PokerStars Is Hiring: Do You Have the Skills They are Looking For?

Interested in working in the online poker or iGaming industry, and working for one of the top ranked large companies in the UK? If you answered yes, the Rational Group, the parent company of PokerStars, has 72 job openings listed at and on their own careers page. Some of the positions have been open for several months.

The positions available run the gamut in terms of skills, from Graphic Design and Front End Developers, to Brand Marketing Manager, to an Assistant Tournament Director on Macau. They also run the gamut when it comes to location, as the company is hiring in the Isle of Man, Costa Rica, the UK, Australia, Malta, Macau, and Ireland.

From the moment they purchased the company, PokerStars new owners, Amaya Gaming, stated their intention to expand the company’s verticals, particularly in casino and sports betting, and hiring 72 individuals can certainly be deemed a pretty  serious expansion for an online gaming company. Although it should be noted PokerStars presently employees over 1,500 employees – so much for online poker not being a job creator eh?

Casino and Sports Betting Openings

A full 27 of the 72 listings mention casino either in the job title or in the summary of duties.

Additionally, seven of the 72 jobs are sports book specific (two additional openings mention sports betting in their descriptions of job duties), including Regional Manager openings in UK and Ireland, Nordics, and Eastern Europe.

One particular job of interest would be the full-time position: Head of Sportsbook Marketing. The position’s purpose and responsibilities were explained thusly:

Working within the strategy and business plan for Sportsbook as set and controlled by the Group’s central management based in the Isle of Man, leading Sportsbook marketing by defining and owning marketing strategies that ensure we deliver a world class offering. You will work closely with the Sportsbook senior management and product team and be responsible for defining the Sportsbook customer experience and marketing strategy for the Rational Group Sportsbook product.

Poker Positions

As would be expected, 69 of the 72 job openings mention poker at some point, but only a few of the positions are poker positions exclusively. Among the “Poker-Specific” job openings are:

Poker Analyst – Tournament Script Writer – Location: Isle of Man

Tournament Script Writers are primarily responsible for the configuration of thousands of PokerStars scheduled tournaments and satellites that run each day. Script writers communicate with both internal and external customers as necessary to complete work. They also contribute to team decisions made regarding tournament offerings, features, and standards.

Poker Economy Manager – Location: Isle of Man

The Poker Economy Manager will work with owners of the rewards program and each game type to identify areas of potential improvement in pricing and rewards and develop detailed proposals for changes to be made.

Ring Games Manager – Location: Isle of Man

The Ring Games Manager will be responsible for utilizing player and colleague input and analysis of player behaviour to suggest and implement changes to PokerStars’ ring game offerings.

When Will U.S. Jobs Be Posted?

Unfortunately, none of the jobs are located in the United States, or in any way indicate the position would handle duties in the U.S. based on their descriptions.

Perhaps there will be a new rash of job postings in the near future for positions in New Jersey?

About the Author

Steve Ruddock

Steve is a seasoned veteran of the online gambling industry, having written about it from every possible angle in his many years as a freelance gaming writer. Based in Massachusetts, Steve especially focuses on regulatory and legislative news coverage pertaining to the U.S. market.