PokerStars is the largest online poker company in the world. It is licensed in more jurisdictions than any other online poker room. It is legal and licensed in Michigan through a partnership with Odawa Casino. PokerStars is the leader in Michigan online poker traffic, according to GameIntel statistics. It is also legal and licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
PokerStars Michigan connected its player pool with its New Jersey site on January 1, 2023. That means that its player pools in those states join the same cash game tables and tournaments.
PokerStars $50 in chips or 100% up to $600 first deposit bonus
PokerStars offers players two different bonuses. Players may choose only one.
There is a $50 promotion. This is triggered when a single cash game hand is played by a new player. It is awarded as two $5 Spin and Go tickets on day one. On day three, there are two more $5 Spin and Go tickets and a $10 tournament ticket. Day five comes with two $10 tournament tickets. No bonus code is needed for this offer as it is the default bonus given to new depositors. Players have seven days to use the tickets.
The STARS600 bonus code at PokerStars gives a player a 100% up to $600 first deposit bonus. It may be combined between the first three deposits until the cumulative total is $600 or 60 days have elapsed. For example, if a player deposits $200 first, there is still the potential to deposit $400 in one or two deposits to claim the entire bonus. It must be done within 60 days of the original deposit. Players have a total of 120 days to clear the bonus before it expires. Always read the terms and conditions of a bonus before accepting any bonus.
PokerStars VIP program
Stars Rewards is the VIP program for PokerStars. Players fill chests with points, which unlock them after certain thresholds. The player is then awarded a prize based on the level of the last unlocked chest.
PokerStars chest values
- Level 1: $0.50
- Level 2: $0.60 to $12
- Level 3: $1.50 to $30
- Level 4: $5 to $100
- Level 5: $12.50 to $250
- Level 6: $35 to $700
PokerStars cash games
PokerStars offers the widest variety of online poker cash games available at a legal US site. This is one reason that it leads the state in terms of online poker traffic.
The standard no limit hold’em and pot limit Omaha selection is available at PokerStars. Blinds start at a penny and run into the highest limits. All games above $1/$2 blinds are six-max. Players may choose from six or nine-seat tables at lower limits.
Other PokerStars games include fixed limit hold’em, fixed limit Omaha hi/lo, seven card stud, seven card stud hi/lo, razz, five-card draw, badugi, triple draw and mixed games. PokerStars is the only legal US online poker room that deals games other than hold’em, Omaha and stud.
PokerStars deals dozens of multi-table tournaments daily. Most are no limit hold’em. Structures run from turbos and freezeouts to deep stacks.
Most major events are held during the Sunday Majors. The smallest guaranteed prize pool on Sunday is $5,000. The largest is $45,000. Buy-ins run from $10 up to $500.
Pokerstars runs some daily multi-table tournaments that are games other than no limit Texas hold’em. These tend to be Omaha hi/lo, seven card stud or mixed games.
PokerStars Spin & Go
PokerStars offers lottery sit and go tournaments called Spin & Go. The buy-in is from $1 to $25. The tournaments are three-handed. In most formats, the winner takes all. The prize pool is determined by a random number generator at the start of the event. 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 will cash. The top prize is 1,000 times the buy-in. This occurs once every 100,000 Spin & Go tournaments. A 200-times prize pool is awarded every 25,000 times. It is 100 times the buy-in every 12,500 Spin & Gos.
How to deposit at PokerStars
PokerStars offers several convenient deposit options. The minimum deposit is $10. Players can choose from Visa and Mastercard debit and credit cards, the Play+ prepaid debit card, PayPal, electronic check, bank wire, PayNearMe and Stars Transfer.
Play+ prepaid debit card works like an ewallet. It comes with a debit card that may be used at ATMs. The player may also connect it to a bank account.
PayNearMe is a cash bill paying service. It is available at drug stores and gas stations. Stars Transfer is the PokerStars in-house electronic check processor.
How to withdraw at PokerStars
PokerStars players may withdraw winnings through a variety of methods. This includes electronic check, bank wire, Stars Transfer, PayPal and the Play+ prepaid debit card.
Does PokerStars accept players from Michigan?
Yes. PokerStars is legal and licensed in Michigan. It is also legal in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Does the PokerStars site connect with players in other states or countries?
Yes. PokerStars Michigan and New Jersey is an interstate site. PokerStars Pennsylvania is only intrastate.
What is the PokerStars new player bonus?
New players receive $50 in Spin & Go tickets or a 100% up to $600 first deposit bonus.