PokerStars Store Launches on the Web

Merchandise from online poker giant PokerStars is now available on the web.

The new PokerStars web store only takes traditional payment methods using USD, EUR or GBP (no StarsCoin), but you can get the sleek PokerStars/Hugo Boss co-branded merch.

Branded items that were previously only available through the PokerStars store within the client, were first made available to attendees at EPT Barcelona earlier this summer. At the time company officials revealed to pokerfuse that a new PokerStars web store was coming.

Be sure to check it out!

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Andrew Neeme Becomes the Latest Run It Up Ambassador

Popular poker vlogger Andrew Neeme has joined forces with Jason Somerville and his venture Run It Up.

He now becomes the fourth non-PokerStars team pro to become a RIU ambassador in quick succession.

Andrew is known for producing high-quality poker vlogs on his YouTube channel. His channel grew close to 100k subscribers in no time.

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PokerStars Matching Donations to Help Indonesian Disaster Victims

Recently, Indonesia was devastated by a series of powerful earthquakes that hit the island of Sulawesi triggering a massive tsunami, killing more than 2000 people and affecting the lives of 1.6 million people.

PokerStars, the world’s largest online poker site has once again partnered with CARE International and has set up a fundraising campaign called “Helping Hands

PokerStars will match any donations made by the players to a value of up to $50,000.

Players can make donations via two ways:

They can use their Stars Coin via the Stars Rewards Store by donation $20 (2000 Stars Coins) or

By donation directly via a special page set up by Care International here.

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Chris Moneymaker Ships Two Events at PokerStars NJCOOP

PokerStars Team Pro Chris Moneymaker is running incredibly hot as he bags two NJCOOP events back to back.

Moneymaker: Quite the appropriate name for a man who launched the poker boom back in 2004 where he won the WSOP Main Event for $2.5 million by qualifying via a satellite on PokerStars for just $86.

This time around, the champ is out on the Garden State, where he’s currently grinding NJCOOP online, the third annual online tournament series running on PokerStars New Jersey.

His first win came on Wednesday at Event #14, a $100 Progressive KO NLHE tourney where he overcame a field of 242 entries to take home over $5000. He continued this performance and shipped Event #16, a $300 8-Game, the very next day to take home his second NJCOOP title.

He wasn’t done that night as he continued his hot streak with a final table in Event #17 and added $1386 to his bag.

In just three events, Chris Moneymaker bagged almost $12,000 by investing just $450 across three events.

NJCOOP continues this week with a $150,000 guaranteed Main Event on Sunday. Looking at his run, one wouldn’t be surprised to see him feature in the Final table once again.

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Is PokerStars Gearing up for Spin & Go Anniversary Celebration?

Thanks to the latest client update, it seems that PokerStars is planning to launch something special to commemorate four years of Spin & Gos.

It was exactly four years ago when the world’s leading online poker site PokerStars launched its lottery based three-handed sit & gos. Players in this format can win thousands of times the buy-in, and sometimes even a million.

Well, it seems that PokerStars may once again look to promote the very popular and recreational-friendly format. In the latest software update on various PokerStars clients, a new audio file has been added with the file name “sfx_spingo_prize_pool_celebration.”

Interestingly, the audio file for some reason is located inside the PokerStars Power Up folder—vaguely suggesting a possible introduction of jackpot element in Power Up. That seems unlikely but who knows… ?

In its four years, PokerStars has made dozens of millionaires and over a billion dollars has been paid out.

There’s a high chance then that PokerStars will once again run an anniversary promotion this month, something it has done every year for the last four, usually with free tickets and daily challenges and running special millionaire tournaments. And the audio file suggests the company may well have an extra trick or two up its sleave for this outing.

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PokerStars Team Pro Becomes CardsChat Ambassador

High stakes and a popular Twitch poker streamer joins the CardsChat team.

Jeff Gross, a Team Pro of PokerStars, has become the latest member to join the team of CardsChat, a poker forum and a news portal.

CardsChat recently reached a milestone of signing up their 250,000th member since its inception in 2004.

Jeff is a well known professional poker player and has racked up almost $3.2 million in total live earnings as per The Handon Mob. His biggest score came in 2013 where he took home over $400,000 when he finished 3rd place in a Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open High Roller tournament.

He was signed up by PokerStars in 2017 and since then has been regularly streaming on Twitch.

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OP-Poker Takes a Look at PokerStars VR

Ambassadors of PokerStars’ Power Up were invited at EGX Birmingham to take a tour of PokerStars’ VR product.

OP-Poker, a team of Twitch streamers and official ambassadors of PokerStars’ Power Up, was recently invited to have a look at PokerStars’ brand new upcoming Virtual Reality Product PokerStars VR held at EGX conference at Birmingham.

PokerStars VR is a free-to-play Virtual Reality poker game, developed in conjunction with software developers Lucky VR in an attempt to combine elements of live and online poker.

The product supports voice command controls, live streaming as well as social media integration. Players can also throw their chips, smoke a cigar, order drinks, etc—giving it a feel of live poker.

Nick Walsh, from OP-Poker, got a chance to interact with PokerStars VR team and the users who gave this product a try.

Watch the video here:

You can read more about the PokerStars VR in depth by going to OP-Poker’s website here.

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