As you may well know, the United Kingdom & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) heads to the home of PokerStars at the end of October for the inaugural UKIPT Isle of Man festival. PokerNews cannot wait to explore the PokerStars HQ, something that no media outlet has ever done before.
With the poker community tingling with anticipation at heading to the home of PokerStars, PokerNews thought it would be fun to look at some PokerStars related data and discovered that some of those figures are mind-blowing.
The Rational Group, the parent company of PokerStars, employs 1,641 staff across nine countries. Those staff seem happy at both work and at home considering there have been 81 babies born to PokerStars staff in the last year alone; reports of them sporting the red spade on their heads are yet to be confirmed!
Everyone knows that PokerStars takes player security seriously and it shows in the number of staff employed whose job it is to maintain security and the integrity of the games. At a last count 20.05% of the total employees, that’s a whopping 329 people, work in this sector.
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Check out some of these fantastic facts:
- 150,000 – The PokerStars HQ office space in square feet
- 150 – The number of CPYs that contribute to the PokerStars server facility
- 20,000 – New PokerStars account every day!
- 15,000 – Frontline support emails per day
- 80% - The percentage of these emails answered within one hour
- 20,000 – Players assisted by live chat in the PokerStars software each month
- 1,881,288 – Hands dealt per hour!
Of course, it is not only the online poker world where PokerStars excels; they are also one of the major players in the live poker arena, too. PokerStars hosts 70 live events around the world annually across 26 countries and its flagship tour, the European Poker Tour, has paid out €500,000,000 since its creation, meaning it has paid out three times more prize money than Wimbledon has over the past 10 years. Quite a staggering fact, we are sure you will agree.
By the time the UKIPT Isle of Man Main Event is complete, there will be another statistic; how many players competed in the first-ever UKIPT Isle of Man Main Event. If you want to be part of history then you know what to do, qualify for the UKIPT Isle of Man Main Event at PokerStars or head to the beautiful island on October 31 and buy yourself in for £1,100.
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