The major online poker sites
The major online poker sites offer varying features to entice new players. One common feature is to offer tournaments called satellites by which the winners gain entry to real-life poker tournaments. It was through one such tournament on Texas Hold'em PokerStars that Chris Moneymaker won his entry to the 2003 World Series of Texas Hold'em Poker. He went on to win the main event, causing shock in the texas hold'em poker world, and beginning the poker boom. The 2004 World Series featured three times as many players as in 2003. At least four players in the WSOP final table won their entry through an online cardroom. Like Moneymaker, 2004 winner Greg Raymer also won his entry at the Texas Hold'em PokerStars online cardroom.
PokerStars Type Private company
Online Hold'em PokerStars Type Private company Industry Online online hold'em poker Founders Isai Scheinberg Headquarters Isle of Man Area served Worldwide Owners Amaya Gaming Group www.amayagaming.com Website www.pokerstars.com Screenshot of the Online Hold'em Pokerstars GUI (the "classic" theme) at a real money tablePokerStars, with nearly 50 million registered players at the start of 2012, is the largest online online hold'em poker cardroom in the world.