Pokerstars Buying Up Poker Information Sites

4/19/10 – PokerStars, the world's largest online poker room, has acquired three online poker information sites in Poker, Play Winning and
The new acquisitions augment the company's Poker Stars, an in-house poker medium, offering poker players a useful and informative internet poker information resource.
The Pokerstars announcement reveals that Poker was launched in 2000 and features an extensive collection of strategy articles, interviews and book reviews; a highly detailed worldwide poker room directory; a comprehensive tournament results database; and historical coverage of major North American and European poker tournaments of the last five years.
The "Winner's Guide to Online Poker" published by poker player Steve Badger on Play Winning in 2000 was the first online poker strategy guide and includes sections on Texas Hold'em, Omaha, tournament considerations, blinds play, poker psychology, bankroll management and many other facets of both online and live poker play. was launched by poker tournament player Shirley Rosario in 2003 – the first site to offer profiles and photos of famous and highly successful poker players in addition to offering strategy articles on lesser-known games like Omaha, Razz and Badugi.