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Recognizing One Year of “Home First” Remote Working

This week PokerStars recognized one year of “Home First” remote working across our office locations.

To commemorate the occasion, our engagement team planned a week of events and activities to thank everyone for their hard work, commitment, and resilience over the past year. Employees also had the opportunity to share stories with one another, highlighting their journey throughout 2020.

Cheers to a week packed with activities, reflection and fun! Here’s a quick recap on the week that was:


Monday, 22 March:


  • “Winning Moments” Take Over: All PokerStars team members were given extra opportunity to nominate and recognize colleagues who have supported them over the past year. These nominations were available via our Intranet, with the top submitters being awarded some great prizes.


  • Unmind’s Guide to Better Sleep: To further support mental health and wellbeing, all PokerStars employees are eligible to sign up for Unmind, a proactive and preventative mental health platform, free of charge. Unmind are raising awareness around the importance of sleep on our mental wellbeing, and our engagement team shared some helpful tips and advice for a good night’s sleep.


Tuesday, 23 March:


  • Feng Shui your workplace webinar: In collaboration with our engagement team, Patricia Lohan, an internationally recognized Feng Shui expert, hosted a webinar to share advice on how to best organize one’s workspace. Our team of Stars even had the opportunity to share photos of their workspace for Patricia’s review!

  • Extended lunch break: To encourage some extra time off at the beginning of the week, team members were awarded an extended lunch break to enjoy.


Wednesday, 24 March:


  • Let’s Play Poker Together: Our ever-popular monthly staff poker tournaments kicked off, with iPhone 12s and cash prizes up for grabs. We upped the prizes for the special occasion, but nonetheless the events are always great fun for all to enjoy.


Thursday, 25 March:


  • Live Magic Show and Q&A: Magic and iGaming came together for an unforgettable hour of fun and surprises, as celebrated TV magician Dynamo performed live over Zoom for our employees in an exclusive act.

Friday, 26 March:


  • Exercise Hour: The end of the week is the perfect time to increase energy levels. To encourage such, everyone was able to take time out of their workday and get active, with plenty of fun body/mind exercise suggestions shared by our engagement team.


We want to thank all our employees for their strength and resilience throughout the past year. We hope everyone had a chance to reflect and enjoy the week of activities with colleagues.