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More Main Events, more Rational players

We are poker. It's not only our business, it's a passion too. But those of us who work at PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker are in a bit of a netherworld. We provide the most online poker games of any company on the planet (by far), but we can't play in those games for real money. We offer what we and many other believe are the best run live poker tournaments in the world, but the main events of most of those tournaments are usually off limits to us. But...more

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PokerStars saddened by 'avoidable' NJ casino closure

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As an eventful year draws to an end, we are saddened by the news that the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City will be closed in the coming weeks after being sold through a bankruptcy court auction. It's always sad when hard-working people lose their jobs, especially during the...more

Caring and sharing at home and abroad


We are pleased to announce that PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker staff and players have donated a grand total of $US280,039.13 to the Typhoon Haiyan appeal fund. The Rational Group will be matching these funds, bringing the total amount raised to $US560,078.26. Houses, farms and businesses have been destroyed, with...more

Support Typhoon Haiyan relief in the Philippines


We have all been moved by the distressing images coming out of the Philippines in recent days. Millions of people have been affected and thousands of people (perhaps 10,000) are feared lost. As we have done at other times of global disaster, we are mobilising the poker community by launching...more

PokerStars joins the GameJam against cancer

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Back in March, PokerStars was honoured to be invited by Cancer Research UK to take part in its second Citizen Science Project 'GameJam'. PokerStars employees joined the charity's world-leading scientists and technology gurus from the likes of Amazon, Facebook and Google to help design and develop a mobile game that...more

2013 SCOOP Tournament Leader Board correction

During SCOOP 2013, there were four separate tournament leader boards: Low, Medium, High and Overall. An error was identified in the initial calculation of points awarded from High stakes tournaments with small fields, which affected the results of the High and Overall leader boards. The advertised rules required that leader...more

PokerStars' statement regarding May 17 NJ Superior Court ruling

We are reviewing today's ruling. We remain committed to New Jersey and to contributing to its economy. *** Eric Hollreiser is Head of Corporate Communications for The Rational Group...more

PokerStars building online museum


PokerStars is building an online museum to archive the history of PokerStars. Most importantly, however, the history of PokerStars is the history of our players and customers - over fifty million players who play for high stakes, medium stakes, low stakes, and play money. Consequently, we would like your assistance...more

Statement regarding Atlantic Club action

The Rational Group (d/b/a PokerStars) today filed a lawsuit in New Jersey Superior Court seeking to restrain the sellers of the Atlantic Club Casino and Hotel from continuing to breach the purchase agreement which was entered between the Rational Group and the seller (who are led by Colony Capital LLC)...more



Recently, an independent consulting firm called Etruvian Consulting conducted a benchmark of online poker sites' customer service. The testing company used a "mystery shopper" approach, asking the sites' customer service various questions and grading the responses on categories such as response time, product knowledge, and friendliness. When the numbers were...more

The return of Full Tilt Poker


You may have seen the signs that Full Tilt Poker has been coming back to life this week, under new management and new ownership. On Wednesday we re-opened the site for play-money action as something of a beta-test of the software. The feedback has been very positive and we're ironing...more

A Herculean task makes progress

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Unless you've been living under the poker community version of a rock for the last couple of months, you're aware that, in early August, PokerStars signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice that settled their suit against us. That agreement also included PokerStars acquiring many of the assets...more

PokerStars settles with United States DoJ

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Today's announcement of our settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) closes one chapter in our corporate history and opens another. We have admitted to no wrong-doing with regard to our past U.S. operations and can now focus all of our energy and resources on advancing our global business,...more

What makes a great company?


They say that one measure of a person is the company they keep. A corporate version of this could be that one measure of a company is the people they keep. Here at PokerStars people have a passion for their work and an ethos that celebrates success and - equally...more

PokerStars' statement regarding settlement discussions

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We've had a lot of enquiries and there's lots of speculation on the forums, so I wanted to address the PokerStars chatter. As you know, PokerStars is in settlement discussions with the U.S. Department of Justice. As such settlement discussions are always confidential, we are unable to comment on rumors....more

Corporate Blog: More positive license developments


I am pleased to announce PokerStars has secured a Malta Remote Gaming License and very soon we will launch, giving us the ability to provide enhanced service to players in several European markets. You'll be hearing more about our plans for in the coming days, but its origins...more

Corporate Blog: We Are Poker


Last month we launched a new global ad campaign which we believe captures the emotional essence of why poker has become such a global phenomenon. You can view the first ads from the campaign on our We Are Poker channel. Written by our in-house creative team, the ads introduce the...more

Corporate Blog: How PokerStars protects players' funds


Welcome to the PokerStars corporate blog. Here you'll find regular updates, news and views that help you get to know the company and our employees better and where we will share our views on our business, the industry and issues affecting both. Going forward, you'll hear from a range of...more