PokerStars plans to get bookmaker license in Russia

Canadian gambling company Stars Group will promote its brand PokerStars on UFC cable channel in Russia. Moreover, the company plans to obtain Russian bookmaker license, RBC reports.

The Canadian gambling company Stars Group, the owner of one of the world’s largest online poker brand PokerStars, will soon launch its campaign on the Russian television channel UFC, which broadcasts mixed martial arts tournaments. Stars Group’s CEO Rafi Ashkenazi announced this information during a conference call with analysts while discussing the second quarter of 2019. He also added that the company plans to file an application with the Russian Federal Tax Service to obtain a bookmaker license for the PokerStars Sports brand.


Andriey Nabukhotnyi

Former editor-in-chief of Ukrainian specialized magazine catalogue Entertainment Industry. Andriey is E-Play's observer of Eastern European gambling market.

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