Poker Stars

Poker Stars

Pros

  • Thousands of Tournaments at a Time
  • Pro Poker Tour Satellites
  • Poker Sunday Millions & Other Events
  • Ten for $10 Depositer Freerolls
  • National Poker Leagues
  • Poker Clubs for You and Your Friends

Cons

  • Average Sign-Up Bonus
  • Ongoing Legal Issues

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Poker Stars

Poker Stars is the biggest online poker room on the Internet. The Pokerstars brand got a major boost after it’s policy of sending a lot of poker players from its WSOP satellite tournaments to the World Series of Poker Main Event payed off, when unknown Poker Star’s entries Chris Moneymaker and Greg Raymor in 2003 and 2004, respectively.

Pokerstars has dealt over 60 billion virtual hands of poker and is a $2 billion company. Their position in the online poker world might be in jeopardy at the moment due to legal problems, but lets not worry about U.S. players at the moment. Let’s discuss simulated poker games for Canadian card gamblers.

Pokerstars Tournaments

Poker Stars online tournament selection includes some of the most famous events with some of the biggest prize pools. Besides the everyday online events like sit & go tournaments, multi-table tourneys, and satellite events for the WSOP, you can choose from rebuy tournaments, bounty tournaments, knockouts, 4-max, 6-max, deep stacks, and turbo tournaments. Poker Stars players also can enter the following weekly and yearly poker events.

Sunday Million
World Cup of Poker
World Championship of Online Poker
World Blogger Championship of Online Poker
Spring Championship of Online Poker
Regional Championship of Online Poker
Sunday Warm-Up
Sunday Second Chance
Sunday Storm
Sunday 500
Sunday Kickoff

Poker Stars Deposit Options

Deposit options at Pokerstars include NETELLER, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Paysafe Card, Local Bank Transfer, UKash, money order or cashier’s check, bank wire transfer, Moneybookers, Click-and-Buy, Webmoney, and Entropay. If you use NETeller to deposit cash, the minimum deposit is $10, while the maximum deposit is $640 very 24 hours, $1,500 every 7 days, and $2,000 every 30 days.

Poker Stars Withdrawal Options

Withdrawing money from Poker Stars is going to take longer than depositing it, like it is at any online casino. This is to allow Pokerstars security to make sure you (and not some fraud artist) is sending the cashout order. Some of the delays are out of the hands of Poker Stars, due to the delays of the money transfer companies and/or your local bank.

Cashouts at Pokerstars can be made using Neteller, Webmoney, Moneybookers, Moneta, Entropay, ClickandBuy, Ukash, CFT eligible VISA, direct bank transfer, wire transfer, and echeck. When withdrawing funds using Neteller, Moneybookers, Web Money, Moneta, Ukash, or Click and Buy, you’ll need to wait up to 72 hours for processing. While a direct bank transfer also takes 72 hours to process, you’ll have to wait an additional 3-5 business days for it to appear in your account. Wire transfer is the same, though you might see the money apppear in your bank account within two days. Echeck cashouts have the standard 72-hour processing time, but might take up to 10 business days for the funds to appear.

Dream Job Canada by Pokerstars

As late as 2010, roughly 25% to 40% of Poker Star’s rakes were from American players. Now that Pokerstars is in trouble with the US government, you can expect their marketing will target other poker populations around the world. Canadians are a natural target audience, so stay on the lookout for promotions targeted at Canada. Let me give you an example of a past promotion.

In 2010, Poker Stars reached out to Canadian poker players with its “Dream Job Canada” promotion. The dream job provided one Canadian winner with a $100,000 contract to join Team Pokerstars and play 16 hours a week on the Poker Stars website. Players in Canada should look for similar promotions in the future.

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