PokerStars launched online poker, casino and sports betting in Ontario, Canada. [Image: PokerStars]
Approval by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission
Flutter Entertainment has announced that PokerStars is now live in Ontario, Canada. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario has approved the brand for full-service operation, with PokerStars offering sports betting, casino games and poker to new registered members.
a localized schedule and offers for players located in the province
PokerStars will showcase its best gaming products, along with a localized schedule and offers for players located in the province. The services are available via mobile and online, with over 5,000 games to choose from.
PokerStars services in Ontario
The PokerStars site is fully functional in Ontario, offering poker, casino and sports betting platforms. Players who click on the casino tab must select their province before continuing to play.
Each section offers streamlined services with plenty of gaming options. The casino includes slots, races, live casino, card and table games, and instant win options.
Members can access traditional sports markets like MLB, football, NFL, NHL, and more in sports betting. The poker room offers the standard cash games and tournaments that PokerStars is known for. This includes promotions and qualifications for live events.
Speaking of the launch, Chief Marketing Officer Tom Warren said the brand sees Ontario as its home market, as PokerStars dealt its first hand of poker in the province over 20 years ago.
commitment to providing our players with the most epic and thrilling experience on the market”
“A lot has changed in this time, but our commitment to providing our players with the most epic and exciting experience on the market has not changed – and we can’t wait to get started,” Warren said in Tuesday’s press release.
To celebrate the launch of PokerStars Ontario, the online poker room will launch the new Ontario Platinum Series. Exclusive to Ontario players, the series will run from July 10-18 and will offer $1 million in guaranteed prizes.
PokerStars is planning to offer a ton of great experiences and events this summer. A rewards program is available for players, offering double rewards in July and August. For poker players, a new weekly flagship event known as the New Sunday Majors is on the schedule. The tournament will offer $100,000 in guaranteed prizes every Sunday.
As PokerStars begins to offer games in the province, it plans to offer rewards and experiences to its players through a partnership with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE). The company announced the new deal with MLSE in April 2022.
PokerStars is the Official Gaming Partner of the MLSE, with expected brand exposure at Maple Leafs home games.