The largest and most successful online poker brand – PokerStars – revealed that it has opened a new office in the Isle of Man. The brand, owned by Amaya Inc., had its second local office established in Quay West building in Douglas as part of its expansion strategy into iGaming and sports betting market.
The Vice President of Corporate Communications at Amaya Inc. – Eric Hollreiser – confirmed that the company’s poker brand was constantly seeking new opportunities for global expansion in order to meet the growing needs and expectations of the increasing player base on a global scale.
Mr. Hollreiser shared that the brand’s team was happy not only for its presence on the Isle of Man, but was also glad to make further investments there. He also confirmed that the world’s largest poker brand would continue to support the online gaming sector and Manx economy of the island in the years to come.
This is the second office of the brand on the territory of the Isle of Man. PokerStars first moved there back in 2005 and set its headquarters in Douglas Bay Complex. Seven years later, in 2012, the brand purchased the building on Onchan Head and started to dramatically increase the number of employees working in the Isle of Man. The staff numbers significantly increased since PokerStars first established its operations there. Back in 2005, there were only five employees working for the brand in the Isle of Man, while 12 years later their number has exceeded 390.
The new office was opened in order for PokerStars to accommodate the increasing number of employees hired in the Isle of Man. The Quay West building in Douglas can accommodate a maximum of 41 staff members. Currently, there already are 20 employees working there.
Currently, the brand is still looking to recruit a high number of employees on the territory of the island.
The investments made by the world’s largest poker brand do not include new staff additions only. PokerStars has supported a number of local events and causes. It is also known as the major sponsor of the TT Senior Race for years now.
The Chief Minister of the Isle of Man Howard Quayle was present at the official opening of the new office and congratulated the company for the success. He said that the new office establishment marked “a double success” for the brand, and described it as a reflection of PokerStars global success.
Chief Minister Howard Quayle also highlighted the fact that the Isle of Man was one of the greatest destination for global gaming, betting and poker brands such as PokerStars. He shared that the territory’s Government had always been aimed at offering the best economic conditions and business environment for such companies in order to guarantee that local industry would flourish.