PokerStars continues to expand beyond the imaginary boundaries of the Internet and will open another “Live” Poker room, in Macau. It will be the 3rd venue of this type after the online poker company opened a live poker room in Spain at Casino Gran Madrid. In early March, a similar room will open in the London Hippodrome, in an attempt of building on the prestige and popularity of their famous brand.
It comes as no surprise that City of Dreams was chosen by PokerStars as its new home in Macau, as this casino has become a premier destination for poker players. Visitors have always enjoyed the ultimate gaming experience here, and now that PokerStars will set up a permanent residence in the City of Dreams, they will have an additional reason to drop by.
PokerStars is yet to announce the opening day and the tournaments that will be held here, but PokerStars Director of Live Operations for Asia-Pacific, Danny McDonagh’s statements are encouraging. The new live room will open on the main floor of City of Dreams Casino in Macau and it will feature 13 poker tables. In addition to live tournaments, players will get the chance to compete in cash games on a daily basis, and will probably act as a magnet for poker aficionados.
PokerStars has already established a strong position in Asia with its Macau Millions and celebrated the Asia-Pacific Poker Tour. The latest addition to this impressive collection of tournaments is the Macau Poker Cup and with the brand-new live poker room, the poker company will consolidate its position of strength. The City of Dreams Casino is owned by Melco Crown Entertainment and PokerStars officials are thrilled with this collaboration. Conveniently located nearby is the Club Cubic, a hotspot for poker enthusiasts looking to spend some quality time after long poker sessions.
The rumors about PokerStars’ intention of taking the brick and mortar casinos by storm seem to be confirmed by this new grand opening. The next step is the purchase of the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in the United States, with the license approval still pending.
Until recently, PokerStars found a temporary home in the Grand Lisboa casino in Macau where it moved in March 2009 following its departure from the Grand Waldo. The company established a foothold there in May 2008, with the Macau Poker Cup Championship and the APPT stop returning there in late 2012. Now that PokerStars opens a more permanent home at the City of Dreams casinos, all these prestigious events will be organised here, in a room bearing their prominent brand.