Reviewing the PokerStars Software Platform
PokerStars has dominated the online poker industry for as long as I can remember. The poker room remains #1 today because of numerous reasons, but one of those reasons is because they have the best software platform in the entire industry.
There is no other poker room that averages close to the number of real money players that PokerStars does (20,000 Avg.). You can play more poker games at PokerStars as well than any other competitor. I've listed the poker games available below.
Badugi, Texas Holdem, Triple Stud, Omaha, 8-Game Mix, Omaha Hi/Lo, HORSE, 5-Card Omaha, 2-7 Single Draw, Razz, 2-7 Triple Draw, 5-Card Draw, 5 Card Omaha Hi/Lo, Stud, Courchevel, Stud Hi/Lo and Courchevel Hi/Lo.
The majority of the "exotic" poker games listed above don't have a ton of active players and finding a game can be difficult, but during peak hours your chances are better. To quickly find out if a game is running make sure you utilize the table/game filters.
Popular Features on the PokerStars Software
PokerStars is the world leader when it comes to multi-tabling features. Players are able to play up to 24 cash games at the same time and an unlimited amount of online poker tournaments. There are lots of tile/cascade features as well.
If you plan on multi-tabling or just want to make your life easier you'll want to utilize the hotkeys feature. You'll have the ability to create your own hotkeys to do just about anything you can imagine while playing at a table.
Players can utilize a state-of-the-art hand replayer that can be customized in multiple ways. You can watch any of the hands from your current session using the tool. Historical hand data is available as well upon request.
There is also a "BOOM!" hand replayer that allows you to upload any hand you want to your social media profiles plus you can also watch hands played by Team PokerStars Pros using the tool. Definitely check out the BOOM! replayer.
PokerStars has a Run it Twice feature available on NL/PL Holdem and Omaha poker ring table games. One or more of the players at the table has to be all-in before you can run it twice and each all-in player needs to have RIT enabled.
The software features a fast-fold poker variant (Zoom Poker) for Holdem, Omaha and Stud poker games. You'll also be able to set-up your own cash games or tournaments with your friends/family using the "Home Game" feature.
Every time you play for real money (Ring Table or Tournament) the software tracks various table stats. The software also tracks table stats including how many hands are being played per hour, how many players see the flop and more.
Players have the ability to personalize their poker experience at PokerStars. You can select an avatar that represents you at the table, you can rotate between lots of table themes and you can even select your preferred seat.
PokerStars is also mobile and available on iOS and Android devices. Not all of the features above are available on the poker apps, but you get to play in the same games as on your computer, so it's by far the busiest mobile poker room.
While sitting at a table and playing you not only have stats at your disposal, but you can write notes on every player at the table for future reference plus you can use the chat box to chat with the rest of the players at the table.
With more active poker players than any other poker site, bigger tournaments than any competitor and the best software suite in the industry, I highly recommend joining PokerStars. Follow our download guide to learn how to begin playing in minutes.