Since launching in September 2011, PokerStars has been known for dealing only online poker at its worldwide site and a number of other websites servicing various ring-fenced jurisdictions.
Thirteen years later, that has changed as PokerStars is now offering Roulette and Blackjack to its Spanish players on PokerStars.es. Both play and real-money action is available at an assortment of stake levels at the new online offerings.
:We know that many of our customers are enjoying online casino games on competing platforms and our offering will enhance their experience with PokerStars and provide a safe, trusted and convenient way for them to be entertained,” said Gino Appiotti, PokerStars’ President of the region covering Southern Europe. “PokerStars aims to remain as the number one poker operator in Spain and strongly believes that in this market, adding casino games is the best way to serve players.”;
The launch in Spain may be followed by similar roll outs in other jurisdictions such as Italy. There are indications that PokerStars may also choose to offer New Jersey residents both online poker and casino gambling once state gaming regulators issue a license to do so.
It is debatable whether Rational Group would have done likewise had they still maintained control of PokerStars. But with Amaya Gaming now at the helm following the blockbuster $4.9 billion acquisition a few months ago, changes appear to be on the agenda.