Why Download PokerStars?

Below you will find our step-by-step instructions on how to download and install PokerStars for Windows, as well as how to register your account and make your first deposit. However, before you do, you should consider not downloading PokerStars at all. Here are 7 reasons not to download PokerStars:

  1. Monopolies are bad for the industry
  2. The Stars Group have been constantly increasing rake and decreasing rewards ever since taking over (see point #1)
  3. PokerStars are not innovators - they simply "borrow" good ideas from their competitors
  4. Although they represent themselves as the morale standard, in 2012 PokerStars were charged with using fraudulent methods to process payments and evade U.S. restrictions on Internet gambling
  5. Prior to purchasing PokerStars, the Stars Group (then called Amaya Gaming) bought the Ongame Poker network in 2012...and proceeded to run it into the ground, closing it in 2016
  6. The Stars Group used to be called Amaya Gaming, but re-branded themselves following the resignation of CEO David Baazov after he was charged with multiple instances of securities fraud
  7. The Stars Group are more interested in promoting their new Stars Casino than poker in an attempt to "reduce its exposure to professional online-poker players"

If your biggest reason for joining PokerStars is the sheer volume of players, then we suggest that you instead join PartyPoker. Not only do they have lots of active tournaments and cash games, but they treat their players better, and give better rewards as well!

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However, if you want to maximize your rewards and minimize the rake you pay, the absolute best site is Americas Cardroom (and they have lots of active tables as well):

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