Thursday July 19, 2012 : POKERSTARS MOVES GERMAN ONLINE PUNTERS TO ITS .EU SITE
Changes to German law and the gambling treaty probably the motivation
From Thursday 19 July German residents using the Pokerstars facilities will be migrated to the company's .eu website – probably as a precautionary measure in view of changes to German law and the gambling treaty.
Players have been advised that the impact of the migration on players will be minimal; they will retain their existing account names, and will only need to download a new version of the mobile client from the appropriate app store if they are using the mobile service.
More general users need simply follow the instructions on-screen, and the new client will be installed within minutes.
They will still have access to all the games that PokerStars.com offered, as PokerStars.eu uses the same network, software, and player pool.
Account balances, VIP status, monthly and yearly VPPs, bonuses (including pending bonuses) and 2012 Stellar Rewards will remain unchanged and migrate to PokerStars.eu.
Those playing in tournaments when the migration occurs will be permitted to finish before their accounts are moved.
In related news, Pokerstars has released its schedule for the 2012 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP). The championship runs from September 2 to 23 and includes 61 events, culminating and in a $5,200 buy-in main event that will carry a guaranteed $1,000,000 pay-out for the winner.
There are also plans for a $10,300 buy-in high roller event.
All details on the Pokerstars site.