PokerStars is the most popular poker site in the world. Its fast software, great support, and huge player base separates it from all other poker rooms. In order to play at PokerStars you must first download the software from their site, which you can visit by clicking here - PokerStars
The download process is quite simple. Once the pop-up box opens, select “Save File” and the PokerStarsInstall.exe file will begin downloading. The file is 9.0MBs, which on a DSL connection should take around two minutes to complete.
After the installer finishes downloading the installation process will begin. Your first decision will be choosing a download language. PokerStars offers the widest variety of languages I have seen, 25 in total including English, Dutch, French, Spanish, and many more. Once you’ve selected your language press “Next” to begin the installation.
The process from there is pretty automatic. After accepting the User Agreement, choose either Express Install (PokerStars recommends this) or the Custom Install (which allows you to pick and choose parts of the program to install). The installation process then takes seconds and you will be ready to launch the PokerStars Software.
Once the Lobby appears on your screen you will be ready to create your account. This part of the process is extremely important, so make sure to follow the directions correctly. First, go to the “Account” tab at the top of the lobby and choose “Create Account…”
From there you will choose your User ID and a password. When choosing a password make sure to pick a password unlike others that you may use. Also, using caps and non-caps as well as numbers will help to make your account as secure as possible.
After you have chosen your User ID and Password you will be able to choose an avatar. Be sure to pick a picture you like, as PokerStars does not allow players to alter their avatar frequently.
The next screen will ask you to enter all of your personal information. If you are going to deposit real money on PokerStars all of this information is vital, so make sure to include your current Address and Email.
After all of your personal information is entered it is time to finalize your account. The next screen will be very important, as correctly entering the FlopTurnRiver codes will allow you to be eligible for PokerStars $600 Deposit Bonus and other events including the FTR300 and other freerolls. Select the option "Online Forum" to mark how you found out about PokerStars, specify FlopTurnRiver.com as the forum, and enter the FlopTurnRiver marketing code.
After completing a few more verifications your account will be ready for deposit and to play for real money on PokerStars! Depositing real money on PokerStars is simple. Depending on your location you may find more or less options. After clicking on “Buy Chips” in the Cashier’s Window you will be shown your options. For Americans these will include options like eChecks, Western Union, and major Credit Cards.
Once you have filled out all of the necessary information you may be asked to include a bonus code. Make sure to type in STARS600 which will allow you to take full advantage of their $600 first-time deposit bonus.
There you have it, signing up on PokerStars and depositing real money is quite simple. All in all the process can take as little as 10 minutes to complete, and then you’ll be able to play real-money poker online! Join PokerStars