Internet Poker, or Poker in general has been hot for the past couple of years. I mean it has been popular, just not as popular as it is now. Casinos are raking in more money from poker rooms, than ever before, and this is because of the outbreak of television tournaments worldwide. Why the sudden urge to play poker?
When people see other people make millions of dollars in tournaments, they think to themselves, “why can’t I do this?”. This seems easy enough, but with a field of over 2,000 people, it isn’t. Many million-dollar prize pools comes from a field of a lot of people. Internet poker rooms are starting to make a catch up to Casino poker rooms, because of the popularity of the internet.
Online poker rooms figure, most people have internet, and any person into gambling would want to try it online, so they make a poker room and bang that’s it. Soon enough you have over 10,000 people at your poker room and you’re raking in the big dough. Pokerstars is one of the highest ranked Poker rooms on the net, and it continues to grow.
Although Pokerstars isn’t the most populated poker room on the Net, it still serves it’s purpose. Online poker rooms make there money from Rake. Rake is the side pot entered for all people that play in a Cash Game. For every 5.00 maybe .50 will go in the pot for the Poker Room, so this add’s up.
Pokerstars have many tournaments and cash games for people to enjoy, and there gameplay is smooth and down to the point. I have played at Pokerstars before, and have had no problems. There customer support is great as well too.
Many people choose poker rooms based on the amount of people there, and the promotions. Pokerstars lacks promotions, because they figure all of the big dogs go there, which they do, but in order to populate more, you need promotions. This is the only thing that really lacks Pokerstars, so if you’re looking for promotions, this wouldn’t be a great place to look.
Dealing with professionals attracts many members too. Pokerstars professionals include Chris Moneymaker and Greg Raymer, with a cast of others also. Many people feel they play better when professionals are in the room, while some are just plain intimidated.
Pokerstars hosts tournaments that have to do with professionals, like busting out a professional in a tournament, or going up head to head with him. Bonuses are applied for this. Even though the majority of professionals aren’t here, it still makes for a fun time for everyone.
Overall Pokerstars offers a great deal of entertainment for gamblers and poker lovers. There are hundreds of online Poker Rooms out there, but Pokerstars is definitely in the top five. I give them a 8 out of 10.