Owned and operated by Amaya Gaming, PokerStars came into existence on 2001 and since then, they are being the market leaders in online poker industry with over 65 million registered users. The poker website has grown exponentially well over the last couple of years due to the rise of the internet and gaming industry.
PokerStars offer both freeroll and cash tournaments but that’s not the only thing that makes them industry’s best! The poker website is famous for hosting online poker festivals like Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP), Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) and the biggest of them all, World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP).
The other poker events include The Sunday Million, MicroMillions and Home Games which allow you to play with your friends by creating leagues and online poker clubs. If you are in India, you can access the website and start playing poker for real money.
In 2012, Full Tilt Poker had a bad patch in business which made PokerStars to make their move and acquire it to expand its operations. PokerStars acquired Full Tilt in June 2012 for $731 million and later in 2014; both PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker were acquired by Amaya Gaming for $4.9 billion.
The PokerStars India players can take advantage of some big bonus offers from the time of creating an account. The poker website gives 100% bonus on your first 3 deposits with them for a combined maximum of $600 in deposits. Every time you earn 200 VPPs, a bonus amount of $10 will be credited to your account.
Other than this, PokerStars in India have another bonus offer for new players. If you make a minimum deposit of $20, the website will reward you with 100% deposit bonus which will be credited to your account with 36 hours. Along with the free cash, the new players will also receive 124 tickets to the $100K Privilege Freeroll tournaments. To avail this offer, use code ‘FREE20’ while making your first deposit at PokerStars.
PokerStars Game Variants & Tournaments
Being one of the top online poker websites, PokerStars offers the widest game variants which include Texas Hold’em, Omaha Hi/Lo, Five Card Draw, 8 Game Mix, Courchevel, Badugi and H.O.R.S.E. The website also offers Fast Fold named as Zoom Poker which allows you to get dealt up to 300 hands per hour by taking you to a new table every time you are not getting a good hand to play. Zoom Poker or fast fold can be played on Hold’em and Omaha variants of poker.
PokerStars also host some of the biggest offline events for which you can qualify by clearing the rounds in the online poker site. Some of the major live events you can take part are PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT), Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) etc.
PokerStars App delivers the best poker gaming experience for mobile devices. The app is available for iOS and Android devices and can be used to play both real money and free games. The game works seamlessly on smartphones even when you are playing on 5 tables at once on an iPad or 4 tables on any other mobile devices using a 3G or WiFi connection. In the game, you can choose your preferred seat and the game engine will help you to auto top-up in cash games whenever you go out.
In PokerStars, each player starts as a BronzeStar and later as they play real cash games, they earn points which will take their status to ChromeStar, SilverStar, GoldStar, PlatinumStar, Supernova and Supernova Elite. The benefits and bonuses you can earn increases depending on the type of games, stakes you have played and the number of players you have played with. Only a dedicated and pro player can reach the elite groups Supernova and Supernova Elite if he is playing the PokerStars Tournaments and real cash games with utmost consistency.