PokerStars announced late last week that it has started a partnership with Casino Gran Madrid (Spain) to build a new PokerStars-branded poker room in the casino. The poker room will have more than 20 tables and space for over 200 players. According to PokerStars blog, the new poker room will most probably open its doors in the first quarter of 2013.
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Joined: Apr '09
Age: 36 (M)
This can be a very nice bet from this casino, creating this partnership. A 200 place field is already very nice, although many always think about bigger events. But PS can create online satelites for live events at here, like they sure already do (at least in Portugal this already exists). Even if they don't organize an all-present tourney, they can think about having tourney starting online and only with a final stage being played live at this room. Seems nice too. Anyway, Madrid will be receiving poker players more often when this room starts the activity!
Joined: May '08
Age: 32 (M)
oh yeah i see great future for pokerstars in the upcoming 5-10 years or so- unless someone "accidentally" uncovers their main "bots & super-accounts" office there is a lot of room for growing the online brand to brick & mortar one...Pokerstars casinos will start popping up like McDonald's restaurants
Joined: Sep '12
Age: 24 (M)
Pokerstars are getting done something new every single day
The description of the poker room really is very good to hear , hope it comes out in the same manner . This place will surely be thronged by all the pros and amateurs and would be a very favourite place to everyone to play poker .
I am also sure the city becomes a big hub of poker !! Its just the start we can expect this sort of room in many more places ,,,
Joined: Mar '12
Age: 28 (M)
wowowowoow that's awesome... i heard rumors of my local casino hosting a tournament where tickets were only won via online satalite on pokerstars.... proballyt in the private tab,..... but this is awesome!!! i live no where near this but i hope it grows.. downtown toronto is dying for a respectable poker room
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 36 (M)
Posted by pochui: oh yeah i see great future for pokerstars in the upcoming 5-10 years or so- unless someone "accidentally" uncovers their main "bots & super-accounts" office there is a lot of room for growing the online brand to brick & mortar one...Pokerstars casinos will start popping up like McDonald's restaurants
Comparing PS to McDonald’s may seem strange at the first point but it makes all sense. The gaming industry can become the next sector where franchising starts creating new possibilities of business. Online, the owner is only one: the stock owner of the company. But when moving to live, there are lots of possibilities to apply the concept to the local realities. Instead of those old public rooms with video games, that tend to get emptier as time passes, imagine small saloons with poker tables that offers everyone who wants to play the possibility of applying their knowledge of the game in any city, not having the necessity to move to big cities where the casinos and the action is nowadays. If governments would approve something like this, it could provoke a regeneration of local economies, as it would create now job offers locally and regular events would attract foreigners to the cities with this new concept gaming stores.