Pokerstars Review

Pokerstars Review – If this poker room was an Olive, it would be de-stoned and stuffed with cheese!!

Since 2000 Pokerstars has grown into the biggest of them all and boasts a fine portfolio of professional poker players.  With up to 150,000 poker players at peak times and the widest selection of poker tournaments, there is never a dull moment playing as you will see in our Pokerstars Review.

Poker Room Ratings-poker room image
up to $50
English, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Magyar, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (PT), Portuguese (BR), Russian, Romanian, Slovenian, Swedish, Ukranian
Min Deposit:
Payement Methods:
Echecks, Click2Pay ClickandBuy, Moneybookers, NETeller, Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club, Debit Cards, Bank Draft, Local Bank Transfer, ELV, Online Bank Transfer, Paysafecard, WebMoney, Direct Bank Transfer and Cheques


So lets start our PokerStars poker review with a look at them in general. PokerStars are licensed by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission and are well established in the online poker world. Since 2000 this dedicated Poker site has grown into the biggest of them all and boasts a fine portfolio of professional players that regularly play in the big tournaments. This is a market leader and certainly a good benchmark for other up and coming Poker rooms.

Software and Playability:

No suprises in our PokerStars poker  review as you would expect with it being the largest Poker Room, there is little to pick fault with. The software is developed and maintained by PokerStars and this is constantly being updated to satisfy the increasing demand.

Start with a simple to navigate and customisable lobby, you can direct yourself to one of the many running poker tables. Playing on these is a pleasure and can you opt for anything from the classic look through to techno! All of the important features are made accessible on your screen including Player notes, statistics and hand history. Pretty much anything you require from your poker software is available at this popular room.

Welcome Bonus:

This rooms Poker Shark bonus rank is

On offer at PokerStars is a 100% welcome bonus up to $50. You need to achieve the required player points within 6 months of your first deposit, one of the longest periods of any poker room that our Pokerstars poker review could find. To gain your bonus you need to earn frequent player points and this is equivelant to 10 times your deposit e.g. to achieve a $50 bonus, you need to earn 500 frequent player points.


Earning Player Points:

Frequent Player points at PokerStars can be achieved in cash games and tournaments. For each one dollar paid in fees, you will receive 5 points. Pokerstars also award for parts dollars. In a cash game, you can earn up to 3 points per hand. 1 point in a hand raking up to $1, 2 points raking up to $3 and a third point when the hand rakes up to $5.

Frequent player points can be used to achieve the numerous bonuses on offer, purchasing Pokerstars memorabilia or entering their online tournaments and satellites.



Ranked 4
Omaha Hi
They offer the different forms of Omaha as you’d expect from the Mac Daddy of Poker Rooms
Ranked 2
Seven Card Stud
“Life time to Master” May as well be at Pokerstars where this game is very popular.
Ranked 2
Its a classic poker game that has good support through this room
Ranked 1
2-7 Draw
Both 2-7 Triple and 2-7 Single. Pokerstars also offer Badugi, a variant of Draw Poker
Ranked 1
Stud Variants
Along with Seven card Stud, there is Hi/Lo and Razz
Ranked 2
Mixed Games
Difficult but growing in popularity, try H.O.R.S.E or 8 Game Mix

Games and People:

Pokerstars has the largest variety of poker games available of any of the poker rooms our pokerstars POker review could find . Classics like Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Stud and Stud Hi-Lo are complimented with the less widely played 2-7 Triple Draw, 2-7 Single Draw, HORSE, Razz, 8-Game, Mix and Badugi. Most of these variants are available in no limit, pot limit and fixed limit options.

At peak times Pokerstars have in excess of 150,000 players online making them the largest poker room available. With this volume of traffic playing at any one time, you can be sure to find any type of player you are looking for at their tables. Team Pokerstars consist of some of the best in the world including Daniel Negreanu and Chris Moneymaker (A WSOP champion who qualified online!)


Tournaments and Promotions:

Our Pokerstars poker review has shown us that Pokerstars has the largest selection of tournaments available in online poker with Buy in’s from as little as $2. Pretty much every 15 minutes, a guaranteed prize tournament will be starting up across the variety games. Be it a Wednesday evening or Sunday afternoon, you can get a guaranteed $30,000 prize pool for just $11 entry or take the ultimate challenge in the Sunday million. Plenty of satellites run during the week to qualify for this $1.5 million guaranteed prize pool!

If its the world series of poker you’re after, then Pokerstars run several satellite tournaments to help you gain entry to this and many other prestigious live events. Its important to keep an eye out for new promotions as they are regularly updated. These include themed leaderboard promos such as the battle of the planets.


Customer Service and Security:

This rooms Poker Shark trust rank is

With so many players playing at pokerstars you could forgiven for assuming that the support team would struggle to keep up. This would not be fair and while contact methods are limited, their 24 hr email support we found in our Pokerstars poker review periods were generally very prompt and informative.

To ensure that pokerstars is as safe as it possibly can be, they use one of the leading companies for internet encryption coding. All data passed between your computer and their server is scrambled using a 1024 bit key – its safe! For the world’s biggest poker room, integrity is everything so they go to special lengths to ensure that play is fair.

Depositing and Withdrawing:

Pokerstars don’t disappoint with anything we looked at in our PokerStars poker review. They also offer one of the largest selection of deposit and withdrawal option out there. Echecks, Click2Pay ClickandBuy, Moneybookers, NETeller, Visa, Mastercard, Diners Club, Debit Cards, Bank Draft, Local Bank Transfer, ELV, Online Bank Transfer, Paysafecard, WebMoney, Direct Bank Transfer and Cheques. The minimum you may deposit is $10. There is a dedicated contact for deposit queries.

PS Bonus Rank [89%]
PS Trust Rating [87%]
Games Avaliable
  • Omaha Hi
  • Seven Card Stud
  • Five Card Draw
  • Draw Poker
  • Stud
  • Side Games