Pokerstars’ New Megastack Series Expands to Four New Countries in Europe

In iGaming by on May 12, 2017



Amaya Inc.’s PokerStars brand has announced that they will be expanding their reach. The world’s largest online cardroom, PokerStars, and its popular new tournament series, Megastack, is due to come to poker venues in Ireland, Belgium, Malta and France.

According to the Amaya Inc. brand, the company decided on to expand their Megastack services to more European destinations, due to their successful debut in the United Kingdom.

The new live tournament series launched in the UK, earlier this year in April. The product went live at the Hippodrome casino in London. The service attracted more than 520 entries in the short time since its opening. There is little doubt that this will now to become a live poker staple in some of Europe’s favourite destinations.

The series offers a total guaranteed prize pool of €500,000, with the It has also been announced that the series will feature a guaranteed prize pool of EUR €500,000 across all their events in the area. PokerStars La Grande- Motte Megastack event, which has been scheduled to take place in France, later this year in September, offers the single largest prize pool of EUR €100,000 for PokerStar’s European customers

PokerStars’ Megastack events are largely aimed at recreational players. The tournament series offers a space for players to get comfortable at their tables and develop their skills without breaking the bank.

The series is also designed to bring live poker to the players’ doorsteps at a low buy- in prices. A series of online satellite tournaments will offer players the chance to qualify for the live events with buy- ins as little as EUR €1.10.

Megastack aims to create an exceptional live poker experience for their players. They offer their players a platform to build their poker career. They are even given the opportunity to compete in PokerStars Championship contests as well as and PokerStars Festival events.

PokerStars is looking to expand their services to become a global name. These new additions to the series further demonstrate their commitment to growing the game in local poker communities.

Team PokerStars Pro, Jake Cody, said that PokerStars Megastack can serve as a platform for a recreational activity or an emerging poker career.

He said, “PokerStars Megastack is the perfect opportunity for you and your mates to get together to play poker, whether that’s for pure fun or as a stepping stone in your poker career.”

He added that the tournament series if nothing is very entertaining.

He said, “Players can expect an awesome poker experience and it will definitely be unforgettable for most players.”

Bang for Your Buck

The new Poker Stars MEGASTACK schedule will include increased guarantees, cheap buy-ins, and tournaments with deep stacks. Each Megastack event will come with the guarantee of a massive starting stack. Players will be able to enjoy a great poker experience at an affordable buy- in rate. Everyone will no doubt be testing the water to see if they can turn a Megastack into a mega prize.

Services Available both Online and Live

The expansion of the new series ensures players of all levels can experience all the thrills and excitement that PokerStars has to offer.

Players can qualify to take part in the event by going online at home through dozens of satellites sites. The rate of entry into these games starts from as low as a little over a Euro.

Contestants taking part in the series play live from Friday to Sunday, filling a whole weekend with top- notch poker action.

Each event has been carefully designed to suit the needs of an array of customer. They take into account a variety of work – life balances, and keep players entertained over the three action- packed days.

Amaya Inc. 

Amaya Inc., the Canadian gaming and online gambling corporation was founded in 2004. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, the company trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: AYA). In June 2014, the company acquired the parent company for PokerStars and Full Tilt – Rational Group, from Isai and Mark Scheinberg for USD $4.9 billion. With this, Amaya became the largest publicly listed online gambling company in the world.

Before that, Amaya primarily provided business to business (B2B) gaming solutions, products and services. This included the design, development, manufacturing, distribution, sale and service of technology based gaming solutions for the regulated gaming and interactive entertainment industries worldwide. They supplied mainly to land- based and online gaming operators; as well as governmental agencies and ultimately indirectly to end- users and consumers.

Amaya also offers gaming products and services that include online casino, poker, sportsbook, platform, lotteries and slot machines software. The company has offices in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. They are continuously developing their proprietary platforms and have invested significantly in their technological infrastructure; all to ensure a positive experience for their customers.


PokerStars is the largest online poker cardroom in the world. It suffered a federal shutdown, along with several other sites of similar nature on the 15th of April, 2011. This was allegedly for violating federal bank fraud and money laundering laws. After a year- long legal battle, the charges were dropped on the 31st of July 2012. After further investigation, in October 2015, the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement (NJDGE) also granted Amaya Inc. approval to launch both PokerStars and FullTilt in New Jersey.

In August 2014, Amaya Inc. acquired Rational Group Ltd. Since the acquisition, Amaya has been gunning for both the brands to go live in New Jersey. Finally, to the delight of fans everywhere, PokerStars went live in New Jersey on the 21st of March 2016. The company has done well over the course of the last years and seems to be focused on a European expansion at this moment in time.