PokerStars recruits Pragmatic Play for further casino enhancement

PokerStars Casino has unveiled a strengthening its offering, after striking a deal with Malta-based online gaming content developer Pragmatic Play.

Under the terms of the new partnership, players of PokerStars Casino are to now gain access to the full suite of Pragmatic Play’s renowned portfolio, such as recent releases like Da Vinci’s Treasure, Peking Luck and Madame Destiny, as well as popular classics like Wolf Gold.

Concluding this new agreement, Pragmatic Play details that it “continues a summer of rapid expansion,” which has seen the supplier ink deals with a number of operators across Europe.

Following on from its acquisition of Extreme Live Gaming earlier this year, Pragmatic Play has also invested in the live casino vertical to further enhance their expanding product portfolio of video slots, scratch cards, bingo and other games.

Yossi Barzely, chief business development officer at Pragmatic Play, said: “The commercial arrangement was one of the most significant in the provider’s history.

“We are delighted to have secured a deal with one of the biggest businesses in our industry. The Stars brand has a worldwide reach, which will allow players across the globe access to Pragmatic Play content.

“Pragmatic Play strives to create consistently engaging content that players love, and we are looking forward to partnering with PokerStars Casino going forward, as well as producing great new content for them.”

This agreement comes as PokerStars was celebrating success last week, with the conclusion of its Galactic Series cementing “the Southern European shared liquidity market’s biggest ever online poker tournament series”.

The total prize pool for the tournament was almost €2m higher that the guaranteed stipulation of €15m, coming in at €16.97m in total, with a grand total of 50,612 players hit the virtual felt during the 186 event schedule.

Running from August 26 – September 13, the Galactic Series also came in as “the longest ever held in the Southern Europe shared liquidity market”.