Poker Stars don’t offer rakeback as such. Instead they have a VIP program. All players start at the Bronze star level and as you earn more VIP player points (VPP’s) you climb the ladder to become a superstar elite. This status lasts a month, after which the VPP counter will reset to zero. As you reach each level, more perks become available to you. This includes access to exclusive freeroll tournaments, a faster VPP accumulation rate, and exclusive merchandise available in the VPP store.
Poker Stars allows for multi tabling of up to 24 tables at any one time.
As Poker Stars don’t offer rakeback poker in the traditional sense their loyalty scheme is the same as their VIP program. You are rewarded more VPP’s based on how your status increases. You can use these VPPs in several ways including buying high-tech electronics – even a brand new car!
As you might expect from the biggest online poker room in the world, the traffic on Poker Stars is pretty impressive. Traffic figures from April 2009 show real money ring game players as being;
- 24 Hour Peak : 33841
- 7 Day Average: 22600
Poker Stars offer a wide variety of games including Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, 7 card Stud, 7 Card Hi-Lo, 2-7 Triple draw, 2-7 Single draw, Five Card Draw, Badugi, Lowball, and Razz. There are also a selection of mixed games to choose from.
In the higher stake games you can find some of the best poker players in the world, but generally the ring games are of average skill and sometimes even a bit softer in the tournaments.
Deposit: eCheck, Visa, Mastercard, Neteller, Diners Club, International, ClickandBuy, Moneybookers, Solo/Maestro/Switch, cashier’s cheque, money order, bank draft, bank transfer, ELV, online bank transfer, paysafe card and WebMoney.
Withdrawal: Visa, Neteller, Moneybookers, ClickandbUy, WebMoney, cheque, couriered cheque, and direct bank transfer.
Poker stars is arguably one of the best online poker sites for frequent player tournaments. They also have satellites to nearly all major live poker events. There is $1,500,000 guaranteed every week in their Sunday Million, and a $1,000,000 turbo takedown. Also, $750,000 is guaranteed every Sunday in the Sunday Warm up.