It’s certainly a leader among online poker websites and mobile apps, regarded by many as the cream of the crop.
So, who are the brains behind this veritable Hold ‘Em giant?
PokerStars, a privately-owned venture, has been in business since September 2001. Initially, the site used fake currency but switched to real money in December of that year. The site was originally owned by Rational Enterprises out of Costa Rica. PokerStars boasts thousands of players annually across the globe but is not currently accepting players from the United States.PLAY NOW
PokerStars offers a 100 percent first deposit bonus up to $600. https://www.pokerstars.com/poker/promotions/bonus/
The site also offers a VIP loyalty rewards program. With the VIP Club membership, players have access to free gifts, cash and tournament entries. https://www.pokerstars.com/vip/
Players and tournaments
Since PokerStars is the market leader in online poker, its clientele is a mix of new and experienced players. The site has been involved in several high-profile tournaments, including a December 2009 tournament which set the world record for the largest online tournament.
PokerStars also runs the annual World Championship of Online Poker and the Spring Championship of Online Poker, as well as large weekly tournaments. According to PokerStars’ website, a new game starts every second.
Your average day-to-day player can expect tables of varying sizes, with a variety of skill levels from beginner players to seasoned professionals.
Game types and mobile apps
PokerStars also has a mobile app for iOS and Android phones and tablets. Its mobile content has been lauded by critics as one of the best mobile poker apps available. The PokerStars Mobile App allows players to choose between real money and play money. It also offers the ability to automatically top-up and select a preferred seating option. An online cashier makes it a breeze to deposit and withdraw funds on the fly.
Mobile players also can play up to five tables at once on an iPad; four tables for any other mobile device.
Poker lovers will find any combination of their favourite games: Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Stud and other games like HORSE. Each game type has an array of limits as well, allowing for a variety of gaming styles. https://www.pokerstars.com/about/
Customer service at PokerStars is regarded as some of the best in the online poker world. PokerStars website offers a 24/7 support team to assist with any issues that may occur. However, the site does not offer live chat or telephone support.
Deposits and withdrawals are standard, accepting most major credit cards and wire transfer services. https://www.pokerstars.com/poker/room/getting-started/funding/
According to the PokerStars website, withdrawals are made via wire transfer and uses a prevailing mid-market rate provided by XE, including a small fee, to convert funds to your account currency.
The site does not charge fees for using the wire transfer option to withdraw funds from PokerStars. Players are, however, responsible for any applicable bank fees. https://www.pokerstars.com/poker/real-money/cashouts/wirecashouts/