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Last Updated November 11, 2019Originally Published September 27, 2019
How to Win a Platinum Pass to PSPC 2020 in Barcelona

Pokerfuse has compiled a detailed list of how PokerStars is offering players a chance to win a Platinum Pass worth approximately $30,000.


PokerStars Ambassador André Akkari is the face of a new promotion “Akkari’s Road to PSPC.” A Platinum Pass will be given away to special event on the Brazilian Series of Poker (BSOP) tour.
Third PokerStars Ambassador Lends Name to “Road to PSPC” Tour

André Akkari joins Chris Moneymaker and Kalidou Sow as faces of the global Platinum Pass giveaway.


Flutter would be juggling PokerStars and Full Tilt, two iPoker skins, and two independent platforms--Sky and Adjarabet.
Online Poker Under the Flutter-Stars Group Merger: Six Key Points

Sports betting is the focus, but poker remains a key component of the deal—Flutter could inherit six online poker brands across four separate platforms.


Partypoker and PokerStars have announced new live stops in Sochi, Russia. PokerStars will return to the country in early 2020 with EPT Sochi.
PokerStars, Partypoker Announce Fresh Wave of Live Stops In Sochi

Russia remains a key acquisition channel for online poker operators.


PokerStars has revealed more stops on the now-global “Moneymaker’s Road To The PSPC” tour. The tour will host eight live stops between now and mid-January, with five in the UK and Ireland.
Moneymaker’s Road To The PSPC Tour Sets Off Around The World

Stops are scheduled in Russia, UK, Ireland and the US over the next four months, with hints of Canada and Brazil to come.


Later this month, a Platinum Pass will be given away via random prize draw in Namur, Belgium. Six finalists will play a sit and go for a Pass in Lex Live 2 in London, UK.
PokerStars Ramps Up PSPC 2020 Promotion Via Live Routes

Over the course of the next month spanning four European countries, PokerStars will be giving away Platinum Passes to the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship.


Feshchenko was first linked to 888poker last year, when she teamed up during its WSOP 8-Team event. The signing will be utilized by the online poker operator to spread a positive message about poker to players in Russia.
888poker Signs Russian Poker Pro Daria Feshchenko As New Ambassador

The announcement was made ahead of the 888poker Live Sochi Main Event, which wrapped up on August 15.


TSG has reported further revenue decline in its legacy “international” business segment. Unfavorable currency fluctuations accounted for some of this decline, but on a constant currency basis the drop was still 7%.
The Stars Group’s International Business Continues to Struggle under Regulatory Pressures

While three “disrupted” markets are moving towards regulation, the situation in the other two is murkier.


888poker has announced that it will head to Sochi for the first time for its next stop on its tour. Scheduled for August, 888Poker Live Sochi will be held at the Sochi Poker Club room located in the Sochi Casino and Resort.
888 Live Tour to Debut in Sochi

After partypoker and PokerStars, 888 becomes the latest international poker operator to head onto Russian soil.


As part of an ongoing effort to become a global poker tournament brand, WPT is set to make its debut on Australian soil with the announcement of WPT Australia.
World Poker Tour is Heading to Australia for the First Time

Through its partnership with The Star Gold Coast Casino in Queensland, the World Poker Tour will be hosting its inaugural WPT event in Australia this year.


16% of revenue in the international segment came from five disrupted markets. Russia likely represents at least half that figure.
The Stars Group in 2019: Understanding the Russian Disruption

The past, present and future for PokerStars in the Russian market.


Sporting events went against the operator in its UK business, resulting in a 37% drop in revenue for that vertical.
TSG Q1 2019: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Adverse exchange rates, unfavorable win margins and continual problems in “disruptive” markets dampen the mood.


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