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Players Advisory Council: Join us in Barcelona

We're excited to be hosting a pair of Players Advisory Council (PAC) sessions on August 22 and 23. Senior executives from across the business will be in Barcelona to review current and upcoming business initiatives, discuss new ideas, answer questions and engage our player base in open-forum discussion.

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PokerStars Power Up Alpha Insights

by Severin Rasset

After having PokerStars Power Up in Limited Access Alpha for two weeks, we have now ended this test and I think it's a good time to share a few facts

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Putting Players First

by Eric Hollreiser

For online poker operators, nothing is more important than protecting players' bankrolls. PokerStars keeps player money and operating funds separate and protected - we always have. Players' bankrolls are *their*

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Stars Rewards Goes Global

by Severin Rasset

It has been approximately a month since we launched Stars Rewards in Denmark and Italy. And in that time, more than 1,000,000 Chests have been opened with over 150 instant

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Rolling out Stars Rewards

by Severin Rasset

I'm happy to announce that this summer we will be launching Stars Rewards, our new rewards program. Stars Rewards is an integrated rewards program that will offer an exciting, personalised

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Many Helping Hands

by Sue Hammett

'Life changing sum of money' is a term we hear quite often in poker. Playing for enormous prizes adds to the excitement and the allure of the game. It's

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Making good on SCOOP

by Severin Rasset

PokerStars was yesterday hit by an outage. This technical issue problem, which has since been resolved, stopped all play across our sites for about two hours. While this wouldn't be

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Modernising how we deliver rewards

by Severin Rasset

Last September, we announced that we were designing a new rewards program. Since then it has been an exciting challenge to work on with many questions to solve but only

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Promoting Poker: The More the Merrier

by Eric Hollreiser

PokerStars this week announced sponsorship of what will be the largest poker tournament ever held in Russia with PokerStars Championship Sochi in May. We're going to the site of the

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A Response to Inaccuracies Regarding our Business

by Eric Hollreiser

Following the conclusion of discussions with William Hill regarding a potential all-share merger of equals, the company wishes to take this opportunity to clarify certain inaccuracies contained in an open

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European Poker Tour Update

by Neil Johnson

We've had a few weeks to recuperate and regroup following the European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona. It was a busy and record-breaking EPT Main Event with 1,785 players, which was

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2017 VIP Club Changes

by Eric Hollreiser

Today we began contacting players to provide notice of important planned changes to our VIP Club, notably that our current VIP Club, with rewards centered around monthly and annual statuses,

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Raise Your Voice; Join #Fight4Poker

by Eric Hollreiser

There's never been a more important time for American online poker players to make their voices heard than right now. Today, lawmakers are considering online poker legislation in the statehouses

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PokerStars Announces Revised Pricing

by Eric Hollreiser

Following a review of the current business environment and the pricing policies employed across the competitive landscape for online gaming, PokerStars will change its pricing for a select number of

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Statement on Montreal player meeting

by Eric Hollreiser

We've received many questions regarding the recent meeting between Amaya/PokerStars executives and three prominent, high-volume online poker players. Although many details of the meeting must remain confidential because we shared

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Four $1 Million Freerolls Planned for 2016

by Eric Hollreiser

We are happy to announce plans to hold four $1 million freeroll tournaments in 2016 on PokerStars. These tournaments will surely create buzz and generate excitement among players at all

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Let California Play

by Lee Jones

There are two kinds of people reading this blog post, and I suspect you know immediately which one you are in. Group 1 can play on PokerStars for real money;

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Nepal Earthquake Appeal - Update

by Sue Hammett

Help by donating through PokerStars On the 25th April 2015, an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck Nepal. Two days later we launched our appeal to players. The response was,

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Help the people of Nepal now

by Sue Hammett

The people of Nepal are in trouble and we want your help. On behalf of PokerStars, Full Tilt and Amaya, the Helping Hands corporate giving programme is calling out to

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Vanuatu Cyclone Emergency Appeal launched

by Sue Hammett

As you may have seen in the news, a powerful cyclone has hit the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu leaving families in desperate life-threatening situations. With winds of up to

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PokerStars statement on Italian audit

by Eric Hollreiser

PokerStars has been working with Italian tax authorities since they launched an audit several years ago. We have operated in compliance with the applicable local tax regulations and have paid

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2015 Rake Rollback

by Eric Hollreiser

On November 3, PokerStars increased cash game rake and tournament fees in various games; we also planned to implement several additional increases on January 1. After additional analysis and consideration,

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Typhoon Haiyan: One Year On

by Sue Hammett

It's hard to believe that it's been a year since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines. Just four weeks earlier, we had, in a strange hand of fate, agreed to choose

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Protecting your game

by Eric Hollreiser

Every business will tell you that they value integrity. And every business will say they demand their employees have integrity. At PokerStars, we insist that our customers have integrity too

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Responsible Gaming expands

by Jeanne David

I'm sure by now you've seen the announcement that PokerStars will be adding casino games and sports betting in the coming weeks and months. While we are very excited about

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Help prevent the spread of Ebola

by Sue Hammett

The Ebola virus is spreading and the crisis could quickly spiral out of control. Families in Sierra Leone and Liberia desperately need your help. More than 4,900 people have already

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Rake changes at PokerStars

by Michael Josem

In recent weeks, PokerStars has made several changes which have upset some players. We've heard these complaints and are genuinely listening to the feedback. No one likes higher costs and

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Bankroll Management

by Eric Hollreiser

PokerStars became the world's largest poker site for a lot of reasons. Many of our players, perhaps you, can reel them off: a great product, constant innovation, top customer service,

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Looking Inside PokerStars

by Eric Hollreiser

A couple of months ago we released a video that took an exclusive behind the scenes look at the PokerStars HQ here on the Isle of Man. We thought people

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Giving back when you want

by Sue Hammett

We know you guys and gals are very generous when it comes to charity and giving something back. You've proved that most recently when Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines and

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Changing the world one hand at a time

by Eric Hollreiser

Last Friday we opened a new chapter in our corporate history when PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker became part of Amaya, the Montreal-based publicly-traded company. Spending time with Amaya's management

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Typhoon Haiyan half a year on

by Sue Hammett

Last November, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines causing widespread devastation as 175mph winds tore the country apart. More than 16 million people were affected with some 4 million displaced and

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Statement on "Heartbleed Bug"

by Rob Withington

PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker are aware of the vulnerability in OpenSSL that is being widely described in news reports as the 'Heartbleed Bug'. We can confirm that at no

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Caring and sharing at home and abroad

by Eric Hollreiser

We are pleased to announce that PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker staff and players have donated a grand total of $US280,039.13 to the Typhoon Haiyan appeal fund. The Rational Group

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PokerStars joins the GameJam against cancer

by Sue Hammett

Back in March, PokerStars was honoured to be invited by Cancer Research UK to take part in its second Citizen Science Project 'GameJam'. PokerStars employees joined the charity's world-leading scientists

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2013 SCOOP Tournament Leader Board correction

by Michael Josem

During SCOOP 2013, there were four separate tournament leader boards: Low, Medium, High and Overall. An error was identified in the initial calculation of points awarded from High stakes tournaments

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PokerStars building online museum

by Michael Josem

PokerStars is building an online museum to archive the history of PokerStars. Most importantly, however, the history of PokerStars is the history of our players and customers - over fifty

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Statement regarding Atlantic Club action

by Eric Hollreiser

The Rational Group (d/b/a PokerStars) today filed a lawsuit in New Jersey Superior Court seeking to restrain the sellers of the Atlantic Club Casino and Hotel from continuing to breach

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ServiceStars

by Lee Jones

Recently, an independent consulting firm called Etruvian Consulting conducted a benchmark of online poker sites' customer service. The testing company used a "mystery shopper" approach, asking the sites' customer service

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The return of Full Tilt Poker

by Eric Hollreiser

You may have seen the signs that Full Tilt Poker has been coming back to life this week, under new management and new ownership. On Wednesday we re-opened the site

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A Herculean task makes progress

by Lee Jones

Unless you've been living under the poker community version of a rock for the last couple of months, you're aware that, in early August, PokerStars signed an agreement with the

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PokerStars settles with United States DoJ

by Eric Hollreiser

Today's announcement of our settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) closes one chapter in our corporate history and opens another. We have admitted to no wrong-doing with regard

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What makes a great company?

by Eric Hollreiser

They say that one measure of a person is the company they keep. A corporate version of this could be that one measure of a company is the people they

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Corporate Blog: We Are Poker

by Severin Rasset

Last month we launched a new global ad campaign which we believe captures the emotional essence of why poker has become such a global phenomenon. You can view the first

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