Some of the biggest names in online poker are or have been associated with the PokerStars brand, and with good reason – this site has been around for ten years come next month. From Daniel Negreanu to Jonathan Duhamel, many of Canada’s major poker celebrities have been sponsored by or played at PokerStars.
Officially online since December 2001, PokerStars has every right to celebrate its anniversary with all the fanfare it can muster. It was thanks to PokerStars that online poker became such a sensation in North America, after all. Back in 2003, an amateur online poker player won entrance to the WSOP main event by playing at a satellite tournament on PokerStars. This amateur went on to win the championship and become a household name: Chris Moneymaker. Thanks to his success, millions of people have been inspired to try their hand at online poker, whether to win millions of dollars or just enjoy the game.
PokerStars has been through a lot in 2011, but they’re still alive, and that alone is reason enough to celebrate in a big way. Over the next few weeks as more information about the celebratory events are revealed, stay tuned to learn more.