PokerStars launches

PokerStars launches

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

PokerStars has launched its new site. The Malta-licensed domain will initially be accessible to players from Sweden and Finland before opening up to more European markets in the near future.

According to PokerStars, the new site “provides players with the full PokerStars product but with all the benefits of a European Union-issued license.” Players at the .eu domain will use the usual PokerStars software and have access to PokerStars' vast array of tournaments.

The move will address the current uncertainty regarding taxation of player winnings since online gaming winnings of residents in both Sweden and Finland are clearly tax-free when the game is offered from within EU under a license issued by an EU Member State.

“Some markets treat European Union-licensed operators differently than other license-holders. Offering our online poker on with a Maltese license provides benefits to players in Sweden and Finland in particular and we are always striving to offer the best product possible to our players, wherever they are located,” said Guy Templer, PokerStars’ Head of Business Development.