Pokerstars has a truly impressive background. How could it not? In 10 years it became by far the biggest online poker room. In 2001 Pokerstars launched an online version of play money games. In just two months, first real money game was played. The most successful year for Pokerstars was 2006 when U.S. congress passed UIGEA and most of the rooms left the U.S. market. Pokerstars remained opened to the US players and soon became the world's largest poker room. However, due to the restrictions and laws US players were banned 5 years later, on July 1st. 2011.
Pokerstars holds a record for hosting the biggest online tournament in the world since 27. December 2009 which was played by 149,196 players. The buy-in to the tournament was $1
At the moment, PokerStars offers 100% up to $600 first deposit bonus. And you do not have to deposit all at once. You can make up to 3 deposits in 90 days which will all count towards your total bonus (up to the maximum value).
For example, your first deposit is $20. Additional $30 and $50 deposits you make in the next 90 days which makes it : $100 from deposit and $100 as a bonus, so a $200 total.
Moreover, if you sign up using bonus code RAKEDEALS you will also be signed up for a cash back program which could bring you back up to 74% of what you rake.
There are huge freerolls at Pokerstars everyday but those that are dedicated to New Depositors are promoted occasionally rather that are held daily.
Pokerstars is the online poker room which gives away seats at the most live events including WSOP, WPT, Aussie Millions, Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure, Asia Pacific Poker Tour and many others.
Terms and Conditions
First deposit bonus is available for players who make their first deposit to Pokerstars. Two deposits following the first one will be also counted towards the bonus as long as they do not exceed $600 or its equivalent in other currencies EUR, GBP or CAD.
In order to collect the bonus players have to collect a certain amount of VIP player points (VPP). 1$ of bonus matches 17 VPPs. For other currencies please check the table below.
The bonus will be released to the player's account in increments of 10 ($10, £10, €10)
Unfortunately, players from USA are not eligible to play real money games.