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Authentic poker experience gives players the chance to play against the best

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – August 18, 2017 – New social poker game PokerStars Play by PokerStars, the market-leading brand of The Stars Group (Nasdaq: TSG; TSX: TSGI), has begun phased rollout offering a fun and authentic game for social poker players.

PokerStars Play brings a cohesive gaming experience that epitomises the variety and fun that has become synonymous with PokerStars. Games include Texas Hold’em, Spin and Go Texas Hold’em, Omaha, and casino-style slots to cater for card game enthusiasts and online slots fans. It is currently only available in the United States and Australia on iOS and Android, and will begin phased rollout to all territories over the course of the year as a standalone app.

“PokerStars Play is the next phase in our progress toward being a leader in social casino,” said Lloyd Melnick, Director of Social Gaming at PokerStars. “PokerStars Play is a unique product, taking the best of real money gaming and merging it with the features players expect from mobile games.

“It brings together the lessons we learned building Jackpot Poker, probably the best social poker game on the market, with the incredible brand equity we have at PokerStars. We are very excited to launch PokerStars Play as it represents a great opportunity for players of social poker products to now play with and against the best from the poker leaders.”

The game has a next generation look with a slick lobby, exciting user-experiences to celebrate winning moments, the chance for players to play against real poker players from around the world, collect trophies, and compete to be the best in weekly leaderboards. Players can win billions in fast-paced tournaments and collect up to 100,000 free chips daily.

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About PokerStars

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 online security. More than 165 billion hands have been dealt on PokerStars, which is more than any other site.

PokerStars is the flagship brand of The Stars Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TSG; TSX: TSGI), which owns gaming and related businesses and brands, including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, StarsDraft, and the PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival and PokerStars MEGASTACK live poker tour brands (incorporating aspects of the European Poker Tour, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour). PokerStars is the world’s most licensed online gaming brand, holding licenses or related operating approvals in 17 jurisdictions.

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