PokerStars is the largest poker room in the world. It was affected by poker's Black Friday in 2011, but quickly squared things with U.S. authorities and resumed business as usual – only without any U.S. players. PokerStars has been open since 2001 and sponsors plenty of large poker tournaments online as well as offline. PokerStars is not part of any poker network and they use their own proprietary software.

PokerStars poker bonus

Unlike most poker rooms, PokerStars will give you a match bonus on your first three deposits. You can make up to three qualifying deposits in 90 days and will get a 100% match bonus up to $600. You use PokerStars bonus codes to indicate that you want to receive a bonus.

You need to collect points to release your welcome bonus and you do this by playing with real money at PokerStars. 17 VIP Player Points (VPP's) is enough to release $1. The bonus is released in increments of $10, so you need to gather 170 VPP to release any bonus. You have six months after each qualifying deposit to free your bonus.

From time to time, PokerStars will offer their existing players reload bonuses. You can typically find these offers in the e-newsletter, on the site and/or in the poker client.

PokerStars have a loyalty program where you can earn even more poker bonus.