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DOJ gets its man as PokerStars founder Scheinberg pleads guilty

PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg this week pleaded guilty to running an unlawful online gambling business in the US, as the events of 2011’s Black Friday finally caught up with him. The 74-year-old, who holds dual Canadian and Israeli citizenship, appeared before a New York court on charges from an indictment filed in 2011 that alleged Scheinberg knowingly ran operations in contravention of UIGEA, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act.

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3/26/2020

article DOJ gets its man as PokerStars founder Scheinberg pleads guilty
(New York) -- PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg this week pleaded guilty to running an unlawful online gambling business in the US, as the events of 2011’s Black...

3/25/2020

article PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg Pleads Guilty To Federal Online Gambling Charge
(New York) -- PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg has pled guilty to a federal online gambling charge in New York. The 73-year-old, beloved by much of the poker community...

2/28/2020

article TSG to launch PokerStars Sports brand and TV advertising for PokerStars Casino in 2020
(Wall Street) -- The Stars Group Inc. (TSG) reported Thursday its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2019 and provided additional...

1/25/2020

article PokerStars Founder Isai Scheinberg Surrenders To Feds In New York
(New York) -- Prosecutors in New York finally have their hands on Isai Scheinberg. As Forbes first reported, the founder of PokerStars surrendered to federal authorities...

1/24/2020

article The Incredible Rise Of PokerStars Cofounder Isai Scheinberg—And His Surrender To Federal Agents
(USA) -- Last Friday, Isai Scheinberg, the 73-year-old cofounder of PokerStars, the world’s biggest online poker company, boarded a plane in Switzerland for the 9-...

1/5/2020

article PokerStars Ambassador Jason Somerville turns sports bettor
(USA) -- After revolutionising poker on Twitch, PokerStars ambassador and long-time Twitch king Jason Somerville has decided that his ability to ‘Run It Up’...

11/15/2019

article The Stars Group, Flutter Release Q3 Financials: What This Means For US Betting
(USA) -- Last week, both The Stars Group (TSG) and Flutter Entertainment PLC released information about their third-quarter financials. These two companies agreed on a...

11/6/2019

article A Player’s Perspective On The PokerStars Pennsylvania Launch
(Pennsylvania) -- After months of delays, PokerStars finally launched in Pennsylvania this week. Monday was the first of two days of public testing, with the site up and...
article PokerStars launches first-ever poker site in Pennsylvania; plus online casino
(Pennsylvania) -- This week, FOX Bet announced the launch of PokerStars and PokerStars Casino in Pennsylvania. The largest online poker site in the world is now the...
article PokerStars PA Soft Launch A Huge Success
(Pennsylvania) -- Earlier this week, PokerStars PA went live with its soft launch of its software. The two-day testing period attracted plenty of players with nearly...
article PokerStars Tested and Approved in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- PokerStars made its debut in the Pennsylvania regulated market this week with its land-based casino partner, Mount Airy Casino.

11/5/2019

article PokerStars PA Online Poker And Casino Launch: First Reactions
(Pennsylvania) -- “Sorry,” I typed into the chat bar after sucking out on my opponent in the first sit & go I played at one of PokerStars’...

11/4/2019

article PokerStars launches as first online poker brand in Pennsylvania
(Pennsylvania) -- PokerStars has become the first online poker brand to go live in Pennsylvania after it launched in the state in partnership with Fox Bet, the joint...

10/14/2019

article Flutter Entertainment Might Sell Paddy Power to Pull Off £10 Billion Stars Group Deal: Analyst
(UK) -- Flutter Entertainment will have to sell some of its existing brands – and possibly even Paddy Power itself — to grease the skids on its proposed...

10/2/2019

article FanDuel Owner Buys PokerStars in $6 Billion Deal
(Worldwide) -- FanDuel owner Flutter Entertainment PLC agreed to buy PokerStars owner Stars Group Inc. for about $6 billion, creating an online gambling giant as...
article Flutter Stock Soars on Deal to Create Biggest Online Betting Company in the World
(Worldwide) -- U.K. betting giant Flutter has agreed to buy Canadian online gaming company The Stars Group , creating the world’s largest online betting operator.
article New Paddy Power Deal Makes World's Biggest Online Betting Group
(Worldwide) -- Flutter Entertainment, owners of gambling giants Paddy Power Betfair, has announced a deal to buy Canadian online gaming company The Stars Group, in a...
article OP/ED: Paddy Power Owner Makes a $6 Billion Bet Against the Antitrust Police
(New York) -- When a bookmaker’s shares shoot up as much as 22% on a wager to dominate the market for online betting, you can see what investors are thinking: This...
article Paddy Power and Poker Stars owners to create online gambling leader
(Ireland) -- The owner of Paddy Power Betfair has agreed to buy the company behind Poker Stars in a $6 billion share deal to create the world’s largest online...
article Paddy Power and PokerStars owners agree £10bn tie-up
(Worldwide) -- The owners of gambling groups Paddy Power and PokerStars agreed to combine on Wednesday in a cross-border deal to create a UK company worth about £...
article Paddy Power Owner in $6 Billion Deal to Create Global Betting Giant
(USA) -- Flutter Entertainment Plc is buying The Stars Group Inc. in a $6 billion all-share deal to create the world’s biggest online gaming group and take...
article Stars Group stock soars after friendly takeover deal with Flutter Entertainment
(Worldwide) -- The Stars Group Inc. has agreed to be acquired by Flutter Entertainment in an all-stock deal that will create one of the world's largest online...
article The owners of FanDuel and PokerStars have struck a $12 billion deal to create the world's biggest online betting group
(Worldwide) -- The owners of FanDuel and PokerStars have struck a $12 billion deal to create the world's biggest online betting group. Flutter and The Stars Group...
article VIDEO: Merger to create world's largest online gambling empire
(Worldwide) -- Two of the biggest brands in online betting are getting together as they gear up to take on the growing sports gambling market in the United States.
article World's largest online betting firm created by Paddy Power owner
(UK) -- Flutter Entertainment, the owner of Paddy Power and Betfair, is to buy The Stars Group (TSG), which owns Sky Bet, in a £10bn deal which will create the...

5/30/2019

article Daniel Negreanu Announces He's Parting Ways with PokerStars
(Las Vegas) -- The biggest news of the poker week has been Daniel Negreanu announcing, via a short video on his Twitter account, that he is no longer a PokerStars...

5/15/2019

article PokerStars Announces Three Major New UFC Ambassadors
(USA) -- Online poker site PokerStars has signed three new ambassadors from the world of UFC. They are ‘the voice of the Octagon’ Bruce Buffer, ‘UFC...

4/22/2019

article PokerStars fined $10K for taking illegal sports bets
(Atlantic City) -- State gaming regulators levied a five-figure fine against PokerStars for accepting more than 200 bets on prohibited sporting events. The online...
article State hits PokerStars with largest ever sports betting fine
(Atlantic City) -- State gaming regulators levied the largest sports-betting related fine to date against PokerStars for accepting more than 200 bets on prohibited...

2/14/2019

press release PokerStars Casino introduces Victory Tribes slot
(Ontario) -- PokerStars Casino has launched its latest in-house developed slot game innovation, Victory Tribes, in an industry first which introduces multiple community...

12/22/2018

article NBA Names The Stars Group As Gaming Partner
(Ontario) -- Canadian-based The Stars Group, owners of the world-famous PokerStars brand, have managed to secure its very first partnership with a US pro-sports league.
article PokerStars Inks Sponsorship Deal with UFC
(USA) -- UFC® is the latest sports entity to partner up with a casino brand as legal sports betting becomes more of a norm across the U.S. On Friday, PokerStars...

12/14/2018

article BLOG: Does PokerStars’ NBA Alliance Provide Inroad For Firm In California?
(California) -- California is home to four NBA franchises, more than any other state. So does The Stars Group forging a partnership with the NBA for sports betting...

12/11/2018

article Sweden online gambling license recipients now include PokerStars
(Sweden) -- Sweden’s new online gambling licensee ranks have grown by another five operators, including PokerStars’ parent company The Stars Group (TSG).

12/3/2018

article PokerStars' Painless PA Approval Highlights A Cleaned Up Image
(Pennsylvania) -- Buried in last week’s PA Gaming Control Board (PGCB) hearing was the fact that The Stars Group (TSG), parent company of poker giant PokerStars,...

8/14/2018

article PokerStars Parent Company Is In ‘A Transition Year’ Looking For US Partners
(Pennsylvania) -- The Stars Group told investors that it was in “a transition year” during the company’s earnings call to present results for Q2 of...
article PokerStars suffers server issues, players not happy with response
(Internet) -- This past Sunday, a number of poker players plopped down in their recliners, ready to take on the world in PokerStars Sunday Million tournament, as well as...

6/14/2018

article WSOP/888 Usurps PokerStars as New NJ Online Poker Revenue Leader
(New Jersey) -- For the first time in its history, licensee Caesars has eclipsed PokerStars in poker revenue, thanks to the recent merging of 888 and WSOP player pools...

5/25/2018

article PokerStars.pt joins three-nation shared liquidity scheme
(Portugal) -- Canadian iGaming operator The Stars Group Incorporated has announced that its envisioned online poker shared liquidity scheme involving players in France,...

5/24/2018

article PokerStars Tosses Hong Kong Real-Money Players into the Muck
(Hong Kong) -- For Hong Kong PokerStars players, real-money play is off limits. The online poker giant without warning announced the cessation of real-money options on...

5/21/2018

article PokerStars Seals Deal with Hong Kong-Listed Casino-Hotel Group to Expand Asian Tournament Footprint
(Hong Kong) -- PokerStars’ parent The Stars Group has inked a deal with Hong-Kong-listed International Entertainment Corp to operate land-based poker tournaments...

5/10/2018

article Danny McDonagh returns to PokerStars as Executive Tournament Director
(USA) -- Veteran Tournament Director, Danny McDonagh, rejoins PokerStars as Executive Tournament Director, two years after leaving the company to focus on more important...
article PokerStars faces lawsuit over prize refusal
(USA) -- PokerStars is engaged in a “pattern of fraudulent and unlawful conduct.” This from Gordon Vayo, an American poker pro and runner-up at the 2016 WSOP...

5/8/2018

article Poker Pro Who Has Won Over $6 Million In Live Earnings Sues PokerStars For $700,000 Prize
(USA) -- Poker professional Gordon Vayo has filed a lawsuit against PokerStars for not paying him roughly $700,000 after winning the 2017 SCOOP (Spring Championship of...

4/18/2018

article Muskan Sethi joins PokerStars.IN as a brand ambassador; APPT Seoul round-up
(India) -- PokerStars’ launch in India got a boost this morning after the online gaming giants announced that Muskan Sethi would join Aditya Agarwal as a brand...

4/17/2018

article Feature: PokerStars India CEO Ankur Dewani speaks about the company’s launch, vision and road ahead for poker
(India) -- Exclusive In this exclusive interview, newly appointed CEO of Sachiko Gaming Pvt. Ltd (PokerStars India), Ankur Dewani, speaks about the company’s...
article PokerStars Accused of Promoting Reckless Gambling in Ad
(Internet) -- A television advertisement for PokerStars has been pulled off the air by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), a regulatory agency in the United...

4/4/2018

article Poker Stars ad banned by watchdog for promoting "socially irresponsible" gambling
(UK) -- Poker Stars has been scolded by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for making a "socially irresponsible" TV advert. The ad produced by the...
article PokerStars Ad Banned for Painting Recklessly Skewed Picture of Bluffing in Poker
(UK) -- The UK’s advertising watchdog has banned a TV ad spot for online poker giant PokerStars for implying that reckless bluffing can be a financially rewarding...

3/30/2018

article Poker Stars Set to Launch in Indian Market
(India) -- Through a partnership with Sugal and Damani Group, the Stars Group will launch its PokerStars.in in the Indian gambling market next month. The online poker...

3/7/2018

article Stars Group Makes Big Move for Australian Sports Betting Market, Ups Stake in CrownBet to 80 Percent
(Australia) -- PokerStars’ parent company, the Stars Group, formerly Amaya Gaming, is suddenly a major player in the Australian sports betting market, just over...

2/16/2018

article PokerStars Found a Dude With the Perfect Poker Face for Its New Ad
(USA) -- PokerStars puts on its game face and bids newbies to sign up for some online gambling action in fresh work themed, “You’re already a great poker...

2/10/2018

article John Pappas will step down from PPA Executive Director role
(Washington D.C.) -- “There has never been greater momentum than right now for the advancement of sensible internet gaming policy in the U.S. Whether lawmakers are...

1/9/2018

article PCA Reports: Jeff Hakim on PokerStars changes and keeping up with the Fedors
(Caribbean) -- The first of a raft of reports from the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in the Bahamas beginning with an interview with Jeff Hakim. Topics of conversation...

12/17/2017

article PokerStars announces new Players No Limit Hold’em Championship live event
(Internet) -- The largest online poker room available today is preparing to launch a new exclusive live tournament for players to enjoy beginning in 2019. The Players No...

12/11/2017

article PokerStars Buyer Brought to Court by Quebec Securities Regulator
(Quebec) -- The trial will start in Montreal, on Monday and is set to be the largest of its kind ever prosecuted by AMF, the Quebec securities regulator.

11/24/2017

article PokerStars owner sells stake in NYX Gaming
(Ontario) -- The Stars Group Inc. (TSX:TSGI) has agreed to sell all of its stake in NYX Gaming Group Ltd. for $35.5 million cash to a company that's been working on...

11/15/2017

article PokerStars Expects to Compete in Pennsylvania Online Poker Market
(Pennsylvania) -- At the end of October, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill to legalize and regulate online gambling – including poker – in the...

11/13/2017

article PokerStars owner looks to raise up to $2.50 billion for M&A: CEO
(Quebec) -- PokerStars owner Stars Group Inc (TSGI.TO) (TSG.O) is looking to raise up to $2.50 billion to fund acquisitions, Chief Executive Rafael Ashkenazi said in an...

11/12/2017

article PokerStars borrows from fantasy games to attract more players
(Worldwide) -- The world’s largest online poker company is seeing whether a new version of the game will attract players who like a little bit of magic with their...

10/21/2017

article PokerStars Still Trying To Find The Right Recipe For Live Tournaments In AC
(New Jersey) -- If you build it, they’re supposed to come. But that maxim apparently doesn’t apply to PokerStars‘ live tournament events in New Jersey...

10/15/2017

article Another Swing And A Miss For PokerStars Live In New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- Generally, the sentiment try, try again is good advice. However, for PokerStars, a second failure in New Jersey might be a hint that live poker is too...

10/11/2017

article PokerStars to explore artificial intelligence with new hires
(UK) -- PokerStars has revealed plans to hire a number of new staff to support its efforts to create a “fully-flexible artificial intelligence (AI) agent”....

9/28/2017

article Quickspin igaming content for PokerStars
(Sweden) -- Online gaming content from Swedish slots specialist Quickspin, a Playtech Group company, is live with operator PokerStars Casino. Games available to...

9/21/2017

article Quebec Regulator AMF Questions David Baazov’s Status as Amaya Shareholder as Trial Date Nears
(Quebec) -- Was ex-Amaya CEO David Baazov really the PokerStars parent’s major shareholder? An extraordinary claim made in court documents filed by the Canadian...

8/18/2017

article PokerStars Casino's Millionaires Island jackpot hits twice in two days
(Internet) -- Millionaires Island's million-dollar progressive jackpot has struck twice in consecutive days to pay out two players close to $3.8 million, including a...

8/15/2017

article PokerStars to exit Australia by mid-September
(Australia) -- PokerStars has confirmed that it will withdraw from the Australian market by the middle of September after the country’s Senate passed a bill that...

8/11/2017

article Online Poker Site to Card Sharks: Let Little Guys Win Already
(Quebec) -- PokerStars has a stern, and unusual, message for some of its most passionate clients: Quit winning so much. PokerStars says these gamblers — semi-...

8/5/2017

article Online poker giants exit Australia as tougher laws loom
(Australia) -- Once every few weeks, usually on a Saturday afternoon, Joseph Del Duca turns on his computer monitor and logs onto PokerStars.com, one of the most popular...

8/4/2017

article PokerStars owner begins new era as The Stars Group
(Las Vegas) -- Plans to change the company's name were first announced in May this year, and were designed to reflect both its heritage and players' loyalty to...

7/23/2017

article Taehoon Han Wins PokerStars Festival Korea Main Event (₩83,130,000)
(South Korea) -- Almost the whole way through PokerStars Festival Korea Main Event, the story looked like it was going to be Yuki Ko dominating from start to finish at...

7/18/2017

article PokerStars departs Colombian market
(Colombia) -- PokerStars has quit the new Colombian online gaming market after the nation’s authorities announced the first unlicensed operator to be blocked....

7/14/2017

article PokerStars takes the lead as Italy’s most popular online casino
(Italy) -- PokerStars Casino has grasped the Italian gaming market from former leader Lottomatica with 8.85% total share, according to Amministrazione Autonoma dei...
article PokerStars takes the lead as Italy’s most popular online casino
(Italy) -- PokerStars Casino has grasped the Italian gaming market from former leader Lottomatica with 8.85% total share, according to Amministrazione Autonoma dei...

7/7/2017

article PokerStars steps in to refund PKR player account balances
(Internet) -- PokerStars said that PKR's insolvency had left "tens of thousands of players short-changed", with the site taken offline in May amid...
article Unilad and PokerStars team up
(Internet) -- Unilad, the world’s biggest social video publisher, has agreed a global content partnership with the world’s largest online poker site,...

6/30/2017

article World's Largest Poker Site Eyeing Indian Market
(India) -- PokerStars, the world’s largest poker site in terms of market share, plans to launch in India by the end of the year, according to a report from...

6/25/2017

article OP/ED: PokerStars in marketing shift to prevent house of cards crashing down
(USA) -- PokerStars has announced the appointment of David Carrion to Director of Marketing and Interim Director of Live Events as Edgar Stuchly and Vadim Soloveychik...

6/24/2017

article PokerStars NJ launches 21 slot games via NextGen Gaming
(New Jersey) -- PokerStars is a top online gaming operator that offers their services around the globe. Known for poker gaming, PokerStars has also branched out to offer...

6/23/2017

article PokerStars Stakes Its Claim in India while Waiting for the US Regulation
(Quebec) -- India has been on the radar of online casino companies for a while now, waiting for the right moment to come to corner the huge, untapped market. That moment...

6/9/2017

article Usain Bolt joins PokerStars
(Internet) -- Eight-time Olympic gold medallist, Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt is the latest global sports star to help promote PokerStars after signing up as...

6/4/2017

article PokerStars & BetStars Stephen Hendry on snooker, gambling & food
(USA) -- PokerStars and BetStars Ambassador, Stephen Hendry, on the difficulties on maintaining your edge in snooker, getting turned over by Jimmy White and Willie...

5/26/2017

article Spanish Supreme Court rules against PokerStars
(Spain) -- Spain’s Supreme Court has ruled that PokerStars was operating illegally in the country following a complaint from rival gaming operator Codere.

5/22/2017

article Poker Stars is Ready to Exit Australia
(Australia) -- Poker Stars online poker site said last week that it was keeping a close eye on the legal landscape in Australia, and is ready to leave the country’...

5/16/2017

article PokerStars Could Leave Australian Online Poker Market By July
(Australia) -- The world’s largest poker site could be exiting Australia in a matter of weeks. During a first quarter earnings call on May 12, Amaya, parent...

5/12/2017

article PokerStars' Rake Increases In First Quarter
(Quebec) -- Poker revenue for the world’s leading online poker platform was $218.7 million during the first quarter of 2017, the first rake increase for the site...

5/10/2017

article Kevin Hart Partners With PokerStars To “Make Poker Fun” Again
(Hollywood) -- What doesn’t Kevin Hart do? The comedian, fitness enthusiast and mogul has been balancing what seems like a dozen jobs, including filming stand-up...

5/9/2017

article Baazov linked to New York election donation case
(New York) -- David Baazov has been linked to a political operative that allegedly intercede for Amaya’s founder to help him donate US$25,000 to New York Governor...
article BAAZOV: Latest Pigeon charges involve donation to Cuomo's 2014 campaign
(New York) -- G. Steven Pigeon stood before a judge Monday for the third time in the last 10 months, this time to face a federal complaint that his controversial...

5/8/2017

article Pro-iPoker California Tribe Drops PokerStars
(California) -- One member of the consortium that had stuck with PokerStars thick and thin in a struggle to legalize online poker in California has ended its...

4/30/2017

article Kevin Hart forms alliance with PokerStars to make poker fun again
(Worldwide) -- The American comedian and actor, Kevin Hart, has bullied his way into a partnership with PokerStars in an attempt to use the game to promote togetherness...

4/29/2017

press release Jeff Hakim Crushes Day 1a for Chip Lead
(UK) -- Jeff Hakim steamrolled the field, making a couple of huge hands at opportune times to bag the chip lead at the conclusion of the first eight levels of Day 1a of...

4/14/2017

article PokerStars, WPT Announce Joint Event MonteDam Swing
(Netherlands) -- PokerStars and the World Poker Tour announced a new joint promotion, the PokerStars Championship WPT MonteDam Swing, April 14. This partnership event,...
article PokerStars Addresses Jackpot Poker Issues Following Recent Steam Network Launch
(Internet) -- PokerStars’ Jackpot Poker has been tweaked and is now available on the Steam Network after users reported some initial problems with the free-to-play...
article Holz, xflixx to Host Online Charity Tournament on PokerStars
(Internet) -- MTT legend Fedor Holz and streaming sensation Felix “xflixx” Schneiders will host a special charity tournament on PokerStars next week.

4/11/2017

article PokerStars Returns to Monte Carlo for Next Championship Event
(Monte Carlo) -- PokerStars has allowed itself only a two-week hiatus between the PokerStars Championship Macau, which was completed on April 9, and the next...

4/9/2017

article PokerStars Appears To Have Cut Back On Push To Legalize Online Poker In California
(California) -- There have been reports that more than 10 states in America are having ongoing discussions regarding the possibility of legalizing online poker but...
article Elliot Smith wins PokerStars Championship Macau
(Macau) -- Canadian pro Elliot Smith has claimed the title in the PokerStars Championship Macau Main Event that concluded on Sunday. He took home the top prize of nearly...
article Hit and Run: Staples Brothers Accept Weight Bet, PokerStars Championship Macau Runs Long
(Internet) -- Poker streamer Jaime Staples has accepted a bet to match weight with his much smaller brother. The PokerStars Championship Macau featured an unusually...

4/2/2017

article OP/ED: PokerStars, Do Not Give Up on Poker
(Internet) -- Reports that PokerStars was pulling marketing efforts away from its Team SportStar players hit the poker community like a whipping wind. It was already...

4/1/2017

article PokerStars Championship Macau: Michael Egan leads $400K Super High Roller
(Macau) -- As play ends on the first day of the PokerStars Championship Macau Super High Roller, there are things we're pretty clear on, and other things of which we...

3/28/2017

article PokerStars Gives Up On Using Sports Stars As Part Of Its Marketing Strategy
(Worldwide) -- Amaya looks to be changing its marketing strategy for PokerStars. The company is either giving up, or placing less emphasis on the sports stars it has...

3/24/2017

article PokerStars Casino makes a trio of Millionaires
(Internet) -- In the past month three brand new millionaires have been made by global poker super brand PokerStars. In just 27 days the online casino platform paid out...

3/19/2017

article Sam Greenwood Leads Survivors into PokerStars Championship Panama $10,300 High Roller Day 2
(Panama) -- Some of poker’s finest players could not make it any further in the ongoing PokerStars Championship Panama $5,300 Main Event. However, the inaugural...

3/15/2017

article Portugal Shows Demand for Online Poker Despite Lower PokerStars Traffic Stats
(Portugal) -- It was less than a year ago when first regulated online gambling operations commenced in Portugal. And it was not before late November that the country...

3/11/2017

article Will New PokerStars Products Innovate Online Poker?
(Las Vegas) -- The world’s largest poker site, PokerStars, has struggled to maintain its once-dominant position as the industry’s most respected operator in...

3/7/2017

article PokerStars Releases Schedule For First Championship To Be Held In Sochi, Russia
(Russia) -- PokerStars, the online gambling giant had earlier announced plans for hosting a special championship event in Sochi, Russia. The company has now released an...

3/6/2017

article PokerStars Steals Partypoker’s Thunder with Russia’s Largest Live Event Ever
(Russia) -- PokerStars has announced it will be sponsoring the biggest tournament ever held in Russia just weeks after partypoker scheduled its first event at the newly...

2/19/2017

press release Pokerstars launches poker and multiplayer casino games in the Czech Republic
(Czech Republic) -- PokerStars.CZ has launched in the Czech Republic, offering players online poker and multiplayer casino games, making the Amaya Inc. brand the first...

2/13/2017

article Amaya fined by New Jersey gaming body for geolocation "flaw"
(New Jersey) -- Amaya has been fined USD 25,000 by New Jersey for accepting bets from out-of-state players on PokerStarsNJ.com
article With European Shared Liquidity Now “Imminent,” PokerStars Walls Off France
(France) -- Citing “an effort to adapt to a constantly changing environment,” PokerStars has decided to limit its service at its French online poker room to...

2/11/2017

article Igor "lechuckpoker" Kurganov joins Team PokerStars Pro
(Internet) -- For the last few years, Pokerstars has reduced their list of sponsored poker players while continuing to sign some of the biggest football stars like...

2/10/2017

article Amaya fined for geolocation failure in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- PokerStars owner Amaya has been fined in New Jersey after it allowed wagers from out-of-state players. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (...
article New Jersey Gambling Regulator Fines PokerStars for Geolocation Failure
(New Jersey) -- Online poker operator PokerStars had its wrists slapped by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for failing to prevent out-of-state customers...

2/8/2017

article PokerStars Restricts French Site to France-Based Players
(France) -- Online poker operator PokerStars has started informing players that its .fr website will be available only to people residing in Mainland France or the...

2/7/2017

article PokerStars wins first live games licence in Czech Republic
(Czech Republic) -- PokerStars has become the first online gambling operator to obtain a live games licence in the Czech Republic. The Amaya-owned company is expected to...
article Microgaming To Help Improve PokerStars Casino Product
(Quebec) -- PokerStars has announced a strategic partnership with Microgaming in order to bring a whole range of complimentary products to its online casino games...

2/6/2017

article Microgaming and PokerStars Sign Top-Tier Online Casino Content Supply Deal
(Isle of Man) -- Online gaming provider Microgaming today announced that it has signed its first top-tier supply deal for the year. Under a recent agreement with poker...
article PokerStars Partners With Microgaming for Casino Content
(Quebec) -- PokerStars is teaming up with Microgaming to improve its online casino product. The two Isle of Man internet gambling heavyweights are collaborating to give...

1/31/2017

article PokerStars is the first licensed international operator in the Czech Republic
(Czech Republic) -- Thanks to the sterling efforts of Leon Tsoukernik and his team at the King’s Casino, the Czech Republic is arguably the home of live poker in...

1/28/2017

article PokerStars Announces More Big Changes
(Internet) -- PokerStars has already announced a bunch of changes this year. Earlier in the year, they removed the fold button, which wasn’t that controversial a...

1/15/2017

article Pokerstars casino player hits the mega jackpot, not once, but twice
(Bermuda) -- A lucky man from Bermuda has banished his January blues by hitting the jackpot on slot game Winstar for a major PokerStars Casino winning moment, pocketing...

1/14/2017

article Former Chief Executive Bo Wanghammar at Mr Green Now at PokerStars
(The Internet) -- Rational Group, Amaya-owned has a new Managing Director for its PokerStars Casino brand, and the new person to fill the role is none other than Mr...

12/28/2016

article New PokerStars The Deal Causes Some Controversy
(The Internet) -- With 2016 approaching its inevitable end, poker sites are competing to squeeze in their final innovations. PokerStars has been particularly active with...

12/14/2016

article PokerStars has lousy November in Italy
(Italy) -- Italy’s online betting market posted strong gains in November but Bet365’s slice of that pie grew thinner and PokerStars lost a little of its...

12/9/2016

article PokerStars Live New Jersey Event Called a Success Despite Low Turnout
(New Jersey) -- PokerStars held its first live event in the U.S. in six years in conjunction with its New Jersey partner Resorts casino. Though the event drew lower...

11/30/2016

article Ex-PokerStars employee avoids prison in U.S. online gambling case
(New York) -- A former employee of online gambling company PokerStars avoided prison on Monday after pleading guilty in connection with a long-running U.S. criminal case...

11/29/2016

article PokerStars granted first online poker licence in Portugal
(Portugal) -- PokerStars, subsidiary company of Amaya, is now the first company to be granted a casino and poker licence to operate its website in the Portuguese market...

11/28/2016

article Ex-PokerStars employee avoids prison in U.S. online gambling case
(New York) -- A former employee of online gambling company PokerStars avoided prison on Monday after pleading guilty in connection with a long-running U.S. criminal case...

11/22/2016

article PokerStars focuses on social gaming with new mobile app
(Worldwide) -- Amaya-owned online gaming brand PokerStars has launched ‘Casino Rush’, a new mobile gaming application that offers free-to-play poker, casino...

11/21/2016

article PokerStars’ New Live Events Highlight The Fans’ Experience Over The Pros’
(New Jersey) -- Serious poker players travel the tournament circuit looking for the biggest prize pools and the best value. For them, the recently concluded PokerStars...

11/20/2016

article PokerStars CFO says Australian online poker players could be ‘blocked’ if new gambling legislation is passed
(Australia) -- PokerStars CFO, Daniel Sebag, told listeners on the Q3 Amaya earnings call, that the world’s largest online poker room would likely ‘block...

11/19/2016

article PokerStars Sends Its Players An Email Informing Them Of Changes In 2017
(USA) -- PokerStars made a number of changes to its policy and procedures at the start of 2016 in an effort to improve the gaming experience for all its players but...
article PokerStars Likely to Pull Out of Australia, Says Amaya, But India Beckons
(Australia) -- PokerStars may withdraw its services from Australia in the wake of a new law that will transform the country from a gray to a black market, Amaya CFO...

11/18/2016

article PokerStars to Leave Australian Market if New Legislation Passes
(Australia) -- PokerStars, one of the leading web-based poker operators in the world, may cease to offer its services on the Australian market if the country’s new...

11/12/2016

article Hit and Run: PokerStars Rage 2017 Edition, British Punter Wins $900k Bet on Trump, Voters Reject North NJ Casino Proposition
(New Jersey) -- PokerStars has revealed a bit more of its plans for 2017. One lucky – or astute – British gambler won $900,000 betting on Donald Trump in the...

10/27/2016

article Canadian PokerStars employee will likely be facing jail time
(New York) -- PokerStars, a well-known poker gambling company that was bought out by Amaya in 2014, has just had an employee plead guilty to allegations that he was...

10/26/2016

article Former PokerStars Exec Paul Tate Reaches Plea Deal With U.S.
(New York) -- According to reports, Paul Tate, former PokerStars director of payments, has reached a plea deal stemming from the 2011 shut down of international online...

9/19/2016

article Quebec lawsuit could complicate matters for Amaya getting further gaming licenses
(California) -- Ever since Amaya Gaming purchased PokerStars the company has been trying to get over being labelled a "bad actor". Nevada legalized online...

9/13/2016

article PokerStars To Expand Rewards Program in 2017
(USA) -- PokerStars is set to broaden the overhaul of its player rewards system that was instigated at the beginning of this year, and in 2017 will be implementing more...

9/12/2016

article PokerStars to Implement Further VIP Program Changes
(USA) -- PokerStars is preparing the online poker world for more changes regarding its VIP Club. A post from Eric Hollreiser, Vice President of Corporate Communications...

9/10/2016

article PokerStars Announces VIP Program Overhaul Coming in 2017
(USA) -- At the beginning of this year, PokerStars made controversial, significant changes to its VIP loyalty program. Next year, it will revamp the program once again.

9/5/2016

article NYX Gaming expands into Romania with PokerStars
(Romania) -- Toronto-listed supplier NYX Gaming has expanded into the newly regulated Romanian market following the launch of its Open Gaming System (OGS) with Amaya-...
article NYX Gaming Launches Open Gaming System (OGS) in Romania
(Romania) -- NYX Gaming Launches Open Gaming System (OGS) in RomaniaNYX Gaming Group announced its partnership with PokerStars to launch its casino games in the Romanian...
article NYX Gaming to Power PokerStars Romania Experience; WCOOP Bracelet on eBay
(Romania) -- NYX Gaming will power the PokerStars online casino experience in Romania, and a 2015 World Championships of Online Poker bracelet turns up on eBay.
article PokerStars Partners With NYX Gaming Group To Expand Into The Romanian Gaming Market
(Romania) -- PokerStars recently announced that it has partnered with NYX Gaming Group Limited to launch its online poker services into the Romanian market.
article Romania’s Regulated iGaming Market Welcomes Big Industry Names
(Romania) -- An overview of the latest happenings across Eastern European online gambling markets would certainly be centered mainly around Romania.

9/3/2016

article NYX Gaming to Launch Casino Content in Romania with PokerStars
(Romania) -- Canada-listed developer and supplier of online gaming and sports betting solutions NYX Gaming Group will go live in the newly regulated Romanian iGaming...

9/2/2016

article PokerStars, PPA at Center of Legal Online Poker Debate in California
(California) -- Another legislative year gone by. More gridlock, continued frustration and a familiar outcome for American poker players. Apparently there will be no...

8/25/2016

article Resorts to host PokerStars event
(Atlantic City) -- PokerStars, the popular Internet poker brand owned by the Canadian firm Amaya, will be hosting the inaugural PokerStars Festival at Resorts Casino...
article Boon Or Bust: How Will A PokerStars Branded Tournament Series At Resorts AC Impact New Jersey Online Poker?
(New Jersey) -- In a recent press release, PokerStars arguably delivered the biggest news to hit the New Jersey poker scene since the company was first approved to offer...

8/10/2016

article PokerStars Accused of Pilfering Poker Rules
(Nevada) -- Marcel Luske is one of the world’s best professional poker players and created the International Poker Rules, which he says PokerStars agreed to pay...
article Jason Somerville Discusses California Internet Poker Regulation On CNBC
(California) -- Poker professional and WSOP bracelet winner Jason Somerville appeared on CNBC this week to talk about the benefits of regulating online poker sites. His...

7/25/2016

article PokerStars Posts A Strong, But Not Dominant, First Quarter In The New Jersey Online Gambling Market
(New Jersey) -- The June revenue figures issued by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) provide a full quarter of data on how PokerStars has fared since...

7/22/2016

article The Rapid Decline Of Cash Game Traffic On PokerStars: Cause For Concern Or Expected Outcome?
(New Jersey) -- Over the past several years, ring games on PokerStars have dried up at an increasingly rapid pace. The latest data from Poker Industry Pro (paywall) via...

6/27/2016

article PokerStars Bids “Shalom” to Israel as Gray Market Concerns Mount
(Israel) -- Israel is often accused of taking strong stands on a variety of political issues, but iGambling, it turns out, remains in the “unresolved”...

6/12/2016

article POKERSTARS BLOGGER: Hardline Tribal Coalition Opposes New Amendments as California Online Poker Battle Continues
(California) -- The political battle over suitability requirements and so-called “bad actor” exclusions in California’s political battle over the...

6/1/2016

press release PokerStars and Netflix showcase Daniel Negreanu in new documentary
(USA) -- KidPoker, a PokerStars Original Films documentary, is now available to watch on Netflix in the United Kingdom, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand,...

5/20/2016

article Is PokerStars' dominance of online poker coming to an end?
(Worldwide) -- For almost a decade, PokerStars has bossed online poker. To use a poker analogy, the Isle of Man-based giant has been the industry’s ‘table...

5/17/2016

article Is PokerStars' dominance of online poker coming to an end?
(New Jersey) -- For almost a decade, PokerStars has bossed online poker. To use a poker analogy, the Isle of Man-based giant has been the industry’s ‘table...

5/16/2016

article PokerStars Captures Half Of New Jersey Online Poker Revenue; Industry Reaches Two-Year High
(New Jersey) -- A reinvigorated New Jersey online poker industry posted its highest revenue tallies in two years. Figures reported by the NJ Division of Gaming...

5/13/2016

article PokerStars asserts dominance over New Jersey's regulated online poker market
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey’s regulated online gambling market continued its record setting pace in April, as Amaya Gaming’s PokerStars site assumed dominance...
article PokerStars hosts Special Events This Weekend at Resorts Hotel & Casino
(New Jersey) -- To celebrate the launch of PokerStars in the state of New Jersey, Resorts Hotel & Casino will be hosting a special day of live events this weekend.

5/8/2016

article May 17th marks merger of Full Tilt and PokerStars into one network
(Worldwide) -- After first being reported back in February, it is now time for Full Tilt and PokerStars to merge liquidity. Both poker sites will begin operating on the...

5/2/2016

article With PokerStars In The Picture, Is Three A Crowd For New Jersey Online Poker?
(New Jersey) -- PokerStars came out of the starting blocks in New Jersey like it was shot out of a cannon. It took only days for the upstart company in the market to...

4/27/2016

article High Profile PokerStars Pro Somerville Feels “Uniquely Positioned To Help Drive Regulation”
(New Jersey) -- On May 14, Jason Somerville and a sizable contingent of Team PokerStars Pros will be at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City for the company’s first...
article PokerStars NJ Officially Rolls Out Spring Championship Of Online Poker Schedule, Guarantees $1 Million+
(New Jersey) -- PokerStars New Jersey officially announced the entire schedule for the NJ Spring Championship of Online Poker, with more than $1 million guaranteed over...

4/19/2016

article PokerStars License Renewed in New Jersey; Panama Papers Point to Baazov
(New Jersey) -- New Jersey regulators have extended Amaya Gaming’s temporary online gambling license in the state allowing PokerStars to continue operating for...

4/11/2016

article Amaya Agrees To New Casino Deal for PokerStars
(The Internet) -- Amaya will be adding to its range of games on PokerStars and Full Tilt, but it won’t be on the poker side of its platforms. Continuing the recent...

4/2/2016

press release Amaya granted renewal of approval to operate PokerStars and Full Tilt in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- Amaya Inc. announced today that the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) has renewed its approval to operate the PokerStars and Full Tilt...
article PokerStars NJ Timeline: What’s Next Following The Amaya Insider Trading Charges?
(New Jersey) -- The only certainty for PokerStars right now: It’s a tumultuous time for the online poker site. The end of March saw:
article Renewal of approval granted to Amaya Gaming for online gambling in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- Amaya Gaming first received approval to offer PokerStars and Full Tilt gaming to players located in the state of New Jersey via online gaming sites back...

3/27/2016

article Largest poker website returns to US
(New Jersey) -- The world's largest internet poker company has set up shop in New Jersey, marking its return to the United States in what the industry hopes will...

3/24/2016

article PokerStars Insider Trading Charges Could Spell Doom For Online Poker In California
(California) -- On Wednesday morning the Canadian regulatory body, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), announced it has charged three companies and three...

3/22/2016

article PokerStars introduces new rake structure; gains responsible gambling accreditation
(The Internet) -- Leading online poker operator PokerStars has announced changes to its rake structure which translate into an overall increase of 4 per cent, although...
article PokerStars Is Raising Its Rake, And Why It Can Get Away With It
(New Jersey) -- Monday was a pretty big day for PokerStars. After a two-year sojourn, the online poker site received final approval to operate from the New Jersey...

3/21/2016

article A Comprehensive Look At PokerStars New Jersey’s Lineup Of Games
(New Jersey) -- On Monday morning PokerStars officially went live in New Jersey. The company passed the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement’s five-day trial...
article After A Smooth Soft Launch, PokerStars Flips Over The Open Sign In New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- Nearly five years on from Black Friday, today will go down as an historic one for U.S. online poker, as PokerStars made its full launch into the New...
article PokerStars approved for full launch in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- The world’s largest Internet poker company has set up shop in New Jersey, hoping to give a boost to the nation’s largest online gambling...
article PokerStars goes live in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- PokerStars has officially returned to the United States online gaming market. Owner Amaya today confirmed the operator's launch of real-money online...
article PokerStars goes live in New Jersey with Resorts as partner
(New Jersey) -- A crowd turned its attention from the traditional poker and craps tables at Resorts Casino Hotel to its iGaming Lounge on Monday, as casino and...
press release PokerStars is 'Live' in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- Amaya Inc. – a leading provider of technology-based products and services in the global gaming and interactive entertainment industries –...
article PokerStars now fully operational in N.J.
(New Jersey) -- After years of sitting on the regulatory fence, online gaming giant PokerStars is now licensed and fully operational in New Jersey as of early Monday...

3/18/2016

article BLOG: The Late Arrival Of PokerStars In New Jersey Was A Blessing In Disguise
(New Jersey) -- More than two years since the coordinated launch of the New Jersey online gambling industry, PokerStars has finally joined its iGaming brethren and...

3/17/2016

article PokerStars Debut in New Jersey: The Good, The Bad, And Not Much Ugly
(New Jersey) -- PokerStars’ New Jersey soft launch was scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. EST on Wednesday, and after a slight delay, the site went live just after 4 p.m...

3/16/2016

article PokerStars Begins Test Play in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- The world's largest Internet poker company is starting a trial period of operating in New Jersey.

3/15/2016

article The PokerStars NJ March 16 Soft Launch: Everything You Need To Know
(New Jersey) -- On March 16, the PokerStars New Jersey online poker site will go live. Over the first five days, the site will be limited in its hours of operation and...

3/13/2016

article PokerStars Official New Jersey Launch This Month
(New Jersey) -- Poker Stars New Jersey will go live for real money players on March 21st, it was announced recently. A soft launch is scheduled for this week for up to...

3/12/2016

article NetEnt seals licensing agreement with PokerStars in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- NetEnt has entered into a licence agreement with Amaya-owned online gaming brand PokerStars in the US state of New Jersey.
article PokerStars Soft Launch in New Jersey Scheduled for Wednesday, March 16
(New Jersey) -- PokerStars will be available to 500 players in New Jersey beginning at 4 PM local time on Wednesday, March 16. The soft launch will run from 4-8 PM on...
article PokerStars teams up with NetEnt and prepares for soft launch in New Jersey
(New Jersey) -- Canadian based Amaya Inc, the parent company of PokerStars fought long and hard to get PokerStars back into the U.S market.

3/10/2016

article PokerStars New Jersey site to soft-launch March 16 with NetEnt casino titles
(New Jersey) -- PokerStars‘ New Jersey online gambling site plans a soft-launch next Wednesday ahead of its scheduled official launch on March 21.

3/8/2016

article PokerStars to Launch in New Jersey in March
(New Jersey) -- Amaya Inc. owned PokerStars announced it will launch an online poker site in New Jersey on March 21. It marks the company’s return to the U.S....

3/2/2016

article How Can PokerStars Optimize The Success Of Spin & Go’s In New Jersey?
(New Jersey) -- Arguably, the biggest news in online poker last week wasn’t PokerStars‘ announcement of a New Jersey launch date, but that Spin & Go...
article PokerStars to Return to US on March 21
(New Jersey) -- PokerStars and parent company Amaya had previously announced announced their expectation that Stars would go live in New Jersey in the spring, which...

2/28/2016

article PokerStars Announces March Re-entry Date into US Market
(New Jersey) -- PokerStars will make an initial launch into the New Jersey online gambling industry in March, it was announced recently. Parent company, Amaya, said that...

2/27/2016

article PokerStars Announces March 21 Return to US Gambling Market
(New Jersey) -- PokerStars is back. Nearly five years since the United States government seized its .com Internet domain on April 15, 2011, during online poker’s...

2/15/2016

article PokerStars withdraws heads-up cash games
(The Internet) -- Amaya-owned PokerStars has opted to pull regular heads-up cash game tables from its service offering. In an email distributed to customers, PokerStars...

2/3/2016

article Leander Games secures Iforium, PokerStars deals
(Bahamas) -- Leander Games has brokered content partnerships with Iforium and PokerStars. Under the Iforium deal, the firm will integrate Leander’s entire...

1/30/2016

article PokerStars Running Neymar Jr Spin & Gos in Italy With a €500,000 Top Prize
(Italy) -- Some online poker players in Italy may strike it rich as PokerStars is now running “Neymar Jr Edition” Spin and Go's on its Italian poker...

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