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Deductions more info N/A
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When Paid more info Daily

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Poker Stars VIP Bonus Review

Poker Stars VIP Bonus Review

While rakeback is not available at Poker Stars they are still the largest online poker room with a peak player count of nearly 40,000 real money players. There is always a high volume of games available regardless of the time of day.

For new players, Poker Stars offers a 100% up to $600 sign up bonus for players who make their first deposit using the Bonus Code: STARS600. The bonus clears in a lump sum at a rate of 17 VPPs per $1, the equivalent of a 35% rakeback rate at full ring games and 32% rakeback shorthanded and at tournaments.

Poker Stars does not allow affiliates to offer rakeback, but they offer a VIP Program which takes the place of rakeback and is very lucrative to frequent players. The program offers a variety of different perks, but to rakeback-minded players they will be most interested in the cash rewards. Players are compensated in two ways at PokerStars. The first way players are rewarded is by reaching VPP milestones called Stellar Rewards; Milestone Rewards are awarded when you reach SuperNova status. Players can also exchange FPPs for bonuses in the VIP store. Players can effectively earn both simultaneously yielding returns up to 48%. See the chart below for a summary of the benefits of this program. See Promotions page for additional details.

VIP Club Status Levels:
Status LevelVPPs RequiredRake Req. (Full Ring)Rake Req. (SH, SNG/MTT)QualificationVPP MultiplierRB %
BronzeStar000N/A1xup to 21%
SilverStar750$125 $136 Monthly1.5xup to 23%
GoldStar3,000$500 $545 Monthly2xup to 26%
PlatinumStar7,500$1,250 $1,364 Monthly2.5xup to 31%
Supernova100,000$16,667 $18,181 Yearly3.5xup to 52%
Supernova Elite1,000,000$166,667 $181,817 Yearly5xup to 83%
IMPORTANT

Do not use Poker Stars Refer a Friend program when you sign up as it will prevent you from receiving rakeback.

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Poker Stars Review

Poker Stars Summary:

Poker Stars is the gold standard in online poker with their rock solid reputation. Launched in 2001, they overwhelming have more players than any other site. Poker Stars accepts USA players and is home to household names such as Daniel Negreanu, Chris Moneymaker, Greg Raymer and Joe Hachem, to name a few.

If you can’t find a game or tournament here, you are unlikely to find it anywhere. They offer huge amounts of action at No Limit and Fixed Limit Hold’em along with PL Omaha and PL Omaha Hi/Lo, among other games. Their Sunday Million alone has a weekly guaranteed of $1.5 million. The WCOOP, held every year, is the biggest online poker series in the world.

Poker Stars offers does not allow rakeback but they do offer a 100% up to $600 sign-up bonus with a VIP program that is similar to rakeback in the quality of rewards. Players can purchase bonuses and merchandise at very attractive rates. PokerStars also offers occasional reload and special bonuses available in the store.

PokerStars now offers a mobile version. You can now play anywhere that there is an internet connection with your Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Full banking is also available on a secure connection so deposits and withdrawals are just as easy on your mobile device as they are on the traditional PokerStars software.

Deposit and Withdrawal Options
MethodDepositCashoutNotes
Neteller
Yes
Yes
 
Skrill (Moneybookers)
Yes
Yes
 
Visa
Yes
Yes
 
Mastercard
Yes
No
 
Bank transfer
Yes
Yes
 
Bank Draft
Yes
No
 
Check
Yes
Yes
 
eChecks
Yes
Yes
 
Webmoney
Yes
Yes
 
Paysafecard
Yes
Yes
 
Solo
Yes
Yes
 
Maestro
Yes
Yes
 
ClickandBuy
Yes
Yes
 
uKash
Yes
Yes
 
Instadebit
Yes
Yes
Canadian Option
ELV
Yes
No
German Option
Carte Bleue
Yes
No
French Option
Ticket Premium
Yes
No
French Option
DK
Yes
No
Danish Option

Player to Player Transfers: Yes, from "Requests" in the client. Transfer maximums are imposed but can be increased by contacting support.

Attributes:

Network:
Independent
Established:
2001
USA Accepted:
No
EU Licensed:
Yes
Jurisdiction:
Isle of Man
Public Company:
No
Operator:
Poker Stars
Accounts on Multiple Skins:
Not applicable -- Poker Stars is an independent room
Restricted Countries:
United States
Mobile Version:
Yes
Download Versions:
Windows, Mac
No Download Vers.:
No
Website Languages:
English, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Spanish, Estonia, French, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Chinese, Bulgarian, Ukrainian/dd>
Email:
support@pokerstars.com
Live Chat:
No
Phone Help:
No
Poker Stars VIP Help:
Contact Us
 

PokerStars Software

Multi-tabling:
Unlimited
Features:
Resizable tables (491x363 mini-view, 1336x946 size max), auto-rebuy, personalized seating, custom avatars, 20 table themes
Hands per hour:
67- NL Hold’em Full Ring, 90- NL Hold’em Shorthanded, 62- Fixed Limit Hold’em Full Ring, 94- Fixed Hold’em Shorthanded. Turbo: 80- NL Hold’em Full Ring, 110- NL Hold’em Shorthanded, 74- Fixed Limit Hold’em Full Ring, 100- Fixed Hold’em Shorthanded
Client Languages:
English, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Spanish, Estonia, French, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Chinese, Bulgarian, Ukrainian
Mac Friendly Client:
Yes- dedicated download

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Poker Stars Bonuses

Poker Stars Bonus Details

Bonus: 100% up to $600
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Clear Rate: 17 VIPs per $1 of bonus money.

Earning FPPs Points: Players receive 6 VIPs for each $1 in rake paid at full ring games and 5.5 VPPs per $1 at shorthanded games and tournaments. For euro or pound tables, an adjustment is made based on the current currency rate.

Additional Terms: The bonus releases in $10 increments, or the unit value of your currency. Players have six months to complete the terms of the bonus.

PokerStars Account Specific and Reload Bonuses

Poker Stars offers three or four reloads a year usually around 20% up to $150. The reload bonuses generally expire after 90 days. Clearance rates are typically 20 VPPs per $1 of bonus money. Players also earn bonuses as part of the VIP Program in the form of Stellar Rewards and FPP bonuses purchased in the store.

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Rakeback Equivalents -- Cash Games
Cash Games Full Ring Shorthanded
Sign-Up Bonus RB Equivalent 35% 32%
Adds to VIP Program 35% 32%
Rakeback Equivalents -- Tournaments
Tournaments Full Ring
Sign-Up Bonus RB Equivalent 35%
Adds to VIP Program 32%
Poker Stars Games

Games

Obviously, there are tons of No Limit Hold'em tables available as the game is still by far the most popular poker game to play today. No Limit Hold'em is heavily available up to $10/$20, but is also offered at limits ranging from $0.01/$0.02 up to $200/$400. Some of the higher stake No Limit Hold'em tables have the "Daniel's Room" label, which are exclusive high stakes tables with antes. Even if you can't play them, you are more than welcome to railbird them. Fixed Limit Hold'em is plentiful up to $10/$20 with some miscellaneous action up to $50/$100. Pot Limit Omaha is the third most popular game, with healthy action up to $10/$20. There are also players frequently playing at Pot Limit and Fixed Limit Omaha Hi/Lo, Stud, Stud Hi/Lo and Razz.

Other games outside the norm include Draw games such as 5 Card Draw, 2-7 Triple Draw and 2-7 Single Draw. Mixed games include HORSE, HOSE, Mixed Hold'em, Mixed Omaha Hi/Lo, 8-Game and Pot Limit Hold'em/Omaha. HORSE consists of Hold'em, Omaha H/L, Razz, Stud and Stud Hi/Lo. In HOSE, Razz is not played. Poker Stars even runs a Badugi game, which is similar to a four card Triple Draw Game since the lowest hand wins. Unlike some sites, games actually run at most of these tables, although oftentimes it is the smaller limits that see the majority of the play.

Cash games at No Limit Hold'em come in standard speed or Fast varieties. In Fast games, the blinds are automatically posted for you and players only have 15 seconds to act versus 30 on a normal table. PokerStars also offers a bunch of different Pot Limit and No Limit Hold'em buy-in levels to accommodate the styles and preferences of various players -- 20-50 Big Blinds, 40-100 Big Blinds and for that wish to play very deep stacks- 100-250 Big Blinds. Ante tables are also offered for No Limit Hold'em.

Hold'em
Hold'em # of Seats Offered Available* Types
No Limit 2,6,9 $0.01/$0.02-$50/$100 Up to $10/$20 Fast, 20-50 bb, 40-100bb, 100-250 bb, Ante
Pot Limit 6,9 $0.10/$0.25-$10/$20 Up to $0.50/$1.00 40-100 bb, 100-250 bb
Fixed Limit 2, 6, 10 $0.02/$0.04-$1000/$2000 Up to $50/$100 Fast
Omaha
Omaha # of Seats Offered Available* Types
Pot Limit 2,6,9 $0.01/$0.02-$200/$400 Up to $25/$50  
Fixed Limit 6,9 $0.02/$0.04-$15/$30 Limited  
Omaha Hi/Lo
Omaha Hi/Lo # of Seats Offered Available* Types
Pot Limit/No Limit 6,9 $0.01/$0.02-$10/$20 Up to $0.50/$1.00 Fast, Ante, Deep
Fixed Limit 6,10 $0.02/$0.04-$1000/$2000 Up to $15/$30 Fast,
Stud
Stud # of Seats Offered Available* Types
Hi 2, 8 $0.04/$0.08-$100/$200 Up to $2/$4 Fast
Hi/Lo 2, 8 $0.04/$0.08-$100/$200 Up to $10/$20 Fast
Fixed Limit 8 $0.04/$0.08-$100/$200 Up to $30/$60 Fast

Other Games: Triple Stud, 5 Card Draw, 2-7 Trip Draw, 2-7 Single Draw, HORSE, HOSE, Mixed Hold'em, Mixed Omaha Hi/Lo, 8-Game, Hold'em/Omaha, Triple Stud, Badugi

Multi-Table Tournaments

As the biggest site in online poker, PokerStars offers more tournaments than any other site. Their Sunday Million, held each Sunday at 4:30 PM ET/20:30 GMT, has a guaranteed prize pool of $1.5 million, larger than an entire week's worth of tournaments on some sites. On February 21st, 2010, the prize pool reached over $7 million.

They also offer two other huge multi-table tournaments on Sunday- the $200+$15 Sunday Warm-up held at 1 PM ET/18:00 GMT with a $750,000 guaranteed prize pool. The Sunday 500, with a buy-in of $500+$30, has a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool and is held at 5:30 PM ET/21:30 GMT. Sunday of course isn't the only day that PokerStars offers big prize pools. Dozens of guarantee tournaments run daily at various game types.

PokerStars offers satellites to the biggest live tournament events in the world. Chris Moneymaker famously won his WSOP entry through PokerStars. In addition to offering satellites to the World Series of Poker, they also run satellites to the European Poker Tour, Asian Pacific Poker Tour, Australia New Zealand Poker Tour, Latin American Poker Tour, Italian Poker Tour, UK Poker Tour North American Poker Tour and the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Players can qualify for many of these events with low buy-in satellites or FPPs.

If Hold'em isn't your game, you can participate in tournaments in almost any game type: Draw, Pot Limit Omaha, Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo, Stud, Stud Hi/Lo, Razz and even tournaments in multiple games. Tournament styles come in Knockouts, Deep Stacks, Turbo, Hyper Turbo and 2x Turbo. If you are a tournament player, there will always be a tournament for you at PokerStars.

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PokerStars Featured Tournaments
Name Buy-inWhenGtd.SatNotes
Sunday Million200+15Sundays at 4:30 PM ET/20:30 GMT$1.5 MillionYes 
Sunday Warm Up200+15Sunday at 1 PM ET/18:00 GMT$750kYes 
Sunday 500$500+30Sunday at 5:30 PM ET/21:30 GMT$500kYes

SNGs

Poker Stars has more Sit N Go action than any online poker site. Players can find action at almost any game on the site. If you can't find the Sit N Go you are looking for at Poker Stars it is unlikely you will be able to locate it anywhere. Sit N Gos are offered at standard games such as Hold'em, Omaha and Stud as well as non-standard games such as Badugi, Triple Stud and maybe more.

Sit N Go tables are offered with 2 (Heads-up) to 360 seats (40 tables) with action available at all tables. Tournament Speeds include Hyper, Turbo and even Slow for certain heads-up tables.

Sit N Go satellite tables are available for Live Events and guaranteed online tournaments such as the special Sunday tournaments and WCOOP events, PokerStars's popular World Cup of Online Poker Tournament Series.

Poker Stars has an interesting twist on Double or Nothing tournaments. With Fifty50 Sit N Gos, the tournament will end when half of the players have been elimated with the remaining players receiving a payout based on the amount of chips that players have at the end of the tournament. Poker Stars also offers Step Sit N Gos, consisting of different buy-in levels. Players can enter low buy-in steps and climb the ladder to win entry to increasingly large buy-ins.

Poker Stars Rake Schedule

Poker Stars Rake Schedule - Dollar Tables
# of players 23456-10
Fixed Limit$0.02/$0.04$0.01 per $0.20, $0.04 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.04 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.04 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.04 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.04 max (5%)
Fixed Limit$0.04/$0.08$0.01 per $0.20, $0.08 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.08 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.08 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.08 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.08 max (5%)
Fixed Limit$0.05/$0.10$0.01 per $0.20, $0.10 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.10 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.10 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.10 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.10 max (5%)
Fixed Limit$0.10/$0.20$0.01 per $0.20, $0.20 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.20 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.20 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.20 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.20 max (5%)
Fixed Limit$0.25/$0.50$0.01 per $0.20, $0.40 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.40 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.40 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.40 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.40 max (5%)
Fixed Limit$0.50/$1.00$0.01 per $0.20, $0.50 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.50 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.50 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.50 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $0.50 max (5%)
Fixed Limit$1/$2$0.25 per $5, $1 max (5%)$0.25 per $5, $1 max (5%)$0.25 per $5, $1 max (5%)$0.25 per $5, $1 max (5%)$0.25 per $5, $1 max (5%)
Fixed Limit$2/$4-$100/$200$0.50 at $20, $0.50 at $40, $1 max (2.5%)$0.50 at $20, $0.50 at $40, $1 max (2.5%)$1 at $20, $1 at $40, $2 max (5%)$1 at $20, $1 at $40, $2 max (5%)$1 at $20, $1 at $40, $1 at $70; $1 max (5%)
Fixed Limit$150/$300 and up$1 per $100, $2 max (1%)$1 per $100, $2 max (1%)$1 per $100, $5 max (1%)$1 per $100, $5 max (1%)$1 per $100, $5 max (1%)
No Limit$.01/.02-$.10/$.25$0.01 per $0.20, $0.50 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $1 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $1 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $2 max (5%)$0.01 per $0.20, $2 max (5%)
No Limit$.10/$.25-$50/$100$0.05 per $1, $0.50 max (5%)$0.05 per $1, $1 max (5%)$0.05 per $1, $2 max (5%)$0.05 per $1, $3 max (5%)$0.05 per $1, $2 max (5%)
No Limit$50/$100+$1 per $100, $2 max (1%)$1 per $100, $2 max (1%)$1 per $100, $5 max (1%)$1 per $100, $5 max (1%)$1 per $100, $5 max (1%)
Poker Stars Rake Schedule - Euro Tables
Euro 23456-10
All€.01/€.02-€.10/€.25€0.05 per €0.20, €0.50 max (5%)€0.01 per €0.20, €1 max (5%)€0.01 per €0.20, €1 max (5%)€0.01 per €0.20, €2 max (5%)€0.01 per €0.20, €2 max (5%)
All€.15/€.30 and Up€0.05 per €1, €0.50 max (5%)€0.05 per €1, €1 max (5%)€0.05 per €1, €1 max (5%)€0.05 per €1, €2 max (5%)€0.05 per €1, €2 max (5%)
Poker Stars Rake Schedule - PoundTables
Pound 23456-10
All€.01/€.02-€.10/€.25£0.01 per £0.20, £0.50 max (5%)£0.01 per £0.20, £1 max (5%)£0.01 per £0.20, £1 max (5%)£0.01 per £0.20, £2 max (5%)£0.01 per £0.20, £2 max (5%)
All€.15/€.30 and Up£0.05 per £1, £0.50 max (5%)€0.05 per €1, €1 max (5%)€0.05 per €1, €1 max (5%)€0.05 per €1, €2 max (5%)€0.05 per €1, €2 max (5%)

Example: At a $1/$2 fixed limit Hold'em game with 6 players seated and dealt cards, $0.25 in rake would be taken for each $5 in the pot up to a total of $1 in rake. Once the pot reaches $20, no additional rake is taken. "5%" represents the % of the pot that is raked from the table at the time the rake is taken. Because many pots do not end up being raked (i.e. if no flop is seen) or if the pot is in between rake levels, effective rake levels are lower.

Poker Stars Promotions

FPPs/Store

FPPs are earned alongside VPPs, which are earned at a rate of 6 per $1 of rake at your tables at full ring and 5.5 per $1 of rate at shorthanded or MTTs/SNGs. Players than receive FPPs according to a multiplier of VPPs based on status level. FPPs can be used for tournament entries or for use in the VIP store at a rate of up to $0.016 per FPP. Items include electronics, bonuses, tournament tickets and much more. For more information see VIP Program.

PokerStars VIP Store
ItemCostValue
Ipod Nano 8 GB12,500 $ 0.0120
iPod Touch 32 GB25,000 $ 0.0120
$215 tournament ticket13,500 $ 0.0159
$530 tournament ticket33,000 $ 0.0161

Poker Stars VIP Program

The VIP Program at PokerStars can be very rewarding. Perks include cash rewards, bonuses and VIP tournament entries, to name a few. Players can qualify for the various Status Levels at PokerStars by earning VPPs, which are earned at a rate of 6 per $1 of rake at your table at full ring games and 5.5 per $1 of rake at shorthanded or MTTs/SNGs.

Below is a chart that details the various status levels at Poker Stars, the amount of VPPs required to achieve the status, the equivalent amount of rake required during a monthly or yearly period along with the number of FPPs that are earned per VPP. FPPs are used in the store to purchase merchandise or bonuses; players can also use them to enter special FPP tournaments.

VIP Club Status Levels:
Status LevelVPPs RequiredRake Req. (Full Ring)Rake Req. (SH, SNG/MTT)QualificationVPP MultiplierRB %
BronzeStar000N/A1xup to 21%
SilverStar750$125 $136 Monthly1.5xup to 23%
GoldStar3,000$500 $545 Monthly2xup to 26%
PlatinumStar7,500$1,250 $1,364 Monthly2.5xup to 31%
Supernova100,000$16,667 $18,181 Yearly3.5xup to 52%
Supernova Elite1,000,000$166,667 $181,817 Yearly5xup to 83%
VIP Rewards

Poker Stars does not offer rakeback, but instead compensates players via their VIP Program. Players are given rakeback-like rewards in two ways – through Stellar /Milestone Rewards and by using FPPs to purchase and clear bonuses from the store.

Stellar Rewards are awarded to players as they achieve various VPP milestones. Upon hitting a milestone, players can purchase a "Stellar Reward" from the VIP store for an insignificant cost of 1 FPP. Once players have earned 100,000 VPPs, they will be in the SuperNova VIP status level and will now be eligible for "Milestone Rewards." These cash rewards are similar to Stellar Rewards but must be purchased for 50,000 FPPs.

The chart below summarizes the Stellar Rewards and Milestone Rewards awarded to players, along with the equivalent rake needed to be earned for Full Ring and Shorthanded, SNGs and MTTs. All numbers are cumulative.

Stellar Rewards Summary
RewardTotal RewardsVPPsFull Ring RakeTotal RB Full RingSH, MTT, SNG RakeTotal RB- SH, SNG, MTT
$10 $10 750 $125 8.00%$136 7.33%
$10 $20 1,500 $273 8.00%$273 7.33%
$10 $30 2,250 $375 8.00%$409 7.33%
$10 $40 3,000 $500 8.00%$545 7.33%
$10 $50 4,000 $667 7.50%$727 6.88%
$50 $100 5,000 $833 12.00%$909 11.00%
$50 $150 10,000 $1,667 9.00%$1,818 8.25%
$50 $200 15,000 $2,500 8.00%$2,727 7.33%
$50 $250 20,000 $3,333 7.50%$3,636 6.88%
$50 $300 25,000 $4,167 7.20%$4,545 6.60%
$50 $350 30,000 $5,000 7.00%$5,455 6.42%
$50 $400 35,000 $5,833 6.86%$6,364 6.29%
$50 $450 40,000 $6,667 6.75%$7,273 6.19%
$50 $500 45,000 $7,500 6.67%$8,182 6.11%
$100 $600 50,000 $8,333 7.20%$9,091 6.60%
$100 $700 60,000 $10,000 7.00%$10,909 6.42%
$100 $800 70,000 $11,667 6.86%$12,727 6.29%
$100 $900 80,000 $13,333 6.75%$14,545 6.19%
$100 $1,000 90,000 $15,000 6.67%$16,364 6.11%
SuperNova and SuperNova Elite Milestone Rewards Summary
RewardTotal RewardsVPPsFull Ring RakeTotal RB Full RingSH, MTT, SNG RakeTotal RB- SH, SNG, MTT
$1,000 $2,000 100,000 $16,667 7.50%$18,1826.88%
$3,400 $5,400 200,000 $33,333 11.70%$36,364 10.73%
$3,600 $9,000 300,000 $50,000 13.50%$54,545 12.38%
$3,800 $12,800 400,000 $66,667 14.70%$72,727 13.48%
$4,000 $16,800 500,000 $83,333 15.66%$90,909 14.36%
$4,400 $21,200 600,000 $100,000 16.70%$109,091 15.31%
$4,600 $25,800 700,000 $116,667 17.61%$127,273 16.15%
$5,000 $30,800 800,000 $133,333 18.60%$145,455 17.05%
$10,000 $40,800 1,250,000 $208,333 16.34%$227,273 14.98%
$10,000 $50,800 1,500,000 $250,000 17.32%$272,727 15.88%
$10,000 $60,800 1,750,000 $291,667 18.02%$318,182 16.52%
$20,000 $80,800 2,000,000 $333,333 21.54%$363,636 19.75%
$10,000 $90,800 2,250,000 $375,000 21.61%$409,091 19.81%
$10,000 $100,800 2,500,000 $416,667 21.67%$454,545 19.87%
$10,000 $110,800 2,750,000 $458,333 21.72%$500,000 19.91%
$20,000 $130,800 3,000,000 $500,000 23.76%$545,455 21.78%

Players can also purchase bonuses with their earned FPPs in the VIP store at PokerStars. The specific bonuses available will be based on your VIP status level. After purchasing a bonus, you must earn 7 VPPs per $1 of bonus money to be able to withdraw the bonus. There is no limit to the bonuses that can be purchased in the store at PokerStars.

Purchasing Bonuses in the Store
StatusFPPs to Purchase BonusRakeback (Full)Rakeback (SH, SNG/MTT)
Silver Star 5,000$50 8.22%7.54%
Gold Star 25,000$285 11.76%10.78%
Platinum 50,000$650 15.79%14.47%
SuperNova 100,000 $1,500 23.08%21.16%
SuperNova Elite 250,000$4,000 24%22.00%

The effective rakeback rates take into account the accumulated FPPs required to purchase the bonus and the VPPs required to clear the bonus. The rates assume that you have stayed in the VIP status.

VIP Tournaments

$1,000,000 Quarterly- SuperNova and SuperNova Elite players. Satellites are available for Gold and Platinum players.
$100,000 Monthly- Gold and up players. Satellites available for Silver players.
$30,000 Weekly- Silver and up players
$1,000 Daily- Bronze and up
$500 Daily- Bronze and up

Turbo Takedown

On the last Sunday of the month, PokerStars is running the Turbo Takedown tournament, which will award a $1,000,000 prize pool with an Audi TT awarded to the winner. Cash bonuses and pro player bounties will also be given away. The top 5,000 players will receive some sort of prize. Players may enter the tournament with 3,000 FPPs or through satellites offered 24/7.

Players that cash in consecutive Turbo Takedown tournaments will receive bonuses with a 5 VPP per $1 clear rate. A $100 extra bonus for every consecutive time they finish in the money up to maximum of $1,000 per month. Also, any player knocking out a member of Team PokerStars will receive a $1000 bonus.

Battle of the Planets

Every week, PokerStars will offer $52,000 in weekly leaderboards to top Sit N Go players. The leaderboards will be divided into eight leaderboards by buy-in size. Each of the eight leaderboard will then be split into two categories catering to both casual and recreational players. In addition, every player that finishes in the top 10 of any weekly SNG leaderboard will receive an exclusive ticket to a Battle of the Planets monthly tournament with a $50,000 prize pool.

Players qualify for the leaderboard by earning Leaderboard Points in eligible SNGs. Points will be based on the number of players in the SNG (up to 40) and where you finish in each SNG. The Low Orbit Leaderboard will be determined by "blocks" of 20 tournaments, whereas the High Orbit Leaderboard will be determined by blocks of 100 tournaments. Your best 20 or 100 block point-wise will count towards the leaderboard. Blocks are in sequence (1-20, 21-40 etc).

Battle of the Planets
Buy-in LevelNameLow Orbit Leader Board Prize PoolHigh Orbit Leader Board Prize Pool
$1-$2.99Mercury$1,500$1,500
$3-$4.99Mars$2,000$2,000
$5-$9.99Venus$2,500$2,500
$10-$19.99Earth$3,000$3,000
$20-$49.99Neptune$3,500$3,500
$50-$99.99Uranus$4,000$4,000
$100-$299.99Saturn$4,500$4,500
$300+Jupiter$5,000$5,000
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Poker Stars WCOOP Reload Bonus

The 2013 World Championship of Online Poker, otherwise known as WCOOP, is upon us again at Poker Stars. Starting September 8th and running through September 29th, WCOOP will consist of 66 events aw... » Read More

bwin Added to RakeTracker

bwin has been added to RakeTracker. bwin is a member of the Party Poker Network, which is the third largest online poker room in the world. New players that sign up for bwin will receive a 100% u... » Read More

How to Deal with a Downswing

It happens to all poker players. It does not matter how good of a player you are or how much you win, variance will catch up and a downswing will come. Anyone can look like a pro when they are ru... » Read More

News Posts

Take Part in a SuperWeekend at Betsafe

One awesome location, one super experience. That is what players can win when qualifying for the Super Weekend Malta at Betsafe Poker over the next few weeks. The SuperWeekend will be held from May... » Read More

Up to $1,000 In Tournament Tickets ...

No fooling! During the month of April YOU are eligible to take advantage of a special promotion at BWIN and Party Poker exclusively available through Rake Tracker. Earn Points through the month and... » Read More

PKR Rakeback Increasing to 32%

Effective March 1st, PKR players have the opportunity to increase the amount of rakeback they earn. Players who rake $450 or more will now receive 32% in rakeback. Players who don't meet the $450 t... » Read More

RakeTracker | The Rakeback Pioneer.

Believe it or not, there was a time in online poker’s history that there was no such thing as rakeback. When the seeds of Rake Tracker were first planted in 2003 almost all poker rewards came in the form of bonuses. Soon players wanted more. The RakeTracker business first started small, offering rakeback to players on a one-on-one basis and through referrals.

As the business grew, RakeTracker.com was launched as one of the first full-scale rakeback providers on the internet providing players with additional perks that they could receive in addition to bonuses – payout out rakeback since 2004. Now many years later, players still flock to RakeTracker for industry leading rakeback deals, monthly poker promotions in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and top quality customer support.

What is Rakeback?

All live and online card rooms take “rake” and “tournament fees” to run and operate their games. The amount of rake or fees taken will vary by game type and stake levels, but will generally be 5% of each pot for ring games and around 10% of the buy-in for tournaments.

With rakeback, players are returned a percentage of the rake that is attributed to them, usually 27%-40%. Simply put: Receiving rakeback and other promotions help winning poker players win more and losing poker players lose less. There is no reason not to get rakeback!

Getting rakeback is easy through RakeTracker: simply , then using our referral links download the poker site’s software, add the tracker to your account and you are ready to go! Detailed instructions are available on each site’s review page.

Why Should I Join RakeTracker?

Joining RakeTracker is FREE and easy. Creating a FREE account will give you instant access to rakeback from two dozen rooms on all major networks. RakeTracker members will also receive access to over $300,000 in monthly promotions including: Rake Races, Rake Chases, Freerolls and free poker coaching. Refer your friends to RakeTracker and earn $40 per friend and up to 4% of the rake they generate – income for life!

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