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Casino Schenefeld to host first PokerStars Festival in Germany

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – September 11, 2017 – PokerStars is set to hold the first PokerStars Festival in Germany from November 17-26, 2017 at the Casino Schenefeld in Hamburg. The live poker festival is sponsored by PokerStars, the flagship brand of The Stars Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TSG; TSX: TSGI).

PokerStars Festival Hamburg will feature a host of tournaments for players to sink their teeth into including the €1,100 PokerStars Festival Main Event, with €500,000 guaranteed, the €330 Hamburg Cup and the €2,200 PokerStars Festival High Roller.

“I’m excited to see the first PokerStars Festival ever held in Germany and I’m expecting this event will attract many players. I’m especially hyped to have a chance to meet up with members of the German poker community,” said poker coach and Team PokerStars Online Felix Schneiders.

“It’s not often that I get to play live poker in the country I have grown up, so I’m really looking forward to playing in the €500,000 guaranteed Main Event. I'm sure PokerStars will be the most awesome host providing a great schedule and atmosphere for this event. We will have a great time!”

Casino Schenefeld is situated on the northwest border of Hamburg and located close to the Elbe river, one of the major rivers of Central Europe. Hamburg is the second largest city and a state of Germany and is famous for its harbour area.


PokerStars Festival Hamburg schedule highlights are as follows:

  • Hamburg Cup: November 17-19, 2017 - €330
  • PokerStars Open: November 19-21, 2017 - €220
  • PokerStars Festival High Roller: November 21-22, 2017 - €2,200
  • PokerStars Festival Main Event: November 22-26, 2017 - €1,100 - €500,000 guaranteed


Players can start qualifying online now for as little as €2.20 and take a shot at playing in the €500,000 guaranteed PokerStars Festival Hamburg Main Event through a wide range of satellites already underway online at PokerStars.

Full details about PokerStars Festival Hamburg and its schedule can be found on the PokerStars Live website here.


PokerStars brings its unique live poker experience to poker players and fans across the globe. Now that the PokerStars Championship Barcelona and inaugural Sunday Million Live have wrapped up, PokerStars Festival Uruguay and Dublin take place in September with PokerStars Festival Sochi and the first Sunday Special Live in New Jersey following in October. For full details on all live events, including the latest tour, PokerStars MEGASTACK, visit

Upcoming PokerStars Live events:

  • PokerStars Festival Uruguay (September 16-23, 2017)
  • PokerStars Festival Dublin (September 25 - October 1, 2017)
  • New Jersey Sunday Special Live (October 6 - 8, 2017)
  • PokerStars Festival Sochi (October 16 - 22, 2017)
  • PokerStars Festival Hamburg (November 17 – 26, 2017)
  • PokerStars Championship Prague (December 7 - 18, 2017)
  • PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2018 (January 6 - 14, 2018)


Media who wish to apply for any future PokerStars Championship / Festival stops can do so via a new online media application form here.

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About PokerStars Live

PokerStars Live is the home to all PokerStars-sponsored live events and cardrooms. The PokerStars Championship, sponsored by PokerStars, is the world’s biggest poker tour. Bringing together some of the world’s most exciting and prestigious poker tournaments, the PokerStars Championship incorporates some events previously part of the European Poker Tour, North American Poker Tour, Latin American Poker Tour and Asia-Pacific Poker Tour. Collectively, these events have paid out well over $1 billion in tournament prize pools globally on five continents since 2004. Confirmed PokerStars Championship sponsored live events for 2017 include the Bahamas, Panama, Macau, Monte-Carlo, Barcelona and Prague.

PokerStars Festival events, sponsored by PokerStars, are mainly tailored for recreational players and incorporate some events previously part of the UK & Ireland Poker Tour, France Poker Series, Italian Poker Tour, Estrellas, Eureka, Asia-Pacific Poker Tour and Latin American Poker Tour. Confirmed 2017 PokerStars Festival sponsored live events are London, Rozvadov, Chile, Marbella, Korea, Lille, Manila, Bucharest, Uruguay, Dublin and Sochi with more events to be announced.

The PokerStars Championship, PokerStars Festival and PokerStars MEGASTACK poker tour brands are ultimately owned by The Stars Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TSG; TSX: TSGI). Further information on the PokerStars Championship, PokerStars Festival and PokerStars MEGASTACK is available online at

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