PokerStars is the world leader in online poker. It is at or near the top of every market’s traffic rankings, according to GameIntel data. PokerStars is known for having great software, support, security and payout speeds in all the markets it serves.
Pennsylvania is no different. PokerStars leads the market there. Its Pennsylvania site only accepts players from within the state. It is not connected to any PokerStars platform in other states or countries.
One benefit of PokerStars is its many game options. It deals cash games across a number of limits. There is often action across the spectrum of blinds. There are also other games available like pot limit Omaha and mixed games.
PokerStars was the first Pennsylvania online poker room. It launched in November 2020.
PokerStars Pennsylvania first deposit bonus
New PokerStars Pennsylvania players have two options. Players that make a deposit and play just one hand may receive a free $50 tournament ticket package. The free tournament tickets are released in increments. Two $5 Spin and Go tickets are awarded on the first day. On day three, there are two more $5 Spin and Go tickets plus a $10 tournament ticket. Two $10 tournament tickets are added to the player’s account on the fifth day.
The other option involves a deposit bonus that is cleared with play. It is 100% up to $600. Players have 120 days to clear the bonus. It is released at a rate of $10 for every 140 VPPs earned. Players are awarded five VPPs for every $1 in rake generated. This makes the PokerStars Pennsylvania bonus equal to 35% rakeback.
PokerStars Pennsylvania VIP program
PokerStars uses chests for its VIP program. Players giving action at cash games and tournaments receive points. Chests are awarded as players progress through tiers. The prize is personalized. It is tailored to the type of games that you play.
PokerStars Pennsylvania cash games
No limit Texas hold’em is by far the most popular cash game at PokerStars. The lowest blind limit is $.01/$.02. It runs up to $25/$50. Most of the action is at the lower limits. No limit cash games are six and nine seats up to the $1/$2 limit. All higher limits are six-max.
Pot limit Omaha is dealt in the same limits as no limit Texas hold’em. The PokerStars mixed game selection is by far the largest in Pennsylvania. The game menu includes Omaha Hi/Lo, seven card stud, seven card stud hi/lo, razz, five card draw, triple draw, badugi and mixed games.
PokerStars Pennsylvania tournaments
PokerStars has a large tournament schedule. Most are no limit Texas hold’em. A few are pot limit Omaha or other non-hold’em games. Buy-ins start at $1 and run into the hundreds. Major tournaments are held on Sundays. Most PokerStars Pennsylvania tournaments have guaranteed prize pools.
PokerStars Spin & Go
There are also a variety of sit and go options. The most popular version is Spin & Go.
The buy-ins run from $1 to $25. The tournaments are three-handed. In most outcomes, the winner takes all. The prize pool is determined by a random number generator.
About 72% of the time, the prize is double the buy-in. About another 20% of the time, it is quadruple the buy-in.
If the prize pool is over 100 times the buy-in, all three players receive a payout. The top prize is 1,000 times the buy-in. This occurs once every 100,000 Spin & Gos. A prize pool worth 200 times the buy-in is awarded every 25,000 Spin & Gos. It is 100 times the buy-in every 12,500 Spin & Gos.
PokerStars Pennsylvania deposit options
PokerStars Pennsylvania accepts a variety of deposit options. This includes Visa, Mastercard, Play+ debit card, electronic check, bank wire, Skrill, PayPal and PayNearMe.
PokerStars Pennsylvania withdrawal options
Electronic check, bank wire, Skrill, PayPal and Play+ debit card are among the ways to receive a withdrawal from PokerStars Pennsylvania.
PokerStars Pennsylvania support
Stella the Help Bot is available 24 hours a day. The PokerStars software offers a way to contact support if the automated system is unable to solve an issue.
PokerStars Pennsylvania FAQ
What is the minimum age to play online poker at PokerStars Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania online poker players must be at least 21 years old.
Does PokerStars Pennsylvania connect to other states?
No. The PokerStars Pennsylvania player pool is separate from any other state or country.
Does PokerStars Pennsylvania have a new player bonus?
New players receive a free $50 in tournament tickets or a 100% up to $500 first deposit bonus.