PokerStars aims for world domination

Controversial online gambling company PokerStars has just opened the first of a spate of casino card room all over the globe.

PokerStars opened a card room in the Hippodrome Casino, famously refurbished last year, in London in early March.

In doing so, PokerStars attempts to gain a following in land-based casino frequenters on top of their foothold in the online gaming market, focusing specifically on the overlap of people who play both online and on land regularly.

Apart from its London one, PokerStars spokesmen say the company has plans in place and already afoot to open two more card rooms, in Macau and Spain respectively.