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Team PokerStars Pro in San Diego

When we first put the PokerStars Pro Tour together, we really didn't know what kind of turnout we'd get. We knew we wanted to create grassroots support for online poker ("iPoker" as the legislators call it) in California. We were pretty sure that bringing some of our top Team Pros to California card...more

by Lee Jones on July 21, 2015 7:36 PM

WSOP 2015: Jason Mercier on a bad summer turned good

There was a time earlier this summer when Jason Mercier thought things couldn't get any worse. It didn't last long, but at the time he was 100 per cent serious when he said it was a terrible summer. You might think this was odd coming from a man who had just won three SCOOP titles. But the numbers ...more

by Stephen Bartley on July 10, 2015 11:34 PM

APPT9: The second half of Season 9

The Asia Pacific Poker Tour may be on summer hiatus but the APPT team is hard at work getting things ready for the exciting second half of Season 9 which begins in a month's time.Here's a look at the remaining poker festivals this season:July 30-Aug 9: APPT Manila hosted by PokerStars Live ManilaAug...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 24, 2015 1:30 PM

Meet your hero Neymar Jr in Barcelona

How does this sound? Two tickets to an FC Barcelona game? Seven nights in a four star hotel for you and a guest, travel expenses, and free entry into a €2,150 EPT Barcelona festival side event of your choice? Oh, and how about meeting Neymar Jr while you're there?Well today we'll explain how you can...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 12, 2015 10:55 AM

The countdown begins: Details released for EPT12 Barcelona

The EPT returns to Barcelona... all is wellWe'll be honest. We've been hanging around the office this past week or so with our hands in our pockets. Since the EPT Grand Final ended last month we've let the blog rest a little, but it has not rested happily. SCOOP aside all we've done is kick the tire...more

by Stephen Bartley on June 11, 2015 11:51 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo joins PokerStars

He's one of the biggest names in sport, and he commands the largest social media following of any athlete on the planet.Now football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has joined PokerStars, the most popular poker company in the world.He has become a member of Team PokerStars and will act as a brand ambass...more

by Simon Young on May 27, 2015 1:41 PM

Vanessa Pacella: Fighter to the end

Vanessa wasn't afraid to walk into a room full of strangers and let her shining bald head reflect the inset lights above. In a room full of dull bulbs and tired faces, Vanessa's eyes alone turned heads. She was the first bright thing the poker writers at the World Series of Poker had seen in a while...more

by Brad Willis on May 12, 2015 7:46 PM

The millionaires' secrets

He is an assistant professor at a university in Bulgaria. She works in a Taiwanese factory that makes TFT and LCD televisions. They are surrounded on any given day by people who are happy to have a job, make their paychecks, and pay for their home loans. This morning, he went to work at the universi...more

by Brad Willis on May 12, 2015 5:28 PM

PokerStars Makes Millionaires out of JUANYI828, citoject

The PokerStars Makes Millionaires promotion is so crazy that it's almost hard to believe it exists. Twelve lucky players given the chance to play for $1,000,000 with no risk whatsoever - there really isn't anything else like it in the world. As the rest of the PokerStars community focused on the Sp...more

by PokerStars.net Staff on May 11, 2015 10:57 AM

Help the people of Nepal now

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 the poker community to support the relief operations. We will double your donation. Give a dollar and we'll make it two. Give us $50?...more

by Sue Hammett on April 29, 2015 1:41 PM

Win your way to the Grand Final Women's event

Last weekend the EPT Malta festival came to an end, with Jean Montury winning in what would best be described as the "late early hours of Sunday morning". But with the end of one festival thoughts turn naturally to the next, and the EPT Grand Final which starts at the end of this month. Already ther...more

by Brad Willis on April 10, 2015 3:01 PM

PokerStars launches Natural Born Poker Player

So you're on a roof top chasing a guy who moments ago stole a woman's handbag. He's pretty good with the parkour but your sense of justice compels you to follow him. You nearly get hold of him in the car park but he manages to leap off a balcony onto the building opposite. It's a big jump, but your ...more

by Stephen Bartley on April 3, 2015 10:00 AM

Vanuatu Cyclone Emergency Appeal launched

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 260kph, Cyclone Pam tore across one of the poorest nations on Earth leaving thousands of families homeless, hungry and terr...more

by Brad Willis on March 17, 2015 7:27 PM

Grab your headphones for EPT Not Live podcast

We're here today to recognize something that doesn't get talked about enough in our society:EPT Live Withdrawal Syndrome. Symptoms include staring forlornly at your blank computer screen, singing "Everyone Loves a Chop Pot" in the shower, and buying a monkey with a stubbly beard and naming him "Stap...more

by Brad Willis on March 6, 2015 2:57 PM

Russia's sss66666 spends $5 on Spin & Go, wins $1 MILLION

It's the middle of the night in southern Russia, but there is one house where you can be sure all the lights are on. If you can't find it by the light, just listen for the screaming.Just minutes ago, a Russian PokerStars player with the screen name sss66666 entered a $5 Spin & Go tournament. As the ...more

by Simon Young on January 13, 2015 11:57 AM
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