How much did the Amaya Gaming Group buy PokerStars? Learn the figure here
PokerStars, the world's biggest poker site, is now the official sponsor of High Heels Poker Tour. Created in 2007, HHPT was founded to empower all the women who wanted to become world champions in the competitive world of professional poker. Since then, it has hailed several winners and encouraged more growth in women's division. The sponsorship from PokerStars will help booster their cause. Part of this sponsorship is support for the growing number of tournaments hosted and organized by HHPT. Beginning in New York, it will then head to Florida. The grand finale buy-in is $1,000 at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
Founded by Isai Scheinberg in September 11, 2001, it has almost 50 million registered players during the first quarter of 2012. It is now the largest online card room worldwide. Its current CEO is Mark Scheinberg. They offer downloadable content for both Macintosh and Windows operating systems. A satellite tournament they hosted produced the 2003 WSOP champion Chris Moneymaker. On July 31 of 2012, they acquired their competitor Full Tilt Poker for $731 million. The deal also settled a civil lawsuit and gave them full ownership of Full Tilt's assets. They gained a license from the Malta Lotteries and gaming Commission on February 2012. They offer the widest selection of the card game online including Omaha Hi/Lo, Stud, Texas Hold 'Em, Five-Card Draw, Omaha and HOSE. On a day-to-day basis, the site has an average of 25,000 players playing for real money. They have a weekly event called the Sunday Million where a prize pool of $1 million is guaranteed. Several live tours are also hosted here. On December 2009, the company set a world record for hosting the biggest web-based tournament. The fee was only $1 and the entrants reached 149,196. By June of 2014, the Amaya Gaming Group bought the company for a whopping $4.9 billion.