PokerStars Review

PokerStars Review
  • Huge Game Selection, 3x Size Of Any Rival
  • Big Promos, Events And Sunday Million
  • Smart, Smooth Software Which Is Great To Multi-Table
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Licensed by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision, PokerStars came into existence in 2001. As a matter of fact, being the online poker giant that PokerStars is, it actually is the holder of various online poker licenses in jurisdictions all over the world including Italy, France, and Spain.

Even though the poker site exited the US market following Black Friday, it was still left in a fairly strong position as the online poker room had a big presence in many global markets. As of June 2013, PokerStars actually dealt its 100 Billionth hand, which is a very impressive milestone and testament to the overwhelming love this online poker site has from online poker players from around the globe. A big reason for their success has been they cater to beginners, serious grinders, and everyone in-between.

Endorsed by WSOP main event winner Chris Moneymaker, Daniel Negreanu, Isaac Haxton, Randy “nanonoko” Lew, Alex Millar, just to name a few of the pros representing the site. There is a whole host of Team PokerStars pros you can potentially bump into at the poker tables on this site.


PokerStars Tournaments

PokerStars is widely thought of as the tournament site for online poker players. This poker site plays host each year to the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), and the Micro Millions online poker tournament series, among many others.

Players will have no problem finding a game or tournament at any time of day as being the highest trafficked poker site there are so many players online. The traffic is predominantly from European countries, but you will also find plenty of players from South America, Asia, and other regions of the globe. In addition to the countless real money online tournaments that you can play at PokerStars, you can also find plenty of satellites to major live events like the WSOP, WPT, and EPT events, which the poker room sponsors.

The competition at PokerStars is actually a bit tougher than most other online poker sites. Reason being the huge number of games and the quality of their software platform attracts all of the serious grinders, but that is not to suggest you can’t win money, as there will always be fish at the low limit tables. It is just that as you move up into mid and high stakes tables, the average skill level goes up considerably.

PokerStars Cash Games

PokerStars offers players the choice of Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo. Plus other more exotic variants such as 5 Card Omaha, 5 Card Omaha Hi/Lo, Badugi, and Razz. In addition, micro stakes players will find plenty of games to choose from, with stakes starting as low as $0.01/$0.02 for novice players.

PokerStars Software

The PokerStars software is one undoubtedly of the best in the online poker industry and one of the main reasons that so many players decide to call their home base for online poker. Game play is smooth and responsive even when you’re multi-tabling and the look and feel of their online poker tables is better than any other online poker site you will happen to come across. Perhaps the only other site that looks better aesthetically is Full Tilt Poker, which is also owned by PokerStars parent company, Amaya Gaming, but it’s a matter of preference. In the lobby you can find a good deal of information provided about each table you can join, so you can make educated decisions about which tables you choose.

The PokerStars mobile app was one of the first in the world of online poker to offer gaming on mobile devices. The mobile app is available for download on a number of mobile and tablet devices, including iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Now, players can play poker from the palm of their hands and from any location. You can play real money PokerStars ring games, Sit and Go's, and tournaments that start every few minutes. You’ll find the regular features such as table chat, quick seating options, multi-tabling and hand re-players. You can also play fast-paced Zoom Poker games on your smartphone or tablet and it’s possible to play up to 4 tables on the majority of mobile devices and 5 tables on an iPad.

PokerStars Bonuses and Promotions (Get up to 3 ‘First’ Deposit Bonuses)

PokerStars know they are the market leader and offer players what they want. As a result they don’t need to offer much in the way of sign up bonuses and other promotions to entice players to join and play at the site. That said, they do offer a 100% sign-up bonus incentive up to $600 and they offer reload bonuses from time to time, which are matched up to a certain amount.

They also have a loyalty program. PokerStar's VIP program is one of the best in the industry and rewards players exponentially more for the more they play. Points can be used for tournament entries or to buy poker merchandise including clothing, books, and electronics.

Here is how to get up to 3 ‘first’ deposit bonuses to get you off to a flying start.

  • You’ll need an account first, register with Marketing Code PSP0000 (you’ll see this option in the drop-down list).

  • Next verify your e-mail and then head to the cashier, here you are using Bonus Code STARS600. This works up to 3 times, to a total of $600 (100% match). You’ll have 90 days to take full advantage. See for more.

PokerStars Customer Support

Customer service at PokerStars is very fast and knowledgeable. One interesting aspect that is missing is telephone or live support. You must e-mail your questions to and they will usually respond within a few hours.

In summary, if you’re interested in honing your poker skills and want to win your way into any of the major poker events, you cannot play anywhere better than PokerStars. And if you’re primarily a cash game grinder you will have great game selection to choose from and will find 24/7 action.


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