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Why Choose PokerStars?

PokerStars is the largest and busiest online poker room in the world and often has in excess of 200,000 players logged in simultaneously. The slick PokerStars software is regarded by many as being the best in the business, and the same is often said about PokerStars' customer support team. PokerStars offers an unrivalled game selection, the biggest and richest online poker tournaments, an excellent customer service and is generally considered to be the safest and most financially secure online poker site in the world.

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PokerStars is the market leader and has been for some time thanks in part to their excellent customer service team, their superb software, the excellent VIP scheme and the fact they listen to and adapt to their customer’s needs.

PokerStars first entered the online poker world back in 2001 and since then it has dealt more hands and ran more tournaments than any other online poker site. Over the years PokerStars has been at the forefront of innovation, creating the biggest weekly online poker tournament, the richest online poker festival in the world and launching fantastic mobile apps for Android and iOS.

The world's largest online poker site has everything you will ever need from an online poker room. It is easy to see why PokerStars says "We Are Poker!"

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The PokerStars Mobile App is one of the best, if not the best, mobile poker apps around today.

Available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android powered devices, the PokerStars Mobile app has industry-leading features to make you feel like you are playing on the downloadable desktop version of the world’s biggest online poker site.

Features include:

  • Ability to play for real money and play money
  • Auto top-up in cash games
  • Preferred seating option
  • An online cashier so you can deposit and withdraw on the move
  • Ability to play multiple tables at once – You can play five tables at once on the iPad, four tables on all other devices
  • All your favourite Hold’em and Omaha cash games, sit ‘n’ go and multi-table tournaments are available to play wherever you can find a mobile data or WiFi signal

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Pros

  • State-of-the-art software
  • Unrivalled selection of cash games and tournaments
  • The site is busy 24-hours per day every day
  • Best customer support team in the industry
  • Extremely financially secure
  • Home of Zoom Poker, the Sunday Million, SCOOP, TCOOP and WCOOP

Cons

  • No option to contact support via live chat or telephone

Deposit options:

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Software Support

Support e-mail: support@pokerstars.com

Room Info

Network: Independent
Owner/operator: Amaya Gaming
Software provider: Rational Enterprises (in-house)
Company headquarters: Isle of Man
Game server location: Isle of Man
Licenced by: Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission

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About PokerStars

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About PokerStars

PokerStars has been in business since 2001, making it one of the longest-running online poker sites in the world. Since its creation, PokerStars has grown exponentially and is now by far the market-leader in the online poker industry.

In addition to the busiest and widest variety of cash games, PokerStars is the home to the biggest weekly online poker tournament – the Sunday Million – and hosts massive online festivals such as the Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP), MicroMillions, Turbo Championship Of Online Poker (TCOOP) and the daddy of them all, the World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP).

After the collapse of the old Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars stepped in and acquired Full Tilt Poker’s assets for $731 million, which allowed Full Tilt Poker’s customers to be repaid. This happened in June 2012 and two years later, in 2014, Amaya Gaming acquired both PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker in a $4.9 billion deal.

Games Offered at PokerStars

PokerStars spreads a wide variety of cash games and tournaments including:

  • Texas Hold’em
  • Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo
  • Omaha Hi/Lo
  • Five Card Omaha and 5 Card Omaha Hi/Lo
  • Five Card Draw
  • Seven Card Stud and Stud Hi/lo
  • Razz
  • Single Draw Lowball 2-7
  • Triple Draw Lowball 2-7
  • 8-Game Mix
  • Courchevel and Courchevel Hi/Lo
  • H.O.R.S.E
  • Badugi
  • Fast fold variants of Hold’em and Omaha

As mentioned previously, PokerStars is the home to the WCOOP, SCOOP, TCOOP, MicroMillions and weekly tournaments such as the Sunday Million. You can also qualify for major live events with PokerStars including the European Poker Tour (EPT), PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) and many more.

Zoom Poker

Zoom Poker is PokerStars' offering to the "fast-fold" craze: an exciting and exhilarating way to play online poker.

The rules are the same as those of a standard poker game, but you can be dealt up to 300 hands per hour on each table you sit at! How is this possible? Easy, because instead of being seated at a single table with the same opponents and stay at the same table until you leave (like it would happen in a "normal" game) you are entered into a pool of players.

Which means that when you fold, you are whisked away and placed at a new table with new opponents and a new hand is dealt straight away.

You can even fold before the action gets to you, so if you are dealt {7-Spades}{2-Diamonds} on the button and don’t want to play this trash hand, simply click the "Fast Fold" button and you will be moved to a new table and dealt another hand immediately!

Your opponents on your old table will not know you have folded until the action gets to you, by which time you could have been dealt two or three more hands!

This is the fastest way to play poker on the Internet, and can see you log tons of volume, clear bonuses and climb up the VIP scheme quicker than ever before.

PokerStars Home Games

PokerStars allows you to create private cash games and tournaments via the Home Games feature. This special facility is provided so you can play against friends, create leagues and clubs all through the excellent PokerStars software.

Home Games is perfect for those of you who want to play against your friends and only your friends, but never seem to be able to get together in person. That and for members of poker clubs and forums who want to battle it out at the virtual felt against their own members without having to find a public table.

Notable PokerStars Features

As you would expect from the world’s biggest online poker site, PokerStars is often a trend-setter when it comes to new and innovative features.

The latest version of the PokerStars software makes it easy for you to jump straight into a game in only a few clicks of your mouse and has a plethora of settings to make your time at the PokerStars tables be enjoyable. Some PokerStars features include auto-top up of your stack in cash games, preferred seating options, slick-and-easy inbuilt note taking software, various table themes to enjoy, a full customisable lobby and award winning customer support.