Cookies on the PokerWorks Website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the PokerWorks website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time.

Continue using cookies

Poker News | World Poker News

PokerStars Acquires PokerPages and Other Websites

Share this
The PokerStars empire continues to grow. Not only does the company sponsor poker tournaments all over the world, but it has now taken to purchasing websites. On April 19, PokerStars announced that it acquired three information portals - PlayWinningPoker, Poker-Babes, and the nearly-defunct PokerPages.

Of the three, PokerPages is probably the most well-known, as it has been a go-to information source for the poker industry for more than a decade, with a comprehensive tournament and player database, news articles, and popular poker blogs. But in October of 2009, the website management announced that it would officially close on October 31. However, the site continued to be functional since that time, with tidbits of information showing up on the site as well as a Twitter account and other signs of life. When it was announced that PokerStars purchased the site, it was not so much of a surprise as an item of interest, as readers wait to see what will transpire on the website in the months ahead.

Poker-Babes has been a very popular website in the poker industry, as the entrepreneur who launched it in 2003, Shirley Rosario, not only provided biographies of and interviews with most major female poker pros, but she included bios of male players as well. The site included a personal journal and detailed many of Rosario’s poker experiences as a professional player, along with poker tips and game advice for many variations of poker.

And PlayWinningPoker was a site set up by poker player and author Steve Badger as an online poker strategy guide in the year 2000. The comprehensive site included instructions and tips for hold’em and Omaha, along with numerous articles about everything from bankroll management to tells, in both live and online poker.

Plans for all three sites remain a mystery, but the PokerStars release about the acquisitions noted, “Along with, PokerStars’ in-house poker blog, the sites offer poker players a valuable resource of online poker information.” No word yet on whether any of the sites will continue to produce new content or upgrade to include new information.

News Flash

The IRS Scores Big at 2015 WSOP ME Final Table

The IRS managed to snag 34.13 percent from the payouts of the 2015 November Nine, totaling $8,467,091.

Read more

Quick Room Review

Bonus Room review

Subscribe to the Nightly Turbo

Be the first to know all the latest poker news, tournament results, gossip and learn all about the best online poker deals straight from your inbox.

RSS Feed