POKERSTARS CASINO’S MILLIONAIRES ISLAND JACKPOT HITS TWICE IN TWO DAYS

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Two players strike it lucky to collect close to $3.8 million

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – August 17, 2017 – Millionaires Island’s million dollar progressive jackpot has struck twice in consecutive days to pay out two players close to $3.8 million, including a PokerStars Casino $2.4m record payout. Millionaires Island is a proprietary slot exclusive to PokerStars Casino, which is part of The Stars Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TSG; TSX: TSGI). These two jackpots increases the number of millionaires residing on Millionaires Island to four since the game launched in December last year and also takes the total number of millionaires made this year at PokerStars Casino to five.

“Millionaires Island has proved to be hugely popular with our players and has already recorded more than 100 million spins,” said Bo Wänghammar, Director of PokerStars Casino. “We look forward to continuing to provide our players with a fantastic, expanding portfolio of games that deliver winning moments as we become the go-to destination for online casino entertainment.”


BIGGEST EVER PAYOUT

The largest amount ever to be paid out by the progressive jackpot Millionaires Island – an all-time record at PokerStars Casino - is a staggering $2,439,369.27 and was won by a Belarusian player on July 26. The jackpot winner, who chose not to be identified, had only logged on to play Millionaires Island for the first time three days before making the click of their life. Talking of a gut feeling they would hit a big pay check, they said: “I knew that anyone can win the jackpot and truly believed that I will win it”.

The player was sat next to their girlfriend when the jackpot hit said: “She did not believe me and thought it was a joke.”

CONSECUTIVE MILLION DOLLAR CASH

Millionaires Island crowned another millionaire the very next day on July 27 when ‘Stefblue3’ won $1,348,812.57. The 34-year-old Greek player couldn’t believe their eyes and said: “I thought it was a dream and I didn’t believe it for a few days. It was amazing, I was dancing on the table!”

The restaurant owner has a keen interest in poker and has said they’ll be buying themselves into the action at PokerStars Championship Barcelona with some of their prize money. They plan to spend the money on helping family and friends.

GROWING SUCCESS OF POKERSTARS CASINO

PokerStars Casino takes pride in being the most innovative online casino in the industry and has laid Millionaires Island as its cornerstone. PokerStars Casino is the only operator that offers a proprietary $/£/€1 million or greater jackpot. Other achievements include picking up the Gaming Intelligence Casino Operator of the Year award and becoming the market leader among online casinos in Italy after just two years in the market.

Prominent slots such as Mega Fortune, FairyTale Legends: Red Riding Hood and The Wild Chase are just some of the newest, biggest and most popular games that have launched on PokerStars Casino, which is among the the world’s fastest growing online casinos.

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