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- The largest and most popular online poker site in the world.
Why Play on PokerStars?
Quite simply, you should play on PokerStars because they are the best online poker room in the world.
Bonuses: PokerStars is now offering a 100% match bonus up to $600, which clears in $10 increments at a rate of 17 VPP for every $1 of bonus money.
Client Software: PokerStars' software is second to none in the online poker industry; it's the easiest, most comfortable site to play on by a mile. PokerStars experiences almost no problems or glitches, and when they do, they are fixed before you even know it. Given the problems some sites have with their software, you would think it would be hard to create the perfect site, but PokerStars has done just that. It'll feel like home the moment you sit down.
Level of Competition: If there's one drawback to PokerStars, it's that it's filled with good players. Many grinders make their living on PokerStars, so you'll want to keep a close eye on who you're sitting with. However, there are just as many donkeys and fish at the tables, you just have to know how to recognize them.
It seems like every online poker player plays on PokerStars, so chances are, you already have an account. But in case you don't, you should probably know that you're missing out on some incredible action.
Also Known As...
PokerStars has many nicknames and abbreviations. They include: Stars, PS, PStars, JokerStars, RiverStars and many more.
Did You Know?
That PokerStars opened for play money on Sept 11th, 2001. Prior to this day, PokerStars only ran some invite-only events. The story is best told by Terrence Chan, an employee at PokerStars at the time:
The launch of PokerStars gave rise to one of my biggest "oh, shit" moments on the internet. On one evening in September I received an e-mail from the boss asking me to do an announcement on RGP that we were going to open for play-money to the public the next day. Throughout the last couple of weeks we'd done some invite-only tournaments just so a very limited number of people could test the site and report to us any bugs. We were now ready to go play-money beta. So, on September 10, 2001, I wrote up this announcement, saved it on my computer, and went to bed. I woke up the next morning, stumbled over to the computer, hit "Send" and then refreshed. That is how I learned about the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Ugh, boy did I feel like crap; god-knows how many people just died in NYC and here I am pimping out a poker site.