Play Our $10,000 PokerNews-Exclusive Freeroll at PokerStars
You may think we’re being biased when we say there is no better place to sign up for a PokerStars account than PokerNews, but we’re not, we are simply stating a fact.
In addition to the generous sign-up bonus you will receive when you make your first deposit, you also have the chance to play for a share of $10,000 on a super exclusive freeroll tournament!
The PokerNews-exclusive freeroll will take place at 20:00 CET on November 5, and is already available in the PokerStars lobby. Here's all you need to know to find it:
- Tournament Name:PokerNews $10k SINGLE
- Tournament ID: #960938826
- Date: November 5, 2014
- Time: 19:00 GMT / 20:00 CET
The freeroll is open to both new and existing customers, with the qualification routes being slightly different depending on whether you are a new customer, or have previously signed up to PokerStars using PokerNews links and marketing codes.
In order to participate and play for a share of $10,000:
- New players need to download PokerStars through PokerNews, create an account using our marketing code UKPOKERNEWS, and make a deposit between October 1-31, 2014 to get access to the tournament in November.
- Existing PokerNews players, need to generate 100 VPPs during September to qualify for the tournament in November.
Having a shot at a $10,000 prize pool greatly increases your chances of walking away with some free cash prizes and bragging rights among your friends. So, do not waste any more time and get yourself an account at PokerStars or get to the tables and play as much as you can to generate the VPPs you need![/TIMER]
Free $20 Bonus and Up To $50 in Spin&Go Tickets!
In October 2014 PokerStars joined the lottery sit-and-go craze with the Spin&Go tournaments, a new series of 3-handed hyper-turbo events with buy-ins that range from $1 to $30 and prizes that can go up to $30,000!
To give you the opportunity to try these new super fast tournaments and pad your bankroll with a good win, PokerNews and PokerStars have decided to join forces and offer you a brand new bonus package.
From Oct. 6 to Oct. 26, all the players who will open an account on PokerStars from our site, and will make at least one $20 deposit, will be rewarded with an incredible bonus that include lots of Spin&Go tickets, free cash and the opportunity to win big with one tournament ticket.
Here's how it works:
- Open an account on PokerStars from this link and write "UKPOKERNEWS" in the field labeled 'Marketing Code';
- Deposit $20 or more before October 26 and write "FREE20" in the field labeled 'Bonus Code'.
Once you will have followed these simple instructions, you will immediately find yourself awarded with a great bonus package that includes:
- Up to $50 in free Spin & Go tickets
- $20 free play to use how you wish
- One free ticket to the 100K Privilege Freerolls
Right now, PokerStars offers five different possible Spin & Go ticket bundles. The bundles are awarded as follows:
|Spin & Go Ticket Bundle||Likelihood of Winning|
|10 x $1 Spin & Go Tickets||50%|
|20 x $1 Spin & Go Tickets||20%|
|30 x $1 Spin & Go Tickets||15%|
|40 x $1 Spin & Go Tickets||10%|
|50 x $1 Spin & Go Tickets||5%|
Each qualifying player is guaranteed to receive one of the bundles above and to have it credited instantly upon making a qualifying deposit.
As for the free money included in the bonus, players will be credited with $10 bonus cash within 36 hours, plus an additional $10 seven days after making their first deposit.
Remember: This bonus offer is only available to those players who have never made a real money deposit on PokerStars. Deposits must be made before 23:59 ET on October 26 in order to qualify. Spin & Go tickets are non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
PokerStars has been in business since 2001, making it one of the longest-running online poker sites in the world. Since its creation, PokerStars has grown exponentially and is now by far the market-leader in the online poker industry.
In addition to the busiest and widest variety of cash games, PokerStars is the home to the biggest weekly online poker tournament – the Sunday Million – and hosts massive online festivals such as the Spring Championship Of Online Poker (SCOOP), MicroMillions, Turbo Championship Of Online Poker (TCOOP) and the daddy of them all, the World Championship Of Online Poker (WCOOP).
After the collapse of the old Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars stepped in and acquired Full Tilt Poker’s assets for $731 million, which allowed Full Tilt Poker’s customers to be repaid. This happened in June 2012 and two years later, in 2014, Amaya Gaming acquired both PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker in a $4.9 billion deal.
Games Offered at PokerStars
PokerStars spreads a wide variety of cash games and tournaments including:
- Texas Hold’em
- Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo
- Omaha Hi/Lo
- Five Card Omaha and 5 Card Omaha Hi/Lo
- Five Card Draw
- Seven Card Stud and Stud Hi/lo
- Single Draw Lowball 2-7
- Triple Draw Lowball 2-7
- 8-Game Mix
- Courchevel and Courchevel Hi/Lo
- Fast fold variants of Hold’em and Omaha
As mentioned previously, PokerStars is the home to the WCOOP, SCOOP, TCOOP, MicroMillions and weekly tournaments such as the Sunday Million. You can also qualify for major live events with PokerStars including the European Poker Tour (EPT), PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) and many more.
Zoom Poker is PokerStars' offering to the "fast-fold" craze: an exciting and exhilarating way to play online poker.
The rules are the same as those of a standard poker game, but you can be dealt up to 300 hands per hour on each table you sit at! How is this possible? Easy, because instead of being seated at a single table with the same opponents and stay at the same table until you leave (like it would happen in a "normal" game) you are entered into a pool of players.
Which means that when you fold, you are whisked away and placed at a new table with new opponents and a new hand is dealt straight away.
You can even fold before the action gets to you, so if you are dealt on the button and don’t want to play this trash hand, simply click the "Fast Fold" button and you will be moved to a new table and dealt another hand immediately!
Your opponents on your old table will not know you have folded until the action gets to you, by which time you could have been dealt two or three more hands!
This is the fastest way to play poker on the Internet, and can see you log tons of volume, clear bonuses and climb up the VIP scheme quicker than ever before.
PokerStars Home Games
PokerStars allows you to create private cash games and tournaments via the Home Games feature. This special facility is provided so you can play against friends, create leagues and clubs all through the excellent PokerStars software.
Home Games is perfect for those of you who want to play against your friends and only your friends, but never seem to be able to get together in person. That and for members of poker clubs and forums who want to battle it out at the virtual felt against their own members without having to find a public table.
Notable PokerStars Features
As you would expect from the world’s biggest online poker site, PokerStars is often a trend-setter when it comes to new and innovative features.
The latest version of the PokerStars software makes it easy for you to jump straight into a game in only a few clicks of your mouse and has a plethora of settings to make your time at the PokerStars tables be enjoyable. Some PokerStars features include auto-top up of your stack in cash games, preferred seating options, slick-and-easy inbuilt note taking software, various table themes to enjoy, a full customisable lobby and award winning customer support.