News celebrates 2nd birthday

15 August 2008

LONDON, England -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- is gearing up to celebrate its second birthday on August 17th, 2008. The groundbreaking poker room has plenty to shout about following a year of remarkable achievement which saw the site further established as a major player in online gaming.

Over 1.1 million players have signed up to in the last 12 months alone, taking to total membership to almost 2 million. According to, the respected industry monitoring service, this makes the next-gen site the fastest growing online poker room that does not accept US players, and the second fastest overall. This incredible growth was illustrated in July when passed Cryptologic, Ladbrokes and Betfair to become the 15th busiest network worldwide for real money poker.

The last year has seen go from strength to strength. Key milestones include the launch of PKR TV, an hour long TV show that reaches a potential audience of over 15m across Europe, the introduction of the Club PKR loyalty programme and the publishing of Stacked magazine.

Marketing Director Simon Prodger said: "It has been another great year for Our continuing success has meant that we have surpassed our targets even though we set ourselves high standards. We've demonstrated our ability to compete with the best and, looking to the future as always, our aim is to build on our accomplishments and keep moving forwards."

To celebrate the occasion, has drafted a fantastic programme of themed tournaments for its players. August 17th will boast Bounty tournaments all day with happy hour sessions where players earn twice as many PKR points. On top of this, three extra $500 freerolls will be added along with the exclusive 'Trailblazer's money added' tournament which rewards the most loyal of players – beta testers who registered before the site launched in 2006. Full details can be found on celebrates 2nd birthday is republished from