PokerStars is the largest online poker card room in the world, the best, number one etc. But let's see what makes them number one. For starters they accept players from the US and practically every other country in the world with only a handful of exceptions, they have produced World Series of Poker champions Chris Moneymaker and Greg Raymer, they are sending 607 hopefuls to the 2009 WSOP event and there are regularly over 150,000 tournament players online simultaneously for the best choice in tables stakes and games.
PokerStars was founded in Costa Rica in 2001 but was moved to The Isle of Man due to a 0% corporation tax available and also the removal of rules barring companies from accepting casino and poker bets from the US.
If you're the kind of player who likes amazing interactive graphics and more gadgets than James Bond then PokerStars may not be for you. If, on the other hand you like to use a simple, smooth running, easy-to-use poker platform capable of hosting over 250,000 players simultaneously then PokerStars is for you. PokerStars' software is tailored to the more serious poker player with simplicity and reliability in mind rather than glitz and glamour.
You can play ten different variants of poker at PokerStars; Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, Stud, Stud Hi/Lo, Razz, Five-card Draw, Deuce to Seven Triple Draw, Deuce to Seven Single Draw and Badugi. There are also many mixed games including HORSE, HOSE, Mixed Hold 'Em and Mixed Omaha. PokerStars offers real cash games from as little as 1£/2£ right up to $1,000/$2,000.
PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up - This is a $750,000 guaranteed no limit hold 'em warm-up event.
PokerStars Sunday Millions - In this $1,500,000 guaranteed no limit hold 'em tournament the first place prize money is usually over $150,000.
PokerStars also has satellite tournaments to all of the major poker events worldwide including; the European Poker Tour, the Latin American Poker Tour, the Russian Poker Tour, the World Cup of Poker, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, the World Series of Poker, the Australia New Zealand Poker Tour and the 2009 Aussie Millions.
PokerStars.net is fully registered as a business and governed in the Isle of Man and licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission.
Random number generators are employed by PokerStars to ensure absolute fairness with every hand dealt. These random number generators have been audited by BMM International and Cigital Inc, two independent organizations.
So what is it that makes PokerStars the world's number one online poker site? Well that depends on you. We personally loved the fact that we always found other people to play obscure games like Badugi with at 4:30 in the morning. But one thing is for sure everybody in the world of online poker is either playing at PokerStars or talking about it. Follow the link today to stop taking and start playing.