PokerStars Review

PokerStars are the largest online poker site in the world and the vast number of big money tournaments, frequent cash games and presence of some of the biggest professionals within the live circuit finding their home on the site, this is a great poker room for a moderate to advanced player.

PokerStars offer new players the chance to be able to have their first real money deposit matched by the site as long as our PokerStars Marketing Code is used at the time of registration, meaning that the site will double your deposit up to the value of £400, so you deposit £400 and they will give you £400 completely free!

Traffic to the site is huge due to the site serving more than 20 million online poker players, so finding online poker action is never a problem here and the tournament offering from the site is first class, meaning that you won’t find bigger or better tournaments anywhere else.

The site is known for the high level of players and that can result in the site not being the ideal place for a new player to start their online poker journey but as you progress and feel the confidence to be able to step up your game to the next level, PokerStars have the poker game for you.



PokerStars Software

PokerStars are one of only a few online poker rooms that have opted to break free of the standard online poker platform and have developed their own engine, one that is currently serving more than 20 million players, so they must have done something right while they were developing it.

The look of the site is clean and the flow of the software is good but one thing that we did notice is that the avatar aspect of the site can be hard to use as the image that you want to you needs to be made to the right size otherwise it will not display the focal point that you want it to.

The lobby is easy to navigate and there are large buttons on the site so that you know where to click and where that button is going to take you, a much better improvement from earlier editions of the software which were considered to be a little tighter and harder to navigate.

Finding a poker game of your choice is easy to do within the lobby area thanks to the filter system that they offer and that means that you can sort the games by variant, stake level and in tournament play, when they are registering or within the late registration period.


PokerStars Bonus and Promotions

PokerStars are the largest online poker site on the internet and that comes partly due to the level of reward that they offer new players for joining their site, increasing their previous £25 first deposit match bonus with a new bonus that means that you can now have your first real money deposit matched up to £400 through the use of our unique PokerStars Marketing Code.

The newly increase bonus means that you can now get double your money at the site which will give you the chance to not only increase the stake levels at which you play but will also unlock some of the biggest online poker tournaments in the industry to you once you have unlocked the bonus funds and can literally make millions from the free poker money that the site gives you.

Holding the accolade as the biggest online poker room in the world means that they have to ensure that they have regular promotions available to both new and existing players to ensure that they keep their player base interested in what they have to offer and as they are already serving more than 20 million players with poker action, you can see that they are doing that perfectly.

PokerStars are one of the biggest brands in the poker industry and frequent advertising of live events as well as televised big money games means that they have the chance to be able to give you the chance to rub shoulders with some of the biggest professional players in history, the site offering promotions that can literally stake you into a big money cash game with the likes of Daniel Negreanu and many others.

Promotions on the site change on a regular basis, so listing them could well leave this review out of date within a matter of days so you are best heading to the site to check out the latest offering that the site has in place or join the site with our PokerStars Marketing Code and you will receive email updates on all of the latest promotions and bonuses that are open to you.


PokerStars Game Selection

PokerStars take their position as the top online poker room seriously and this means that they look to offer all of their new and existing players the chance to be able to play the variant of poker that they feel most comfortable playing, so whether you want to play Texas Hold’em Poker or Omaha Hi Lo, you will find action here, unlike a number of the smaller sites.

Due to the high traffic that the site receives throughout the whole of the day, the site offers you the chance to be only minutes away from playing poker within your chosen variant and that is just in the lesser popular styles of poker.

As well as the more known variants of online poker that a new player could possibly want to play, PokerStars offer you the chance to get involved in mixed poker games, such as H.O.R.S.E, which have proven to be very popular with players that have a wide range of talents within the different poker variants so there is always a game that will appeal to you.

If you are less of a real money cash game player and more of a tournament player, you will be amazed at the vast number of poker tournaments that are open to you at PokerStars, the fact that the site is the biggest online is not just down to the cash games that the site offers, they have some of the biggest online poker tournaments in history, some with more than £1,000,000 in their prize pool.

PokerStars have to be the site that you choose should you be looking for poker tournament action, they have a huge presence both on and offline and their biggest tournaments offer you the chance to take out one of the biggest names in the poker scene, just imagine the feeling of being the player to eliminate the likes of Barry Greenstein.


PokerStars Customer Support

As the largest poker room in the industry, the site have focused heavily on their customer support over recent years and their 24 hour support team means that you can have your queries answered at any point in the day according to the site.

We found that from previous experience there can be a delay in the response from the site in relation to issues that aren’t preventing you from playing the games that they offer, so whether they take a lower urgency level than the ones that are preventing you from playing is a possibility but not confirmed.

The site seems to generally be easy to use and we rarely experience problems that we can’t sort out without going to the support team for assistance so there is no need to worry too much but if you do get an issue, you can expect to have to wait an hour or two in order to get a full resolution, just remember to email them from the email that you signed up to the site with or else you will experience problems as they link the email to the account.


PokerStars Pro Roster

Here are a couple of familiar faces that you might recognise from the poker world, PokerStars boast the biggest selection of big name players in the industry and that means that you could soon be taking out one of these professionals in your next big tournament!


Daniel Negreanu Joe Cada Vanessa Rousso
Daniel Negreanu Joe Cada Vanessa Rousso
Chris Moneymaker Barry Greenstein Viktor Blom
Chris Moneymaker Barry Greenstein Viktor ‘Ilsider1’ Blom

PokerStars Review

PokerStars are the biggest online poker room in the world for a reason and that is why they work so hard to bring you the biggest poker tournaments in the world.

I love PokerStars as the software is easy to use, nothing too flashy and simply the site offers me everything that i want from a site.

Their game selection is great and I love the mixed games that they have to offer, giving me something else to occupy my interest on the site.

Their tournament schedule always has something of interest and although widely tipped to have a high percentage of professional standard players, i seem to be holding my own within the $1/$2 stakes.

I just love it!

Rating by Paul ‘HiKard’ Carter: 5.0 stars