Pokerstars is currently the largest online poker room around. Founded in 2001 it has attracted professional players and newbies alike.
Pokerstars offers a huge variety of games from Omaha hi-lo, SHOE, RAZZ , Badugi, HORSE, HOSE and Seven card stud. With a huge variety of tournament and cash games. They are offering super low stake cash games ($0.01/$0.02) with absolutely no rake-back. Perfect for beginners who want to develop their skills without having to bet big. For the sharks out there they offer high stakes cash games and large buy-in tournies.
As Pokerstars is the market leader they offer many satellites and packages into major events, including the European Poker Tournament and World Series Of Poker. They also have a huge list of professional players signed up and playing on the site. They include number one on the all time money list pro Daniel Negreanu, EPT winner Vicky Coren and Chris moneymaker. They all can be found regularly playing in mixed table tournaments.
Pokerstars software is easy to download and simple to use. they offer platforms for Macs and PCs with exactly the same features for both. The surface is simple and you can easily navigate yourself around the site, with an advanced search filter which will help you find the game that is perfect for you. They also offer changeable skins, so you can create your poker room to suit your taste.
The sites most prominent tournament is the Sunday $1.5 million, with a buy in of $215. Also there is the new Sunday Quarter Million, which allows everyone a piece of the cash for a $10 buy-in attracting between 25000 to 30000 players weekly. The also run satellites into this tournament for as little as $1 so everyone has a chance.
It is estimated that Pokerstars worth is over $2billion! Making it the largest gambling related company around. And it shows no sign of slowing down, having dealt it’s 25billion hand in February 09.
The verdict, Pokerstars definitely comes number 1 on the list of online poker sites, offering a huge variety of games, with stakes and buy-ins suitable for all levels. Combined with perfect software that runs smoothly no matter how many players are in the tournament. Pokerstars is one to try, after all you never know who you may be sitting next to.