PokerStars launches live California poker tournaments to support iPoker

caliAmaya Inc brand PokerStars has launched a series of California live tournaments named ‘Let California Play’ to raise awareness for internet poker and support for Californian pro-poker legislation.

PokerStars has partnered with two Californian Indian tribes and three Los Angles card rooms to help host the tournaments. The online poker operator further confirmed the launch of website

A number of Team PokerStars Pros will play in the public tournaments, including Daniel Negreanu, Chris Moneymaker, Vanessa Selbst, Jason Somerville and Liv Boeree.

Eric Hollreiser, Head of Corporate Communications at Amaya Inc, commented on the tournaments:

“Poker players can play an important role in shaping the debate around iPoker in California so we’re looking to spark conversations in poker rooms up and down the state. We have a simple message: Let California Play!”

“We are thrilled to be the first stop of the PokerStars Pro Tour,” added Nick Salem, General Manager of the Palomar Card Club in San Diego.

“We anticipate a packed cardroom and we’ve heard from our players who are excited to test their skills against Jason Somerville and Liv Boeree. Long term we want to see online poker authorised in California to raise the profile of poker and build a new generation of poker players that will help land based poker rooms thrive.”

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