DOUGLAS, Isle of Man, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - PokerStars.net - the world's
largest poker site - is proud to announce the next step in the
evolution of poker: online Home Games (http://www.pokerstars.net/poker/home-games/). Millions of people enjoy playing home games with friends and family
in a relaxed, comfortable and safe environment, but often they are
difficult to host because the participants don't live in the same city,
might be away on business, or don't have the room and facilities.
PokerStars Home Games solves these problems by giving both casual and
serious poker players alike the ability to set up private 'Poker Clubs'
and play in online Home Games together, regardless of where they are in
the world. Players can choose to compete in ring games and tournaments,
across a huge variety of poker variants, allowing everyone to
experience the convenience, competition and fun in playing online Home
Games with people they know.
Home Games is one of PokerStars' biggest software releases since the
site launched in 2001. It enables players to:
Create and manage their own private Poker Clubs online
Invite friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, email, and in person,
to play in fully customisable tournaments and ring games
Compete in Club Leagues and competitions to win bragging rights and
Team PokerStars.net Pro Daniel Negreanu said:
"Nothing like PokerStars Home Games has been offered online before and
it's so easy to use. My favourite aspect of Home Games is the fact that
you can create your own Club and customise it any way you want, just
like you would in a home game with friends... I love playing mixed
games, and the software allows you to choose from a wide variety of
games to add to your Club. The Leaderboard is also something I LOVE.
I'm a stats geek at heart."
Join the Club
Taking your home games into the online realm is very simple and
extremely quick. Just click on the Home Games tab in the PokerStars
software and set up a Club by becoming a Manager, or join a Club that
you have been invited to by a friend. There are a significant range of
options and features to view and customise, including:
Club Management Tools - appoint managers,
accept/remove/reinstate/suspend members, customise your club lobby, set
length of club seasons and much more
Club Leaderboard - ranks players by points earned through tournament
Player Statistics - view points earned, top finishes, knockouts for each
Game Management Tools - customise game parameters and schedule games
Game Schedule - list of scheduled tournaments and open ring game tables
Game Results - view tournament results including finish order, points
Full Range of Poker Games - choose Hold'em, Omaha, Stud, Mixed Games and
Social Media - invite friends to join your club via Facebook and Twitter
Win the Ultimate Home Game!
To celebrate the launch of Home Games, PokerStars is giving players the
chance to win a trip to one of four amazing locations for up to eight
The winner of the prize will be able to choose from Macau, Vancouver,
EPT Snowfest (Hinterglemm) and Buenos Aires, where they will get a
hosted game and big night out with Daniel Negreanu (http://www.pokerstars.net/team-pokerstars/daniel-negreanu/), 2010 WSOP Champion Jonathan Duhamel and a Team PokerStars Pro of
For details of how to win this prize please visit the Ultimate Home Game
In addition, Home Games players in North America will be able to bring a
Team Pro from their region into their Home Game. For details of this,
check out the Play with the Pros (http://www.pokerstars.net/poker/home-games/promotions/play-with-pros/) promotion page.
PokerStars.net is the world's largest poker site, with more than 42
million members. It's the first choice of the world's top players, with
more daily tournaments than anywhere else, and with the best security
PokerStars.net is also home to a team of sponsored players known as Team
PokerStars.net Pro. This elite group of players travel the world
competing in international tournaments. For a complete list, visit the
Team PokerStars Pro (http://www.pokerstars.net/team-pokerstars/) home page.
For further information:
Mark Stuart, +44(0)20-7319-3051