POKERSTARS NAMED BEST ONLINE POKER OPERATOR FOR THIRD STRAIGHT YEAR AT INTERNATIONAL GAMING AWARDS
Rational Group also wins Socially Responsible Operator of the Year Online
ONCHAN, Isle of Man – February 3, 2015 – PokerStars and Rational Group were both recipients of International Gaming Awards at the annual ceremony held last night in London. For the third year running, PokerStars won the award for ‘Online Poker Operator of the Year’, and Rational Group was recognised for its stringent and ethical responsible gaming policies by being awarded the ‘Socially Responsible Operator of the Year Online’.
Lee Jones, PokerStars’ Director of Poker Communications, was in attendance to accept the awards. After the ceremony he said, “We are extremely proud and honoured that PokerStars won ‘Online Poker Operator of the Year’ and that Rational Group won ‘Socially Responsible Operator of the Year’, both in tough, competitive fields. Personally speaking, I am perhaps most gratified by the responsible gaming award; it recognizes our long-standing and ongoing commitment to providing a safe and responsible environment for our players."
YEAR TO REMEMBER
PokerStars celebrated an historic 2014 that included facilitation of tournament one billion, the launch of the hugely popular Spin & Go tournaments, new gaming licenses in the UK and Bulgaria, and the implementation of casino games in selected markets.
In addition to winning the ‘Online Poker Operator of the Year’ award, PokerStars’ sister site Full Tilt was also a finalist in the same category, as well as ‘Online Casino Operator of the Year’.
It was also a big night for partners of the world’s largest poker site, as the Hippodrome Casino in London won the award for ‘Casino Operator Europe’, and City of Dreams Manila was recognised as the ‘Casino/Integrated Resort of the Year’. Both properties play host to PokerStars LIVE poker rooms.
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PokerStars operates the world’s most popular online poker sites, serving the global poker community. Since it launched in 2001, PokerStars has become the first choice of players all over the world, with more daily tournaments than anywhere else and with the best security online. More than 120 billion hands have been dealt on PokerStars, which is more than any other site.
PokerStars.com and PokerStars.eu operate globally under licenses from the Isle of Man and Malta governments, respectively. PokerStars also holds separate government licenses in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.
PokerStars is a member of The Rational Group, which operates gaming-related businesses and brands, including PokerStars, Full Tilt and the European Poker Tour. In 2012, 2013 and 2014, Rational Group companies in the UK and Isle of Man won recognition as one of the best workplaces in the UK being awarded a top 25 position by the Great Place to Work Institute’s Best Workplaces – Large category rankings. Rational Group entities in Costa Rica and Dublin also achieved the same accolade in their respective local rankings in 2014. PokerStars is owned by Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA).