Poker Stars Review
- – Accept U.S. players.
- – Great software.
- – Tournaments for beginners.
- – Only E-mail support.
Summery of Poker Stars
PokerStars is the “world’s largest poker site”. In 2007 it received recognition from the Guinness Book of World Records for having the maximum cash games and tournament players on board simultaneously. It is customary for online poker rooms to have pros as brand ambassadors and PokerStars has some of the best. Team PokerStars Pro boasts of names like Daniel Negreanu, Bertrand Grospellier, Joe Hachem and Vanessa Rousso. Poker stars is licensed by Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission. It has its operations audited by two world class inspection agencies – BMM International and Cigital Inc. It has also received certification for responsible gambling from GamCare.
PokerStars has peak cash game traffic of 22,500 real-money players, which is more than twice that of the next online poker room. Its tournament traffic is much larger. PokerStars offers the complete range of poker games. This includes Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven Card Stud, Five Card Draw, 2-7 Triple Draw, 2-7 Single Draw, Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo, Razz, Badugi, H.O.R.S.E. and 8-Game Mix. The range of tournaments offered is equally impressive. It hosts the largest online tournament, the Sunday Millions, which has a prize pool of $1.5 million. Its annual World Championship of Online Poker is spread over more than 30 events and offers guaranteed prizes in excess of $30 million. For new players there are a number of daily tournaments with low buy-ins. Very popular are the satellites to live events.
PokerStars offers a sign up bonus of 100% of the first deposit up to $600 for new players. For regular players reload bonuses are offered from time to time. There is a loyalty program in place known as Frequent Player Program. The loyalty points earned can be used to pay for buy-ins for land events and online tournaments and for purchasing PokerStars merchandise.