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Review of Poker Stars
Our average rating - 91.1 %




Bottom Line
"The best online poker tournaments"

Site address - www.pokerstars.com


Start of operation - 2000
Gaming software - Proprietary
e-mail - [email protected]


Software type - Download version
Direct download - Download Poker Stars
Download size - 2.72Mb


Poker Stars - Accepts US players


Rating - 91.1%
Customer Service
Software and Graphics
Player Traffic/ Volume
Soft Competition
Financial Security
Tournaments
Game Variety
Signup Bonus
Loyalty Bonus


Special Bonus Details
From now until the end of 2006, if you make your first-ever real money deposit, PokerStars will give you a 100% bonus up to $50 (deposit $50 get $50 bonus). Use the bonus code "FirstSep2006" to begin earning your extra cash
Reload bonuses-These bonuses are typically 20% up to $120, and they typically occur once a month.

Games that can be played:

Limit Texas Holdem, Omaha, Omaha H/L, 7-Card Stud, 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo, No-Limit Texas Holdem

Languages that the software supports:

English

Operating system compatibility

Windows Compatible Poker room Mac Compatible Poker room

Screenshots

Lobby Screenshot     Game Screenshot
Poker Stars
Lobby Screenshot
    Poker Stars
Table Screenshot


Short Description

Poker Stars is the second largest online poker site, it continues to specialize in multi-table tournaments which are exceedingly popular among online poker players. Their site is also popular with play money players, as they offer some fun aspects to their software. Their interface can appear quite cluttered with all the graphics people can use for their identities, but this tends to be a personal preference issue.


Full Description

PokerStars.com is a fun and safe place to play poker. It also hit the headlines as the poker room which gave us the 2003 World Series of Poker Champion. Chris Moneymaker registered and started playing online at PokerStars. With a small $40 wager he progressed through all rounds to emerge as winner of the PokerStars preliminary tournament. That earned him an all-expenses-paid trip to the Las Vegas World Series of Poker at Binions Horseshoe Casino. After nine days of REAL poker playing, Chris won the last pot of an amazing $2.4 million.

Software & Graphics:
The Poker Stars software is privately owned and developed, and not a part of any online poker network. Their software is one of the absolute best in the business and is the main reason why the site has done exceptionally well in attracting players from all over the world.

Games:
Poker Stars has a good spread of games, they have all kinds of limits and many tables. The heads-up games are very popular on Poker Stars and also a great fun. The rake for those is a lot better deal than playing heads-up in a cash-game. The rake is the same as the rest of the industry, which means 5% max $3.

Poker Tournaments:
In Poker Stars there are often tournaments with thousands of entrants and.

Player Traffic:
Poker Stars has superb traffic at all hours of the day. Poker Stars also gets a good mix of traffic for games other than Texas Holdem.
The player volume is the second largest online, the biggest part of the traffic is at the tournaments where 20,000 players play at peak hours. Around 5000 cash game players play at peak hours.

Soft Competition:
The competition on Poker Stars is tough, some of the best tournament players in the world play there.

Sign Up Bonus:
From now until the end of 2006, if you make your first-ever real money deposit, PokerStars will give you a 100% bonus up to $50 (deposit $50 get $50 bonus). Use the bonus code "FirstSep2006" to begin earning your extra cash

Loyalty Bonus/ Promotions:
Reload bonuses-These bonuses are typically 20% up to $120, and they typically occur once a month.
Poker Stars offers reloads around 7 times a year. Reloads usually proliferate in the months leading up to the World Series of Poker [WSOP], World Championship of Online Poker [WCOOP] and during the months of September through December.

Support:
PokerStars support is very good!

Financial Security:
Super. Poker Stars has no recorded financial problems and is the largest online poker in the world.



Advantages:

  • PokerStars has an extensive variety of games and limits

  • The second largest poker site



Disadvantages:

  • Very tough opposition

  • No sign-up bonus

  • Only email support


Deposit methods     Withdrawal methods
   
  • Credit Cards:
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Diners

  • Debit Cards:
    • Switch
    • Delta
    • Maestro

  • PrePaid Cards:
    • PaySafeCard

  • E-Wallets:
    • Neteller
    • MoneyBookers
    • ePassporte
    • FirePay

  • Bank Accounts (Online):
    • Electronic Check (e-Check)

  • Bank Accounts (Offline):
    • Bank draft

  • Other:
    • UseMyBank

   
  • Debit Cards:
    • Solo
    • Switch
    • Maestro

  • E-Wallets:
    • Neteller
    • MoneyBookers
    • ePassporte
    • FirePay

  • Bank Accounts (Online):
    • Electronic Check (e-Check)

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