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Weekend Warm-Up: What was, what will be, and everything in between

After the events in Panama concluded it felt like a quieter week than usual on PokerStars, but there's still plenty to catch up on, and look forward to, as we detail below...That was Panama...There was a new champion for the record books this week in the form of Kenny Samron, who won the first ever ...more

by Stephen Bartley on March 24, 2017 6:22 AM

PokerStars New Jersey celebrates one year anniversary

A year ago this week PokerStars made its first tentative steps back into the United States. It was in March 2016 that, after several dark years, we opened the doors onto a bright new future, all of which started in New Jersey. It was an industry wide foothold, with a long journey ahead for online po...more

by Stephen Bartley on March 22, 2017 7:13 AM

Andre Akkari tops Neymar Jr's celebrity poker home game, raising €52,300 for

Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari beats star-studded field; but the real winner is Neymar Jr Institute and Right To PlayThere were quite a few stars at the Neymar Jr Charity Home Game held in Spain last Thursday night, but one got to shine a little brighter. Andre Akkari defeated a field of 15, to wi...more

by PokerStars staff on March 21, 2017 3:12 AM

Weekend Review: A long list of winners...

The weekend is over leaving in its trail a long list of winners, some of whom are featured here.Weekend highlights on PokerStars • Apekatt666 of Norway wins the Sunday Million and a first prize of $100,722 after a five-way deal. Sunday MillionAs Jason Kirk reported this week, the Sunday Million was...more

by Stephen Bartley on March 20, 2017 5:41 AM

Weekend Warm-Up: Panama headlines, with a Sunday Storm brewing

As we welcome another weekend on PokerStars, we look back on the week, which includes events in Rozvadov, as well as Panama, where the PokerStars Championship continues into the weekend. We also look ahead to some landmark anniversaries for our online events, all of which should keep things interest...more

by Stephen Bartley on March 17, 2017 6:23 AM

How Macau Overtook Las Vegas as the World's Top Gambling Destination

Poker in Asia is booming at the moment with Macau leading the wayGambling in Macau has been legal since the 1850s, yet just 20 years ago, this was a grimy, down-at-heel city with a seedy and dangerous underbelly controlled by the Triads. Fast forward to 2017 and the place is almost unrecognizable; t...more

by PokerStars staff on March 17, 2017 2:57 AM

PokerStars Celebrates Sunday Million 11th Anniversary

Twelve different routes to the $1,000,000 top prizeIt's the event we feature every week, and the one that players most want to win. The Sunday Million turns 11 next month, and PokerStars plans to celebrate. That means an event bigger rendition of our flagship tournament, guaranteed to make one playe...more

by Stephen Bartley on March 16, 2017 7:13 AM

PokerSchoolOnline veteran hits biggest win in huge freeroll

If you regularly read the PokerStars Blog it may seem that huge tournament wins are easy to come by. Another day, another Super High Roller winner or a Sunday Million champion sees their happy, smiling face land on the front page alongside a large trophy and an even larger bankroll boost. However, f...more

by Ross Jarvis on March 16, 2017 4:13 AM

Elite Series concludes with a win for Alberto19865 (and plenty of zeros)

Have you ever seen a tournament with a one million buy-in? It's quite something. That many zeross tends to make it a widescreen event, as pots, bigger than you can possibly imagine, and worth billions, move from one side of the table to the other. Welcome to the world of play money poker. All of whi...more

by Stephen Bartley on March 15, 2017 7:10 AM

The Poker Player's Guide to PokerStars Championship Macau

The beguiling island city of Macau plays host to the next leg of the PokerStars Championship as the globetrotting tour touches down for its third stop from March 30 to April 9. Macau, which is a short ferry ride from the bustling metropolis of Hong Kong, is a magnet for gamblers as it's the only pla...more

by PokerStars staff on March 13, 2017 9:27 AM
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