PokerStars Summer Festival Malta 2022 is Almost Here!

The date is set — PokerStars will be landing on the sunny shores of Malta on June 18.

If you fancy a last-minute trip to the island, you can try to win your way via the qualifiers and satellites running on the client.

Check out the Main Event qualifiers, which are underway and running every night.

published 7 months, 4 weeks ago • by permalink

The BSOP’s Long-Awaited Return to Rio is a Great Success

PokerStars' Brazilian Series of Poker (BSOP) returned to Rio de Janeiro in style, with the Main Event attracting 1,158 players, smashing the guarantee.

Brazilian Series of Poker (BSOP) is the most significant poker series in the southern hemisphere. Sponsored by PokerStars, BSOP has been going strong for 17 years, although Rio de Janeiro has been notably missing from the list of host cities for the past decade.

This year, the series finally returned to Rio as poker advocates in the state got a court decision that again made it legal to organize live poker tournaments. It was a lengthy legal battle but the one that ended favorably for all fans of the game in Brazil.

The BSOP Rio de Janeiro stop took place June 1 – 7, featuring a total of 23 events and $1.3 million in guaranteed prizes. Organizers expected a big turnout, and they were indeed not disappointed by the final results.

The R$ 3000 ($615) Main Event saw 1,158 entries, which was enough to shatter the R$ 3,000,000 guarantee. When the dust settled, Francisco Benitez was the last man standing, taking home R$ 517,500 for his efforts.

An interesting detail about this victory (in addition to the big payday) is that there was no heads-up play. Benitez was the chip leader three-handed and got mixed up in a three-way all-in with Ace-Ten. He was up against pocket kings and pocket sevens. The suspense lasted until the final card, but the deuce on the river sealed the deal, giving Benitez a wheel to eliminate both of his opponents in one clean swoop.

published 7 months, 4 weeks ago • by permalink

Boy, Byeeee! Dan Bilzerian + GG’s Breakup: The Complete Saga

The controversial playboy has finally parted ways with GGPoker -- and, this time, it's official. Here's the Bilzerian/GG timeline you didn't know you needed.

Is he in? Or is he out?

Speculation has been rife since International Women’s Day that GG had finally axed Dan Bilzerian as an Ambassador of the online poker brand. However, the super sleuths over at pokerfuse got it wrong.

Bilzerian was still very much part of the brand at the time.

Thanks to Jen Newell at Tight Poker and a spicy recent YouTube interview with Bilzerian, it looks like the pair have finally, officially, for good, broken up and are never-ever-getting-back-together.

Here is @pokerprojones with the dramatic timeline of the entire Bilzerian/GG saga that you didn’t know you needed.

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PokerStars Reminds Players To Control Their Bankroll

Bankroll management is a crucial way to manage the amount of money you spend on an online poker site.

PokerStars has excellent built-in tools that can help you do this.

Other tools to help you manage your time and money at PokerStars include:

  • Table Limits
  • Tournament Buy-in Limits
  • Take-a-Break
  • Self-exclusion
  • Restrict Withdrawal Cancellation

You can check out more on PokerStars responsible gambling tools here.

For PokerStars US-specific responsible gambling tools, check out this handy guide on what the online poker site offers here.

To learn more about this operator, head to our PokerStars US Review.

published 8 months ago • by permalink