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PokerStars Review

PokerStars is one of the biggest online poker names, but has now been replaced by GGPoker as the number one site in the world. That's why we recommend joining GGPoker, who have WSOP events available.

Founded in 2001 by Isai Scheinberg and Mark Scheinberg, PokerStars has grown into a hugely popular name in the gambling industry. 

With its large offering of tournaments and poker variations, everyone from casual to professional poker players love participating on PokerStars.

PokerStars is credited with bringing competitive poker to the masses, with Chris Moneymaker going from playing online poker to winning the prestigious World Series of Poker (WSOP) in 2003.

However, Pokerstars has found itself playing second fiddle to GGPoker in more recent times after the emergence of the new number one in the poker world.

PokerStars Verdict

Why punters play poker at Pokerstars.

Pros

  • Buy-ins to suit all budgets
  • Free play games every week
  • PokerStars' World Championship of Online Poker
  • Excellent app

Cons

  • WSOP is not available at PokerStars
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PokerStars FAQs

Can I join PokerStars?

Provided you are of a legal age, anyone is able to join in on the fun of PokerStars. Tournaments are aimed at everyone, regardless of skill level or budget.

What is the biggest tournament on PokerStars?

The World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) is seen as the biggest online poker tournament in the world and is hosted by PokerStars.

What tournaments are available at PokerStars?

The Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is a big tournament, but is aimed at various levels of poker players, with lower buy-ins than that of WCOOP.

The Sunday Million is also a very popular tournament on PokerStars. It is the world's biggest weekly poker tournament with a prize pool of $1,000,000 guaranteed. Players can win their seats at this tournament by competing in other PokerStars tournaments during the week.


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