Corporate Blog

Hurricane Irma Emergency Appeal

We have all been shocked by the utter devastation Hurricane Irma has inflicted on parts of the Caribbean and Florida. One of the most powerful storms ever recorded, Irma has prompted the largest evacuation in the history of the Bahamas and one of the largest in the US. In its wake, thousands of peop...more

by Sue Hammett on September 15, 2017 3:38 AM

Players Advisory Council: Join us in Barcelona

With another exciting World Series of Poker (WSOP) now in rear view, we're aiming our sights across the pond to PokerStars Championship Barcelona where more than €13,000,000 in guarantees await the 385+ players who have already qualified for the Main Event! In the follow-up to my initial blog post, ...more

by Garry Gates on August 7, 2017 9:53 AM

New 'Time to Act' settings to be trialled

One of the most frustrating aspects of playing cash games can be making a disciplined fold and then having to wait for your opposition to play out a painfully slow hand before you get to make your next decision. Unsurprisingly one of the most common complaints we receive is about opponents taking fo...more

by Dan Price on July 26, 2017 7:15 AM

PokerStars Power Up Alpha Insights

After having PokerStars Power Up in Limited Access Alpha for two weeks, we have now ended this test and I think it's a good time to share a few facts and insights.Firstly, I would like to thank our players. We had more than 150,000 games played by more than 90,000 unique players. I never cease to be...more

by Severin Rasset on July 21, 2017 7:01 AM

Putting Players First

For online poker operators, nothing is more important than protecting players' bankrolls. PokerStars keeps player money and operating funds separate and protected - we always have. Players' bankrolls are *their* money and we aim to make sure it's always available to them. As we learned in April 2011...more

by Eric Hollreiser on July 6, 2017 10:03 AM

Stars Rewards Goes Global

It has been approximately a month since we launched Stars Rewards in Denmark and Italy. And in that time, more than 1,000,000 Chests have been opened with over 150 instant $1,000 or €1,000 top prizes. On the eve of its global roll-out, I thought it was time to give you a wider update on our new loya...more

by Severin Rasset on July 4, 2017 7:00 AM

Many Helping Hands

'Life changing sum of money' is a term we hear quite often in poker. Playing for enormous prizes adds to the excitement and the allure of the game. It's one of the reasons we play. But as the game grows and more and more records are broken anyone could be forgiven for losing sight of the money and i...more

by Sue Hammett on May 26, 2017 7:58 AM

Rolling out Stars Rewards

I'm happy to announce that this summer we will be launching Stars Rewards, our new rewards program. Stars Rewards is an integrated rewards program that will offer an exciting, personalised gaming experience that rewards players for their play in poker, casino, and sports (where available) making eve...more

by Severin Rasset on May 17, 2017 7:00 AM

Making good on SCOOP

PokerStars was yesterday hit by an outage. This technical issue problem, which has since been resolved, stopped all play across our sites for about two hours. While this wouldn't be good at any time it's particularly bad timing for it to take place during the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online...more

by Severin Rasset on May 16, 2017 9:09 AM

PokerStars names Player Affairs Consultant

My father was usually the first to greet me at the door during visits home from college. One fateful summer day in 2002, I received no such greeting. It was a day that would alter the course of my existence for years to come.I was 20, entering my senior year at Westminster College; a small private s...more

by Garry Gates on May 15, 2017 6:49 AM
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