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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.


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.


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' market share in the newly formed Spanish-French market remains the same. The last few weeks have seen Winamax's traffic soar, and it could soon overtake PokerStars Europe.
European Shared Liquidity: Who’s Winning the Battle in Europe

One month of Winamax launched in Spain, how’s the market shaping up? The third installment on PRO’s exclusive series on the new European shared liquidity market.


In an attempt to improve the recreational player experience, PokerStars has announced plans to further expand its Seat Me blind lobby into the Italian market.
PokerStars to Roll Out Blind Lobby and Limit Cash Game Multi-Tabling in Italy

The Seat Me” blind lobby system will expand into Italy while a six-table limit on cash games is also trialed.


A recent upgrade to the desktop and mobile clients indicates that PokerStars is soon to add new game variants to the cash game and tournament offerings in France.
PokerStars Readies for New Game Variants in France

Niche variants and mixed games are coming soon to PokerStars.FR and will share liquidity with Spain.


On May 23, PokerStars Portugal officially joined the shared European player pool that already includes players from France and Spain. The inclusion of Portuguese…
PokerStars European Shared Liquidity: Zoom Conquers Classic Ring Game Traffic

On May 23, PokerStars Portugal officially joined the shared European player pool that already includes players from…


International registration is now open on PokerStars.ES, allowing players outside the country to play on the world’s first shared player pool that…
Why PokerStars Has Opened its French-Spanish Shared Player Pool to an International Audience

Players outside of Spain can now sign up on PokerStars.ES to play on the newly created “PokerStars Europe” player pool.


There are 50 events on the FRESH schedule, culminating in a €1 million Main Event. The Sunday Special and Classic have grown to be larger than the previous Spanish and French versions combined.
A New Tournament Series and Weekly Schedule Launch PokerStars’ New Southern European Poker Network

New “FRESH” tournament series celebrates launch of new French and Spanish liquidity pool.


“The French and Spanish regulators have done an excellent job in enabling a dramatic improvement in the gaming experience in their jurisdictions.”
A New Era for European Online Poker: PokerStars France and Spain Combine Player Pools

The Stars Group becomes the first operator to take advantage of new European rules on shared liquidity.


Unfortunately, soon after the July 2017 agreement was made, cracks began to show in the coordination.
French-Spanish Liquidity Sharing: How Europe’s Online Poker Landscape Will Change

PokerStars’ Italian-French poker room will go head-to-head with many of the world’s largest dot-com poker rooms.


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