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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.


PokerStars has announced that Russian TV sports presenter Dmitry Guberniev has signed on as a PokerStarsSochi brand ambassador ahead of the next Sochi live stop.
PokerStars Signs Russian Brand Ambassador to Promote EPT Stop, Sochi Client

Dmitry Guberniev, a Russian sports commentator and TV presenter, joins PokerStars to promote October’s EPT Open Sochi.


partypoker LIVE, the land-based poker tour of online poker operator partypoker, has agreed to become a tour sponsor of the Triton Poker Series.
partypoker LIVE Partners with Triton Poker Series

The latest deal signifies the continued investment into poker by GVC-owned partypoker and furthers its collaboration with the Triton Poker Series.


On a constant currency basis, annual online poker growth was 0.4%. The company assured investors that its mitigation strategy was helping to right the ship in Russia.
“Sometimes it’s Been Overlooked”: TSG Ekes Out Poker Growth Despite Tough Q4

Regulatory headwinds dampen PokerStars growth, but its stability over the year and its success as a customer acquisition channel should be heralded, says company.


Years in the making, Run It Once Poker will officially be open to the public this week. The newest online poker site, a spinoff of the Run It Once poker…
Run It Once Poker Announces Public Launch Date

Starting Wednesday February 6, real money online poker will be offered at the site founded by popular poker pro Phil Galfond.


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.


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