About PokerStars

We are part of Flutter Entertainment plc, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider for over thirteen million customers worldwide. Learn more about what we do, how we work and where to find us.

Who We Are

Our business

We are a business created by poker fans, for poker fans. Poker is part of our DNA and runs through the core of everything we do. Today we are one brand with three distinct flavours across poker, casino and sports. Our products are industry leading and played by millions of registered customers across the globe.

Our customers

Our customers are fiercely loyal, and they’ve been a huge part of our evolution into a global multi-vertical gaming company. Their reward is the biggest prize pools, elite customer service and a constant flow of new products to play with in a safe and fair environment.

Our people

Our people are the lifeblood of the business. We’re home to a rich tapestry of ages, genders and nationalities; connected through a love of gaming and the pursuit of excellence. Every day we draw on a wealth of experience, skills and ideas incubated in over 60 different countries across the world.

This is who we are, and this is what sets us apart from the competition.

Our employee mission

We strive towards one goal, using our attention to detail and desire to be the best at what we do. The vision: to be the world’s number one iGaming destination for players; the mission: to maintain momentum and continue to innovate and drive our success.

Our Story

Our story means a lot to us. Major milestones have become part of PokerStars folklore. They reinforce what we believe is the right way to do things for our customers and for each other.

2001

PokerStars launches real money tables. The first account holder is Swedish player Oskar ‘pokermaniac’ Hornell

2002

World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) launches and generates a total prize pool of $730,000

2003

Chris Moneymaker wins World Series of Poker Main Event for $2.5 million after qualifying in an $86 satellite at PokerStars.com

2004

The first PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) takes place on the Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas cruise ship and is won by Gus Hansen for $455,780

2004

PokerStars launches the European Poker Tour

2006

The Sunday Million launches as the first weekly tournament to have a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million

2007

Poker superstar Daniel Negreanu joins Team PokerStars Pro and becomes the site’s main brand ambassador

2009

PokerStars introduces the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), which is unique in that it features the same events at three buy-in levels – Low, Medium and High

2010

PokerStars becomes one of the first operators granted a French online gaming licence and launches www.pokerstars.fr

2011

PokerStars sets an official Guinness World Record for the largest online tournament with 200,000 players buying into $1 event

2012

The fourth Spring Championship of Online Poker becomes the richest online poker festival of all time, awarding $65,332,179 to players

2012

Fast-fold ring game format Zoom Poker is officially launched and becomes a massive hit, with more than a quarter of all cash game hands on the internet being played in Zoom

2012

PokerStars obtains assets of former competitor Full Tilt Poker

2013

microulis69 from Greece is awarded $103,800 after winning PokerStars 100 billionth hand. More than $5 million is awarded to PokerStars players during the 100 Billion Hands Celebration

2014

PokerStars becomes part of The Stars Group, one of the world’s largest publicly-traded online gaming companies

2015

BetStars launches as the next stage in the evolution of online sports betting, available on desktop, mobile and tablet

2016

PokerStars online poker and casino receives technical approval to operate the world’s most popular poker site in New Jersey

2016

Full Tilt joins the award-winning PokerStars online platform, combining the player pools of both brands and delivering greater game selection and bigger tournaments

2017

Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) at PokerStars broke more records with a total prize pool of $93.8 million, the largest ever online tournament series the poker industry has seen

2018

Pokerstars is the first online poker operator to offered shared pool under license in France and Spain

2018

The Stars Group completes its acquisition of Sky Betting & Gaming

2018

UFC® and PokerStars team up for first official poker sponsorship

2019

Ground-breaking PokerStars event PSPC generates record-breaking $26,455,500 prize pool including life-changing $5.1 million top prize

2019

PokerStars deals its 200 billionth hand

2019

PokerStars smashed its own record for the largest ever online poker tournament series, paying out $105 million, the first-ever online tournament to beat the $100 million milestone

2019

The Stars Group and Fox Sports announce historic U.S. media and sports wagering partnership

2019

FOX Bet launches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

2019

The Stars Group announced that it had agreed with the minority shareholders of BetEasy, its Australian-based sports betting business, to acquire the remaining 20% interest in the company for AUD$151 million

2020

Flutter Entertainment plc (“Flutter”) and The Stars Group Inc. announce the completion of a combination to become the enlarged Flutter Entertainment plc

2020

PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker offers the biggest total prize pool in the history of online poker, at $185 million

Our Products

Poker

Poker is where our story began. It’s part of our DNA. We’re proud to be the biggest online poker company in the world, live and online, serving a community of millions of players globally.

Casino

Our online casinos are among the largest and fastest-growing in the world. Our players enjoy some of the biggest, newest and most popular games and titles, with exciting challenges and innovative promotions across all platforms.

Sports

We’re home to some of the most exciting sports betting brands in the world, offering our players the chance to make their opinion count on their favourite events.

Our Brands

PokerStars is part of Flutter Entertainment Plc; a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider which brings together exceptional brands, products and businesses and a diverse global presence.