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First half revenue for 2018 amounted to $463 million, growth of 9.7 year-over-year. “This vertical continues to recognize the benefits of, not only our focus on high value players and the stars rewards program, but also the shared liquidity pool in Southern Europe, where Portugal recently joined France and Spain.”
The Stars Group Reports Biggest Online Poker Half-Year On Record

With growth of almost 10% in the first six months of the year, TSG has reported its biggest H1 since acquiring PokerStars in late 2014.


Australia acquisitions accounted for $61 million, or 15%, of the group’s total revenue for the quarter.
Business Monitor: Stars Group Q2 2018

The Stars Group reported total group revenue of $412 million in the second quarter of 2018, its highest on record and…


PokerStars parent company, The Stars Group, has reentered the Australian online gambling market through the acquisition of CrownBet Holdings Pty Limited, the…
The Stars Group Returns to Online Gaming in Australia

PokerStars parent company, The Stars Group, has reentered the Australian online gambling market through the acquisition…


Australian online sportsbook CrownBet, now part of The Stars Group (TSG), has entered into an agreement to purchase William Hill Australia for $234 million.
The Stars Group Doubles Down in Australian Sports Betting Market

PokerStars parent company increases stake in CrownBet and agrees to purchase William Hill’s Australia division.


The acquisition marks a return for TSG into the Australian online gambling market. Australia is the world’s second largest regulated sports betting market, and CrownBet is one of the market’s fastest growing sportsbooks.
The Stars Group Buys Majority Stake in Australian Online Sportsbook

PokerStars parent company returns to Australia via a 62% stake in CrownBet.


ElkY leaves PokerStars, and Gruissem joins partypoker. The Aussie Millions sets Main Event attendance record.
Aussie Records, Power Up Tweaks and Sponsors in the Spotlight: This Week in Online Poker

The sponsored pro shuffle continues this week, first with the announcement that long-standing PokerStars sponsored pro…


Virtue Poker is seeking to raise $25 million in its ICO to build a decentralized online poker platform.
Czech’s Guarantees, Australian Updates and the Virtue of the Blockchain: This Week in Online Poker

Is there virtue in a decentralized blockchain-based online poker room? Virtue Poker hit the headlines this week touting…


Five major dot-com tournaments will run in September and two in France. Global Poker League launches in India.
This Week in Online Poker: Favorable Reviews, Big MTTs and India in the Spotlight

There’s no doubt about it, September is going to be huge for online MTTs, quite possibly the biggest month for…


“We will continue to work with the Australian player alliance to lobby the government to provide a safe regulated environment for residents to play online poker in the future,” party said.
PokerStars, Partypoker Set Australia Departure Days

With 888’s prior exit, the top three European online poker operators will stop serving Australia.


Australian withdrawal is now on the cards for mid-September, and is expected to have a 2.5% impact on revenue.
The Context Around Four Key Markets Mentioned on The Stars Group Q2 Call

Understanding the situation in Australia, Poland, Colombia and the Czech Republic.


“We’ve been aware of this day coming and have done our best to keep you informed, but we can confirm that we’ll be closing our real money poker tables to players in Australia, most likely around mid-September."
PokerStars Confirms Mid-September Australia Withdrawal

Senate vote to strengthen the Interactive Gambling Act has the expected effect.


The Australian Senate voted on Wednesday to pass an amendment that will see the end of offshore-regulated online gaming in the country.
Senate Rings the Death Knell for Online Poker in Australia

Despite a public inquiry into online poker still pending, senators shut the door on offshore operators.


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