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PokerStars

September 29, 2009 13:51 ET

PokerStars Smashes Guinness World Record With Over 300K Players Online Simultaneously

PokerStars Breaks 'Most Players at an Internet Poker Room' Guinness World Record

ISLE OF MAN, UK--(Marketwire - September 29, 2009) - PokerStars, the world's largest poker site, has shattered its own world record for hosting 'THE MOST PLAYERS AT AN INTERNET POKER ROOM' -- an achievement that's been certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. On Sunday, September 6, 2009, PokerStars recorded 307,016 players at 42,814 tables playing online poker simultaneously -- smashing the old record by over 100,000 players.

This new record comes less than two months after PokerStars destroyed another of its own Guinness World Records; the 'Largest Online Poker Tournament,' officially certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. The largest online poker tournament was held on Sunday, July 19, 2009, when a total of 65,000 players from 155 countries came together to play in the same tournament.

About PokerStars.net:

PokerStars is the world's largest poker room with over 26 million members worldwide. It's the premier destination for the world's top players -- with numerous tournaments running every day. PokerStars is renowned for offering the best software and security in the online poker world. PokerStars:

--  Has dealt over 32 billion hands
--  Has run more than 190 million poker tournaments
--  Holds the Guinness Book of World Records for 'Largest Online Poker
    Tournament' and 'Most Players at an Internet Poker Room'
    

PokerStars hold the biggest online poker tournament series in the world -- The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). This is the premier online poker tournament series in the world. This year's series has a guaranteed $40 million prize pool.

PokerStars is the official sponsor of the: European Poker Tour (www.ept.com), PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Latin American Poker Tour (www.lapt.com), Asia Pacific Poker Tour (www.appt.com) and The World Cup of Poker.

PokerStars is the home of Team PokerStars Pro, a group of over 30 veteran and up-and-coming players from around the world who play online at PokerStars and are sponsored by the site in international tournaments around the world. For more information please visit www.pokerstars.net.

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