PokerStars Review

There are hundreds of online poker rooms accessible from the Internet, and it can be challenging to choose one.

pokerstars team Vanessa Rousso What criteria to use? TV advertisement, friends, online poker reviews, traffic, tournament selection, reputation, ease of balance withdrawal, etc?

One online poker stands out by the sheer size of its traffic, which dwarfs all other rooms, including its nearest rival. So anyone serious about online poker should have a minimum of knowledge about the biggest room, pokerstars.

Large traffic at pokerstars

There are almost always at least 100,000 players at pokerstars at any time of the day and any day of the week, but often there are more than 200,000 at peak hours, even over 250,000 sometimes. No other room comes near.

So what?

Of course, so what? The point is traffic does not mean that it is good room, one could say. This is debatable, but if so many poker players have an account there (more than ten million accounts), there must be a reason.

The management at Pokerstars is smart in investing some of their profits in making sure that the players get the best possible experience. So the software system is top-notch. Support (by email) is fast, competent and polite. They have a forensic/security team constantly scanning for any form of irregularities and cheaters.

With this large traffic, ring game and tournament selection is unmatched at Pokerstars.

PokerStars Game & Tournament Selection

With respect to the game variation selection, No-Limit Texas Hold'em is the most popular game like in any room. But there is a lot of action in other variations, and this is what differentiates pokerstars from the rest. Limit Holdem, Omaha in all forms, even Stud, Razz, HORSE, Draw poker, etc, if you like these games, you will be able to play with ease at pokerstars.

In ring games, full ring, short-handed and heads-up table are all active. Stakes start at 2 cents big blind all the way up to the nosebleed high stakes games at NL5000 and beyond. There is very regular action even at the highest games.

Of course sit'n gos are active too. HORSE, Heads-up, mixed hold'em, PLO, turbo, "double or nothing", single or multi-table,..., there is a large selection of formats to choose from.

Finally the multi-table tournaments include the largest in the industry, such as the Sunday Million, which has a $1.5 million Guaranteed prize pool. But you do not have to play this $215 buy-in tourney, as they have hundreds of tournaments played every day, with buy-ins starting as low as 50 cents.

Serious players have an account at pokerstars

Even if you do not like pokerstars (unlikely!), it is good to open an account there, just because Stars is a reference in online poker. All other rooms can be compared to poker stars.

In order to get a 100% match up bonus up to $600 when you join pokerstars, input the pokerstars marketing code when you register.

Pokerstars is the only room that let you split your first deposit into three smaller deposits in the first 60 days. So you can start with $50 to get started and see for yourself.

After signing up and inputing marketing code, you will have to confirm your email, then make your first deposit and use pokerstars bonus code STARS600.

That is all you need to do to get the bonus.

If you are serious about online poker, then join pokerstars now.

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