Poker Stars is now the worlds’ largest poker site with over 50 million registered players worldwide. Late in 2001 Poker Stars established its’ first real money web site which proved to be highly successful, catapulting them to launching the World Series of Poker tournaments in 2003. Poker Stars has always aimed at being on top of cutting edge technology and new innovative systems to enhance what they offer to their clients, which is why they now offer downloadable poker in both Windows and Macintosh as well as mobile play and Android.
In 2012 Poker Stars bought Full Tilt Poker, their biggest competitor for $731 million and settled a civil law suit with the Department of Justice. Last year the Amaya Group bought Poker stars and its parent company for a reported 44.9 billion.
There have been a number of notable firsts for this organization, but the most exciting is the growth experienced in the World Series of Poker online tournaments which set a new world record in 2009 with over 149000 entrants. Four years later, in 2013, this figure had grown to 225000 players. Clearly they must be doing something right.
As can be expected they offer the widest range of all formats of poker, and in 2012 launched Zoom Poker, which enables players to play faster as the nature of the beast is to take players to new tables and new players whenever the player folds or the game is over.
There are two major tournaments currently running, the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), which is the same as the World Series of Poker. WCOOP is the largest online poker tournament in the world and holds the record for the largest online payout of $2.2 million. The other established in 2009 and growing in popularity is the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) which has three different buy in levels.
Currently their ‘Flag Ship’ is the weekly Sunday Million tournament, guaranteeing a $1 million pool pot with a $215 buy in. This has now become the biggest weekly online tournament in the world. In 2011 it broke all records with 59128 players creating a prize pool of nearly $12million.
If you are a serious player or a beginner Poker Stars has a place for you to have some fun while you make some bucks.