Company Background

The PokerStars online poker site was started in 2001, and has since become the largest online card room in the world. It plays host to the most tournaments, even hosting the World Championship of Online Poker, and boasts membership from some of the poker industry’s leading players.

The site is designed by poker experts for poker enthusiasts, and because of this it can boast the most comprehensive assortment of games and options in the industry. It has also engaged the best security measures available, both for data and gaming security as well as financial security on all player’s deposit accounts.

Software Usability

The software for the PokerStars web site is a download only platform that offers a range of customization unmatched in the online poker world. Players can design their own table themes and cards, they choose and design an Avatar (character) or play without any Avatars, play without any “extras” such as sounds and animations, keep notes on all the players whom they compete against, have “live” chats during games, access their current and past statistics, play side games and many other special features.

The operation of the software is initiated through a traditional “lobby” that is also completely customizable. The emphasis for the software is on ease of use and a player’s preferences.

New Player Bonuses

New players receive bonuses on their initial deposits. A real money deposit delivers a one hundred percent bonus – which means if a player deposits fifty dollars into their account when they register at PokerStars, they receive another fifty in bonus dollars. The stipulation is that the player must “earn” the bonus within the first six months of signing up. They do so by earning frequent player points, which are accumulated by logging in and playing for real money. This is easily done, and the dollars are released as they are earned.

Existing member can access a “reload” bonus when they redeposit their bonuses into their accounts.

Game Varieties

PokerStars is proud of its position as the largest online poker site in the world, with the most tables and tournaments running at any one time. In order to attract as many players as they do the site offers almost every commonly played variety of poker, which currently includes: