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The new client is available to download on the domain PokerStarsInSochi.com, and PokerStars.RU reportedly redirects Russian visitors to this new domain.
PokerStars Launches Dedicated Client in Russia

The “PokerStars Sochi” client is being deployed to Russian online poker players: The player pools remains international, but the online casino is gone.


PokerStars has announced the first stop for one of its most iconic poker tour—European Poker Tour 2019 with EPT Sochi to be held next year in March.
PokerStars Announce Sochi as its First Stop for EPT 2019

The European Poker Tour sponsored by PokerStars will once again kick off in Sochi for its next season in 2019.


Earlier this month, PRO reported how Russia’s largest bank had started to block transactions to unlicensed gambling sites.
PokerStars in Russia: Impact From Blocking “Marginal” as Company Sees Bright Future

Effect of payment processing in third quarter “wasn’t meaningful” as the company plans to soon restart marketing efforts in the market.


Russia's largest bank Sberbank has confirmed to prohibit online transactions to blacklisted offshore gambling sites including online giant PokerStars.
Russia’s Largest Bank Implements Ban on Offshore Gambling Transactions

The bill signed by Putin last year is finally having an impact, with state-owned Sberbank now declining transactions to offshore sites and ewallets.


This is an excerpt from Poker Industry PRO’s recently published The State of the Online Poker Industry: Summer 2018, our twice-annual snapshot of the…
Regulatory Headwinds in Four Countries: Russia, Norway, Germany and UK

An excerpt from Poker Industry PRO’s latest report into the state of the online poker industry in 2018.


“It’s great to see the EPT returning to Sochi but with a slight twist as the EPT Open Sochi.” In terms of buy-in, the Sochi Open is much closer to the company’s new Festival events than a traditional EPT.
Where PokerStars’ “EPT Open” Concept Sits in its 2018 Live Strategy

A second Sochi series on the schedule: Operator announces a lower buy-in EPT stop in Russia this September.


WSOP is running a fully slate of satellites in both Nevada and New Jersey. The official sponsors 888 and Winamax are offering a variety of satellites.
A Complete Guide to WSOP 2018 Online Qualifiers

888Poker and Winamax are once again the two authorized WSOP partners outside the US, while others offer unofficial packages.


The partnership will officially start in May with the sponsorship of WSOP-C Russia, that marks the first time the WSOP-C tournament has hit Russian soil.
Partypoker Signs Four Year Partnership Deal with Casino Sochi

The online operator becomes the primary partner of Casino Sochi despite the grey market status of the country.


“We are currently reviewing recent Russian regulations that will likely restrict the number of Russian payment processors who elect to engage with offshore online gaming operators.”
PokerStars in Russia: Understanding the Anticipated Headwinds in 2018

New law set to come into effect on May 25 could impact Russian access to online poker.


European shared liquidity again dominated the headlines this week. There also continues to be a flurry of activity around brand ambassadors this week.
Ambassador Activity, Connecting Four and the Latest Live: This Week in Online Poker

European shared liquidity again dominated the headlines this week. There was positive developments from both Portugal…


Major stops next year include a return to the Kings Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic in February, with a €5 million guaranteed prize pool--five times the amount guaranteed last year.
Partypoker Guarantees Over $100 Million in Prize Money Across its 2018 Live Schedule

Resurgent operator further moves into PokerStars’ heartland with a €10 million-guaranteed Barcelona stop next year.


Partypoker is once again making its mark on the global live poker tournament scene with its $10 Million guaranteed Caribbean Poker Party next month in the Dominican Republic.
Partypoker Shines Spotlight on the Dominican Republic with $10 Million Caribbean Poker Party

$5 million guaranteed Main Event highlights newly released schedule of tournaments.


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