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Website:  Worlds Biggest Poker Site  Tough Higher Level Competition
Established 2006   Very Good Software  Only Email Support
Email:  Most Online Poker Tournaments Your a Small Fish in a Big Pond
Country: Isle of Man  Best VIP Program  

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Can Canadians Play at PokerStars for Real Money?

Yes Canadians can still play at PokerStars for real money - they are still the world's largest poker site and are Canadian friendly.

PokerStars Bonus and Marketing Code

PokerStars Canada offers a 100% sign up bonus on your first three deposits.  You have 90 days in which to make your deposits and 6 months in which to clear your bonus.  To claim your bonus enter PokerStars Marketing code "PSP10732" and PokerStars Bonus Code "STARS600" at every deposit.  The bonus is good and the fact that you can make up to 3 deposits makes it a better deal than many other poker sites.

Software and Graphics

The PokerStars software is very reliable and smooth running.  It is straight forward and easy to use and features a number of themes that you can download and install.  Filters are available to screen though the games and tournaments to find open games that meet your selection criteria.  Players can also upload their own avatars which can be easily changed. on the downside, sometimes when trying to get into a low limit sit n go or cash game it can be a bit difficult because of the high volume of players.

Promotions and Loyalty Programs

PokerStars is big on its VIP program and frequent players will receive very good rewards including cash based on how much they play.  At the higher levels the rewards become very lucrative.  PokerStars reload bonuses do occur but they are not as big as the initial sign up bonus most of the time.  Many of the promotions and rewards are in the form of special tournaments including freerolls and satellites to larger events.  You can use some of your VIP points to buy into these events.

Support Quality

PokerStars Canada customer support is offered 24/7 via email.  Support times are fast with most enquires answered within a few minutes.  Response quality is excellent with competent expert answers from their support staff. Dispute managers are also on hand to handle any problems that may arise at the table.

Game Variety 

PokerStars has the largest game variety of any online poker site - including multiple variations of Hold em, Omaha, Stud, Badugi,  as well as mixed games like HORSE, 8 game mix and HOSE.  With the highest player traffic volumes of any online site you can find your favourite game going on anytime.


PokerStars has a staggering amount of tournaments running around the clock with buy ins running from as low as $.01 to $10 000 and prize pools that in the main Sunday Tournament exceed $1.5 million.  You will find a huge diversity of tournaments in different games like 7 card Stud as well as sit n gos, heads up, turbo tournaments, 2X turbos, rebuys, multi table tournaments, deep stack tournaments, 6-max, 4-max, freeroll and satellite tournaments -including the most satellite tournaments to the WSOP of any online poker site. PokerStars also runs online tournaments just for Canada.

Traffic and Growth

PokerStars is the largest poker room in the world with more players than any other site.  PokerStars is an independent poker network featuring its players exclusively.  There is often over 140 000 tournament players and 40 000 cash game players at peak hours.  Growth is constant with new players signing up on a regular basis.

 Level of Competition

PokerStars has weak competition at the lower limits but it gets tough, very tough as you move up the levels. It is not as tough as Full Tilt and there are many ATM's that just hang out spewing out cash. Although there is a lot of weak players there are some sharks present at the tables at higher limits. At the micros stakes PokerStars offers several games and tournaments that are rake free - so if you are just starting out and learning how to play, PokerStars will let you play for free.

Deposit Methods and Withdrawal Options

PokerStars Deposit Methods for Canadians Include:

Visa, MasterCard, pre-paid MasterCard, Instadebit, Bank Draft, Wire transfers, Moneybookers, Ukash, Entropay and Click and Buy

PokerStars Withdrawal Methods for Canadians Include:

Instadebit, Cheque, Wire transfers, Moneybookers, Entropay and Click and Buy

Recommended: VISA,  M/C, Instadebit

Review and Rating 9.07 / 10

PokerStars is the worlds biggest online poker site and you can play poker for free at micro stakes which makes it great for  beginners.  The software, VIP program, support, tournaments and sign up bonus are very good.  The site is Canadian friendly with many deposit / withdrawal options and offers special tournaments just for Canadians. PokerStars is overall a very good site and every poker player should have an account there.  Visit PokerStars at  to create a new account of for further information.

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