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May 10, 2019, 10:30 ET PokerStars Deals Its 200 Billionth Hand

PokerStars, the world's largest poker company, made history last week when it dealt its 200 billionth hand. PokerStars has dealt more hands than any other online poker room. It dealt its first hand...


Apr 09, 2019, 12:29 ET Pokerstars Launches UFC Spin & Go as Part of Partnership With UFC®

PokerStars, the undisputed champion of the online poker world and flagship poker brand of The Stars Group, today announced the launch of UFC-branded Spin & Go's as part of PokerStars' exclusive...


Mar 08, 2019, 11:00 ET 'Raising the Stakes - The Women of Poker' - PokerStars Celebrates International Women's Day

ONCHAN, Isle of Man, March 8, 2019 /CNW/ - There are certain words that might spring to mind when describing poker players. Ambitious. Focused. Diverse. To view the Multimedia News Release, please...


Nov 08, 2018, 11:32 ET PokerStars VR Brings Poker Into Immersive Virtual Worlds with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive

Virtual poker experiences arrive just in time for the holiday season ONCHAN, Isle of Man, Nov. 8, 2018 /CNW/ - PokerStars' latest innovation, PokerStars VR, is now available to download and play for...


Sep 20, 2018, 11:08 ET PokerStars Previews Virtual Reality Poker Taking Players into Immersive Online World

Live and online poker collide in brand new VR experience ONCHAN, Isle of Man, Sept. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - PokerStars, the world's largest online poker site, is previewing a virtual reality version of its...


Feb 07, 2018, 13:15 ET Kevin Hart and Usain Bolt Battle it out in Pokerstars #GameOn Finale

Celebrities compete on the beach and at the poker table in new video series ONCHAN, Isle of Man, Feb. 7, 2018 /CNW/ - PokerStars has launched the finale of its current #GameOn series, continuing the...


Jun 08, 2017, 13:30 ET Usain Bolt, World's Fastest Man, to Bring Speed and Smarts to Poker in Partnership With PokerStars

On verge of retiring from track competition, Olympic champ becomes an ambassador for PokerStars ONCHAN, Isle of Man, June 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Usain Bolt, record-breaking sprinter and undisputed fastest...


Dec 21, 2016, 09:24 ET Guy Templer appointed Chief Operating Officer of Rational Group

Templer to take operational reins of world's largest online poker business as it expands in Casino and Sportsbook ONCHAN, Isle of Man, Dec. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - Guy Templer has been appointed Chief...


Nov 23, 2016, 19:03 ET Cristiano Ronaldo and Dwyane Wade Showcase Astonishing Skills in Second PokerStars #RaiseIt Campaign

Sporting superstars go head to head to out-do each other in latest series of videos ONCHAN, Isle of Man, Nov. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Following the worldwide success of the #raiseit social duelling video...


Jun 01, 2016, 12:57 ET PokerStars and Netflix Showcase Daniel Negreanu in New 'KidPoker' Documentary

Profile of world #1 poker player now available on Netflix ONCHAN, Isle of Man, June 1, 2016 /CNW/ - KidPoker, a PokerStars Original Films documentary, is now available to watch on Netflix in the...


Dec 18, 2015, 07:45 ET PokerStars announces new BetStars brand

2016 marketing campaign aims to draw sports bettors to BetStars and PokerStars ONCHAN, Isle of Man, Dec. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. (Nasdaq: AYA; TSX: AYA) brand, announced today its...


Dec 02, 2015, 04:00 ET Mobile Gamers Can Hit the Jackpot with Exciting New Poker App from PokerStars

Fast-paced, made-for-mobile free poker game puts the thrill and excitement of tournament poker in your hands ONCHAN, Isle of Man, Dec. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - Gamers can hit the Jackpot on their iOS and...


Jun 08, 2015, 13:53 ET Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu to host party of the summer in Toronto

Kid Poker returns to his hometown to host Daniel's Summer Party, a PokerStars VIP Club Live event TORONTO, June 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Canadian poker superstar Daniel Negreanu will be back in his hometown...


May 27, 2015, 10:02 ET Sports Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo Joins PokerStars as Global Brand Ambassador

Ronaldo makes announcement via personal video to his 103 million Facebook fans MONTREAL, May 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Portuguese football/soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Team PokerStars as a...


Nov 21, 2014, 09:24 ET PokerStars to Launch Sports Betting and Table Games Globally

Blackjack and roulette available in coming weeks, additional games in 2015 to support poker offering ONCHAN, Isle of Man, Nov. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - TSX: AYA - PokerStars, the world's largest poker brand, ...


Nov 20, 2013, 10:02 ET World Tennis Number One Rafa Nadal Sets Sights on Prague Poker Tournament

ONCHAN, Isle of Man, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - ATP world number one tennis player and PokerStars ambassador Rafael Nadal will head to Prague in the Czech Republic on December 12 for one of his final...


Jul 03, 2013, 15:13 ET Resorts Casino Hotel and PokerStars to Launch iGaming in New Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, July 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Resorts Casino Hotel and The Rational Group, operator of PokerStars, the world's largest online poker site, have reached an agreement to provide online gaming...


May 26, 2013, 08:42 ET Rafa Nadal Plays an Ace with 100 Fans in Paris

PARIS, May 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Seven times French Open winner Rafa Nadal challenged 100 of his fans to play against him at a Paris tennis club five minutes away from the famous clay courts of the Roland ...


Sep 26, 2012, 14:25 ET Rafa Nadal Improves his Bluffing Skills in Real Life With His Poker Coach at a Golf Club in Majorca

LONDON, Sept. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Rafa Nadal is being taught how to play poker and PokerStars has filmed him learning a vital poker skill - the bluff - in a unique and unusual way. Rafa spends a few...


Jun 21, 2012, 05:00 ET Rafa Nadal Joins PokerStars

LONDON, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Olympic gold medallist and multiple Grand Slam tennis champion Rafael Nadal has joined PokerStars, lending his support to the world's largest online poker site and...


Jun 04, 2012, 04:30 ET PokerStars Obtains Gaming License for Spain

The world's largest online poker site adds a Spanish license to its growing portfolio MADRID, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - PokerStars has been awarded a license to operate in Spain and will launch http://www....


Jul 29, 2010, 10:29 ET PokerStars Applauds the Passage of the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer
Protection, and Enforcement Act

LONDON, July 29 /CNW/ - PokerStars, the world's largest poker site, welcomes news of the successful mark up of H.R. 2267: The Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act in ...