PokerStars.com breaks ‘Most Players at an Internet Poker Room’ Guinness World Record
ISLE OF MAN, UK, SEPTEMBER 28, 2009 – PokerStars.com, the world’s largest poker site, has shattered its own world record for hosting ‘THE MOST PLAYERS AT AN INTERNET POKER ROOM’ – an achievement that’s been certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. On Sunday September 6, 2009, PokerStars.com recorded 307,016 players at 42,814 tables playing online poker simultaneously – smashing the old record by over 100,000 players.
This new record comes less than two months after PokerStars.com destroyed another of its own Guinness World Records; the ‘Largest Online Poker Tournament’, officially certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. The largest online poker tournament was held on Sunday July 19, 2009, when a total of 65,000 players from 155 countries came together to play in the same tournament.
As the world’s largest poker site PokerStars.com has more than 27 million members around the world. It’s the first choice of the world’s top players, with more daily tournaments than anywhere else and the best security online. More hands have been dealt on PokerStars.com than any other site; over 33 billion to date and more than 190 million tournaments played.
PokerStars.com operates worldwide under the license from the Isle of Man Government. A recent addition to the PokerStars family, PokerStars.it, possesses an Italian Government license for the Italian market
PokerStars regularly sets the bar high, staging some of the biggest online and live poker tournaments in the world:
- The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) (www.wcoop.com) is the premier yearly online poker tournament series in the world. The 2009 WCOOP generated a total prize pool of more than $51 million
- The European Poker Tour (www.ept.com) attracts the best players and currently generates the biggest prize pool of any poker tour
- The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) is staged on the shores of Paradise Island in the Bahamas and is where thousands of players compete for a share of millions in prize money
- The Latin American Poker Tour (www.lapt.com) unites the best players in South America
- The Asia Pacific Poker Tour (www.appt.com) does the same across the Pacific
- The World Cup of Poker is a unique fixture on the poker calendar that combines the online and live poker worlds for a team challenge that pitches nation against nation