PokerStars was established in 2000 and is open to US players. The poker room has a very high player traffic and offers several satellites into WSOP, APPT, EPT,NAPT and LAPT. It offers a wide range of poker variants as well as mixed games and its software is compatible for both Windows and Mac users.
The poker room does not allow the use of some online poker tools such as poker tracker as they say it gives an unfair advantage to other players. Therefore, if you are thinking of using any poker tool you need to check with the site if it supports the tool before you consider using it.
Its software is fast, secure and reliable provide several features such as multi-table options, lobby customizable features. Another recent feature added is the ‘replay button’ that enables players to replay their last hand. You are able to track and search players.
If you are looking for great player action then you certainly have to register with PokerStars. The poker room has a large player volume of 22,500 ring game players during peak hours and over 15,000 players at tournaments.
Bonuses and Promotions
PokerStars offers a 100% match up deposit bonus of up to $600 for the first deposit made. Players are allowed to make a minimum deposit of $10 and given a period of 60 days to clear the bonus amount. The bonus amount is released in $10 increments at a rate of 17 VPP per $1 of bonus.
The poker room offers a loyalty reward program and is similar to a rakeback service. The room does not allow third party rakeback services but players will get to benefit a lot more from their loyalty reward program.
Its loyalty program offers the VIP player points (VPPs) and Frequent Player Points (FPPs). The VPPs points can be redeemed for cash and determine your VIP level. While the FPPs can be used to buy electronics , gadgets, so much more from the store. According to how many VPPs you have earned your VIP lebvel staus increases and you get to receive better bonuses for example you get to recive a $1,000 cash bonus when your VIP status is at Supernova.
The table games offered at PokerStars include – Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo, Razz, 5 Card Draw, 2-7 Triple Draw, H.O.R.S.E , H.O.S.E , Badugi, 8-Game Mix
PokerStars offers a wide range of tournaments to include –
(i) 4-Max Tournaments
(ii) Turbo and 2X-Turbo tournaments
(iii) 6-Max Tournaments
(iv) Rebuy Tournaments and so much more.
PokerStars tournament buy-ins ranges from as little as $0.01 up to $10,000 with cash pool prizes of $1.5 million. The poker room is home to two premier online poker series – the Spring Championship of Poker and the World Championship of Poker as well as live online satellite events such as the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, European Poker Tour, the World Series of Poker, and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour.
Banking Options – Deposits and CashOuts
The deposit and withdrawal options available include – VISA, MasterCard, Neteller, International, ClickandBuy, Skrill, Solo/Maestro/Switch, check/money order/bank draft, ELV, Paysafe card, and WebMoney.
PokerStars only offers customer support via email but their response is very fast and reliable.