Established in 2001, the company Rational Enterprises could yet celebrate a great success after another with the online poker room PokerStars. Meanwhile one is not only by far the largest poker room in the world but also the most extensive and many certainly the most interesting. In this test, we will find out if PokerStars exerts scam or not.However, now show that PokerStars is reputable and can be exercised at all tables fair play our experience with PokerStars.
Licensed is one here on the Isle of Man by the resident Gambling Supervision Commission, which is one of the toughest licensing authorities in the world.Moreover, it also has a license from the Malta Lotteries & Gaming Authority. Especially for high-stakes players, this should be reassuring, because then you can also limit how NL2000 completely reassured sitting with almost $ 200,000 at the tables.
Facts about PokerStars
- Established in 2001
- Worldwide larger online poker rooms
- Licensed in Malta
- Major diversity and high limits
- Throughout thousands of active players
- Organizers of regional events
- Integrated poker school and more
In addition to the normal poker offer the poker room also has numerous other online and offline events such as the EPT, the PCA or EUREKA. Next offers to its players the World Championship of Online Poker Tournament Series, the SCOOP and a turbo tournament series TCOOP. Overall, this shows that the question of fraud or serious can be answered very quickly.
Total wins PokerStars in this way easy to convince. In addition, one makes commitments from world-class players such as Daniel Negreanu, Chris Moneymaker and Bertrand «Elky» Grospellier and Liv Boeree and Pius Heinz, who should be known especially younger poker fans.In the test report also especially the points range, player traffic and limits convinced. Here could bring all his experience to bear the supplier.
Advantages and disadvantages of PokerStars
- Many players — up to 300,000 at the same time
- High Limits to NL2000
- Very wide range and many variants
- Good Bonus & Promotions several
- Strong VIP program with VIP Store
Range of poker variants: Extensive as it gets
If you want to play cards at PokerStars, you have to in a variety of variants and limits the chance. In addition to Texas Hold’em in versions No, Fixed and Pot Limit there are Omaha, Omaha Hi / Lo (8 or better), Stud, Stud High / Low, Draw Poker, Razz, HORSE, 2-7 Triple Draw, 2 -7 Single Draw and even Badugi. With this repertoire of games, PokerStars is at the top of the list of poker rooms. It can go up up to $ 1,000 / $ 2,000 the limit.
Of course in addition to cash game and one or the other tournament or Sit and Go, in which you can try. These start just like cash games very low down and there are also buy-in of 1,050 dollars and more to be found. Our review of PokerStars revealed that the best tournament here already starts at 0.01 US dollars. Next also be held more regularly tournament series, the normal tournaments should not be interesting enough. These include the WCOOP, the TCOOP and the SCOOP. To qualify for off- and online tournaments Steps and Satellites offer.
Did you get tired of the normal poker, can be switched to PokerStars Zoom. Here is the answer to Full Tilt’s Rush Poker, which emerged in 2010 and the first of its kind was. Meanwhile it has acquired Full Tilt Poker has long and demenentsprechend adopted the technology. PokerStars Zoom sets one by Fold one hand directly to a new table without finishing the hand. So the speed of playing is massively increased. In our test, this worked perfectly.
At the very end, there are still the so-called Home Games, which are also a unique feature of the provider. Here you can invite friends and cash games, tournaments and play with them — both money and play money. Overall, a good idea if you want to play with friends, but can not always come to a genuine round together.
- Numerous cash games and regular tournaments
- Varied seasonal events
- Various forms of poker, not just No Limit and Fixed Limit Holdem
- Limits start at $ 0.01
- Many freerolls and other free actions with cash profits
Poker Bonus: world-class VIP program good for PokerStars Review
The bonus for years PokerStars relied on exactly the same. This one is not alone, as many poker rooms use consistently the same bonus, but might it off and quiet with a real money reload bonus embellish. These existed in recent years, as well as not. The new customer bonus is exactly 600 dollars or 500 euros and can be used by three qualifying deposits. It must be unlocked in 60 days and is a 100 percent bonus.
Our experience with PokerStars to the free games quite easily. So you had to earn during our tests 200 VPP for 10 US dollars. As you get per dollar rake 5.5 VPP, it takes only about 35 US dollars to unlock $ 10. This is comparatively little. In addition, you will be the VIP program with the PokerStars Bonus , sorted coupled into different levels — Bronze Star, Chrome Star, Silver Star, Gold Star, Platinum Star, Supernova and Supernova Elite.
The more VPPs you earn, the more rises to one. In higher levels, we obtain access to special items in the VIP Store, higher freerolls and a higher FPP multiplier. This is the points currency that is generated from the VPPs. At present, the PokerStars VIP program is one available at the best on the market. This was confirmed in our test.
Traffic and level: PokerStars experience shows many bad players
It does not matter whether you want to play in the middle of the night, or maybe at lunchtime. It always propel themselves 50000-300000 people at PokerStars about who our PokerStars experience as relatively poorly classified. Especially in the lower levels of cash games, the players are very loose and give a lot of money from.
Lured be this «fish» said player through the extensive advertising and also through offline tournament series from PokerStars. However, one must still good table run selection, because in our test has also been shown that in addition to fish also many regulars are on the medium high limits on the road that need to avoid it.
Limits: All Level of NL2 up NL50000 available
Usability of the software: Clearly, adaptable and well suited for multitabling
The client PokerStars is tidy, uncluttered and also acts relatively classy.In addition, the software is suitable for multitabling what can not say many vendors of itself. Even 20 tables are playable without any problems thanks to good performance and 4-color deck. The mobile version corresponds to the PC client and can handle up to 4 tables simultaneously.
Deposit and withdrawal options: quick and without problems
For Depositing currently have the following options available: VISA, MasterCard, Paysafe card, WebMoney, Bancontact Mister Cash, iDeal, Laser card, Click & Buy, Click2Pay, Giro pay, ukash, Przleway24, DirectPay24, Poli, eWire, electronic direct debit (Germany / Austria), Maestro, MoneyBookers, EntroPay, Neteller, bank transfer.
To request a withdrawal at PokerStars, the following methods can be used: VISA, MasterCard, WebMoney, Maestro, Neteller, Click2Pay, MoneyBookers, bank transfer, check by mail or courier. Our PokerStars experiences have shown that withdrawals are processed within 24 hours. In addition, a review of the Personnel will be held before a first withdrawal can be requested.
Support: Unfortunately, no live chat or phone
PokerStars is by far the largest provider and this seems itself of course understand. For this reason, dispensed with a live chat or phone support, because the requests likely to massively were here, so that thousands of support staff would need to be supervised. Instead, one therefore relies on an e-mail support, which answers it in under 2 hours. In difficult questions you can also ask to call back, so the missing number on the web is partially compensated.
Security: The Fort Knox under the poker rooms
If one would want to compare the safety of PokerStars with anything, then probably at all likely to Fort Knox. Not only that, the software is tested by TV Rheinland, one also has a license from the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission, and licensed by the Malta Lotteries & Gambling Authority. In addition, using an audited random number generator.
Seriousness of PokerStars: Serious never forget
The seriousness of PokerStars has already been confirmed by the above points. These include licenses that many events and of course the charity events, and PokerStars Pros. In addition, a supporter, as Rafael Nadal and Boris Becker in charge of public success — two people who would want to definitely have nothing to do with anything Zwielichtigem. The really important sign that PokerStars is very trustworthy, is the Black Friday. PokerStars has these survived as the only unscathed.
Additional offers / features: Apps, MicroMillions, Womens League and more
Name all additional offers of PokerStars, would take too long. To name a few: Apps for Android and iOS, the Womens League, MicroMillions, qualifying for the TV Total PokerStars.de night and many other events and features. But the Battle of the Planets, the Belgium Poker Tour or boom 7-2 are important additional offers. In addition, at any time to switch money between PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, since both spaces are now connected.