- great traffic
- HM/PT support
- best software
- action at all stakes
PokerStars - is the largest online poker room since 2006 and its known to all poker players. Stars began operations on September 11, 2001, first offering their games in play money, and at the end of that year, for real money. The room was operated by Rational Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, a company founded by software programmer Isaiah Sheinberg. In 2006, taking advantage of the PartyPoker withdrawal from USA poker market, PokerStars dramatically increased their share in the online poker world. And from that time PokerStars became the market leader. In 2011, after Black Friday, the room managed to negotiate with the authorities and suffered less than all. After that, the group bought Full Tilt Poker, which closed that year.
In 2014, Rational Group (including PokerStars) was acquired by Amaya Gaming (now Stars group). And from that on, major changes have been done in the room, mainly focused on adding more recreational games and a reduction of bonuses for regular players.
PokerStars is unique in terms of traffic and quality of the poker client. Client support and transaction management is also a high level.
The vast majority of the games in PokerStars are played in US dollars. At peak traffic, the number of connections can reach hundreds of thousands. Due to the very large number of players online, almost any table in any stake can be found around the clock. At low limits, the number of 6-max tables in No Limit Texas Hold'em can reach several hundred. NL10 regulars are about 130-140 players. A few dozen of tables are available in every limit up to NL200.
There as expensive games in high stakes ($25/$50 and above) but usually a small number of tables available.
Zoom Poker, the original fast poker version, is available at all limits at any time. About 1000 players can be found it the low limits and several dozen at the highest Zoom500.
Starting from NL10 up to NL1K, each limit has several CAP-tables.
PokerStars is the only place where you can play PLO in a fast poker format. PLO10 to PLO50, 20-30 tables can be found per limit. PLO100, PLO200, and PLO500 about a dozen per limit.
Heads-Up tables in PokerStars are only available in fast poker format. Games go up to $50/$100, and most tables (5-15) can be found in NL50-NL500.
About SnG tournaments, the most popular is the lottery format - Spin and Go. These tournaments have only 9 limits up to $500. There are also Spin and Go for Omaha up to $30. In the last days, the room has added some new formats as - Power UP (poker with elements of card games), Split Hold'em - cash tables with the double board.
PokerStars is also recognized as the leader in multi-table tournaments with a wide variety of buy-ins and guarantees. Every day in the room hundreds of MTT tournaments are being played. The most famous are: Sunday Million, Sunday Warm-Up, Sunday Storm. Stars also prepare during the year series of tournaments as WCOOP, SCOOP, Turbo, and High Roller Series, Micromillions.
The poker client of PokerStars is considered as a standard in the online poker market. A variety of programs and layouts has been developed to facilitate aspects of the game. But, the room has a list of forbidden software to use during the games, so it is preferable to use it before you start the application.
PokerStars has plans to introduce a Seat Me function to their poker client, a random system to assign seats in the cash tables, this specifically against the bumhunt. So far this feature is only implemented in some regions and in Split Hold'em.
The room has full tracker (PokerTracker 4, Hold'em Manager 2) support.
PokerStars supports all the popular payment systems used by poker players. In your account, you can see the payment methods available in your country.
The withdrawal speed is one of the best in the industry. To e-wallets, withdrawals arrive in a few minutes, and to credit card in few working days.
PokerStars.com - it's a room with a perfect reputation, the best software and the largest fields in all limits. The room is suited for players playing for profit. PokerStars.COM perfectly suits as the main room for players of cash, MTT and SnG including Spin & Go.