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PokerStars expands event sponsorship with Casino de Barcelona

26 Feb 2018

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Further strengthening its commitment to the Spanish poker market, PokerStars has entered an agreement to sponsor Casino de Barcelona's popular Campeonato España de Poker (CEP) live poker tour that will take place this year from 28 February to 4 March in Barcelona, finishing in Perlada from 28 November to 2 December.

The live tour will become the "Campeonato España de Poker por PokerStars." As part of the sponsorship, a Platinum Pass to the PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship (PSPC) in the Bahamas in 2019 will be awarded to the overall winner of the CEP. In addition, players can now win their seats to CEP Events and Casino de Barcelona Events via online satellites at PokerStars.

"Casino de Barcelona is one of Europe's major poker venues, and we are proud to partner with such a well-established and well-loved casino," said Guy Templer, Chief Operating Officer of Stars Interactive Group, the gaming division of The Stars Group.

Campeonato de España de Poker Manager Jorge Alonso said, "I am confident that with this agreement CEP will see higher levels of participation and help PokerStars further strengthen its position as leader in the Spanish market. After a record year, we are excited to announce this agreement, and we expect that players will also welcome this collaboration."

Last month, PokerStars became the first online poker operator to offer a shared online player pool to players in France and Spain. French and Spanish players are now able to challenge each other on the online felt to compete for bigger prize pools at PokerStars, as illustrated by the recent €5 million guaranteed PokerStars FRESH (France Espania Hold'em) Series. Beating the guarantee with €6,149,751 in prize money, the online festival had more than 30,000 unique entries across the 50 scheduled events.

Casino de Barcelona will also play host to the European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona, from 21 August to 2 September 2018, which will offer a wealth of tournaments and cash games, plus Platinum Pass Packages worth $30,000 each. Further details about PokerStars Live 2018 events can be found online. Stay tuned for further PokerStars Live events to be announced across Europe and beyond.
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