PokerStars still accepts players from the U.S. and has stellar customer support. They’ve received some great publicity via the World Series of Poker, where PS-sponsored players consistently do well. Three of their players, Chris Moneymaker, Greg Raymer, and Joe Hachem, won the WSOP Main Event in consecutive years.
Unlike many other sites which only have traffic in Hold’em, PokerStars has massive traffic in all of their games. Among the games they offer are limit and no limit Texas Hold’em, Omaha/Omaha hi/lo, no limit Omaha hi/lo, Seven Card Stud Hi, Seven Card Stud hi/lo, H.O.R.S.E., H.O.S.E., Razz, and more.
You can choose from full-table games, and also short-handed and heads-up games. And if you choose to play at the micro-tables, there is no rake. PokerStars also hosts a ton of freerolls and other satellite tournaments with prizes such as entry into the WSOP. And on Sunday’s, the site runs a Million Dollar Guaranteed tournament.
PokerStars also offers some of the most rewarding promotions in the business. If you join now, you can take advantage of their first-deposit bonus worth 100% instantly matched up to $50. To earn this bonus, simply type in the current bonus code and play games at PokerStars to collect the number of Base Frequent Player Points needed (10 times the bonus amount, i.e. 100 points for a $10 bonus).
Players at the site earn these points for each qualifying raked real-money hand they participate in. A lot of the points will come from playing tournaments and can be used for entry into other tournaments, or to buy items from the PokerStars Store.
Players, including U.S. residents, can deposit using a few different methods. PokerStars accepts Visa/MasterCard, Solo, Maestro, Delta, WebMoney, Neteller, Online Bank Transfer, Paysafe Card, Local Bank Transfer, Diners Club, MoneyBookers, and more. Each individual method has its own rules and regulations about depositing, so always check to make sure.
PokerStars is totally unique from any other site because of their high volume of games, players, and professional clientele. A huge list of professional players have an account at PokerStars, including Phil Hellmuth, Barry Greenstein, Daniel Negreanu, Hoyt Corkins, Eric Lindgren, Scott Fischman, John D’Agostino, and many, many more.
Pros: Super-large site with tons of players and games to choose from. They have great software, great graphics, and a fast and easy payout should you win big.
Cons: With all the many players, a lot of them professional, it’s extremely hard to win at PokerStars for an amateur player.
|Bonus Info||Bonus Details|
|New Player Free Money Bonus||100% deposit bonus up to $50 using code FIRST2008|
|Poker Reload Bonus||From time to time, PokerStars makes reload bonuses available to existing players|
Loyalty Program: PokerStars VIP Club
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