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  ++   #3 network for traffic
 
  +   Good freeroll value  
- High rake & fees
- Penalize winning players
  -   Bad Sign-Up Bonus  
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PokerStars.FR Review

PokerStars eliminated their famous Supernova VIP rewards program and replaced it with the new Stars Rewards player rewards program, and almost everyone hates it!

Chest Rewards Avg. Reward
Blue €0,60 €0,60
Bronze €0,60 - €12 €1,20
Silver €1,50 - €30 €3
Gold €5 - €100 €10
Diamond €12.50 - €250 €25
Black €35 - €700 €70

Since poker played outside of home games is not a zero sum game, the economy relies on depositors, and yet these players are typically not given any special treatment. In fact, it's usually the "net withdrawers" (AKA, the pros and the grinders) who get all the rewards. With the old Supernova program winning players were earning as much as 69% rakeback! PokerStars realized that rewarding players who are already winning is pretty pointless, so they shifted their focus to the players the game needs most to survive: net depositors.

Initially, this seemed like a great idea! Reward the players most crucial to the poker economy and it should thrive. At first, that appeared to be the objective of the Stars Rewards program, and originally we applauded PokerStars for it. The regulars raged at the loss of rakeback (and with good reason - many had supported and funded the site for years only for PokerStars to stab their best customers in the back). Keep in mind, poker sites make their money from rake, not from player losses, and nobody contributes more rake than the grinders who play tens of thousands of hands every month. Supernova Elite players saw their rakeback reduced from 69% to roughly 5%! 

The Stars Group then went one step further and reduced the rewards for tournament players by a whopping 55%! Instead of earning 100 points for every €1 contributed in rake like everyone else, tournament players now only earn 45 points per €1 of rake. They also don't give ANY points to players playing higher stakes cash games! These changes have nothing to do with helping the poker economy and everything to do with helping PokerStars increase profits.

A few months later the Stars Group reduced the rewards even more, and pulled the scummy big business tactic of phrasing it as if they were doing everyone a favor! PokerStars claimed they were simplifying the process of earning chests (which they did), but at the same time they reduced the rewards once again. Winning players now earn as little as 2.1% rakeback! Half that if they play tournaments or Sit-and-Go's, and 0% if they play high stakes cash games. What a disgraceful way to treat their best customers! Many of their regulars left since they can earn significantly more rewards with almost any other online poker site.

If loyalty rewards are important to you (and they should be), then you will almost always do better on another poker site!

PokerStars.FR Stars Rewards

With Stars Rewards, you earn 100 reward points for every €1 you pay in rake, or 45 points for every €1 in tournament fees. Earn enough reward points, and you earn a reward chest, which offers random prizes that vary greatly in value (from €0,60 to €12 for the Bronze chest). Only the Blue chest has a fixed value (€0,60). You must earn at least 1 chest of your current type over a rolling 28-day period to remain at your current level. Earn 10 chests during this timeframe to move up to the next level (i.e. from Blue to Bronze). Higher level chests have higher points requirements to earn and higher rewards, but not necessarily higher rakeback!

Chest Avg.
Value
Avg.
Bonus
Best Typical Worst
Cost RB Cost RB Cost RB
Blue €0,60 30 350 18.8% 1.700 3.6% 2.500 2.4%
Bronze €1,20 50 550 24.0% 2.300 5.3% 5.950 2.0%
Silver €3 90 750 45.5% 2.750 11.3% 14.750 2.0%
Gold €10 200 5.000 20.8% 13.000 7.8% 48.500 2.1%
Diamond €25 500 15.000 17.2% 30.000 8.5% 120.000 2.1%
Black €70 1.000 25.000 29.2% 65.000 10.9% 335.000 2.1%

All of the numbers in the above table are approximations based on the data we have been able to collect. While our previous analysis of the Stars Rewards program was incredibly accurate, our analysis of the "improved" program is much less so due to a lack of data. The numbers in red text are almost certainly wrong.

The most confusing (and frustrating) aspect of the Stars Rewards program is that the reward point requirements for each chest vary based on your player profile (and the variation can be huge, as illustrated by the above table). Although other factors contribute to your profile, the biggest is whether you are a break-even player, net depositor, or net withdrawer.

Winning poker players earn as little as 2% rakeback from Stars Rewards while playing poker with PokerStars.EU! Click to Tweet

Not only is the variation huge, but the same player can go from needing 25.000 points to open a Black chest (29.2% rakeback) to 335.000 (2.1%)! This can also be incredibly misleading, as you might open 9 Black Chests for 25.000 points each, and then get 1 for 335.000 points and think you're earning decent rakeback. Afterall, 90% of your chests are giving you 29.2% rakeback, so you might think (9 x 29.2% + 1 x 2.1%)/10 = 26.5%...not bad. However, when you look at cash earned per points (the correct way to calculate your rakeback), it's not pretty! Across 10 Black chests, you'd expect to earn an average of €700 in rewards, for which you'd need 585.000 points (€5.850 in rake). €700 / €5.850 = 12.0% rakeback...ugh!

Please note that our equivalent rakeback calculations are based on the weighted average of the rewards from each chest. That is, you are unlikely to receive the exact rakeback our tables indicate. This is part of the draw of the Stars Rewards program - the opportunity to earn a big prize! The entire Stars Rewards program is designed to attract gamblers, which fits with PokerStars' mission to increase their revenue from their online casino.

Overall Rating
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  • Casual Players
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     5.7 5.7
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         VIP Rewards
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      Sign-Uup Bonus
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      Freeroll Value
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      Rake
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      Tournament. Fees
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      Sit & Go Fees
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          99
  • Enthusiast Players
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     6.0 6.0
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         VIP Rewards
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      Sign-Uup Bonus
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      Freeroll Value
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        77
      Rake
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      Tournament. Fees
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      Sit & Go Fees
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          99
  • Amateur Players
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         VIP Rewards
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      Sign-Uup Bonus
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      Freeroll Value
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      Rake
    gold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey star
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      Tournament. Fees
    gold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold star
          1010
      Sit & Go Fees
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  • Semi-Pro Players
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      Sign-Uup Bonus
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      Freeroll Value
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      Rake
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      Tournament. Fees
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      Sit & Go Fees
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           77
  • Professional Players
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     4.0 4.0
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         VIP Rewards
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           44
      Sign-Uup Bonus
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      Freeroll Value
    gold stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargold stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey star
          11
      Rake
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      Tournament. Fees
    gold stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargold stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey star
          11
      Sit & Go Fees
    gold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey star
           66
  • Hardcore Pros
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     4.4 4.4
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         VIP Rewards
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           55
      Sign-Uup Bonus
    gold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargold stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey star
           66
      Freeroll Value
    gold stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargold stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey stargrey star
          11
      Rake
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           44
      Tournament. Fees
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          11
      Sit & Go Fees
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          44
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Download PokerStars.FR for Mac

To download PokerStars.FR for Mac, click on either green download button on this page while using a Mac computer. Alternatively, you can download PokerStars.FR Mac software directly from www.PokerStars.fr.

PokerStars France Real Money

Compete against players from France, Spain and Portugal with PokerStars.FR. PokerStars France offers a variety of methods to deposit and withdraw real money to and from your PokerStars.FR account.

Poker Stars FR also offer poker for play money. Play money and real money poker use the same poker software, giving play money players access to the same high quality software as real money players.

PokerStars France Deposit Bonus

Download PokerStars.FR using any of the download buttons on this site and enter the following Poker Stars France bonus code:

PokerStars.FR Bonus Code: 'BONUS500'

With PokerStars.FR bonus code "BONUS500", you get a 100% sign-up bonus up to €500. You then earn 5 exchange points for every €1 paid in rake or tournament fees. For every 260 exchange points earned, you receive €10 of your bonus, which is a measly 19% rakeback. You have 90 days to earn your bonus before it expires. Not only are you paying more rake with PokerStars.FR versus PokerStars.com, but the sign-up bonus is significantly worse as well. This makes PokerStars.FR an especially bad online poker site when you consider that the first deposit bonus is the only good reward offered by PokerStars.com.

The "BONUS500" first deposit bonus offered by PokerStars.FR (19% rakeback) is significantly worse than the sign-up bonus offered by PokerStars.com (28% rakeback), and you have a lot less time to earn it as well! Click to Tweet

PokerStars.EU Freerolls

Freeroll Name Frequency Time (UTC) Value
T€7,500 Stars Rewards Freeroll Saturday 12:00 am €0.55
Evento School Pass, 4 tickets garantizados Daily 9:00 pm €0.41
The League - Initiation Level - T€5 Added Daily 8:05 pm €0.01

Poker Stars FR Mobile

Poker Stars France is available to download on a range of platforms, including mobile devices such as tablets and phones. PokerStars.FR mobile apps allow you to play ring games, tournaments, and SNGs just as you would on PC or mac. PokerStars.FR mobile apps include all the same features that desktop users are accustomed to, such as chat, quick seating, multi-tabling, and more. PokerStars.FR also offer tutorials optimized for mobile devices!

PokerStars France on for Android

Play poker while on the move with your Android device by downloading the PokerStars.FR Android App from the PokerStars.FR site.

PokerStars.FR on iOS (iPhone & iPad)

Play online poker against millions of users from the palm of your hand with the PokerStars.FR iOS app, available for download from the iTunes Store.

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Maximizing PokerStars.FR Rakeback

To get the most value from a poker site's rewards program, you should typically play as many freerolls as possible. Even though PokerStars.FR does not offer many freerolls compared to PokerStars.com, each freeroll does have decent value.

Although the individual value of The League freerolls are incredibly low, if you can play them every day you can win decent prizes via the leaderboard. If you are not willing to play this freeroll almost every day, do not bother playing them at all!

Maximizing Stars Rewards with PokerStars France

Unfortunately, there is very little you can do to improve upon the hideous Stars Rewards program. Originally, Stars Rewards included daily boosts that double your points earned for 8 hours, but this was eliminated in order simplify the program (and also to further reduce the rewards).

PokerStars.com offers The Deal, which can be a more effective way to spend your Stars Coins, but PokerStars.FR does not offer a similar promotion.

If you play online poker with Poker Stars France, you're stuck with high rake and fees and crappy Stars Rewards (and there's very little you can do to improve them). You are probably better off playing poker with a different online poker site!

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