Let’s play fill in the blank:
The largest search engine in the world is Google
The largest social network in the world is Facebook
The largest online poker site in the world is __________
If you answered PokerStars then you’re 100% correct. Truly without equal in so many categories they’re the 800 pound Gorilla of the online poker world. With enough players online in an average day to fill the Super Dome FOUR TIMES (300,000 players) and thousands of tournaments being held daily (including Sit N Go’s), PokerStars is without question a site that you want to deposit on.
There simply are no real negatives about this site. As a poker player you typically want the best game selection (check), plenty of weak players to take advantage of (check) and a great rewards program that earns you a decent return for the time you spend playing (check). While there’s no such thing as a perfect card room, PokerStars does come pretty damn close and when you’re king of the mountain like they are – everything else is downhill from here! The even recently added Home Games to the PokerStars software.
Poker Stars Bonus Codes
Earlier this year Pokerstars.com released a brand new marketing code for players as well as re-structured their player rewards program. All new depositing players will be able to claim the 100% match bonus up to $600 by entering the Pokerstars marketing code PSP1913. This is the maximum offer currently available and reload bonuses are provided during special promotions. The bonus is released by earning the necessary comp points which can be done by playing in any real money game. Points are awarded at a ratio of up to 2 frequent player points for every $1 in rake and/or 5 FPPs for each dollar paid in tournament fees. A player that receives the full $600 bonus will need a total of 10,200 FPPs to clear the full amount.
In addition to the $600 bonus for new depositors, all Pokerstars players are automatically members of the PokerStars VIP Club. The VIP Club is the PokerStars loyalty program that pays players back for playing real money poker games and tournaments. Every site has some sort of “loyalty program”, but PokerStars has one of the best.
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Poker Games Offered
If you’re looking for a good game of Spider Solitaire you won’t find it here but if you’re looking for a full ring game of Texas Holdem, Omaha, or Stud you’re in the right place. Besides the aforementioned games you’ll also find HORSE, HOSE, Deuce to Seven Triple Draw, RAZZ, Five Card Draw, Deuce to Seven Single Draw, 8 Game Mix, and Badugi. Finally, let’s not forget the various Hi/Lo incarnations of Omaha and Stud. The staff at PokerStars is always watching the latest trends and when a game gets hot (such as HOSE, a variant of HORSE but doesn’t offer RAZZ) they’ll often add it to the mix.
Cash Game Action
There’s no shortage of cash game action at PokerStars – When you have over 300,000 players spread out among thousands of poker tables, you can safely assume that you’ll find the game you’re looking for. So whether you’re a micro limit player (as low as $.01/$.02), prefer low limit games, or fly high like Phil Ivey and Tom “Durrrr” Dwan (the highest stakes games here are $1,000/$2,000) there is a game here with your name on it.
PokerStars Tournament Action
From the mega sized field that plays the $1.5M Guarantee Sunday Million to Heads Up Sit N Go matches that start every few seconds, there’s something here for everyone. A virtual buffet for tournament lovers there’s a healthy selection of Multi-Table Tournaments (MTT’s) and Sit N Go events (SNG’s). To go with the buffet selection there’s also toppings such as Turbo Tournaments, Hyper Turbo, 2X Turbo, and Knock Out tournament versions. Add to that the 6 max and 4 max tables to compliment the already popular 6 man and 9 man tables and you’ve got plenty to eat!
Recently they have offered a chance to win your way to the PokerStars Million Dollar Challenge where you can play on live TV.
From day one PokerStars went with a classic design and appealing graphic user interface with subtle color tones and a crisp, clear appearance to the players lobby that makes it easy to find games, make a deposit, and check other vital statistics. Game play is very fluid with minimal lag time even on slower connections. Players also have the ability to upload their own custom avatar and select from many different table display options to suit their personal preferences.
Mac owners will be happy to learn that there’s a dedicated download client made specifically for Mac’s to go along with their PC download version. Since PokerStars is a standalone site (ie, not on a network) they operate on a 100% custom gaming platform that’s developed and maintained in house. The best way to appreciate the software though is to download it and take it for a test drive today!
Anytime you’re providing sensitive information as well as keeping a cash balance on ANY online site you want to have the peace of mind that it’s safe. PokerStars understands this and takes great pains to ensure that their security not only keeps pace but in some cases exceeds that of their peers in the online gaming space. Backed with state of the art fraud detection software and encryption there’s a team of security professionals that keep tabs on hack attempts, cheating teams, and other anomalies that may indicate a breach of their system. Suffice it to say – your information and your bankroll are very safe at PokerStars.