Poker Stars Review

Pros
  • 2nd Largest Online Poker Room
  • Top Tournament Site
  • Frequent Player Point System
Cons
  • Lack of a deposit bonus

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Overview

Poker Stars could be described as the #2 Poker room in terms of popularity behind the Party Poker network. Thanks to Poker Stars sponsored players like Chris Moneymaker and Greg Raymer having success at the last two World Series of Poker, their poker room stock has risen to astronomical levels.

Bonuses

Currently there are no sign up bonuses at Poker Stars, but they do offer a loyalty program where players earn "Frequent Player Points" and can earn highly desired merchandise like autographed poker books.
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Player Competition

With the 2nd largest player base in the world, good players will find plenty of weak tables to farm chips. The competition is better than some sites, as alot of pro's play at Poker Stars, but you will not generally run into those pro's unless you are playing very high stakes.

Software

One of the most stable platforms in the online poker world. They have some customizable advantages like uploading a picture as your avatar. The lobby is easy to navigate.

Traffic

As many as 40,000+ players during prime time hours. Games are plentiful, and with the continued success of Poker Stars players in major poker tournaments, they show no sign up slowing down.

Games Offered

Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha hi/lo, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud hi/lo are available. Poker Stars claim to fame however are their superior tournaments. If you are looking to win a satellite to a major poker tournament, this is the place to make that attempt.

Promotions

As mentioned above the Frequent Player Points system rewards loyal players with lots of merchandise options.

Security

Stars goes with the popular Thawte security (www.thawte.com). They also have an arrangement with the Royal Bank of Scotland to guarantee all player balances. No worries of the site closing and taking your money with them!

Customer Service & Cashout Speed

Solid customer service and some of the speediest cashouts in the poker industry. Definitely a strong point for Poker Stars.

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