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Poker Stars Review
Software: Poker Stars uses excellent software with many options (change table sizes, different themes, image uploading, poker hand history... just to name a few). The graphics, layout and sound are all excellent. The interface is totally customizable.
Game Selection: PokerStars has a great variety of games (Texas Holdem, Omaha Poker, Omaha High-Low, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud High-Low, Razz, HORSE and Poker Tournaments) with numerous room limits and minimum table-buy-ins.
Player Traffic: With such a large player base (~100,000 tournament players and 12,000 ring players at any one time), both the novice and the advanced players can benefit from Poker Stars since there are so many players online at all times.
Competition: The competition ranges from novice players that can easily be beaten to the world’s best players at the higher stakes tables.
Bonuses and Promotions: Poker Stars has many bonus and promotion offerings including:
- 100% first time deposit bonus promotion (up to $50)
- Numerous weekly/monthly promotions including ‘Moneymaker Millionaire’
- Sunday Millions
- Millionaire quest
Loyalty Program: FPP’s (Frequent Player Points) are earned for both cash and tournament game play and can be redeemed for a wide variety of purchases, from tournament entries, to clothing, to exclusive items you'll find only in the PokerStars FPP Store. Poker Stars offers a special VIP Program which includes numerous bonuses. These include: Earn Frequent Player Points (FPPs) up to 3.5 times faster, Participate in exclusive VIP Freerolls, At the higher levels of the VIP Club, you can use your FPPs to purchase consumer goods, including iPods, high-resolution computer monitors, travel packages, and more., At the highest level of the VIP Club, use your FPPs to buy directly into the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, the European Poker Tour, and the main event at the World Series of Poker.
Deposit and Withdrawal:
VIP Poker offers numerous deposit and withdrawal options including:
- Deposit: NETeller: Deposit in US$, CAN$, EURO or GBP, no charge for InstaCash, Minimum deposit only $25, eChecks (available to US and Canadian players only), CentralCoin, VISA, MasterCard, Gift and Prepaid MasterCard, Diners Club International, Solo / Maestro / Switch (available to UK players only), Cashier's Check / Money Order / Bank Draft - Minimum deposit only $100, Local Bank Wire Transfer (available to Austrian, Belgian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish players only).
- Withdrawal: Switch, Maestro, Solo, and VISA, CentralCoin, NETeller, eChecks
Cashout speed: Poker Stars is very quick about cashouts. All of my cashouts were done in less than 48 hours
Support: Poker stars customer service is unfortunately only done through email. However, the customer representatives were quite knowledgeable and the response times were excellent. Also, it is truly a 24/7 operation (I received an e-mail response at 3am). As far as e-mail customer service goes...they were top notch