PokerStars Review10 / 10
Rational Entertainment Enterprises Limited
10 Hill Street
Douglas, Isle of Man 1M1 1EF
Bonus:100% First-Time Deposit Bonus
Poker Stars may be the most popular poker room online today and they were established in 2001 and are licensed in the Isle of Man. The site has over 14 million members so you know it is easy to find the table our tournament you want. Poker Stars accepts players from the United States and they offer some of the fastest payouts. They offer many deposit methods, tons of tournaments, 24/7-customer service, great bonuses, and top-notch security. They are a great site for the beginning player and high roller alike. You know they are a legit poker room since they carry the respected GAMCARE seal.
Poker Stars runs the biggest Internet poker tournament in the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) as well as the European Poker Tour (EPT), Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT), Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT), World Cup of Poker, and the Poker Stars Caribbean Adventure (PCA). If you want to get into the World Series of Poker (WSOP) then Poker Stars is THE site to play at, as they send more players to the WSOP then any other online poker room. They are a great poker room for beginners, as their Poker School has the sub-links of Poker Basics, Poker Games, Poker, Hand Rankings, and a Poker Glossary. You can even play in free poker tournaments in order to learn the game and fine-tune your game in a tournament environment. Mac users can play poker on the site and the software is free to download. There is even a video tutorial that gives you a step-by-step guide on how to download the software and begin to play. The site is very attractive and easy to navigate. Some of the bigger poker pros are on the Poker Stars team such as Daniel Negreanu, Chris Moneymaker, Joe Hachem, and Greg Raymer. There is even a Poker Stars news blog and a Poker Stars podcast.
Poker Stars accepts the deposit methods of Visa, Master Card, Electron, Delta, Solo, Webmoney, Neteller, Instant Echecks, Wires, Diners Club, Paysafecard, Moneybookers, and Clickandbuy. The minimum deposit on the site is $20. OK, so their customer service is not the best, as they do not offer phone or Live Chat support but only e-mail support. They do have solid self-help customer service through the FAQ link. The Poker Stars customer service e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poker Stars has a 100% First-Time Deposit Bonus and generous Poker Reload Bonuses. Just a few of the promotions on the site that are always ongoing are the Poker Stars Passport, Poker Stars Sunday Million, Poker Stars Sunday Warm-Up, and Multi-Table Tournament Leader Board. They are also adding new promotions, especially when different tours and tournaments are going on, as players can win seats to many land based poker tournaments.
Poker Stars features the games of Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Texas Holdem, Stud, Stud Hi-Lo, Draw, 2-7 Triple Draw, 2-7 Single Draw, HORSE, Razz, 8-Game Mix, and Badugi. All the rules for these games can be found on the site. There are tons of tournaments available from ones with small buy ins to ones with big ones. On the landing page they show how many players are currently online.
It is hard to find any reasons not to play at Poker Stars, as over 14 million people can’t be wrong. Their customer service is not the best, but they have everything else that any online poker player could ever want.