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.
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.
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 Moneymakerbagged 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.
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.
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.
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.
Last week on the special edition of the Pokerfuse Podcast, our host Michael Gentile sat down with former Head of Corporate Communications and Global Poker Marketing for PokerStars, Eric Hollreiser, to discuss various topics covering everything from Black Friday to Supernova Elite, PSPC and what’s the future of online poker may look like, and much more!
PokerStars gave away 320 free entries to the $25,000 buy-in PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) over the course of the previous year via Platinum Passes that after accomodations and spending money were valued at $30,000.