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Bonus Code: TWENTY
T&Cs Apply, 18+
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Key Poker Bonus Terms & Conditions
Bonus Expiry: 21 Days
Min Deposit: £10
Bonus Code: TWENTY
Bonus Breakdown: Day 1 = 5x $1 tickets, Day 2 = 5x tickets, Day 3 = 5x $1 tickets, Day 4 = $5 cash bonus, Day 5 =5x $1 tickets, Day 6 = $5 cash bonus
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Only available to new customers. Must deposit at least £10. £20 Free Play will be credited daily from deposit date: Day 1 = 5 x $1 tickets, Day 2 = 5 x tickets, Day 3 = 5 x $1 tickets, Day 4 = $5 cash bonus, Day 5 =5 x $1 tickets, Day 6 = $5 cash bonus. Tickets issued as part of £20 Free Play promotion expire 21 days from issue.

$80M WCOOP 2020 - T&Cs Apply, 18+

Poker Stars customers can take part in The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) from August 30-September 23rd.

Theres $80M GTD across the series, including a $10M GTD Main Event starting September 20th. Plus there are plenty of special offers for players of all levels, skills and bankrolls.

$1.5M WCOOP Sweepstakes

This year there is a new daily $1.5M WCOOP Sweepstakes. There are 3 WCOOP Main Event seats to win every day from August 30-September 20.

Opt-in to the WCOOP Sweepstakes in the Challenges Window. Then play at least one WCOOP tournament to win entry into the day’s giveaway. The higher the buy-ins, the more entries you'll receive.

Sunday Slam Events

Every Sunday during WCOOP will feature special Sunday Slam tournaments – with a huge added prize. Win one of these 15 special tournaments and you’ll take home a 2021 Slam Package, including full buy-ins for next year’s SCOOP, WCOOP and Stadium Series Main Events.

WCOOP Player of the Series Leader Boards

There's $100K in prizes for the Low/Medium/High Leader Boards and Overall Player of the Series.

WCOOP Spin & Go’s

Special Spin & Go tournaments are awarding WCOOP entries, tickets and cash. Find them in the Spin & Go lobby, available for buy-ins of $4 and $22.

WCOOP Fast Track

Qualify for the WCOOP $10M GTD Main Event from just $1 via WCOOP Fast Track. There are 5 Main Event Seats to win every day from August 17 to September 20.

Play WCOOP 2020

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EPT Open Sochi Spin & Go’s - T&Cs Apply, 18+

Poker Stars customers can win an Win an EPT Sochi package by playing limited edition Spin & Go tournaments for just $5.50.

Defeat two opponents and you could win entry to the EPT Sochi Main Event, worth over $2,400 (October 6-11), 7 nights’ accommodation for two and $830 in travel expenses.

Head to the ‘Spin & Go’ tab at PokerStars, register for a $5.50 EPT Sochi Spin & Go, watch the spinner randomly determine the prize, then beat both your opponents to claim it for yourself.

  • Spin & Go qualifiers to EPT Sochi will run between July 5-September 28, 2020.
  • All winning players will be contacted within 72 hours of winning, at which point travel and accommodation expenses will be credited to your account.
  • EPT prize packages won playing Spin & Go’s are non-refundable and cannot be transferred or exchanged for cash unless you win two or more packages, in which case the additional package(s) will be automatically exchanged for T$.
  • All players must sign up for a PokerStars Live account at the event to participate in any tournament.
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$500K Cash Game Giveaway - T&Cs Apply, 18+

Poker Stars customers can take part in the Cash Game Giveaway until 4th October to win a share of $500K.

Play Ring Games or Zoom and earn points for every high-ranking hand you’re dealt. Score whenever your hand adds up to 20 or more. Earn points throughout the week and win a prize if you meet your target.

PointsHole Cards
22AA
21AKAQAJA10
20A9KKKQKJK10QQQJQ10JJJ101010
  • Each weekly set of two Challenges will start at 00:00 ET Monday and will expire at 23:59 ET Sunday. However, the first week Challenges will start at 10:00 ET on September 14 and will expire at 23:59 ET on September 20.
  • Players will earn a cash reward when they complete first Challenge, and another cash reward when they complete the second.
  • Any progress made in a given week will not be saved or transferred to the following week.
  • Players must opt-in by hitting the ‘Start’ button in their Challenges Window to have their progress measured. Any hands played prior to opting-in will not count towards the Challenge. Players need to opt-in each week during the challenge.
  • Players can check their score after opting-in at any time in their Challenges Window.
  • This challenge can only be completed by playing Real Money NL Hold'em Ring Games or Zoom hands.
  • The minimum eligible stake will be displayed in the Challenges Window and will be determined based on previous historical gameplay and preferences.

Example:

Opt in and play real money NL Hold'em Ring Games or Zoom hands. If you’re dealt four hands consisting of 77, A9, 42 and AA, you'd get 42 points. Hit 2 weekly points targets each week to earn prizes.

Play Cash Game Giveaway

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6+ Hold’em - T&Cs Apply, 18+

Poker Stars customers can play 6+ Hold’em, exclusively available at the Poker Stars site.

Similar to Texas Hold'Em, but all cards lower than 6 are removed from the deck, everyone posts an ante and only the button posts a blind - known as the 'button blind', a flush beats a full-house and Ace, 6, 7, 8, 9 is classified as a straight.

To start playing 6+ Hold’em, all you need to do is choose the game and stake that you want to play and the software will find a seat for you. If no seat is immediately available, you’ll be placed on a waiting list.

Play 6+ Hold'Em

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Zoom Early Bird - T&Cs Apply, 18+

Poker Stars customers can get a 3X Reward Points boost with Zoom poker.

The first 10 players starting NLH 6-Max and PLO 6-Max games with blinds up to and including $5/$10 will receive 3X Reward Points for starting the pool.

Once the number of players reaches 10, you will continue to receive 3X Reward Points for a further 10 minutes.

When the game is below 10 players, you will receive 3X Reward Points with no time limit.

  • This promotion is available to all players.
  • This promotion commences March 18, 2020.
  • All 6-Max No-Limit Hold’em and 6-Max Pot-Limit Omaha Zoom games with blinds up to and including $5/$10 are included in this offer.
  • Heads-Up Zoom Games and Full Ring Games are not included in this offer.
  • Players will earn 3 Reward Points per $0.01 of contributed rake, up to a capped total of 900 Reward Points for $3 of contributed rake, in any Zoom pool during any period of time when there are less than 10 players in the Zoom pool.
  • Once 10 players or more have been reached in the Zoom pool, the initial 10 players will receive 10 further minutes where they will each earn 3 Reward Points per $0.01 of contributed rake (subject to cap max).
  • To earn Reward Points, you must have opted into the Stars Rewards program.
  • Reward Points may not be transferred, bartered, sold or traded in any way.
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High Roller Club - T&Cs Apply, 18+

Poker Stars customers can join the High Roller Club and play daily high-stakes tournaments with millions in guarantees every week.Buy-ins start from $530 – with satellites available for less – and you can play action-packed schedules every day.

Daily Schedule

Time (ET)TournamentBuy-in
11:00Daily Warm-Up$1,050
12:30Bounty Builder High Roller$530
14:00Daily-themed $1K$1,050
15:00Daily 500$530
17:00Daily Cooldown$1,050
18:00Daily Supersonic$530

Sunday Schedule

Time (ET)TournamentBuy-in
11:00Sunday Warm-Up$1,050
12:30Bounty Builder High Roller$530
14:00Sunday High Roller$2,100
14:30Omania High Roller$530
15:00Sunday 500$530
17:00Sunday Cooldown$2,100
18:00Sunday Supersonic$1,050
Join the High Roller Club

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PSPC Mega Path - T&Cs Apply, 18+

Poker Stars customers could win a Platinum Pass to the PokerStars Payers NL Hold'em Championship in Barcelona with the PSPC Mega Path.

A PSPC Platinum Pass worth approximately $30,000 will be guaranteed every week from September 8. To be in with a chance, play your way to a weekly Mega Path final - only via Mega Path steps.

The cheapest way to qualify is with a Stars Rewards Spin & Go ticket.

The 2020 edition of PSPC takes place in Barcelona from the 20-24th August.

  • Stars Rewards Spin & Go tickets can only be used in corresponding Spin & Go.
  • Any tickets won through any steps of the Mega Path can only be used to register in Mega Path.
  • Mega Path tickets cannot be exchanged for cash or other tournament tickets.
  • Mega Path tickets cannot be transferred to any other players.
  • Mega Path tickets will hold no value once expired.
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$10M Stars Rewards Giveaway - T&Cs Apply, 18+

Poker Stars customers can join Stars Rewards to earn reward points to get chests of prizes with a variety of items including cash, bonuses and tickets. There are rewards with a total value of $10,000,000, including a minimum of one thousand random Chests containing $1,000 cash.

There will be cash rewards of $1,000 in Chests at random, as well as other smaller cash amounts. To take part:

  • Join the Stars Rewards program: simply look for the Stars Rewards widget in our software (under ‘My Stars’ in the mobile app) and click on the ‘Start’ button.
  • Start playing. You’ll earn reward points for real money gaming activity on any products available in your region. Reward points fill your progress bar, which once full awards you a Chest.
  • A minimum of one thousand Chests will contain $1,000 in cash! And even if your Chest doesn’t contain a big money reward, it will be filled with personalised rewards tailored to you and the games you like to play.
  • There’s no limit to how many Chests you can win each day, provided you accumulate the necessary reward points.

As you win more, the number of reward points you’ll need to earn to win each Chest will increase, but so will the value of each Chest.

$1,000 Chest Probability Table

Chest-TypeFrequency
Red Chest1 in 40,000
Blue Chest1 in 20,000
Bronze Chest1 in 8,000
Silver Chest1 in 4,000
Gold Chest1 in 2,000
Platinum Chest1 in 1,000
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Poker Stars Review

PokerStars are the world's largest name in online poker and can trace their origins back to 2001, which is a long time in this marketplace. Founded in Canada by father and son team, Isai and Mark Scheinberg, the company was originally intended to be just a poker software developer but, unable to find any clients to license it to, the decision was made to start their own online poker site which went live on September 11th 2001. Despite the terrible events that have made that day infamous, PokerStars became an instant hit, with the first live, online poker tournament attracting a large number of players.

By December of that year, real money games were running and by the beginning of 2002, satellite tournaments to the largest poker events such as the WSOP were being offered. Growth was rapid, with 5 million users registered by 2006 and the 100 billionth hand played in June 2013. At certain times, the number of active players online has exceeded 120,000. The PokerStars site is, unsurprisingly, very well presented, with details of the latest offers and promotions displayed prominently and links to quick demonstration videos that introduce the varieties of table.

Games

An unbeatable number of tables are supplied here, including:

  • Texas Holdem
  • Omaha
  • Omaha Hi/Lo
  • 5 Card Stud
  • 7 Card Stud

Also some less well known versions like Courchevel, HORSE, 2-7 Single and Triple Draw and Badugi. Texas Holdem is far and away the most widely played version of poker and is available in Limit, Pot Limit and No Limit versions, with literally hundreds of cash tables playing at any one time, and hundreds of tournaments each week. There are also more than enough Omaha and Stud tables to ensure that players of any budget and skill level can find a table to suit them. Courchevel is an Omaha version where at the beginning of the hand, the first flop card is dealt face up, while HORSE is a variety where Holdem, Omaha, Razz, Seven Card Stud and Eight-or-Better are played in sequence after each hand. This is a great way to prove player's skills across a range of games and is becoming increasingly popular. 2-7 Single and 2-7 Triple Draw are won by getting the lowest possible hand, although rankings are calculated differently. Badugi success requires a low ranking hand from different suits and is again becoming more and more popular with those looking for something a little different and challenging.

Getting to any of these exciting games is made easy via the multi-function lobby area. Tables can be filtered by buy-ins, tournament details, number of seats, pot sizes and more. It also has tabs to take users to the cashier to deposit and withdraw funds, an options area where table size, sounds and other details can be customised, plus news, player statistics and customer support links. Once happy with these details, players just click to get seated at their table of choice. The tables themselves are presented in a similar fashion to many online poker sites, meaning nice clear graphics, options to customise details even further, history information and the ability to create an avatar using a real image of the player. The software has had many years of development so it is smooth running and images are pin-sharp.

Anyone with limited or no experience of playing poker will find the detailed Frequently Asked Questions section a definite place to visit first. Here they will find step by step instructions which range from how to download the software, how to fund an account to guides on how each type of game is played. There are plenty of images and video tutorials that take visitors through the basics of poker such as hand rankings and what flops, turns and rivers are, or they will also inform more experienced users about strategies and how to develop their skills further.

New customers are advised to try out the free tables and tournaments specifically designed to help them learn the basics without losing real cash. iPhone, iPad and Android owners can play on mobile devices, including rings, tournaments and Sit n' Gos, while deposits can be made to an account with no need to go online. There is even a PokerStars TV app (iPhone, Android) so users can view the biggest games. There is something for everyone here, with total newcomers able to learn how to play, professional players are able to find big money tournaments with strong competition and everything else in between for us average guys.

Bonuses and Promotions

New customers can claim a welcome bonus that varies in detail occasionally, but will usually be of an average size compared to other sites. PokerStars are so popular that they don't need to tempt potential users in with a massive offer, although the bonus they feature is pretty easy to get, and like most poker welcome bonuses is released in stages to the customer's account with increasing Player Points earnt. No-deposit bonus offers are also commonly provided, as well as entry to freeroll tournaments, and claiming any of these is just a matter of entering the bonus codes as instructed when paying funds in.

The VIP programme rewards regular customers with two different types of points at the same time. VPPs, or VIP Player Points act as a monthly guide to how much a user has staked and determines their level in the VIP club, with bigger rewards for those further up the levels. All players start at BronzeStars level and as they progress through Silver, Chrome, Gold and on to the top Supernova and Supernova Elite levels, the rewards get more lucrative, including better points conversion rates, bonuses, invites to parties and VIP tournaments. FPPs, or Frequent Player Points are redeemable for merchandise in the PokerStars store, tournament entry or to cash out. It does seem a bit over the top to have two different points systems, but once playing, it's fairly easy to work out how many of each type have been earned. Several other promotions will always be running, but the details will vary. Overall, PokerStars are not the best for special offers, but again, they don't need to be.

Banking

Depending on their country of residence, customers can choose from a good selection of deposit and withdrawal options which covers the best known credit and debit cards, e-wallets and prepaid cards as well as bank transfers and even cheques. A unique method is the PokerStars Top-Up Card available from many retailers in the UK. Those using mobile phones to access the games may be able to use their network provider to transfer funds securely. Not all options allow for withdrawn funds to be sent to them, in which case, customers will be advised to set up an alternative system as well. Withdrawal requests get processed within 1-3 days depending on how deposits were made and where the money is going to, and the PokerStars site has detailed instructions on how to use each deposit and withdrawal method.

Customer Support

Although the customer support team are on hand 24/7, they can only really be contacted via an online Support Form, as there is no live chat or phone option available. That said, responses tend to be pretty much instant, and the FAQ sections are exceptionally detailed and easy to use.

Conclusions

PokerStars have become by far the world's largest site for a number of reasons. The selection of games and sheer number of players online is simply staggering and nothing else comes close. Even though they are not part of a network, they are twice the size of iPoker, which is the biggest network of sites around. So if variety is sought, visitors need look no further.

The software is easy to use and configure, the graphics are as good if not better than those offered by competitors and it really cannot be faulted. They don't offer the best range of welcome bonuses and promotions, but they are at least competitive, although the points scheme takes a bit of getting used to. Where they let themselves down a little, is in the customer support options. Although queries get answered quickly, a free phone number would be welcomed.