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Pokerstars Megastack expands into Spain and Portugal

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PokerStars launches its low buy-in tournament series in Valencia, Estoril and Madrid

ONCHAN, Isle of Man – August 2017 – The popular MEGASTACK live poker tournament series aimed at recreational players is expanding its European reach to Iberia with tournament stops confirmed in Valencia, Estoril and Madrid, PokerStars, The Stars Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TSG; TSX: TSGI) brand announced today.

The low buy-in poker tournaments have been attracting local players in various markets since the series’ first launched in the UK in The Hippodrome Casino in April, PokerStars MEGASTACK has attracted over 4,818 entries to date and is continuing to expand its new live tournament series after successful launches in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, and France, with plans also in place to debut in New Jersey this October.

Pokerstars Megastack expands into Spain and PortugalThe latest stops across Iberia will be cheap and deep with 50,000 chips awarded for just a €170 buy-in. The MEGASTACK series will surely spice the weekend up as some players will get to walk into work on Monday as the office hero with a coveted PokerStars trophy for winning one of the €40,000 guaranteed PokerStars MEGASTACK Iberia events.

“We are really excited to be bringing the fun and affordable MEGASTACK series to people who want to experience live poker action across Spain and Portugal,” said Team PokerStars Pro Fatima Moreira de Melo. “MEGASTACK may only be a small tournament series, but we don’t want that to stop players’ imaginations from running wild. Practice makes perfect after all and getting experienced with live tournaments will help set players up for becoming PokerStars Festival or Championship title holders.”

PokerStars MEGASTACK events offer a space for players to get comfortable at the tables and hone their skills without breaking the bank. The series is designed to bring live poker to players’ doorsteps at a low buy-in level, to create an exceptional live poker experience, and to offer players a platform to build their poker career on, towards competing in PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival events. These new additions to the series further demonstrate PokerStars’ commitment to growing the game locally and investing in local poker communities.

Online route to live poker in iberia

There are many ways in which players can qualify for PokerStars MEGASTACK Iberia with online satellites running on PokerStars .es and .pt for as little as €6.

POKERSTARS MEGASTACK IBERIA KEY DATES
• PokerStars MEGASTACK Valencia, September 13–17, €170, €40,000 Guaranteed
• PokerStars MEGASTACK Estoril, October 4–8, €170, €40,000 Guaranteed
• PokerStars MEGASTACK Madrid, December 7–10, €170, €40,000 Guaranteed

More information on PokerStars MEGASTACK can be found here and on the PokerStars Blog here.

For further information, please contact: press@pokerstarslive.com.

About PokerStars Live

PokerStars Live is the home to all PokerStars-sponsored live events and cardrooms. The PokerStars Championship, sponsored by PokerStars, is the world’s biggest poker tour. Bringing together some of the world’s most exciting and prestigious poker tournaments, the PokerStars Championship incorporates some events previously part of the European Poker Tour, North American Poker Tour, Latin American Poker Tour and Asia-Pacific Poker Tour. Collectively, these events have paid out well over $1 billion in tournament prize pools globally on five continents since 2004. Confirmed PokerStars Championship sponsored live events for 2017 include the Bahamas, Panama, Macau, Monte-Carlo, Barcelona and Prague.

PokerStars Festival events, sponsored by PokerStars, are mainly tailored for recreational players and incorporate some events previously part of the UK & Ireland Poker Tour, France Poker Series, Italian Poker Tour, Estrellas, Eureka, Asia-Pacific Poker Tour and Latin American Poker Tour. Confirmed 2017 PokerStars Festival sponsored live events are London, Rozvadov, Chile, Marbella, Korea, Lille, Manila, Bucharest, Uruguay, Dublin and Sochi with more events to be announced.

The PokerStars Championship, PokerStars Festival and PokerStars MEGASTACK poker tour brands are ultimately owned by The Stars Group Inc. (Nasdaq: TSG; TSX: TSGI). Further information on the PokerStars Championship, PokerStars Festival and PokerStars MEGASTACK is available online at www.pokerstarslive.com.

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