We do not need to introduce Pokerstars to the enthusiastic poker fans. The provider from our casino test is one of the first places to go today and ensures the best Pokerstars experience with its offer. There are not many classic poker providers with a large poker network anymore. In our Pokerstars test, we take a look at which unique selling points set the provider apart from the competition and which type of player gains the best Pokerstars Poker experience. The poker portal and the casino portal, which we present to you in the course of this guide, is part of a complete offer. Bookmaker Skybet covers sports betting among the full-service providers. If you are interested in the bookmaker’s offer with online sports betting Germany, take a look at our Skybet test from the betting provider comparison. In this Pokerstars Poker review, we will primarily focus on the poker offer and present our Pokerstars Casino experiences, which we collected during the Pokerstars Casino test.
Bonus offers & free bets at PokerStars in the test
The bookmaker portal offers a perfect home especially for experienced bettors with its many odds boosts promotions. As a welcome bonus offer, those at the bookie receive a €100 free bet. If you lose your first bet, the bookmaker donates an identical credit and you get to try again. With the bookmaker bonus, especially experienced bettors gain the best Pokerstars experience. The available rake and the 20 USD deposit bonus ensure positive Pokerstars Poker experiences. In the casino, with a deposit of 20 €, you will receive 50 € bonus credit and 50 free spins.
Mere €20 deposit ensures €50 starting capital and 50 freespins
And also in the Pokerstars Casino test, we have collected very positive Pokerstars Casino experiences with the bonus offer in the casino bonus comparison. Why? Quite simply because you get a total of 50€ starting credit here for the deposit of a meager 20€. In addition, the casino adds another 50 free spins. These are activated in two packages of 25 each. This bonus offer is activated with a special deposit bonus code. Therefore, we recommend that you take a look at our Pokerstars bonus guide before activating it. Above all, because there the turnover requirements are released via a special bonus point system. This differs a bit from competing offers. But even with these special bonus points, there are now no great game exclusions or pitfalls that make it difficult for you to clear this bonus.
With the poker bonus, beginners get the perfect start
And also in the Pokerstars Poker test, the provider provided our editors with the best Pokerstars Poker experience with the bonus. You deposit $20 here and use a special bonus code. In return, you will receive tickets and cash bonuses worth $35. The whole thing is divided into a total of seven days with different daily bonuses. So on some days you’ll get a five dollar crash bonus on others you’ll get Spin&Go tickets. Basically, for each section of the poker portal you will receive a suitable small offer with which you can try out this section. We think this bonus offer is especially useful for beginners. Since Pokerstars also boasts of being the best poker school for beginners, they do everything right in our eyes with this bonus offer. Experienced poker fans can alternatively secure a poker bonus of up to 600 USD.
Usability, Look & Feel: There are stationary elements here
While we criticized in the evaluation of the bookmaker portal that there are no stationary bars here that remain in the viewing window, this already looks different with the casino offer. Because here, a stationary bar remains at the very top in your viewing window. With this, you can easily switch back and forth between Live Casino or the casino races or the slots. Below that, there is an additional selection bar where you can click on different game types. Exactly such a stationary bar provides for proper user-friendliness. We would still like to see the machines sorted by game manufacturer, setting and number of lines. With the approach of offering a separate category for the Megaways slots, the provider does everything right again. This is exactly what we would like to see, that we can also set via sorting and filter functions. The lack of corresponding sorting filter functions is not that hard to notice with this provider. This is simply because we are talking about a manageable offer of just under 500 different games.
Payments: This is how maximum transparency works!
Not only in the sports betting payout & deposit, but also in the payments await you for German customers important credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard, whereby only with the Visa can be deposited and paid out. The Mastercard can only be used for deposits. Otherwise, you can use Sofortüberweisung, Trustly or Skrill and Neteller for account capitalization. We want to leave special praise at this point in the Pokerstars test, because the provider relies on maximum transparency. All available payment methods can be viewed without prior registration. The info page on the payment methods therefore ensures the best Pokerstars test experience. Nevertheless, we have to get rid of one small point of criticism. It would be nice if the limits and fees were also displayed in the payment methods table. You can only see them when you click on an individual payment method. Then an info page opens for the payment method with the limits and fees that are not available.
Customer Service: Here you will be helped 24/7 in your native language
The customer service offer also makes for very positive Pokerstars test in our eyes. We used the chat in the Pokerstars test. There was no waiting time on Wednesday morning. The employee answered our query about the current poker rake correctly and very friendly. We leave a big praise because the FAQ section turns out to be very extensive. We assume that 90% of the questions can be answered by researching the FAQ and that you can save yourself the trouble of contacting customer service. You can reach staff around the clock. During the day the Pokerstars Live Chat is manned, at night only rudimentary. But then you can fill out a contact form. Depending on the time of day, it may take a few hours before you receive a response. In terms of customer service, there are no points of criticism here that we have experienced in the Skybet Casino Test and Skybet Poker Test.
License & Security: part of the Stars Group, Malta license a clean slate!
Now let’s take a look at how things look with security and license in our Pokerstars test. We will look into the question of whether Pokerstars can be classified as reputable. Firstly, we are talking about a provider that is part of a large gambling group. Stars Group is no stranger to the industry. They know exactly what gamblers value. They also know what maximum security in online offers should look like. It is no surprise that they have a valid Malta license and a SH license and that their websites are secured by valid SSL encryption. In order for us to conclude with a recommendation here in the Pokerstars test, we also take a look at player forums. We are interested in whether the provider illegally blocks accounts or delays payments. Neither of these is the case. Therefore, we certify that Pokerstars is reputable.
Trust program: Stars Rewards also offers non-cash prizes
In terms of the regular customer program, the provider also ensures the best Pokerstars experience in the Pokerstars test. The entire program is called Star Rewards. Every time you pay stakes somewhere on the complete offer, whether at sports betting, the casino or the poker portal, you collect points. The collected points can then be exchanged for rewards. At the same time, you fill a progress bar by collecting points. Once this is filled, you will receive a bonus chest with further rewards. The best thing about this provider is that you can also exchange the points you collect for classic prizes in the in-house store. This is a real unique selling point. Since the entire points collection system is a bit complex, the provider offers an instruction video and several overview pages, in which the individual functions of the loyalty program are explained in a beginner-friendly manner.
Software: No download and the main game providers at the start
Let’s start with the available software in our Pokerstars Casino review. You don’t have to do a classic software download for the casino. We play here via a Flash website. At this point, NetEnt and Big Time Gaming have to be mentioned as important game manufacturers from whom the games are rented. At this point, we would like to point out that the poker portal is the only element of the provider that requires a software download. You can enjoy sports betting and casino action without installing any software.
The same applies to the mobile offer. If you want to play mobile and on the go, you will gain positive Pokerstars Casino experience. You don’t have to install a Pokerstars mobile app, which takes up unnecessary memory on your smartphone and only works on newer models. You can access the complete portfolio in the casino and sportsbook via a mobile website as a Pokerstars Android app replacement and as a replacement for the Pokerstras mobile app for iPhone. This has been adapted to the small smartphone screens. At the same time, there are no restrictions here as far as the game portfolio and available offers are concerned.
Games Portfolio: The casino focuses on quality instead of quantity
The entire game portfolio in Casino does not turn out to be as extensive as at competitors. You won’t find several 1000 different games here. Quite the opposite. With about 500 different games, the provider moves rather at the lower end of the flagpole. At the same time, however, those responsible choose very carefully which games they include in the portfolio. What we particularly like is that there is, for example, a separate category for the currently so popular Megaways slot. Slot fans know the new releases from Big Time Gaming, where reaching the bonus game usually ensures XXL winnings. 20 cards and table games are at the start. And on the offer of daily jackpot slots, which pay out every day, turns out to be very extensive here. We would rate it like this: The provider ensures positive Pokerstars Casino experiences in the Pokerstars Casino test. When it comes to the slot machines, fans of the Play n Go classics in particular are catered for. And fans of the currently so popular new releases.
Live Casino: The best live gaming providers at the start
In terms of live casino entertainment, the provider delivers better than in the live betting. For one thing, live tables from game manufacturers NetEnt and Evolution can be found here. That alone ensures a high score in this test category and the best Pokerstars Casino experience. Why? Evolution is responsible for the currently so popular game shows in the live casino. Whether Wheel of Fortune or Monopoly Live – the games currently enjoy a high popularity. At the same time, covering both game manufacturers guarantees that you will always find at least 20 live tables here, staffed with real croupiers and dealers. You can then play roulette or blackjack in the livestream around the clock.
But also fans of exotic live games such as baccarat will get their money’s worth here. You will find a variety of special roulette and blackjack variants. Everything is available, from different betting limits to different game versions. With the Live Casino, the provider delivers across the board and ensures the best Pokerstars Casino experience in the Pokerstars Casino test, and not just for our editors.
You should definitely know this: An Eldorado for Megaways fans of Big Time Gaming & Co
If there is a real unique selling point and a reason why our editors also play at this casino from time to time, it is because of the dedicated gaming section for Megaways slots. If you don’t know these special slots from game manufacturer Big Time Gaming yet, you definitely have to give it a try. The best one to try is White Rabbit. This was one of the first of the game manufacturer to offer the corresponding feature. The so-called Megaways have two special elements. On the one hand, there is the possibility that by paying a very high two-digit bet is switched directly into the bonus game. On the other hand, these machines give the possibility to increase the possibilities of available winning combinations by hitting special symbols. This is because in the Megaways slot, the individual lines of symbols decrease or increase in size. With luck, you will manage to have so many tiny symbols at the start here that winnings will rain on every spin.
- Separate category for Megaways slots
- Eldorado for Big Time fans
- be sure to try it out!
FAQs about Pokerstars Casino
Do the latest games also appear at Pokerstars Casino?
According to our experience, the casino games list at Pokerstars is regularly expanded and updated at least every 14 days.
How beginner-friendly do you rate the Pokerstars Casino bonus?
In our casino bonus comparison, the Pokerstars new customer bonus stood out because the turnover requirements here differ significantly from the competition. But with our help, these should also be mastered by beginners.
Are game shows also offered in the Pokerstars live casino?
Yes. You can find more Dream Catcher providers in our big Live Casino Ranking!
Summary: Pokerstars knows what players want!
In our Pokerstars Casino test, the current casino offer cannot keep up with the providers that rely on an XXL portfolio in terms of game portfolio and scope. On the other hand, you can expect maximum quality instead of quantity at this provider. The responsible parties look closely at which games are currently highly favored by gamblers and only offer these in their portal. The live casino offer relies on exactly the right game manufacturers and here you are guaranteed to gain the best Pokerstars Casino experience. And as I said, if you love the Megaways slot, this is also the right place for you.
Software: Still the best
If you already know a little bit about poker, then you know that this special area of online gambling usually requires software to be downloaded. This is the only way to technically realize participation in a poker network. And there is no denying that we are still talking about one of the best poker software of our time. You can download the software on the homepage with one click. It will automatically detect whether you are starting the download from a PC (Windows) or Mac (MacOS) and automatically download the appropriate software.
Since the installation of a poker software can be a challenge for less technically experienced people, the provider offers you an extensive installation guide. We also want to emphasize this positively in our Pokerstars Poker review. People who are less tech-savvy are guaranteed to have a positive Pokerstars Poker experience, as this makes it easy to get started.
Game options and rake: it doesn’t get much more extensive than the market leader
We are talking about the biggest online and offline poker provider of our time. The offline events such as the World Championship, whose offline events captivate millions of viewers in front of their TV sets, or the online promotions with the Sunday Million – you’ve landed at the last real market leader in poker. Whether it’s Texas Holdem, Omaha, Mixed Games or exotics like Badugi – here you’ll find every important version of the classic game. SNG tournaments with different stakes take place every few minutes. The rake here is combined with the Stars Rewards program. For every 1 USD raked, there are an additional 100 points here. The special thing that we want to mention briefly in the Pokerstars Poker review is that with this offer, the points can not only be exchanged for game credits. There is also the possibility to buy non-cash prizes in the rewards store. And this is where poker fans in particular get their money’s worth, as there are the coveted Pokerstars original jetons here, which you may know from the TV broadcasts of the final tables!
Tournaments & Contests: Never get bored here
This poker provider is home to the largest poker network of our time. This means that there are thousands of players at the start around the clock. And that means that every few minutes, 15 minutes to be exact, different SNGs are held. And with very different betting limits. Both beginners and experienced players will always find a suitable tournament. But also the cash games are always well staffed here. This provider offers the possibility to win tickets for the world’s biggest poker tournaments in Las Vegas by playing online. Every Sunday, a special tournament is held exclusively for female customers of the poker portal. And via the online WCOOP tournaments, you can try your hand at drawing a ticket to Las Vegas with minimal buy-in!
Even though there are not so many players who focus on poker these days, we are still talking about a market leader where the world’s elite meet. At the same time, the provider operates one of the best German-language poker schools that give you an easy entry into the world of poker. Even though the big poker hype has been over for a few years now and only the real fans actually cavort on the portals, the provider still offers a more than extensive portfolio. We would go so far as to say that you won’t find such an extensive range of different poker games and so many active opponents at any competitor.
- Pokerstars is the market leader
- Actually, you can also talk about a monopoly
- Decades of experience
Conclusion: Pokerstars is not a monopolist in the EU for no reason
We were able to gather just as positive Pokerstars Poker experiences during our Pokerstars Poker test as we did during our Pokerstars Casino test. If one knows what poker fans value then certainly market leader Pokerstars. German-speaking poker fans who are looking for a reputable program provider are in the right place with this provider. Meanwhile, it is also one of the oldest active poker providers. At the same time around the world’s largest poker network, with the most active players. A poker offer with its own poker network is only offered by a few competitors. Spontaneously, bwin comes to mind here. If you are one of those fans who attach great importance to playing at a complete provider, where it is also possible to switch to the poker network, this provider is definitely the right one for you!
Overall conclusion of our Pokerstars test
There are not so many providers left that offer the connection to a poker network when it comes to poker. In that case, we are still talking about the market leader in poker at the same time. Also that the responsible persons in the casino set instead of quantity on quality, we find correctly good. We also want to praise the focus on the currently so popular Megaways slot. If you are one of the fans of these slots, then you have certainly been like our editors and you have specifically searched for them. In the end, you got stuck with White Rabbit again because it was the only one you found. This provider puts an end to that. Here you can find all available slots of this genre in one game category. We have already presented the bookmaker portal in the Skybet experience guide. And it was also convincing across the board. We can unreservedly recommend the provider after our Pokerstars test.
FAQs about Pokerstars experience
Is Pokerstars reputable?
Our experts have had consistently positive experiences with Pokerstars. In our test, Pokerstars was able to stand out as the market leader in online poker. The casino is also about quality instead of quantity. Of course, you don’t have to worry about whether Pokerstars operates seriously.
What is your experience with Pokerstars?
We have a very good opinion of Pokerstars. The Pokerstars experiences made with the provider are extremely positive. In our big online poker test, we took a close look at the provider. Our experts tell you how Pokerstars performs in the betting provider comparison.
Does Pokerstars offer bonus offers?
The offer from Pokerstars is something to be proud of. The betting provider is one of the big players on the online poker market. Of course, there are exciting bonus offers there as well. As a welcome bonus offer you get a 100 € free bet at the bookie.
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