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Qualify via PokerStars for an ultimate poker Twitch streaming session in the sun

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – August 25, 2017 – PokerStars players and fans can win the chance to join poker millionaire Bill Perkins and Team PokerStars Pros Jeff Gross, Kevin Martin and Jaime Staples in the Caribbean for StreamBoat2 for a week of online poker, Twitch streaming, sunshine and fun. The luxury yacht and temporary Twitch station will hoist anchor from the Caribbean Island of St Thomas from September 11–17, in conjunction with PokerStars, the market-leading brand of The Stars Group (Nasdaq: TSG; TSX: TSGI).

Up to six players will have the chance to stream in the sun with the Twitch poker stars by winning special online freerolls at PokerStars and PokerStars Home Games tournaments hosted by Staples, his brother Matt, who will also be aboard the StreamBoat, and Perkins.

Freeroll tournaments have been scheduled on:

Date Time Host Home Game Club ID Home Game Password Client Qualifies to send video
August 30 20:00 CET Bill Perkins 2105403 singularity .NET All entries
August 31 20:00 CET Jaime Staples 1960084 Chili Hype .COM 12 Finalists
September 1 20:00 CET Jeff Gross 1996486 Jeff Gross .NET All Entries
September 2 17:00 CET Matt Staples 2032521 microarmy .COM 12 Finalists
September 2 20:00 CET Kevin Martin 2057292 Garlic 987 .COM 12 Finalists
September 3 20:00 CET PokerStars Client. Search for 'Streamboat' to register - - .COM 12 Finalists

The 12 players who reach the final two tables for each of the Staples brothers, Martin and PokerStars freerolls (and anyone that enters the Gross and Perkins freerolls) will be invited to submit a one minute video via Twitter introducing themselves and convincing PokerStars and the poker pros that they are the ideal party guest to embark on StreamBoat2. The more entertaining and creative the better!

The six lucky winners will be announced on September 7 and will head out to St Thomas for four days each during the week of September 11–17. In addition, the 12 players who qualify from the main PokerStars freeroll will be awarded a $215 Sunday Million ticket.

To be in with a chance of setting sail on StreamBoat2 and an exclusive opportunity to spend time playing and streaming poker with some of the game’s most popular Twitch streamers, players should log onto or and look for the freerolls in the Home Games tab.

For more details about access to the freerolls and how to submit videos, visit the StreamBoat2 web page.

Players and fans can follow the action on social media via #streamboat2

Perkins, StreamBoat2’s captain, spoke to PokerStars and gave some advice on how to catch the eyes of the judges with the videos and shore up their chances of a seat at the captain’s table. His insights can be read on the PokerStars Blog.

For more information, please contact

Notes to editors: Home Game freerolls for Jaime Staples, Kevin Martin, Matt Staples and PokerStars will be hosted on; home game freerolls for Bill Perkins and Jeff Gross will be hosted on but players from the shared liquidity licences will be able to play the .net freerolls.

To join a Home Game club, go to ‘More’ > ‘Home Games’ > ‘Join a Poker Club’. Insert the Home Game Club ID and the Invitation Code (in the table above) and your name. For more information on how to register for StreamBoat 2 freerolls head here.

Deadlines for video submissions are as follows:

  • Bill Perkins – August 31, 20:00 CET
  • Jaime Staples – September 1, 20:00 CET
  • Jeff Gross – September 2, 20:00 CET
  • Kevin Martin / Matt Staples – September 3, 20:00 CET
  • PokerStars – September 4, 20:00 CET

The first Streamboat took place from March 22-28, 2017, in the British Virgin Islands. Team PokerStars Pro Jaime Staples and his brother Matt Staples joined Bill Perkins, Jeff Gross and competition winners Christopher George, Ryan Forbes and actress Lara Sebastian.

StreamBoat2 runs from September 11–17, with three winners participating on StreamBoat 2 from September 11–14 and three winners participating from September 14 -17. Each winner package includes flights to/from St Thomas and board and lodging in a St Thomas hotel.

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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