Poker Stars is owned and operated by Rational Entertainment Enterprises Ltd using Proprietary Software licensed in Costa Rica
Poker Stars is configured for PC users and fortunately Mac users can play at PokerStars using Virtual PC emulation, available from Microsoft.
Since being founded in 2001, PokerStars.com has dealt over three billion hands and run more than 14 million poker tournaments, awarding well over $1 billion in prize money. According to eGaming Review, PokerStars.com's performance has stood out in the past year, as well as its growth, difference, product and customer retention. The site is the world's largest poker tournament website, having recently passed the 3.5 million registered users milestone. They accept a broad variety of depositing funds into your account which include Neteller -InstaCash -InstantEchecks(US) -FirePay -CentralCoin -Visa -Delta -Visa Electron - Master Card -Diners Club International - Solo(UK) - Maestro(UK) - Switch(UK) with all funds being converted to USD denomination.
Even the best software is not without its glitches. Prior to this writing, we were playing a WSOP Qualifier $160 Double Shootout. Ninety-seven players at 81 tables. Most of us were playing heads-up when there should have been 8 full tables with 9 players per table. They were oversubscribed and had to cancel the tournament
Poker Stars offer frequent deposit bonuses to all players at regular intervals and a frequent player point promotion. Every time you play real money poker games on PokerStars, you earn FPPs. You can use your Frequent Player Points for a wide variety of purchases, from tournament entries, to clothing, to exclusive items you'll find only in the PokerStars FPP Store. Players boast that Poker Stars has the best multi-table tournaments on the Internet today, while serving over 60,000 players at any given time offering you a choice of games such as Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, 7 Card Stud and 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo .
At PokerStars, you have the option of selecting a personalized image to represent you at the Internet tables. The image can be of anything you want: Your pet, your favorite movie star or, ,yourself! The lobby interface is second to none, easily allowing you to join any game you want. You have access to your stat percentages, hand history, and notes you can store for later use when you're up against those annoying loose players. The Tournament lobby has information that will keep you up to date with the progress of the tournaments - largest stack - smallest stack - player's at the tables - remaining entrants - prize pool and payout structure. Once in the gaming arena, cards are dealt one at a time and the flop comes out one card at a time as well which is a nice feature. We would like to see the audio portion updated somewhat. All audio has a pleasant sound to it except for the betting. When a player bets or raises with his chips," there's only a click"" sound instead of the sound of actual chips. Even though you have the option to disable the chat, our experience has always been pleasant and cordial with fellow chatters. If you're a top notch poker player, Poker Stars can only make you better and we give it 5 Stars.,