Online Stakes Heat Up As PokerShare Returns
By staff
March 29, 2006 (London, UK) - After four months analysing new software,, the online poker room that shares its cash with its players, announces its new site launch on the Tain network.

The most generous poker site on the net has amicably settled its disagreement with Excapsa Software and Game Theory and, has launched its new software. For now, PokerShare is available in Beta mode exclusively for existing players. Poker Room Manager, Max Wright said, “We’re excited to finally return to the market, we have a great new product which I’m sure will be a hit with all of our old players. I want to get as much feedback as possible before we open the doors to new players next month.”

When launched in 2005, it challenged the status quo in the online poker industry by providing poker players with an unmatched value proposition in what was and still is a crowded market place. offer players the chance to share their success simply by playing; thus its meteoritic rise as the destination of choice for the savvy poker player.

Now on the Tain Network, with the new and improved software, remains true to its unique “earn while you play” vision. The company even plans to launch an online casino, in May 2006.

“PokerShare was the first poker site in the world to offer its players the opportunity to share in its success,” said Lucan Toh, CEO PokerShare. “We’re extremely proud of this and very excited about welcoming back our loyal customers on the Tain poker network. We’re looking forward to a long and prosperous relationship with Tain.”

PokerShare chose the Tain network, says Toh, “because of its focus on, and high concentration of, ‘real money’ players, as well as its innovative user interface and corporate ambitions.” Also significant is the fact that the network is the largest in Europe, routinely hosting 6,000 players at peak times.

Roberto Savio, Director of Sales and Marketing for Tain, said: “This is the beginning of a long and exciting relationship. PokerShare is a site that, above everything else, puts the customer first; and that fits in with our overall philosophy. I’m looking forward to a healthy future with PokerShare.”

Poker Share says its goal is to become one of the top ten poker sites within the next twelve months. With such a strong concept, it looks like they are well on their way.


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The Poker Share Trust has the ultimate benefit of 40% ownership of It receives cash every month which it returns to the players, through its unique Share Point Loyalty Programme. If floats on the stock exchange or is bought by another company, players will receive cash based on the number of Share Points they have. is operated by Playit Ownit Limited and licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission through its parent company, GamShare Limited. Both GamShare Limited and Playit Ownit Limited are based in Gibraltar. is powered by, Sweden based, Tain AB, the largest online poker network in Europe.

How the concept works

When you play on, you earn Frequent Player Points (FPP) which can be used for betting and entering tournaments. For every FPP you earn, you get a Share Point for free.

Your Share Points give you exclusive access to the Poker Share Trust, allowing you to buy merchandise from T-Shirts to cars, entry to land based tournaments around the world or just cold hard cash. The more you play, the more Share Points you earn. The Share Point Total will always be recorded, whether you choose to redeem your points or not. Share Points are important because this is the ultimate measure of loyalty for the Poker Share Trust, the more points you have, the more benefit you receive.

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