Change of venue for LAPT Panama

The third stop of LAPT Season 8 will be held at the Sortis Hotel Spa & Casino in Panama City, Panama, from May 8 to May 12, PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) company, announced today.The event will be held at the highly regarded Sortis Hotel, which is just five minutes from th...more

by LAPT staff on April 24, 2015 9:29 AM

All-in with Nanonoko

Think of a play you made at the poker table recently. You were in one of those spots where you had several options on how to handle it. You gathered the available information, weighed it all up, made your decision and played the hand. Let's say it produced the desired result - yo...more

by PokerSchoolOnline on April 24, 2015 7:24 AM

Still shaking, CccpVodka on his Spin & Go million

This week PokerStars made someone a millionaire. Needless to say they made that same man a very happy millionaire. Actually, he's still shaking. CccpVodka, or Alexander as he's known in the real world, thought he was sitting down to a regular Spin & Go on Wednesday, playing one l...more

by Stephen Bartley on April 24, 2015 5:34 AM

Confessions, deleted scenes, & the stories we couldn't tell

This week, we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the PokerStars Blog with a series of articles looking back on the blog's history and the people who make it what it has become.I had forgotten to pack socks. And underwear.1 So, on Day 1 of the event in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico...more

by Brad Willis on April 23, 2015 1:06 PM

The posts you never got to read

Editor's note: This week, we are celebrating the tenth anniversary of the PokerStars Blog with a series of articles looking back on the blog's history and the people who make it what it has become. In this case, Howard Swains looks into the articles we wrote but never published.O...more

by Howard Swains on April 23, 2015 11:28 AM

Russian player CccpVodka hits the jackpot in $1 Million Spin & Go

If you were reading the Blog yesterday you might have read of a handful of players who are within touching distance of becoming millionaires, thanks to the "PokerStars Makes Millionaires" promotion. Well, it seems overnight one player from Russia leap-frogged all of them, hitting...more

by Stephen Bartley on April 23, 2015 4:10 AM

Monster Pot Report: All the week's biggest Play Money hands

Before we get started, a quick hat tip should go to Lucky_Bet888 from Sweden, who entered the fray of the Billionaire Club World Rankings at #1 this week. There were good weeks for the chasing pack as both uhjustmint and Dash_Lane crossed the 18 billion barrier, but both will hav...more

by Stephen Bartley on April 23, 2015 3:23 AM

The day Ruthenberg ruled the world

Editor's note: Robin Scherr was among the first bloggers PokerStars hired to write for non-English-speaking audiences. He has remained Germany's chief blogger ever since. He was among the first to witness and write about the national pride that went along with winning a major eve...more

by Robin Scherr on April 22, 2015 10:17 AM

PokerStars Making Millionaires

They're usernames you might not know now, but thanks to PokerStars Makes Millionaires, they could become a whole lot more memorable in the coming weeks. We refer to the gorwing list of players getting closer to a possible seven figure payday, all part of our campaign to turn at l...more

by Stephen Bartley on April 22, 2015 8:40 AM

Book your ticket to the PokerStars VIP Club

You might have noticed that our PokerStars VIP Club events are not exactly run-of-the-mill things., and wherever they are held they're a celebration of the poker community, using the traditional devices of indulgence and fun, from start to finish. We don't really do ordinary. And...more

by Stephen Bartley on April 22, 2015 4:30 AM

Live Tournament Coverage

UKIPT5 Nottingham

Congratulations to Sam Mitten-Laurence winner of UKIPT5 Nottingham and £182,000
Congratulations to Ivan Luca winner of the UKIPT5 Nottingham High Roller and £46,800