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PokerStars is the biggest and most popular online poker room in the world. Boasting the highest volume of players of any poker room, at peak hours over 35,000 active players can be found at the tables. This high player traffic insures that no matter what your favorite game is, or the limit, you will have no problem finding a seat any time of the day or night at PokerStars.

From their generous PokerStars bonus to the best guaranteed tournaments and super promotions, PokerStars stands above other poker sites in what they offer their players, which is why their membership is increasing more and more every day.

PokerStars Site Short Description
Every day PokerStars sends players to some of the biggest land based poker tournaments in the world like the ones they host including the European Poker Tour (EPT), Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) and Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT), not to mention their own online series the WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker). They also offer satellites and Freerolls to events they don’t sponsor like the World Series of Poker (WSOP) and World Cup of Poker.

PokerStars is the number one choice for tournament players. With the highest volume of tournaments in the industry, an average of 3,000 tournaments can be found running simultaneously. And for ring/cash game players there are a wide variety of game choices from the commonly found Texas Hold ‘em, Omaha, Stud,  Razz, 7 Card Stud High and 7 Card High-Low split, to the not often found games of H.O.R.S.E., H.O.S.E, 5 Card Draw, 2-7 Triple Draw and Badugi.

The player loyalty program at PokerStars is the VIP Club, which awards players with Frequent Player Points (FPPs) for every raked hand they play and for every dollar in tournament fees they pay. Players can redeem their FPPs for merchandise in the PokerStars reward store like electronics, trips and for buy-ins to special tournaments.

Limit and Rake Structure
Stakes and limits at PokerStars are meant to suit every poker player's bankroll and playing style. Table stakes/limits range from micro games with a $0.01/0.02 limit up to $1000/$2000 limit tables.
PokerStars employs a no-flop no-drop policy which means if there is no flop, there is no rake taken for that hand. The rake at PokerStars is comparable to the industry standard of 5% with a maximum of $3 per pot. In the high stakes, depending on the size of the pot, the rake has a maximum of $5 per pot if there are four or more players at the table. Unlike some other poker sites, PokerStars currently does not offer any rakeback deals.

PokerStars Popularity
PokerStars has been a very popular poker site, online since its debut in 2001, but their popularity soared even more when an unknown accountant with the made for fame name of Chris Moneymaker won a $39 PokerStars satellite. What Moneymaker won was a prize package to the WSOP where he rocked the poker world by beating the odds when he became the 2003 World Champion and won $2.5 million dollars. The very next year, another unknown won a WSOP prize package on PokerStars via a $160 satellite. That small investment paid off big for Greg “Fossilman” Raymer when he won the 2004 WSOP Main Event, $5 million dollars and the World Championship gold bracelet. Since then these two formerly unknown poker players turned Poker celebrities have become members of the PokerStars Pro Team. As members of the PokerStars team, they are ‘poker ambassadors” and have helped make PokerStars world famous. They have also aided in sending membership soaring, as more and more poker players believe that if Moneymaker and Raymer can become poker stars, so can they and PokerStars is the place to do it.

Then in 2006, the USA passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA)
and many online poker sites bailed out of the lucrative US market, including PartyPoker who at the time held the #1 spot as the most popular poker site. PokerStars however never backed off and continued to welcome US players, a decision which propelled them to #1 in the online poker market. Since that time, PokerStars has held fast to their number one position thanks to their top notch promotion and publicity campaigns.

PokerStars is well known for their excellent customer support which can be reached 24/7 via email. All questions and inquiries are answered quickly and professionally by a very knowledgeable support team. There are also extensive online FAQ (frequently asked questions) pages with separate sections for Poker Room FAQ and Security FAQ where many answers can be found to common questions.

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Over the years, PokerStars has continued to improve their software, always seeking to advance the features, customizations and variations they offer. The company is also interested in feedback from players - as a customer, you can be a part of the evolution of the software by sending in your suggestions and critiques.


The PokerStars software is simple, runs smoothly and is a quick download. Once you access the lobby, you will easily find everything at your fingertips to allow you to take total control of your gaming environment. And to make everyone feel at home, no matter what part of the world they live in, the PokerStars site is multilingual, available in more than 25 different languages. There are no useless graphics and the layout is attractive and simple with easy to use functions and options. All of the features that players desire while playing poker online is available at PokerStars along with many options not available elsewhere. Some of the options and features available at PokerStars include: avatars, hand history, instant hand replay, auto-rebuy, stats, chat, preferred seating, four color deck, tournament history, table themes, lobby themes, table focus choices, displayed internet connection status, ability to transfer funds to other players, table re-sizing, player notes and even the ability to change the deck color. While looking around the PokerStars lobby, look in the ‘Requests' - 'Options' - 'View' tabs to see all of the many options and features you can choose to completely customize your gaming experience.

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Dustin "Neverwin" Woolf's opinion

Dustin Woolf For those of you who are new to NeverWinPoker/Online Poker, PokerStars is the World's largest online poker room and is personally my #1 choice. Back in 2004 I won at least $150k per month for 16 consecutive months playing $100-$200 limit holdem. At that time it was the most epic runs in online poker history. When you hear the poker term "young internet superstar" or "internet legend" I was one of the first to claim that title, which also sparked My original idea for the creation of NeverWinPoker! I started playing online poker since its inception in 1999, and was also one of the very first accounts registered at Pokerstars. Once PokerStars entered the market I have spent more time and played more hands there than all other poker sites combined. That is still the case even to this day. (December 2010), and I do not expect that to change for 2011. The reasons are endless, as PokerStars is without question, hands down, simply the best all around poker room, the whole package, the Holy Grail of internet poker! PokerStars has great software, great support, great people, fast customer service, and the best VIP program which includes the biggest bonuses, need I say more? Care to challenge my opinion? Let me save you some time and just go signup right now and use my marketing code NWPOKER and use the bonus code STARS600. Save that checklist you created when you have to make a decision on the next poker room to join, because signing up at Pokerstars is easy and simple. Stop wasting any more of your poker playing time, do it RIGHT now! Create your PokerStars account now and start making money!!!

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