World’s largest online poker brand Stars opens Malta office

Stars Group, with 70% of the global market in poker gaming, has set up shop in St Julian’s

Denise Grech
2 August 2017, 6:09pm
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has inaugurated the new office of Stars Group Inc., the world’s largest online gaming brand.

The company has relocated its Malta office to a new location so as to accommodate its growing presence on the island. The Stars Group’s Malta workforce started out with a handful of employees and has grown to over 300 employees. The staff, who come from more than 30 countries, work across a variety of departments servicing the brand.

The i-gaming industry accounts for 12% of Malta’s gross domestic product. The company currently holds 70% of the global market on poker gaming.

“The Stars Group’s continued growth is a great sign that we are delivering on our goal to become the world’s favourite igaming destination,” said Rafi Ashkenazi, CEO of the company. “Malta provided a warm welcome to us in 2012 and we’re proud to renew our commitment.”

Speaking at the event, Muscat said that Stars’ Groups success is evidence of Malta’s commitment to provide a space for incoming industries to grow: “The success of the company left a positive effect on the country, creating a cosmopolitan melting pot.”

Muscat reaffirmed his goals to make Malta the undisputed European destination for gaming companies: “We will continue to make Malta safe for consumers while remaining agile to meet demands,” he said. “We also have to ensure that our education continues to meet the industry’s demands.”