The Stars Group frequently reviews commercial and regulatory developments around the world. Following such a review, we have taken the decision to withdraw the option of real money play for residents of Hong Kong from Wednesday, May 23. Wed like to assure you that your funds are - and will remain - protected and available for withdrawal. Some free to play services will continue to be offered.

Please remember to open any Stars Rewards Chests that you have received before any withdrawal so that any rewards inside can be converted to cash. Unfortunately, no compensation can be awarded for incomplete progress bars at the time of closure (on May 23). We also recommend that you spend your StarsCoin balance in the Rewards Store where we have made available a $1 Cash Rebate if youd like to convert your StarsCoin to cash.*

Please note that any tickets or bonuses will be converted into their cash value within 48 hours of closure.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to be able to deliver real money poker to Hong Kong again in the future. For more on the withdrawal of real money games - including answers to questions you may have - please visit our*FAQ*page, or contact our*Support team.

Regards,
PokerStars
RIP poker in Asia. Macau probably likely to follow I'd imagine.