PokerStars to leave Asian Markets. Exiting Macau, China, and Taiwan altogether.
PokerStars has been around since 2001. Across all it’s brands including, PokerStarsPoker, PokerStars Casino, BetStars and more, they offer an extensive line-up of slots and games from NetEnt, Amaya, Evolution, and many other providers. They’re readily available across desktop and mobile platforms while offering more than 10 different languages for it’s players.
Stars Affiliate Club is the casino affiliate program responsible for promoting PokerStars Casino.
The brand is about to exit the Asian markets after Flutter, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider, decided to cease operations across several jurisdictions.
PokerStars has sent an Email to customers advising that it will start to facilitate player withdrawals before things start to move over.
The group had managed to operate legally despite online gaming not being allowed in China and Macau. The owner of PokerStars, StarsGroup, came into an agreement with the International Entertainment Corporation (IEC) to license the PokerStars brand for land-based live events across Asia, including Macau.
The Stars Group however, was recently acquired by Flutter Entertainment, a UK-based company, and in it’s latest financial report indicated that it would remove all of Stars Group brands from places where it did not want to operate.
Time for looking for further opportunities and investments for PokerStars.