WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST – JUNE 26

50,000,000

Number of views that the PokerStars YouTube channel passed this week. Since 2009, the channel has streamed a variety of PokerStars TV shows to desktops and mobile devices around the world, totalling 465 million minutes of viewable content.

$633,357

First prize amount won by Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier in the 2015 WSOP Event #32 $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed. This is his third WSOP bracelet. More info: http://psta.rs/1N5RnLr

201,600

Number of chips held by Spanish player Julian Cabello at the end of Day 1A of the PokerStars Marbella Festival €1,100 Main Event. This is the third time that the UKIPT has partnered with the Estrellas Poker Tour on the Costa del Sol, and it features 13 spectacular tournaments across the six-day festival. More info: http://bit.ly/1JWI9Tv

$50,000

Daniel Negreanu will be back in his hometown on Saturday, August 1 to host a PokerStars VIP Club Live party at the Real Sports Bar and Grill in Toronto. Daniel will treat guests to food, drinks entertainment and prize opportunities as well as the chance to take part in the CAD$50,000 celebrity poker tournament with Daniel and other top Canadian celebrities. There are a range of qualifiers taking place on PokerStars from as little as $0.55. More info: http://psta.rs/1GS954e

£100

Cost of a seat in the UKIPT Bristol Main Event satellite tournaments taking place this Sunday, June 21 at 19:00 and 20:00 BST at PokerStars. The UKIPT touches down at the Rainbow Casino in Bristol from August 6-9, and features a £770 Main Event, the £330 Bristol Cup, and the £2,200 High Roller. More info: http://psta.rs/1RckCNi

29

Number of days until the start of the Latin American Poker Tour Lima event. The tour hits the Peruvian capital from July 17-21 for the fourth stop in Season 8, and shuffles up for for 13 events, including a $5,000 High Roller and $2,500 Main Event, both of which feature unlimited re-entries. More info: http://psta.rs/1IR92q5

13

New slots games launched yesterday on the PokerStars desktop client. Adding to the stable of slots are a number of fantasy-themed games including King Colossus, Xcalibur, Lost Temple and Druidess Gold, as well as other more traditional games such as So Hot with its traditional symbols of cherries bells and wilds.

7

The seventh edition of the America’s Cup of Poker (ACP) touched down in Chile and was won by Team Argentina. The annual team event combines online qualifying rounds, with the top five players from the best performing nations entering a live final. The ACP 7 launch was attended by Latin American football legends former Chilean captain Ivan "Bam Bam" Zamorano, 1987 Copa America MVP, Colombian Carlos "El Pibe" Valderrama, two time Americas Cups Cup winner, Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Goycoechea and Mexican striker Luis "El Matador" Hernandez (see picture of the week).

2
Awards won by PokerStars at the 2015 EGR Operator Marketing & Innovation Awards on Tuesday. PokerStars took gongs for the Brand of the Year and Best Tablet App, and was nominated for three further awards.

$1

Amount needed to enter a satellite for the Full Tilt International Poker Open (IPO) Cork. Running from Friday, July 10 through Sunday July 12, IPO Cork will take place at the Macau Sporting Club and is headlined by a $250 No Limit Hold’em Main Event. More info: http://Ti.LT/cR

PICTURE OF THE WEEK


Team Argentina celebrating their win in the seventh America’s Cup of Poker.