Inside PokerStars

Inside PokerStars

There’s one thing that brings everyone to PokerStars: a love of the game. Since launching in 2001, PokerStars has done its best to deliver on that passion by putting the player first. We’ve created the biggest tournaments, the best poker room, the safest and most secure site, and the most exciting live events. Now we want to open the doors to you and let you see what happens inside PokerStars.

We’ve asked EPT presenter James Hartigan to pitch your questions to the people behind the scenes and he’ll do his best to cover as many questions as possible.

Got a question? Send them to inside@pokerstars.com.

Behind the scenes at PokerStars HQ

Take a look behind the scenes at the home of PokerStars on the Isle of Man. This video was so well received that we realised that you, the player, wanted to know more about the business and the people who bring PokerStars to life on your screen. Inside PokerStars was born.

Episode 1: What kind of company is PokerStars?

James speaks to Eric Hollreiser, Head of Corporate Communications about the history of the company, how its working ethos of putting the player first made it the world’s largest poker site and where the future of PokerStars lies.

Episode 2: What does PokerStars do with your money?

Donna Crellin, Head of Treasury explains how PokerStars protects your money after it’s been deposited. Spoiler alert! We keep your funds separate from operational funds and never let those streams cross.

Episode 3: How does PokerStars shuffle the deck?

Lee Jones, Head of Poker Communications explains how the random number generator creates a fair shuffle when you play online at PokerStars. As well as being a poker fanatic, Lee has a B.S. degree in Computer Science and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, so he knows what he’s talking about.

Episode 4: How does PokerStars protect the game?

Steve Winter, Director of Game Integrity, and Bryan Taylor, Senior Game Integrity Product Manager, explain to James Hartigan some of the measures that PokerStars put in place to protect the game at its online tables. 

Inside PokerStars 5: “When I’m playing online where do the games take place?”

Have you ever wondered where PokerStars games actually take place? Watch this video to find out and to meet Gary Hill, Director of IT Operations, who’s in charge of keeping the PokerStars servers safe, secure and running 24/7.

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