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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

The PokerStars Business Intelligence Graduate Program

Do you have a way with numbers?"We like nothing more than finding something we don't understand". This is a statement you won't often hear coming from inside one of the world's biggest gaming companies. But then this came from Steve Walmsley, Director of Business Analytics in the PokerStars Business...more

by PokerStars staff on April 12, 2017 6:24 AM

Modernising how we deliver rewards

Last September, we announced that we were designing a new rewards program. Since then it has been an exciting challenge to work on with many questions to solve but only one mission: create the best rewards program in the industry. As we enter the final stages of pulling it all together, I want to sh...more

by Severin Rasset on April 3, 2017 5:00 AM

How PokerStars deals with unexpected hardware failures

Yesterday, we had an interruption of our services from approximately 18:10 to 20:10 Eastern Daylight Time. During that time, our games were not accessible for most of our players.First, I would like to acknowledge how frustrating it can be when you're unable to access games you would expect to play...more

by Severin Rasset on March 15, 2017 5:06 AM

Promoting Poker: The More the Merrier

PokerStars this week announced sponsorship of what will be the largest poker tournament ever held in Russia with PokerStars Championship Sochi in May. We're going to the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics and putting on an Olympic size and quality poker event. And if you're watching the PokerStars liv...more

by Eric Hollreiser on March 9, 2017 8:55 AM

Our Search For The Best - Introducing All Stars

Who are the best cash game players in the world? In the coming weeks, PokerStars will be launching an exciting initiative that may finally help us to answer this question.I have always liked cash games. They are usually played with deep stacks, players have the ability to play for the exact duration...more

by Severin Rasset on March 9, 2017 5:06 AM

Poker product innovation: A broad and exciting challenge

It might come as a surprise to learn how long it takes to convert an idea on a whiteboard, to an actual game that people can play and enjoy. Dozens of projects don't even see the light of day and get canned for a variety of (good) reasons. The rest require lots of love and attention, and a huge amou...more

by Severin Rasset on February 14, 2017 8:25 AM
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