PokerStars

PokerStars.com Review

Poker Stars is the number #1 online poker room in terms of player traffic volumes. Their interface is easy to use – with the option to upload a personal icon to use at the tables. Tournaments, Cash games and SNGs are up and running 24/7. Whatever the game you play there is always a table available at your chosen buy-in level. What Poker Stars lack in terms of a ‘headline grabbing’ sign-up bonus they make up for with their generous VIP club, offering all players the chance to exchange points for freeroll entries or quality goods from their store.

PokerStars.com have their own team of poker professionals working with them. A handy search feature in the lobby means that you can find the pros online any time. The likes of Daniel Negranu, Tom McEnvoy, Chris Moneymaker and Greg Raymer can all be watched at the tables. In addition to satellite tournaments for the major off-line poker events Poker Stars host their own online series every year. Called the ‘World Championship of Online Poker’ (WCOOP for short) there is a guaranteed $15 Million Prize pool up for grabs. Lower limit players are also involved in this through the large number of satellite tournaments for cash or VIP club points.

PokerStars Marketing Code and Bonus

PokerStars offers a 100% sign-up bonus up to $600 when using our PokerStars marketing code "brb500". While this may appear small compared to some other rooms you should bear in mind that Stars’ bonuses are very quick to clear – and also that regular players are offered generous ‘reload bonuses’ throughout the year. The Poker Stars VIP Club is the best of its kind. Points are accumulated while playing both cash games and tournaments and may be exchanged for goods – ranging from popular poker books up to high-end electronics – from their VIP store. These points may also be used to enter freeroll tournaments with prizes up to $50,000 exclusively for VIP club members. Popular satellites include SNG tournaments for entry into the PokerStars Sunday Million.

Traffic / Player Volume

Pokerstars is the busiest poker site on the Internet with an average of 100,000 users online at any given time. If you can’t find a game here, then you won’t be able to find a game anywhere. Wait times for sit n gos are only a few minutes (sometimes seconds) and there are plenty of cash games going at any level.

Software

The software used by Poker Stars is among the best available. Personalized icons may be uploaded and show at the tables. The navigation through the tables is intuitive and extremely easy to use. For those players wishing to play multiple tables at once the gaming tables are resizable too – and you even get to choose where you sit at each one.

Tournaments

Poker Stars is home of the biggest tournaments online, both in terms of prize money and the number of participants. The biggest regular prize pool is for their feature tournament the ‘Sunday Million’. This tournament regularly gets 6000+ participants and prize pools over $1.5 Million. Many satellites to this showpiece are available ranging from just $3 or even using VIP club points. The biggest field online tournament also runs on a Sunday, this is the $10 entry ‘Sunday $100k’ this attracts fields up to the maximum 15,000 players and ensures a huge payout for 1st place. In addition to these showcases you will find tournaments to suit every pocket at Poker Stars, SNGs, Satellites and Multi-Table games at a range of buy-ins and good selection of game types ensure everyone is included.

Cash Games

Most game types you have heard of and a few more besides are on offer at Poker Stars. The number one spot for traffic volumes ensures that there are players of all games and all betting limits regularly online. In addition to No-Limit Holdem, Omaha and Stud Games you will find Razz, HORSE / HOSE, 5-card draw and even 2-7 Triple Draw games on a regular basis. Fixed Limit and Pot-Limit games are also available. Poker Stars ensure that all levels of player are catered for by having betting limits which range from just cents up to blinds of hundreds of dollars.

Support and Security

Support at Poker Stars is carried out exclusively via e-mail, the support staff are fast, friendly and fair. Any serious issues will be looked into by specialist departments within their customer support. Poker Stars use the industry leading SSLv3 protocol in addition to a 1024 bit CA Certificate – you can play there with confidence.

Deposit Options

A wide range of deposit and withdrawal methods are available meaning that Poker Stars is easy to use by players throughout the world. These include ePassporte, PaySafeCard, Western Union, Visa and Diners Club International. Withdrawals from Poker Stars are handled quickly and efficiently meaning that you will never need to wait long for your winnings.