival ever held in Europe, with more than €19 million awarded to players during the nine-day event.

April 12, 2012
POKERSTARS GUARANTEES $30 MILLION ACROSS 40 EVENTS FOR 2012 SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER

The fourth annual Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) will take place from May 6-20, featuring 40 events, a total of 120 tournaments and $30 million in guaranteed prize money, PokerStars announced today.

April 3, 2012
EPT GRAND FINAL SUPER HIGH ROLLER PRIZE POOL ALREADY EXCEEDS €2 MILLION WITH 3 WEEKS TO GO

20 players already registered in first-ever €100,000 buy-in event in Europe.

February 29, 2012
POKERSTARS LAUNCHES MICRO STAKES TOURNAMENT SERIES WITH $5 MILLION GUARANTEED ACROSS 100 EVENTS

PokerStars today announced MicroMillions, the most affordable and inclusive online poker tournament series to date.

February 14, 2012
POKERSTARS LAUNCHES MOBILE VERSION FOR iOS AND ANDROID GAMING PLATFORMS IN UK

The world’s most popular online poker room, PokerStars, is now available on the world’s most popular mobile devices.

February 13, 2012
POKERSTARS LAUNCHES WWW.POKERSTARS.EU UNDER NEWLY ACQUIRED MALTA GAMING LICENSE

PokerStars today launched www.pokerstars.com under the group’s new license granted by the Malta Lotteries and Gaming Commission.

February 9, 2012
EPT RETURNS TO MONACO THIS SPRING WITH POKERSTARS AND MONTE-CARLO®CASINO EPT GRAND FINAL

Season 8 of the European Poker Tour will culminate April 23 to May 1, 2012 at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Casino with the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final, PokerStars announced today.

February 8, 2012
CIRCUS GROUPE AND POKERSTARS AWARDED FIRST FULL A+ ONLINE POKER LICENSE IN BELGIUM

Circus Groupe and PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site, today announced that www.pokerstars.be has become one of the first online poker sites in Belgium to be officially granted a license under the Casino de Namur A+ license.

January 15, 2012
STOCK TRADER JOHN DIBELLA WINS $1,775,000 AT THE 2012 POKERSTARS CARIBBEAN ADVENTURE

John Dibella, a 43-year-old stock trader from New York, has won the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for $1,775,000.

January 13, 2012
EUROPEAN POKER TOUR FOUNDER JOHN DUTHIE AND POKERSTARS PART WAYS

John Duthie and PokerStars have agreed to part ways, with Duthie resigning as CEO of the European Poker Tour and as a member of Team PokerStars Pro.

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December 29, 2011
PCA MAIN EVENT TO GET LIVE ‘CARDS-UP’ WEBCASTS, SUPER HIGH ROLLER FIELD GROWS

It’s one week until the ninth annual PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) begins at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas, and excitement is building for the first major live tournament of the year.

December 20, 2011
POKERSTARS LAUNCHES TURBO CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER

PokerStars is excited to announce the launch of another major online tournament festival – the Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) – which will take place from January 19-29, 2012.

December 16, 2011
POKERSTARS ESTABLISHES PLAYER TRUST FUND FOR ITS FRENCH PLAYERS AND CALLS FOR THE ADOPTION OF EUROPEAN-WIDE STANDARDS TO PROTECT PLAYERS’ FUNDS

PokerStars today unveiled a plan to extend its industry-leading approach to protecting player funds into the newly regulated markets, and called upon Europe’s gaming industry to follow suit. PokerStars’ approach provides a third-party, fully independent trustee being appointed to oversee player funds in France. The Trustee will be a UK trust company wholly owned by IFG Group plc, an international financial services company with full market listings in London and Dublin.

December 15, 2011
POKERSTARS OBTAINS GAMING LICENSE FOR DENMARK

PokerStars was yesterday awarded a license to operate in Denmark and will launch www.PokerStars.dk on January 1, 2012 when the license takes effect. It will enable Danes to access the largest number of online poker tournaments and compete against poker players from all over the world.

December 5, 2011
POKERSTARS.COM BREAKS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR LARGEST EVER ONLINE POKER TOURNAMENT

PokerStars.com, the world’s largest poker site, shattered the previous world record when 200,000 people logged-on and paid $1 to compete in a PokerStars.com No Limit Hold’em tournament on Sunday, setting a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of players in a single online poker tournament. The tournament registration was capped at 200,000 players.

November 29, 2011
POKERSTARS RADIO SHOW RETURNS FOR GUINNESS WORLD RECORD TOURNAMENT ATTEMPT

To celebrate the upcoming PokerStars World Record Tournament attempt on December 4, PokerStars Radio returns for a special live broadcast, which aims to capture the excitement of a Guinness World Record in the making and give away hundreds of prizes to listeners.

November 28, 2011
POKERSTARS PLAYERS GEAR UP FOR 2012 POKERSTARS CARIBBEAN ADVENTURE

It’s just six weeks to go until the ninth annual PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) gets under way at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas. The upcoming festival, which will feature 41 events in just ten days, making it the biggest live poker festival outside Las Vegas, is scheduled to take place from January 5-14, 2012.

November 9, 2011
POKERSTARS PRO PIUS HEINZ CROWNED WORLD CHAMPION IN LAS VEGAS, WINS $8.7 MILLION FIRST PRIZE

Team PokerStars Pro Pius Heinz was crowned 2011 World Series of Poker* champion following an epic see-saw heads-up battle that displayed the ingenuity, intelligence and guts it takes to become a champion. Heinz is the fourth consecutive PokerStars Team Pro World Champion and is the first ever German player to make the final table of the WSOP Main Event.

November 7, 2011
POKERSTARS ATTEMPTS GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR LARGEST EVER POKER TOURNAMENT

PokerStars.com will attempt to hold the world’s largest poker tournament on December 4, by bringing more than 150,000 players together to play in an online poker game as part of the PokerStars 10th Anniversary Celebration, the company announced today.

November 1, 2011
POKERSTARS.COM TO OFFER MORE THAN $10 MILLION IN PRIZES FOR 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

PokerStars.com celebrates its 10th anniversary in December and is marking the milestone with a series of promotions and tournaments that will award more than $10 million in prizes, including 100 dream vacations to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas.

October 26, 2011
POKERSTARS APPROACHES 70-BILLIONTH HAND WITH MORE THAN $750,000 IN CASH PRIZES TO BE AWARDED

PokerStars is poised to deal its 70-billionth hand over the next ten days, and to celebrate will award more than $750,000 in cash to players who take part in real money ring games from October 29 until the Mega Milestone hand hits.

October 19, 2011
SET YOUR STOP WATCHES! POKERSTARS LAUNCHES NEW ‘TIME TOURNEY’ GAMES

PokerStars today launched a brand new, fast-paced and exciting tournament format called Time Tourneys. In contrast to traditional multi-table tournaments, which continue until one player has all the chips, Time Tourneys last for a set period of time. Once the time limit is reached, the entire prize pool is divided among the remaining players based on the players’ stack sizes.

September 5, 2011
POKERSTARS LAUNCHES LIVE INTERACTIVE RADIO AND WEB SHOWS FOR 2011 WCOOP

The 2012 WCOOP is under way and there’s even more to shout about, with the announcement that PokerStars is launching a daily WCOOP radio show and weekly Inside WCOOP TV show, which is set to involve players and poker fans like never before.

August 18, 2011
EDGAR STUCHLY IS APPOINTED EUROPEAN POKER TOUR PRESIDENT

Global Poker Tours Limited today announced that Edgar Stuchly has been appointed the new European Poker Tour President.

August 16, 2011
ALEX PAYNE JOINS POKERSTARS AS CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

PokerStars today announced that Alex Payne has joined the entertainment and technology company as Chief Marketing Officer responsible for all aspects of consumer marketing across the business.

August 8, 2011
POKERSTARS ANNOUNCES EPT SEASON 8 LONDON ‘FESTIVAL OF POKER’ SCHEDULE

The PokerStars.com European Poker Tour London ‘Festival of Poker’ schedule has been announced, with 31 events set to vie for thousands of players’ attention across eight days of exciting live poker action this autumn.

August 1, 2011
POKERSTARS’ AUGUST PROMOTION HELPS PLAYERS ACHIEVE VIP LEVELS FASTER THAN EVER

PokerStars is thanking players for their continued loyalty by declaring August VIP Club Mega Month, and offering players the chance to fast-track their VIP status.

July 26, 2011
POKERSTARS.COM GUARANTEES $30 MILLION IN 2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER

The world’s most prestigious annual online poker festival is returning to PokerStars in September. The PokerStars.com World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) – celebrating its tenth year– is the highlight of the online poker tournament calendar.

July 25, 2011
POKERSTARS.COM AWARDS MORE THAN $770,000 TO PLAYERS IN 65-BILLIONTH HAND CELEBRATION

On Sunday, July 24, PokerStars.com – the world’s biggest poker site – dealt its 65-billionth hand. The latest Mega Milestone hand on the Road to 100 Billion was dealt at a $0.10/$0.25 six-max No Limit Hold’em table, and the winner of the hand was “yllams” from New Zealand.

July 15, 2011
BACK ON THE ROAD TO 100 BILLION

It was just four months ago when PokerStars dealt its 60-billionth hand, on the road to 100 billion hands. Now it’s time again to hit the tables and join PokerStars to celebrate the 65 billionth hand milestone.

July 8, 2011
TEAM POKERSTARS PRO WIN FIVE WSOP BRACELETS

Team PokerStars Pro have stormed the 42nd Annual World Series of Poker*, with Eugene Katchalov, Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, Jason Mercier, Andre Akkari and Maxim Lykov each winning a coveted WSOP bracelet.

July 7, 2011
ERIC HOLLREISER NAMED HEAD OF CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS FOR POKERSTARS

PokerStars today announced that strategic communications executive Eric Hollreiser has joined as Head of Corporate Communications and will lead the company’s integrated communications efforts around the world.

June 29, 2011
STATEMENT FROM POKERSTARS

In light of today’s news that Alderney Gambling Control Commission has suspended Full Tilt Poker’s license, PokerStars wishes to assure our customers that their funds are completely safe and that our operations are completely unaffected.

June 24, 2011
POKERSTARS BIG GAME SEASON 2 PREMIERES MONDAY, JUNE 27 ON POKERSTARS.TV

The world’s most popular high stakes cash game poker programme is back! The second season of the PokerStars TV show The Big Game is set to premiere Monday, June 27 at 17.00 BST (18.00 CET) on PokerStars.tv.

June 15, 2011
TEAM POKERSTARS PRO BERTRAND ‘ELKY’ GROSPELLIER WINS TRIPLE CROWN

Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier has become the fourth person to win the live ‘Triple Crown’, which comprises European Poker Tour (EPT), World Poker Tour (WPT) and World Series of Poker (WSOP) titles.

June 10, 2011
POKERSTARS ANNOUNCES FIRST HALF OF EUROPEAN POKER TOUR SEASON 8

The first seven events of the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour (EPT) Season 8 have been announced. Europe’s richest and most popular poker tour – about to begin its eighth season – will resume with a return to the Estonian capital of Tallinn from August 2-7.

June 1, 2011
NEW POKERSTARS SUNDAY MAJORS SCHEDULE! GUARANTEES DOUBLED

PokerStars today announced that the Sunday Majors tournament schedule will be moving to earlier time slots from June 5, and is marking the first weekend by doubling many of the guarantees and adding more than 1,800 tournament tickets!

May 31, 2011
NEW POKERSTARS SUNDAY MAJORS SCHEDULE

PokerStars today announced that the Sunday Majors tournament schedule will be moving to earlier time slots from June 5, and is marking the first weekend by doubling many of the guarantees and adding more than 1,800 tournament tickets!

May 26, 2011
GREEK PLAYER “BRAVE-83” WINS $100,000 GAME OF YOUR LIFE DREAM PACKAGE

After six weeks of freerolls, which awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Grand Final of the Game of Your Life promotion was won by PokerStars player “brave-83” from Greece, who scooped the ultimate prize of the $100,000 dream sports event package.

May 25, 2011
MORE THAN $40 MILLION WON BY POKERSTARS PLAYERS IN 2011 SCOOP

The 2011 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) drew to a close in the early hours of Tuesday morning, after 15 days of intense competition that saw a total of $43,165,800 awarded to PokerStars players.

May 22, 2011
SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER RETURNS TO POKERSTARS FROM MAY 8-22

It’s just a few days until the 2011 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) gets under way this coming Sunday, exclusively at PokerStars – the world's largest poker site.

May 13, 2011
POKERSTARS RETURNS MORE THAN $100 MILLION TO ONLINE POKER PLAYERS IN THE UNITED STATES

PokerStars has returned more than $100 million to players from its past US-facing operations and continues to service requests following the Company’s agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice on April 20th that allowed US customers to cash out their balances with PokerStars, the company announced today.

May 9, 2011
EPT GRAND FINAL IN MADRID TO BE MOST-WATCHED LIVE POKER BROADCAST EVER

PokerStars – the world’s largest poker site – today announced that the EPT Grand Final will be the most watched live poker show ever, with numerous countries set to air the coverage to an estimated 500,000 people across Europe, Russia and Canada.

April 27, 2011
POKERSTARS HAS BEGUN THE RETURN OF PLAYER FUNDS TO FORMER CUSTOMERS IN THE US

In agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, PokerStars has made arrangements with a US bank and today began the process of returning player funds to former customers in the US.

April 20, 2011
STATEMENT FROM POKERSTARS

PokerStars is pleased to confirm that the US Department of Justice has agreed to release the www.pokerstars.com domain name for use by PokerStars outside the US.

April 13, 2011
TEAM POKERSTARS PROS VANESSA SELBST AND JASON MERCIER CLAIM BACK-TO-BACK NAPT MOHEGAN SUN TITLES

Team PokerStars Pros Vanessa Selbst and Jason Mercier both managed to successfully defend the titles they won last year at the North American Poker Tour Mohegan Sun event.

April 4, 2011
POKERSTARS TO AWARD PLAYERS MORE THAN $1,000,000 IN “GAME OF YOUR LIFE” FREEROLLS

On April 4, PokerStars is set to launch Game of Your Life – one of the site’s biggest and most exciting promotions ever.

March 23, 2011
EUGENE KATCHALOV JOINS TEAM POKERSTARS PRO

PokerStars is excited to announce that Eugene Katchalov has become the latest member of Team PokerStars Pro.

March 22, 2011
POKERSTARS ANNOUNCES TWO NEW EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS

PokerStars, the world's largest online poker site, has announced two new executive appointments.

March 20, 2011
“ROAD TO 100 BILLION” BEGINS AT POKERSTARS.COM

Hit the tables over the next seven days for the 60 Billion Hand promotion – the first stop on the Road to 100 Billion.

March 18, 2011
POKERSTARS.COM SUNDAY 1/4 MILLION EVOLVES INTO THE NEW “SUNDAY STORM”

Sunday’s always been a big day for online poker players and it doesn’t get any bigger than on PokerStars.com. Every Sunday more than $4 million is guaranteed across dozens of major tournaments!

March 6, 2011
BDBEATSLAYER WINS THE 5th ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY MILLION TOURNAMENT

Bdbeatslayer wins the PokerStars Sunday Million 5th Anniversary Tournament for $671,093.81 and a Lamborghini Gallardo.

February 21, 2011
POKERSTARS.COM EPT GRAND FINAL SET FOR MADRID DEBUT ON MAY 7

PokerStars.com is proud to announce that the European Poker Tour Season 7 Grand Final will, for the first time in EPT history, take place in the Spanish capital of Madrid.

February 15, 2011
POKERSTARS.COM ANNOUNCES 2011 SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER SCHEDULE

The third annual PokerStars.com Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is set to get under way on May 8.

February 10, 2011
POKERSTARS.COM SUNDAY MILLION 5TH ANNIVERSARY TOURNAMENT

The PokerStars.com Sunday Million – the world’s richest weekly online poker tournament – is celebrating its fifth anniversary next weekend

January 16, 2011
STARS OUT IN FORCE TO SUPPORT amfAR AT THE PCA

A host of stars from the world of entertainment and sport turned up at Atlantis last night to help raise funds for AIDS research in the second annual PokerStars Caribbean Adventure amfAR Celebrity Poker Tournament.

January 12, 2011
POKERSTARS INTRODUCES HOME GAMES!

PokerStars – the world’s largest poker site – is proud to announce the next step in the evolution of poker: online Home Games.

January 9, 2011
TEAM POKERSTARS PRO ISILDUR1 IS VIKTOR BLOM

PokerStars is proud to announce that recent Team PokerStars Pro addition Isildur1 is 20-year-old Swedish pro Viktor Blom.

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December 10, 2010
POKERSTARS SIGNS ONLINE POKER ICON ISILDUR1

Online poker phenomenon, Isildur1, has joined the world’s largest poker site as a Team PokerStars Pro. The enigmatic player, who has still yet to publicly reveal his identity, shot to fame in the poker world in 2009 when he took on and beat some of the biggest heads-up players in the game. But with a place on Team PokerStars Pro now confirmed, Isildur1’s real identity is set to be unveiled in the near future.

November 23, 2010
‘FISH & CHIPS SHOWDOWN’ EVENT ADDED TO PCA SCHEDULE

An exciting and unique new event has been added to the preliminary PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) schedule. ‘The Fish & Chips Showdown at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure’ is a two-day event, which takes place January 6-7.

November 9, 2010
POKERSTARS PLAYER JONATHAN DUHAMEL BECOMES FIRST CANADIAN TO BE CROWNED WORLD CHAMPION

PokerStars player Jonathan Duhamel saw off the challenge of John Racener in the final heads-up of the 2010 World Series of Poker* World Championship, to take the $8,944,310 first prize and coveted WSOP* bracelet.

November 1, 2010
POKERSTARSWOMEN.COM ARRANGE THE ULTIMATE GIRLS WEEKEND

PokerStars Women arrange and ultimate girls weekend at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

October 12, 2010
CIRCUS GROUPE AND POKERSTARS ANNOUNCE ONLINE POKER PARTNERSHIP

Circus Groupe and PokerStars, the world’s largest poker site, have announced a partnership which makes it possible for both companies to offer online poker under the regulation of the Belgian Gaming Commission.

October 7, 2010
POKERSTARS RECEIVES GAMING LICENSE IN ESTONIA

After being granted an activity license in Estonia during August, PokerStars has now become one of the first online poker sites to also receive an operational license.

October 5, 2010
POKERSTARS.COM ANNOUNCES MAMMOTH 2011 PCA SCHEDULE

Taking place at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, the 2011 PCA is set to be better and richer than ever before. With more than $25,000,000 in tournament prizes expected to be awarded, the PCA will once again be the richest poker festival outside Las Vegas.

October 5, 2010
JOSE ‘NACHO’ BARBERO WINS POKERSTARS.COM EPT LONDON HIGH ROLLER EVENT

Team PokerStars Pro Jose ‘Nacho’ Barbero has won the PokerStars European Poker Tour London High Roller event to cap off an incredible run of results over the past two years.

October 4, 2010
SCOTTISH GRADUATE DAVID VAMPLEW WINS £900,000 AT POKERSTARS.COM EPT LONDON

A gripping five-day PokerStars EPT London Main Event came to an end this evening with young maths graduate David Vamplew beating four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner John Juanda.

September 29, 2010
LIV BOEREE JOINS TEAM POKERSTARS PRO

One of poker’s hottest young talents, Liv Boeree, has joined the world’s biggest online poker site as a member of Team PokerStars Pro. The 26-year-old, who won the EPT San Remo Main Event for €1,250,000 in April, joins the likes of Daniel Negreanu, 2009 World Champion Joe Cada and Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, as part of PokerStars’ elite team.

September 28, 2010
POKERSTARS CROWNS 2010 WORLD CHAMPION OF ONLINE POKER

The 2010 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) has ended with POTTERPOKER from Missoula, USA, being crowned Main Event champion. The man from Montana won the first-place prize of $2,278,097.50 – a new world record for online poker – after defeating joeysweetp, from Portsmouth, USA, heads-up.

September 9, 2010
POKERSTARS.COM GUARANTEES US $50 MILLION IN PRIZES FOR 2010 WCOOP

The PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) – the richest online poker tournament series in the world, features US $50 million in guaranteed prizes, the most that PokerStars has ever guaranteed for a WCOOP series.

September 7, 2010
THE POKERSTARS.NET LAPT GRAND FINAL HEADS TO ARGENTINA

Grand final of the Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) is just days away, set to close off the best year of the tour so far with more than $3,500,000 in prize money awarded, three new champions crowned, and even a first double champion.

August 19, 2010
POKERSTARS RECEIVES GAMING LICENSE IN ESTONIA

The Estonian Tax and Customs Board has issued PokerStars, the world's largest poker site, an activity license in Estonia.

August 6, 2010
POKERSTARS GUARANTEES US $50 MILLION IN PRIZES FOR 2010 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OF ONLINE POKER

The PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) – the richest online poker tournament series in the world – kicks off its ninth annual instalment on September 5, 2010.

August 4, 2010
POKERSTARS ANNOUNCE EPT VIENNA RETURN FOR SEASON 7

From October 26-31 Europe’s Biggest Poker Tournament Series Comes to Vienna with a €500,000 First Prize Guarantee.

August 2, 2010
POKERSTARS ANNOUNCES ‘FAIRWAYS AND FELTS’ CHALLENGE AT EPT VILAMOURA

PokerStars has come up with a unique contest which combines both golf and poker skills. The EPT Vilamoura ‘Fairways and Felts Challenge’ is a brand new type of event in which players will first have to battle it out on the green grass of the golf course and then on the green felt of the poker table.

July 30, 2010
POKERSTARS ANNOUNCES NEW WOMEN’S POKER LEAGUE

PokerStars has announced the launch of the new Women's Poker League, the perfect way for all female players to have fun and compete against players from all over the world in an exclusive female-only poker community, and win some incredible prizes.

July 29, 2010
POKERSTARS APPLAUDS THE PASSAGE OF THE INTERNET GAMBLING REGULATION, CONSUMER PROTECTION, AND ENFORCEMENT ACT

PokerStars, the world’s largest poker site, welcomes news of the successful mark up of H.R. 2267: The Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act in the House Financial Services Committee by an overwhelming, bipartisan margin of 41-22.

July 26, 2010
VICTORY FOR JULIAN COHEN AT THE POKERSTARS.NET ANZPT QUEENSTOWN

Julian Cohen became $73,630NZD richer when he beat 118 poker hopefuls to win the Main Event in the PokerStars.net Australia and New Zealand Poker Tour Queenstown. There was a very international feel to the field with 14 countries making the trip to Queenstown.

July 19, 2010
POKERSTARS PLAYER JONATHAN DUHAMEL LEADS NOVEMBER NINE AT 2010 WSOP*

Thirteen days ago, 7,319 players were gathered at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas with dreams of making millions and becoming the 2010 World Series of Poker* champion. Now only nine remain – and two of them are PokerStars players. Canadian Jonathan Duhamel is the massive chip leader and American Jason Senti the short stack in the battle for poker’s ultimate prize

July 6, 2010
DAVID WILLIAMS AND VANESSA SELBST JOIN TEAM POKERSTARS PRO

As the WSOP* main event approaches, PokerStars, the world's largest online poker room, is pleased to announce two great new Team PokerStars Pro signings: seasoned poker pro David Williams and Yale Law School student Vanessa Selbst join the team.

July 6, 2010
PETER EASTGATE TAKES A BREAK FROM POKER

In 2008 he became the poker world champion and a superstar. Now, Peter Eastgate is taking a break from the limelight as he strives for a more relaxed lifestyle. A job as an elite poker player demands exercise, preparations and a tremendous amount of mental energy. After years of hard work at the biggest poker tournaments around the world, Eastgate, 24, has realized that he does not have the motivation to continue playing professional poker at this time.

June 29, 2010
POKERSTARS GRANTED FRENCH LICENCE TO LAUNCH POKERSTARS.FR

PokerStars has announced the launch of PokerStars.fr, a French-only version of the world’s largest online poker site, after being granted the licence number 0006-PO-2010-06-25 from the Autorité de Régulation des Jeux en Ligne (ARJEL) to operate in France. The PokerStars ARJEL application was submitted on May 19, 2010 and met all ARJEL licence specification requirements. From now on, PokerStars.fr will enable French players initially to play free money tournaments and sit and gos. PokerStars.fr will begin running cash games once the regulations of the French government for online poker have been published. This looks likely to happen tomorrow, Wednesday June 30.

June 24, 2010
Satellite Tournaments Now Running for EPT Tallinn and RPS Riga at PokerStars

PokerStars will be running a series of special online qualifier tournaments awarding “Super Package” entries to both the PokerStars Russian Poker Series (RPS) Riga event in Latvia and the PokerStars EPT Tallinn, as the two events run consecutively in two neighbouring countries.

June 7, 2010
PokerStars is Excited to Announce New Team Pro Ville Wahlbeck

Ville Wahlbeck, one of Europe’s best players, is joining PokerStars, the world's biggest poker room. Wahlbeck is the first Finnish member of Team PokerStars Pro and will be joining a team of world-famous poker stars such as Daniel Negreanu, Vanessa Rousso and the current world champion Joe Cada.

June 2, 2010
PokerStars Adds a New Stop in Brazil to the LAPT

In just a couple of months, the PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) will be making a historic return to Brazil. From August 4-8, 2010, the next LAPT Season 3 stop will be held in the beautiful city of Florianopolis, the capital of Santa Catarina State in Brazil. Top Brazilian weekly news magazine, Veja, named it ‘the best city to live in Brazil’ and for players visiting there this August it could be the most lucrative too.

May 25, 2010
Raise the Stakes, PokerStars on Mount Everest

PokerStars announced they will be sending one lucky player on an all expenses paid trip to a real mountain - and not just any mountain, but the highest mountain in the world - Mount Everest.

May 21, 2010
PokerStars Welcomes New Sports Ambassador Gianluigi Buffon

PokerStars is pleased to welcome a new member to its team of International Ambassadors – Italian national goalkeeper Gianluigi ‘Gigi’ Buffon. Buffon, the current Juventus FC goalkeeper and a member of the Italian World Cup winning team in 2006, will head a new PokerStars.it advertising campaign aimed at Italian players.

May 19, 2010
PokerStars SCOOP Ends After Two Weeks of Thrilling Action

The SCOOP series began on May 2 and featured three tiers of buy-ins that allowed players of all bankrolls to play highly competitive tournament poker. Each of the 38 events had low, medium and high buy-in levels, combining to create 114 SCOOP Champions, each securing a big payday and a SCOOP winner’s watch.

May 12, 2010
PokerStars UKIPT Nottingham Trials Unique Webcast Technology

PokerStars continues to champion innovation with the announcement that it will be trialling revolutionary poker tournament broadcast technology at a United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) side event at the Dusk Till Dawn Poker Room in Nottingham during live webcast coverage on Sunday, May 16.

May 12, 2010
PokerStars Confirms Dates for Season 7 of the European Poker Tour

The new season is set to include many events which are now considered ‘staples’ of the tour, such as Barcelona, Prague, Deauville, San Remo and Copenhagen, not to mention the flagship ’Festival of Poker’ events in London and the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure - just to name a few!

May 1, 2010
PokerStars Announces Winners of the EPT Grand Final Season 6 Awards

Russian pro Max Lykov, 22, who won the very first event of Season 6 of the PokerStars European Poker Tour in Kyiv, has won Player of the Year at the EPT Awards in Monte Carlo.

May 1, 2010
Nicolas Chouity is the Winner of the EPT Grand Final Main Event

PokerStars qualifier Nicolas “niccc” Chouity has won €1.7 million at the PokerStars European Poker Tour Grand Final in Monte Carlo after winning his seat in a $22 rebuy tournament on PokerStars.

May 1, 2010
Reinkemeier Wins €956,000 at the EPT Grand Final High Roller Event

German pro Tobias Reinkemeier has followed up his sixth place finish at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January by winning the EPT Grand Final High Roller in Monte Carlo for nearly €1 million.

April 30, 2010
PokerStars Launches 2010 WSOP Satellites

This week PokerStars launches a large array of qualifying tournaments for the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas. For as little as $1.10 or 100 FPPs, players can win a $12,000 prize package that includes the $10,000 entry in the 2010 WSOP Main Event, eight nights accommodation at an ultra-luxurious resort, and $1,000 in cash. Qualifying tournaments will run until the start of the Main Event in early July, with a massive 200-seat guarantee Mega Satellite taking place on June 20.

April 29, 2010
PokerStars.net presents 'The Big Game', a New High Stakes TV Cash Game

The PokerStars.net Big Game is a high stakes cash game with a twist. A group of the world’s best professional poker pros will be featured each week alongside top amateur players, plus one Loose Cannon; a qualifier from PokerStars.net. The Loose Cannon will be staked with $100,000 with which to take on the best players in the game. Players can get the chance to become a Loose Cannon by playing daily qualifiers on PokerStars.net at 17:30, 19:30, 21:30 and 23:30 ET.

April 22, 2010
Liv Boeree Wins €1,250,000 at EPT San Remo

The 25-year-old astrophysics graduate won the biggest EPT event ever held in Europe after beating 22-year-old Swedish pro Jakob Carlsson heads-up. She is one of only three women to have won an EPT since the tour began in 2004 - following in the footsteps of fellow Brit, Team PokerStars Pro Vicky Coren, who won EPT London in Season 3 and German Team PokerStars Pro Sandra Naujoks who won EPT Dortmund in Season 5. As part of her prize, Boeree also won a seat to the EPT Grand Final which kicks off in Monte Carlo on Sunday, April 25.

April 19, 2010
PokerStars Acquires Three Major Poker Information Portals

PokerStars, the world's largest online poker room, recently acquired PokerPages.com, PlayWinningPoker.com and Poker-Babes.com, three of the most well-established poker information portals on the internet. Along with PokerStarsBlog.com, PokerStars' in-house poker blog, the sites offer poker players a valuable resource of online poker information.

April 15, 2010
Spring Poker Festival Schedule for APPT Macau

A massive 20-day has been scheduled for the PokerStars.net APPT Macau Spring Festival of Poker, set to take place at the PokerStars Macau Poker Room at Casino Grand Lisboa from May 3-23, 2010.

April 1, 2010
LAPT adds new stop in Peru

The PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) has announced a historic addition to its Season 3 schedule with the first major televised poker tournament to ever be held in the spectacular city of Lima, Peru. The 2010 LAPT Lima tournament will take place at the Atlantic City Casino from Jun 1-5, 2010 and poker players from across Latin America and around the world are invited to compete for the next LAPT title.

March 24, 2010
Cigital Certifies that PokerStars’ Random Number Generation Solution is Reliable and Secure

Cigital, the largest consulting firm specializing in software security and quality, announced today that it has confirmed the reliability and security of the random number generator (RNG) that PokerStars uses to shuffle cards on its online poker site, showing the solution meets or exceeds best practices in generating unpredictable and statistically random values for dealing cards.

March 11, 2010
ENGLAND RUGBY STARS UP THE ANTE WITH POKERSTARS

England Rugby stars up the ante as Pokerstars holds The World’S Largest Poker Game

March 10, 2010
LADIES LUXURY POKER CLUB AT EPT GRAND FINAL

Pokerstars Ladies Luxury Poker Club set to pamper at EPT Grand Final

March 8, 2010
EPT BERLIN WINNER

Kevin MacPhee Wins EPT Berlin for record €1 Million

March 4, 2010
LAPT ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF VIÑA DEL MAR POKER FESTIVAL

The PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) regrets to announce that the 2010 LAPT Viña del Mar, Chile poker festival has been cancelled

March 3, 2010
OFFICIAL 2010 SCOOP SCHEDULE

PokerStars official 2010 SCOOP schedule announced

March 1, 2010
LAPT PUNTA DEL ESTE WINNER

Team pokerstars.net pro Jose ‘nacho’ Barbero wins Season 3 LAPT Punta del Este tournemant

February 23, 2010
40 BILLIONTH HAND AND SUNDAY MILLION

Pokerstars deals 40 Billionth Hand and Celebrates with biggest ever Sunday Million Tournament

February 22, 2010
EPT COPENHAGEN WINNER

Anton Wigg wins pokerstars.com EPT Copenhagen for €494,000

February 16, 2010
EPT POKER AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Season 6 Pokerstars.com European Poker Tour Awards anounced

February 16, 2010
LAPT PUNTA DEL ESTE

Pokerstars.net LAPT Heads for Nuevo Punta Del Este, Uruguay

February 15, 2010
Finland Dominates PokerStars Nordic Poker Awards

This year, poker players from Finland will have the bragging rights over players from other Nordic countries, as three out four awards went to Finland at tonight’s PokerStars Nordic Poker Awards at Park nightclub in Copenhagen.

February 10, 2010
Team PokerStars Pro Julian Thew Announced

Julian Thew is announced as the new member of PokerStars Team PRO

January 28, 2010
POKERSTARS NORDIC POKER AWARDS

EPT Copenhagen kicks off with the PokerStars Nordic Poker Awards

January 26, 2010
JAKE CODY WINS EPT DEAUVILLE

British poker player Jake Cody wins EPT Deauville for €847,000.

January 12, 2010
BIGGEST POKERSTARS CARIBBEAN MAIN EVENT IN HISTORY

Harrison gimble wins Pokerstars Caribbean Main Event and takes home $2.2 Million.

January 9, 2010
POKERSTARS AND amfAR CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT IN THE BAHAMAS

PokerStars and amfAR Join Forces to Bring AIDS Awareness to the Bahamas during PCA.

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December 23, 2009
TEAM POKERSTARS ONLINE ANNOUNCED

PokerStars has spent the last two months searching for online poker talent to form the basis of Team PokerStars Online

December 22, 2009
POKERSTARS EPT ANNOUNCES NEW STOP IN BERLIN

Berlin will be the venue for the biggest professional poker tournament ever held in Germany when the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) visits the city.

December 15, 2009
ADRAIG PARKINSON WINS POKERSTARS.COM UKIPT GALWAY

Irish poker legend Padraig Parkinson has won the Irish Poker Championships and is the first PokerStars UKIPT Galway champion.

December 2, 2009
Team PokerStars Pro Marcel Luske to launch debut album at the Bellagio in Las Vegas

He's already one of the best-known poker players in the world ... now Team PokerStars Pro Marcel Luske is aiming to become a star in the world of music as well. This December, the popular Dutch professional realises a lifelong ambition when he launches his debut album at the famous Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas.

December 1, 2009
CZECH STUDENT JAN SKAMPA HAS WON EPT PRAGUE

Jan Skampa wins biggest poker tournament ever held in Czech Republic.

December 1, 2009
POKERSTARS CARIBBEAN ADVENTURE amfAR CHARITY TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCED

PokerStars and amfAR Join Forces to Support AIDS Awareness During the PCA.

November 19, 2009
POKERSTARS ANNOUNCE A NEW LADIES WEEKEND DURING PCA 2010

PokerStars is pleased to announce the start of online qualifying tournaments for the PCA Ladies Weekend, the highlight of the Ladies poker circuit which takes place at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas in January 2010.

November 19, 2009
ASIA PACIFIC POKER TOUR HEADS FOR SYDNEY FOR SPECTACULAR SEASON 3 GRAND FINAL

The PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour is set to end its third season in spectacular fashion this year with the AUD$6,300 buy-in APPT Grand Final running from December 1-6 at the Star City Casino in beautiful Sydney, Australia.

November 17, 2009
Jude Ainsworth joins the impressive roster of Team PokerStars PROs

Leading Irish poker player Jude Ainsworth has been signed as the latest member of Team PokerStars PRO.

November 10, 2009
Joe "The Comeback Kid" Cada wins $8.5 million as youngest World Series of Poker champ in history

All eyes were on the final table at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, last night as PokerStars sponsored player, 21-year-old Michigan native Joseph Cada went head's up against Darvin Moon, a 46 year old logger from western Maryland. After just 2.5 hours of play, Cada emerged victorious with $8.5 million in winnings, the WSOP championship title and a new record as the youngest Main Event champion in the history of the World Series

November 4, 2009
Exciting New Event Announced In The PokerStars Full EPT Season 6 Schedule

John Duthie, Chief Executive of the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT), today announced the second half of the Season 6 schedule. The remaining six events span from Scandinavia to the French Riviera. The schedule includes the much-celebrated EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo in April, as well as the exhilarating new event in the Austrian Alps: the first 'EPT Snowfest' in Saalbach-Hinterglemm.

November 2, 2009
New UK and Ireland Poker Tour to Suit All Pockets

PokerStars, the world's largest poker site has announced the launch of the PokerStars UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT). The first UKIPT event will be held in Galway, Ireland from December 11-14, 2009, in the Radisson Hotel. The event will be part of the popular Irish Poker Championships. The first UK-based UKIPT event will be held in Manchester from February 11-14, 2010 at the Grosvenor G-Casino.

October 29, 2009
PokerStars Launches LAPT Season 3 in Beautiful Costa Rica in November

PokerStars, the world's largest online poker site, has announced the schedule for the PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour Season 3. After the huge success of the first two seasons, LAPT Season 3 will kick off in Costa Rica. The event will run from November 19-22, 2009 at the 5-Star Paradisius Playa Conchal Resort & Casino.

October 16, 2009
RFU Appoint PokerStars as new offical gaming and casino sponsor

RFU the National Governing Body for the game in England, has signed up PokerStars, the world's largest online poker room and premier destination for the world's top players, as its Official Gaming and Casino partner for the England team for the next two years.

October 6, 2009
PokerStars EPT London becomes biggest poker tournament ever held in UK

The PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) London Main Event has smashed records for the biggest poker tournament ever held in the UK with a starting field of 730 players.

October 1, 2009
PokerStars announces 2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
The ten-day Festival of Poker will feature a rich mix of more than 50 events, starting on January 4, 2010 at the stunning Atlantis Hotel and Casino, Paradise Island, Bahamas.

September 29, 2009
PokerStars crowns the 2009 World Champion of Online Poker
The PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) Main Event ended late last Monday, September 21, after thousands of players competed for 23 hours to win their share of the $10,720,000 prize pool.

September 28, 2009
PokerStars smashes Guinness World Record with over 300K players online simultaneously.
PokerStars breaks 'Most Players at an Internet Poker Room' Guinness World Record

July 20, 2009
Nine players are left to battle for WSOP glory
6,494 people entered the 2009 WSOP Main Event, creating a prize pool of over $61 million; now only nine remain.

July 7, 2009
PokerStars Unveils $40 Million Prize Pool for 2009 WCOOP
PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) returns on September 3, 2009 for its eighth year

June 30, 2009
Jason Mercier joins Team PokerStars Pro
PokerStars has welcomed Jason Mercier, a 22-year-old poker pro from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, into the elite Team PokerStars Pro

June 30, 2009
PokerStars welcomes Marcel Luske
PokerStars has announced a new addition to Team PokerStars Pro after signing Marcel 'The Flying Dutchman' Luske

June 22, 2009
Angel Guillen wins Mexico's second ever WSOP Bracelet
Team PokerStars Pro Mexico member Angel Guillen has secured a World Series of Poker bracelet only six months after playing in his first live poker tournament

June 15, 2009
The World's Richest Poker Tour announces biggest season yet
John Duthie, Chief Executive of the PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT), today announced the first half of the schedule for EPT Season Six

April 16, 2009
PokerStars hosts the first ever Ante Up For Africa Europe charity poker tournament
PokerStars are pleased to announce a special star-studded addition to the EPT Grand Final week with the first ever Ante Up For Africa Europe Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament.

March 20, 2009
Karl Hevroy becomes first Scandanavian LAPT Champion
20-year-old student Karl Hevroy from Norway has won one of South America's largest ever poker events.

March 16, 2009
PokerStars Macau Grand Opening at the Grand Lisboa
PokerStars Macau will be the largest poker room in continental Asia with 22 tables for exciting Texas Hold'em poker tournament action and 24-hour cash games.

February 17, 2009
PokerStars European Poker Tour Monte Carlo Grand Final Schedule announced
PokerStars European Poker Tour is set to end Season Five in spectacular fashion this year - with Europe's largest and richest seven-day poker extravaganza in Monte Carlo.

January 26, 2009
PokerStars qualifier Moritz Kranich wins EPT Deauville
The PokerStars European Poker Tour celebrated a spectacular return to France this week with PokerStars qualifier Moritz Kranich winning €851,400.

January 23, 2009
Fabian Ortiz becomes first Latin American winner of a PokerStars LAPT event
39-year-old Fabian Ortiz, from Argentina, has become the first ever Latin American poker player to win a LAPT title with his victory at the inaugural Chile event in Viña del Mar.

January 11, 2009
Poorya Nazari wins $3 Million at PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
Poorya Naziri from Toronto, Canada, turned $700 into $3 million today when he won the sixth PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

January 9, 2009
ElkY hits unique double and wins PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25,000 High Roller tournament
Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier has won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $25K High Roller for a first prize of $433,500.

January 5, 2009
PokerStars smashes World Record with 35,000 players in a single tournament
PokerStars, the world's largest online poker site, has shattered the Guinness World Record for the 'Largest Online Poker Tournament'.

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