Carrion appointed as PokerStars Director of MarketingSaturday, Jul 8, 2017 11:00
Carrion has been involved with PokerStars marketing and operations since 2010, joining the online poker room under the management of Rational Group. Carrion has worked on a number of international expansion projects for the PokerStars brand, aiding the operator to become the market leader in LATAM and Southern Europe.
Prior to being appointed PokerStars Director of Marketing, Carrion worked as Group Director of Performance Marketing, spearheading Amaya player acquisition strategies and initiatives.
Amaya governance said that Carrion would take-up the executive position on 1 July. As Director of Marketing, Carrion will be tasked with the performance and reporting of all PokerStars international multi-market teams.
Statement from PokerStars
PokerStars released the following statement on the promotion of Carrion “PokerStars has appointed David Carrion as Director of Marketing to lead the global strategy of the PokerStars brand, including advertising, digital, social media, content marketing and live events. Carrion joined PokerStars in January 2010 as Director of Live Poker Operations for Latin America. A background in poker and table games within the bricks and mortar industry served him well in growing and developing the Latin American Poker Tour, sponsoring the Brazilian Series of Poker and directing the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure through to 2015.
Carrion will assume the role permanently on July 1 and will also be interim Director of Live Events whilst a new executive is appointed. Vadim Soloveychik, Director of Brand Marketing and Edgar Stuchly, Director of Live Events, will leave the company at the end of June. PokerStars would like to thank both Soloveychik and Stuchly for their dedicated service and wishes them well in their future endeavours.”
PokerStars is an online poker cardroom owned by Amaya Inc. It can be accessed through downloadable poker clients for the Windows, macOS, Android and iOS.
A PokerStars online satellite tournament produced the 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP) champion, Chris Moneymaker. As the first person to become a world champion by qualifying at an online poker site, Moneymaker's 2003 win was an important factor in catalysing the poker boom of the mid-2000s. The press has called this the "Moneymaker effect."
PokerStars is the largest online poker site in the world, controlling over two-thirds of the total online poker market. PokerStars offers a large number of poker variations: Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo (8 or Better), Courchevel, Stud, Stud Hi/Lo (8 or Better), Razz, Five-card draw, 2-7 Triple Draw & 2-7 Single Draw, Badugi, HORSE, HOSE, Mixed Hold'em, Mixed Omaha Hi/Lo, Triple Stud and 8-Game Mix. PokerStars also offers "Mixed Games," which rotate through several of these games.
PokerStars averages over 15,000 players playing real money cash games daily.