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- PokerStars Launches in Ontario With $1 Million GTD Event
PokerStars Launches in Ontario With $1 Million GTD Event
The Canadian poker community just received exciting news when PokerStars announced their full registration to operate in the province of Ontario. Accepted and regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO), PokerStars CAON lands in the province with three gaming products – Poker, Casino, and Sports. Covering over 5000 games, tournaments, sports betting, and bringing the best services only this industry-leading giant can provide.
“In many respects Ontario is our home market, given the first ever hand of PokerStars was played here over 20 years ago, so we are thrilled about the new regulated environment within which our players can play”, said Tom Warren, MD - Marketing. “A lot has changed in that time, but our commitment to offering our players the most epic and thrilling experience in the market hasn’t – and we can’t wait to get started.”
Poker players in Canada can now enjoy world-class gaming entertainment, but also soon localized rewards and more - created in close partnership with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment.
Play in the PokerStars $1 Million GTD Ontario Platinum Series
To celebrate this launch, PokerStars CAON hosts a special launch series, Ontario Platinum Series with $1 million guaranteed prize pool. The online tournament series is set to run from 10th to 18th of July and is available exclusively for those in Ontario.
If you are in Ontario this summer, prepare to play and get rewarded. PokerStars offers new weekly flag-ship – the New Sunday Majors –tournament with $100k guaranteed prize pool every week. Fantastic reward program and double rewards throughout July and August.
For players outside Ontario PokerStars is running better than ever before providing you world's best online poker services 24/7.
PokerStars CAON - What to expect?
- Over 5000 games
- Poker, Blackjack, Casino, Sport Betting
- Localised schedule and offerings
- Special events
- New Sunday Majors –tournament $100k GTD
- Fantastic reward program and double rewards from July to August
- Special launch series: Ontario Platinum Series $1 million GTD (10th to 18th of July)
*Any mention of a bonus or discussion of such terms is not in relation to the province of Ontario.
PS Ontario is extremely disappointing. Little player volume. Low prize pools. Why can I not access PokerStars.com? What possible legislation is preventing this from happening? Canadians were just fine playing in world class tournaments against international opponents. We were forced to trade in a Lamborghini for a chevette. A terrible venture for PokerStars and Ontario. One question—who’s shitty idea was this? Greedy Ontario politicians. I can’t help but feel this is about more than collecting measly online revenues.