Fancy a job at PokerStars? Read on!Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 09:46
eGaming giant PokerStars is looking to hire 100 extra staff as the global business continues to grow on the Isle of Man. The business already employs nearly 400 people in the island. Now new office floor space has been opened on the ground floor of Quay West, Bridge Road, Douglas, to accommodate more than 20 staff with opportunities for twice that number. Chief Minister Howard Quayle attended the official opening of the office.
Amaya vice president of corporate communications, Eric Hollreiser, confirmed at the opening of the new office on Tuesday night that the business intends to hire another 100 people in the island.
He said ’It’s all about growth. We are continuing to grow. We are now nearly at 400 people on the island and there is something on the order of a 100 open headcount that we are hoping to hire here in the island.’
Mr Hollreiser also stated that there was a need to find a new extra office since the headquarters at Douglas Bay Complex, Onchan, was ’bursting at the seams.’
The American, who lives on the island with his family, said: ’We have 20 or so people here now in the new office and there is room to double that.”
PokerStars moved to the island in 2005 setting up its HQ in Douglas Bay Complex on Onchan Head, going on to purchase the building in 2012. Isle of Man staff numbers has increased dramatically since it moved to the island 12 years ago increasing from just five employees in 2005 to more than 395.
The Chief Minister said: ’It is always a pleasure to celebrate success and the opening of these offices marks a double success. First and foremost it is a reflection of the continuing global success of PokerStars. The second success is that of the Isle of Man itself, in providing a great base for global leaders like
’We see the role of government as ensuring the right environment for business to flourish.’
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 has over 15,000 players playing real money cash games daily. PokerStars launched a beta of Zoom Poker in March 2012, with an official launch in May 2012. Zoom Poker is a fast fold ring game poker format where opponents change after every hand. The aim of Zoom Poker is to offer players more hands of poker than in a regular ring game. In January 2013 PokerStars rolled out Zoom Poker Tournaments due to popular demand for the fast-fold variant.