Pokerstars review - Online poker
Pokerstars is not a casino, but an internet poker room which means you only play against other players. Pokerstars receives compensation by taking a small amount from each game pot and never exceeds five dollars. This website is compatable with Windows and Mac operating systems. Players download Pokerstars Software to play online poker games for real money. Pokerstars also offers ‘training games’ to help teach new players how to play online poker.
Pokerstars members are able to play all of their favorite poker games with thousands of other members 24 hours a day. Full tables are almost always available in any game and limit. Texas Holdem, Omaha High, Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo, Razz (7 Card Stud Low), Triple Stud, HORSE & 8-Game Mix (Mixed games), Five Card Draw, 2-7 Triple Draw & 2-7 Single Draw, and Badugi are the online poker games Pokerstars offers and most of them are available in limit, pot limit and no limit action. Some of the games have interesting and different rules from other poker games, so Pokerstars suggest you should review the rules before playing these games.
Bonuses and Promotions
PokerStars VIP Club is reward its frequent players with Frequent Player Points (FPPs). When playing at PokerStars, members earn points for each qualifying raked hand in cash games and for every tournament fee pay in multi-table or Sit & Go tournaments.These points can be spent on merchandise such as apparel and electronics, to enter online tournaments, and more.
Pokerstars are offering a 100% bonus up to $600 sign-up bonus for new members. This bonus is for the new member’s first three deposits as long as they are all within 90 days. To get the bonus, enter the code ‘STARS600’ when you make your first money deposit. You then earn your bonus by playing on PokerStars and collecting the number of VIP Player Points (VPPs) equal to seventeen times your bonus amount and once you clear the VPPs you need, the bonus will be released into your account in increments of 10 as long as you earn all of the VPPs you need within six months of your first deposit.
Pokerstars Women offers a variety of bonuses, promotions, events and more exclusively to female poker players. Pokerstars Women’s promotions include a Women’s Poker League, Ladies Luxury Poker Event, and Exclusive Online Tournaments.
The Lucky Gump Series gives members a chance to play online poker against Team Online Pros Alexey ‘LuckyGump’ Makarov and Denys ‘Diatty’ Shcherbakov for cash prizes.
Pokerstars has many more promotions available for their members, such as United States Poker Championship, LuckyGump PLO High Roller Series, Swedish Champs, EPT London Charity Event, Belgian Open Poker Championship, PokerStars Women’s Poker League, NAPL Nightly $500 Freerolls, Million Dollar Challenge, The Big Game, Daniel’s Room and more.
Pokerstars offers excellent customer service. Their website has FAQ pages for Support, Security, Poker Room, and Software. They also have an email address you can use to contact them for what you cannot find on the FAQ pages.
The Pokerstars website is available in 29 different languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German. However, some languages are only available in Beta mode and members may see some messages in English. Members may set up their Email, hand histories, and software all in the same language or each in a different language if they choose to do so.
- The ‘Sit & Go’ Tournaments do not have pre-assigned start times, they begin when all the seats are filled and they can have up to 360 players in satellite and cash tournament form.
- ‘Double or Nothing’ is a type of Sit & Go tournament where half of the players who enter win double the buy in. The tournament ends when the prizes are reached.
- ‘Steps’ is a tiered type of Sit & Go tournament where players work their way up from the lowest step to the highest step to turn their small investment into a large prize.
- In multi-table tournaments, players start with a equal, fixed number of chips and compete for one another’s chips as the blinds and/or antes increase. Players are eliminated from the tournament after they run out of chips and the remaining players are then moved to keep the tables full and evenly balanced. Whomever wins all of the chips is named the winner and the top finishers receive cash prizes.
- These three tournaments are Pokerstars most popular. Their other tournaments available are Shootouts, Satellites, Rebuy Tournaments, Bounty Tournaments, Knockouts, Deep Stacks, 6-Max and 4-Max, Turbo, Hyper-Turbo, 2X-Turbo, Guaranteed Tournaments, and Color Scheme.