PokerStars to sponsor main stage at Poker in the Park

26 August 2011

LONDON, England -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- PokerStars, the world’s most popular online poker site, will sponsor the first ever Main Stage at Poker in the Park V, festival organisers have announced. The Main Stage offers an eclectic mix of entertainment this year, with live music, card manipulation, heads-up poker, chess exhibitions and culminates with the second annual British Poker Awards.

Among the entertainment on offer will be the Swinging Little Big Band, one of the UK’s most exciting live acts, which will be belting out Rat Pack-style jazz, while an array of magicians and “card ninjas” will be wowing the crowds. The main stage will also host the British Poker Awards, a ceremony to honour the movers and shakers of the UK poker scene in a year when British players have excelled on the world stage. The winners are decided by the public and voting is up and running at

PokerStars serves the world’s largest poker community, with more than 48 million registered members. More hands have been dealt on PokerStars than any other site; that’s over 65 billion hands and more than 410 million tournaments played.

“We’re thrilled that PokerStars has come on board,” said festival organiser Michael Caselli. “Having the most popular poker room in the world on board is not only great for Poker in the Park, but shows how committed PokerStars is to the entire sport of poker.”

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