Older Update: Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker are now owned by Amaya Gaming Group Inc. followed a $4.9 billion deal that was announced in the late spring of 2014. Edit: Amaya changed their name and is now known as The Stars Group. -.
PokerStars is an online poker cardroom owned by The Stars Group. It can be accessed through downloadable poker clients for the Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. It is the largest real money online poker site in the world, controlling over two-thirds of the total online poker market. A PokerStars.com online satellite tournament produced the 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP) champion, Chris Moneymaker. As the first person to become a world champion by qualifying at an online poker site, Moneymaker'
At the time PokerStars was valued at around $2 billion. Potential buyers included the Rank Group and William Hill and there was also speculation that a merger could take place. It was widely believed that PokerStars would choose to float on the London Stock Exchange, following in the footsteps of some of its rivals such as PartyPoker.
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June 2014. Canadian gambling company Amaya, led by David Baazov, acquires PokerStars in a $4.9 billion transaction. The deal includes everything, including PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and all associated brands like European Poker Tour. PokerStars (Rational Group) becomes publicly traded for the first time.
PokerStars was founded on the 11th of September 2001 in Costa Rica and is owned by The Stars Group since 2014. PokerStars made history when it was the first to produce an online satellite tournament the 2003 World Series of Poker making Chris Moneymaker the first person ever to become an online world champion, his win played an important factor in catalysing the mid-2000 poker boom.
PokerStars is the home of poker and the largest poker site in the world. It has dealt more than 200 billion hands and hosted more than a billion online tournaments, while sponsoring some of the biggest live poker events. PokerStars Casino is one of the world's fastest growing casinos.
PokerStars is the world’s largest online poker operator. In the US, PokerStars online poker and Stars Casino online casino operations run in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. A joint venture between US broadcaster Fox and PokerStars’ parent company TSG, FoxBet branded online and mobile sports betting operations also run in NJ and PA.