PokerStars UK Review

PokerStars UK was one of the largest sites around until the FBI decided to take action and blocked US players. Despite this, and the fact that PokerStars has moved to, has not kept the site down. Established in the year 2000, Poker Stars also remains the only poker room offering a separate Apple Mac compatible poker download. features their own pro players, among others Daniel "KidPoker" Negreanu and former WSOP main event champions Greg "Fossilman" Raymer, Chris Moneymaker and Joe Hachem. You can now take them all on to see who's the better player. Ahem!

Aside from this, the range of tournaments, freeroll tournaments and satellites is second to none - In fact, if there is any tournament that you'd like to take a crack at, it's probably to be found on!

  • An easily cleared 100% up to £400 bonus.
  • Slick, intuitive apps for PC, Apple mobile, and Android mobile devices.
  • A lot of safe, secure, and fast transaction options for deposits and withdrawals.
  • Prompt, courteous, and informative customer service email responses.
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Welcome Bonus £400

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18+ only, min. deposit £10. Full terms apply.


bonus (8)

ring/cash games (8)

traffic (7)

vip program (8)

freerolls (7)

rake (6)

support (9)

sit & go (7)

software & graphics (9)

tournaments (7)

Games and Tournaments

UK PokerStars / offers every type of game imaginable at every possible limit from $0.01/0.02 to several hundred dollar blinds. Player traffic remains extremely high, even after the loss of US players. The NLHE section is the busiest with an amazing amount of tables to choose from no matter what limits you play. There are plenty of active tables for the Razz, Stud and Omaha player, again from as little as $0.01/0.02. 5CD and 2-7TD along with HORSE/HOSE tables are also found here. Simply check the "e;Other Games"e; tab in the software to be dazzled by the selection.

There are thousands of tournaments on PokerStars UK to choose from each day, including freerolls, specials, qualifiers, shootouts, heads-up and guaranteed. You name it, it's all here. New MTTs and SNGs start up every minute so you'll never have to wait if you are in a playing mood. / has quite a few feature tournaments, including the "Sunday Million", the annual WCOOP series and qualifiers to nearly all EPT/WPT and WSOP events as well as the "Caribbean Adventure". This makes for an extremely impressive lineup.

PokerStars HITS

  • Used by poker stars like Daniel Negreanu and Chris Moneymaker
  • 100% up to £400 bonus can be easily cleared
  • Offers separate PC and Mac software downloads
  • Unmatched line-up of cash games, poker tournaments, freeroll tournaments, and satellites
  • Dedicated mobile app for iOS and Android tablets and smartphones

PokerStars MISSES

  • Used by a lot of highly experienced players, who are tough to beat
  • Phone support not available

Player Skill Levels

Names don't come any bigger than PokerStars, and that sort of reputation means a good range of players flock to the site every day. You'll have little trouble finding soft competition for your game at almost any stake, so you can be sure of earning some easy money as you practice your game.



Promotions and Support

The / poker bonus for new players is currently set at 100% up to £400. Not much in terms of money but it's relatively easy to clear. You will need to accumulate 10 Base Frequent Player Point (Base "FPPs") for every bonus dollar. At normal rate, this bonus can be cleared in a matter of days playing NL/PL/FL $1/2 ring games or low to medium stakes MTTs/SnGs. Frequent Player Point can be used to purchase items in the FPP Store or as buy-ins for selected tournaments. Becoming a VIP Club member will make you to earn FPPs faster, plus it will also allow you to enter special freeroll tournaments and exclusive tournaments to UK PokerStars: see the PokerStars site at for more details.

Poker does not have a customer support phone service but it really doesn't matter. All emails are promptly answered and will contain every bit of info and help you might need. No matter your question, expect an answer within hours. Pure excellence considering the volume of emails responds to every day.


Depositing and withdrawing funds on PokerStars UK is easy. Neteller, VISA, Mastercard, WU, Moneybookers, ePassporte, Diners Club, Bank Wire, Money Order and Cashier's Checks plus a few more will all work just fine (but no Maestro and you may find your Mastercard use limited by your bank). Withdrawals to e-wallets Neteller and Moneybookers are instant (and by instant I mean the second you withdraw, money will appear in your account) up to amount purchased. Withdrawals by check/cheque and bank wire takes 3-7 days, again very good considering how many cashouts requests handles every day.

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • Diners Club
  • Bank Wire


Like all of the great poker sites we offer, PokerStars Poker has a zero tolerance policy toward any form of cheating, and their tables are fair and balanced for players of all skill levels.


Tired of waiting for the table to fill up or the tournament to start? Well then, what are you waiting for? I can honestly say PokerStars UK provides 100% poker action from the second you log in. Bigger does not always mean better but in this case is does. / simply is and probably always will be the best and most popular online poker room - even after the FBI tried to shut it down. Good luck at the tables!

  • We've found that popular also means top quality in PokerStars' case. Take a look through the site and we think you'll agree.

  • Overall
    Rating: 4/5

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