Poker Stars Bonuses

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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.

Stars Rewards Player’s Championship Giveaway - T&Cs Apply, 18+

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Poker Stars customers can win one of 10 Platinum Pass packages worth $30,000 each to the PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship at the Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas.

The Championship will take place in January 2019, and packages can be won until November 2018. Each winner will receive the $25K buy-in to play this live poker event, accommodation at the Atlantis Resort, plus $2,000 for travel and expenses.

Win a Stars Rewards Chest playing your favourite games, and win one of two freeroll tickets being given away at random every day. Use the ticket to register for the monthly Stars Rewards Players Championship Giveaway (first one runs February 4 at 14:30 ET). Win the tournament, claim your package, and prepare to jet off to paradise!

There are two tickets being placed in Chests every day and there are 10 monthly Stars Rewards Players Championship Giveaway tourneys in total.

  • There are 10 Platinum Pass packages to be won in total – one per month from February-November, 2018.
  • Tickets won can only be used in the upcoming month’s tournament. They cannot be kept and used in a subsequent month’s tournament.
  • Packages cannot be exchanged.
  • Frequency of winning a ticket in a Chest is 1 in 130,000.
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Trip to Vegas Freerolls - T&Cs Apply, 18+

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Poker Stars customers can win a free trip to Las Vegas for two worth $5,000 by qualifying for one of the 5 Grand Finals.

There are free daily Trip to Vegas freerolls at 15:00 ET each day throughout 2018.

The top 50 players will qualify for one of the five bi-monthly Grand Finals being held between April-December 2018.

Win a ‘Trip to Vegas Grand Final' and then fly to Vegas with one guest for five nights.

The five Grand Finals will be held every two months as follows (subject to change):

Friday, April 20 at 15:00 ET

Thursday, June 21 at 15:00 ET

Wednesday, August 22 at 15:00 ET

Tuesday, October 23 at 15:00 ET

Monday, December 24 at 15:00 ET

  • Promotion to run from February 19 until December 24, 2018.

  • There are five Grand Finals in total running on the following dates: April 20, June 21, August 22, October 23 and December 24, all scheduled for 15:00 ET. Dates and times are subject to change.

  • Qualified players will be automatically registered to the subsequent Grand Final. Unregistering and deferring entry to a later Grand Final is prohibited.

  • Players can only win one trip to Vegas. In the event a player wins more than one Grand Final, the trip will be awarded to the player who finished second in the relevant Grand Final.

  • An external travel agency will arrange the trip. There are no alternative destinations offered.

  • The total value of each trip to Vegas package is $5,000 (USD). This includes any travel agency fee.

  • By taking part in this promotion, you permit us to provide your name and contact details with the travel agency responsible for organising the trip.

  • Players winning each Grand Final must arrange their trip by the following dates:

    • September 1, 2018 for the winner of April’s Grand Final.
    • November 1, 2018 for the winner of June’s Grand Final.
    • January 1, 2019 for the winner of August’s Grand Final.
    • March 1, 2019 for the winner of October’s Grand Final.
    • May 1, 2019 for the winner of December’s Grand Final.
  • If the prize is not claimed and travel arrangements not booked by the relevant above-mentioned date, the prize will be forfeited.

  • The prize cannot be exchanged for cash.

  • The player must directly contact the travel agency to arrange the trip.

  • Unavailable dates include: Christmas 2018 period, the Easter period, certain major sport events and fairs in Las Vegas.

  • Any extra expenses incurred are the winner’s sole responsibility.

  • The winning player must have a valid visa and travel documents for entry to the USA, and obtaining said visa is the sole responsibility of the player.

  • Winners will be contacted by email the day after the Grand Final with the travel agency’s details and an explanation of how to arrange the trip.

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Cash Game Leaderboards - T&Cs Apply, 18+

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Poker Stars customers can pick from three Play Money Leader Boards with weekly first-place prizes from 50 Million to 1 Billion chips.

The Leader Boards start at 00:00 ET every Monday and end at 23:59 ET on Sunday. One point is credited to players that have seen the flop, an additional point is credited to players that win the hand (including split pots). No points are credited for hands that finish before the flop

Leader Boards and stakes

Elite Leader Board – with points earned at stakes of 250K/500K or higher. GTD Prize Pool of 4 Billion Chips.

Masters Leader Board – with points earned at stakes of 25K/50K and 100K/200K. GTD Prize Pool of 1 Billion Chips.

Challenger Leader Board – with points earned at stakes of 1K/2K and 5K/10K. GTD Prize Pool of 250 Million Chips.

  • The Leader Boards start at 00:00 ET every Monday, starting from July 2.
  • Weekly Leader Boards end at 23:59 ET on Sundays.
  • Each Leader Board will run for a period of eight (8) weeks.
  • Scoring:
    • One (1) point is credited to players that have seen the flop.
    • An additional point is credited to players that win the hand (including split pots).
    • No points are credited for hands that finish before the flop.
    • Heads-up games excluded; minimum three players dealt in a hand.
    • Please note: In a potential split pot situation, a win is awarded to the hand with more chips than with which they started.
    • Points can only be earned in NLHE games, excluding Zoom games.
    • In the event of a tie in points, ranking will be decided by the order in which the players got to their final totals. For example, if player A reaches 50 points on Tuesday and player B reaches 50 points on Wednesday – player A will be in the higher position.
  • All winners will be notified on Mondays and chips will be credited within 48 hours of each Leader Board ending.
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High Roller Club - T&Cs Apply, 18+

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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
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$10M Stars Rewards Giveaway - T&Cs Apply, 18+

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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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The Deal Progressive $25K Jackpot - T&Cs Apply, 18+

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The Deal’s Progressive Jackpot from Poker Stars starts at $25,000 and keeps growing until it hits. Customers can use The Deal to turn their StarsCoin into cash prizes by using seven StarsCoin to buy-in to The Deal, with the chance to spin the wheel to win the progressive jackpot. If customers don’t make it to the jackpot round they still have a chance to win cash prizes worth up to $300.

In addition, play in the deal in the 12 hours before the jackpot hits, and automatically win a share of half the jackpot.

Hit the jackpot and 50% of the jackpot prize money will go straight into your account. The other 50% will be divided between everyone who has played The Deal in the previous 12 hours.

  • All players are eligible to play The Deal and win the jackpot.
  • The actual amount of the progressive jackpot is displayed in the game software.
  • Players may select the 7 StarsCoin buy-in, or the 70 StarsCoin buy-in for higher value prizes and a better chance of winning a shot at the jackpot.
  • For every 7 StarsCoin used to play The Deal, we add $0.028 to the progressive jackpot - 77% goes into the current jackpot and 23% is set aside for future jackpots. The rest is distributed to players in the form of regular prizes. Each jackpot starts from $25,000.
  • Players who choose to play only one hand will be dealt seven cards face-down and will be asked to discard two cards. Players who choose to play more than one hand will have their cards selected automatically. In both instances the prize a player wins will be based on the strength of the five-card hand that is subsequently revealed.
  • All prizes won via The Deal are automatically credited to winning players’ accounts and cannot be exchanged for alternative prizes.
  • By accepting The Deal’s progressive jackpot prize, players give permission for us to use their Stars ID, avatar and/or other details in promotions and marketing communications. In addition, we may contact winners for the purpose of preparing further marketing and promotional campaigns.
  • The prizes available to win are as follows:
Hand7 StarsCoin70 StarsCoin
Royal FlushJackpot RoundJackpot Round
Straight Flush$250Jackpot Round
Four of a Kind$30$300
Full House$5$75
Flush$1$25
Straight50 StarsCoin$10
Three of a Kind25 StarsCoin300 StarsCoin
Two Pair7 StarsCoin70 StarsCoin
One Pair2 StarsCoin10 StarsCoin
Ace High1 StarsCoinNo prize
High CardNo prizeNo prize

Example:

A customer uses 7 StarsCoin to buy-in to The Deal. They get a Royal Flush and so win a chance to take part in the Jackpot round. If they win the jackpot they will receive 50% of the jackpot amount. If they don’t win the jackpot but play in the 12 hours before the jackpot hits, they will win a share of 50% of the jackpot amount with other eligible players.

A customer uses 70 StarsCoin to buy-in to The Deal. They get Four of a Kind and so win $300.

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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.