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PokerStars has ended the 5-max format trial at micro-stakes cash games in its European segregated market.
PokerStars Ends Five-Handed Trial in Europe Following Drop in Cash Game Traffic

Micro-stakes cash game tables return to 6-max after two-week test run.


The switch from 6-max to 5-max tables came into effect on July 24 at NLHE and PLO 2NL and 5NL ring and Zoom games.
PokerStars Trials Five-Handed at Micro Stakes Cash Game Tables in European Segregated Market

Following a short-lived trial in Italy last year, PokerStars is once again testing out five-max cash game tables at 2NL and 5NL stakes.


PokerStars has reintroduced table selection and seat selection on a trial basis on its ring-fenced market in Italy.
PokerStars Reintroduces Table Selection in Italy at Select Stakes on a Trial Basis

Italy the testbed for bringing back table and seat section as the company “seeks the right balance” for their poker ecosystem.


On July 18, PokerStars rolled out Showtime Hold’em for real money in the room’s French market. Games are available at nine different cash game stakes from 1c/5c (€2 buy-in) up to €5/€10 (€1000 buy-in).
PokerStars Spreads Showtime Hold’em in France

Available for a limited time only, Showtime becomes the second novelty game format to be spread in the ring-fenced market.


MicroMillions returns for its 15th edition from July 14 to 28 with 146 tournaments--making it the largest ever schedule in the history of the series.
PokerStars Announces 15th Edition of MicroMillions

Operator’s low-stakes series returns with 146 tournaments including novelty variants 6+ Hold’em, Fusion, and Showtime Hold’em.


The TRIO Series, which made its debut last year is returning back for its second iteration with more than €7 million prize money starting May 26.
TRIO Series Returns to PokerStars European Segregated Market with €7 Million Guaranteed Prize Pool

Starting May 26, the 180-tournaments series has 40% higher guarantees and double the schedule of last year’s inaugural TRIO.


Deployed in Spain and France, though not yet in Portugal, the move follows its trial adoption in Italy last summer which the company has touted as a success.
Six-Max Cash Game Table Limit Rolls Out on PokerStars Europe

Almost a year after its deployment in Italy, the table cap is deployed on France and Spain.


Four new ambassadors and eight new streamers join the PokerStars team. New Ambassadors come in the form of Arlie Shaban and the OP Poker Team, who will stream PokerStars' new poker innovations.
PokerStars Reveals New Stable of Twitch Streamers and Ambassadors

Twelve have been signed to the PokerStars roster this week in the wake of high-profile departures in February.


PokerStars is expected to deal its 200 billionth hand on May 1. To celebrate this landmark, the room is giving away more than $1 million across through a variety of promotions across its major markets.
PokerStars Gears Up to Celebrate 200 Billionth Hand Across All Major Markets

More than $1 million to be given away via a string of promotions over the next 15 days as it nears the 200 billion hand landmark.


PokerStars has rolled out changes to its Stars Rewards loyalty program to almost all its online poker markets.
PokerStars Overhauls Stars Rewards Program Across Markets Worldwide

Company unveils first major overhaul to its loyalty program since it went live nearly two years ago.


PokerStars has overhauled its loyalty program, Stars Rewards, spanning several major markets including the dot-com international player pool as well as the…
PokerStars Rolls Out Revamped Stars Rewards Program Globally

Following a trial in Italy last week, the new Stars Rewards program is now live in all the PokerStars markets except for New Jersey.


There is been an intense battle going on between the two major the European segregated market. The difference in cash game traffic between PokerStars Europe network and Winamax has shrunk to less than 3%.
PokerStars and Winamax Fighting Neck-and-Neck in European Segregated Market

Traffic in lockstep as both operators prepare for their big spring tournament series.


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