PokerStars Launch PokerStars.eu
Posted by: James Carter - Tue, 2012-02-14 00:55
A little while ago we announced that PokerStars
have successfully obtained a Maltese operating license, and that they would soon launch PokerStars.eu, where eventually all their European players would be moved. Well, pokerstars.eu has been launched the other day and Swedish and Finnish players have already been moved to the pokerstars.eu software. What exactly does this move mean for the affected players? Swedish and Finnish players will continue to enjoy the action at PokerStars.com: as far as the game experience is concerned, nothing will change. They will be able to play in their favorite cash games, to hook up with their poker friends online and to play in the major weekend guarantees the same way as ever. The only major change will be a hugely positive one: given that the Maltese license is an EU one, pokerstars.eu will therefore operate as an EU-licensed entity. What this means for the above said players is that their winnings will essentially become tax-free, all their own to pocket and enjoy.
For those who have thus fair refrained from joining PokerStars on account of tax-related concerns in the above said countries, the time to sign up is now.
Other repercussions of the pokerstars.eu move will only affect affiliates who will have to change their trackers to reflect the new state of affairs.
Those joining PokerStars now will enjoy a sign-up bonus of 100% up to a maximum of $600. The best way to take advantage of the bonus deal is to make three deposits within 90 days. The way to unlock the Pokerstars.eu bonus is to generate 17 times the amount of the bonus in VIP points through real money cash and tournament play. Players have 6 months to redeem their pokerstars.eu bonuses.
In addition to the sign-up bonus, players will be treated to a re-deposit bonus as well. The reload bonus is a 25% match on qualifying re-deposits (the minimum is $10), up to a maximum of $150.