UK land-based casino operator Genting links with online giant PokerStars for 2017 tournament

  • PokerStars will help Genting with qualification stage of Genting Poker Series
  • MEGASTACK tournaments will weave into Genting offering

The biggest online poker platform in the world, PokerStars announced this week it is to begin working alongside Genting, which runs land-based casinos in the UK.

Genting and PokerStars are linking up for the qualification stage of their Genting Poker Series tournaments.
Genting and PokerStars are linking up for the qualification stage of their Genting Poker Series tournaments.

Genting Casinos UK operates a total of 40 casinos across the world and they are using PokerStars for the online qualification method for their well-known Genting Poker Series (GPS).

Poker operations manager for Genting Casinos UK, Kevin Proctor, said this week: “We already enjoy a strong working relationship with PokerStars and look forward to taking this to the next level to optimise the robust nature of its software for the benefit of our customers. The link with PokerStars will allow more people to take part in the GPS, through the provision of a clear online qualification route.”

As they are going to be working hand in hand with PokerStars, Genting is looking to take GPS to the next level and to help do so they are launching a total of four different PokerStars MEGASTACK events.

To enter these events there is a fee of £170 and each of these events will have a prize pool of £256,000 guaranteed. These events will be run alongside the already popular Mini and Main events from Genting that have prize pools worth £35,000 and £100,000 guaranteed.

Backing from top UK poker star

One of the top tier poker players in the UK, Jake Cody, is a member of Team PokerStars and applauded the launch of these events. He said: “I’m so excited that PokerStars has given players the opportunity to qualify online for the Genting Poker Series, it’s going to be awesome! It’s great to see two poker giants collaborate to put on the best events for players. I’m really looking forward to both the Genting Poker Series and PokerStars MEGASTACK events, I’ll see you at the tables!”

PokerStars seen as a safe bet

For many years now PokerStars has been the leading online poker platform and it has been able to reach people from all corners of the globe. They first started operations back in 2001 and they have been a popular choice among poker players for many years.

This is thanks to the daily tournaments and top level security that is found on the site. Over the course of their existence, over 165 billion hands of poker have been dealt.

They fall under the brand of their parent company Rational Group that counts a number of other top poker platforms as sister companies.

In terms of licensing, PokerStars has licenses in a total of 17 different jurisdictions.

Genting UK is a subsidiary of Genting Malaysia. There is a total of 40 Genting casinos to be found in Scotland and England. They also own the world’s oldest private members club for gaming called Crockfords which is located in London. They are involved in other similar ventures in the city also.

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