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General Information

Owner/operatorRational Group, a subsidiary of Amaya
Headquarters locationIsle of Man
Game server locationIsle of Man
Software providerRational Group, a subsidiary of Amaya
Uncommon games offered5 Card Draw
5 Card Omaha
5 Card Omaha Hi/Lo
8-game
Badugi
Courchevel
Courchevel Hi/Lo
Fast-Fold Hold'em
Fast-Fold Omaha
Fast-Fold Omaha Hi/Lo
HORSE/HEROS
Other Mixed Games
Razz
Single Draw Lowball 2-7
Triple Draw Lowball 2-7
Real money ring game players
24 Hour Peak: 17428
7 Day Average: 11000
Now: 8846




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Reviews

PokerStars has a weighted average rating of 3.2 out of 10 from a total of 333 reviewers

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Rating:1 / 10
By:Anonymous
Date:Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Title:response6 out of 6 readers found this review helpful
 
Dont worry mate, we are in the process of blacklisting pokerstars for unethical / bad software practice very soon. Winning poker network as well but not for bad software practice, far other reasons.

Cheers
 
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Rating:2 / 10
By:IbetPot
Date:Thursday, September 15, 2016
Title:Too many questions regarding fair play, too much ripoff15 out of 16 readers found this review helpful
 

So finally I am done with PS which may result in a somewhat biased review. However, I think that there are some certain points which might be pretty relevant to casual players or those who are thinking about playing at PS.

Cashouts:
Quite slow, min. 48h up to 72h (I do know that PS is quite quick, yet there is a 48h "security delay" aka the hope that the player decides to cancel the withdrawal and donks it off). Euro Bookies usually processing those withdrawals instantly or up to a few hours.

Rake:
Unbearable, disgusting. Ripoff. What else to say. The ban of Pokertableratings wasn´t due to the fact that losers sudenly realized how much they´ve lost, more like how much they´ve payed for a simply card game. There were a couple of net depositors I know who were embarassed that they´ve payed 10x the amount of a PS4 game only to play a few 10k hands of poker.

Security:
Non-existant. They´re pretty quick to confiscate the funds of a 17 yo. sunday million winner (who cares?) but doing nothing regarding important topics (See latter topics).
One top of that you get randomly charged with outstanding amouts if it happens that you win a bigger sum. Notifications popping up: "Theres was some CC deposit which was never cleared" "There was a direct debit 4 years (sic!!!) which was never cleared" Funny enough, the sum of those payments never exceeds your actual balance...

Fair play:
1. Bots (Some "Regs" have been laughing about it) PS is literally doing nothing about it, you have to assume that they´re using their own bots like iPoker. Sometimes you will get a $2.79 refund despite the fact that you´ve lost a few hundred bucks to the banned accounts. Overall damage to honest players seems to be around 5-10 millions $ (See the chinese botring, the PLO-botring, the initial 500z Montenegro Zoom crew etc.)

2. Card distribution/ Expected Value/ Avrg. Equity on Flop in 3/4bet pots
I do know that this is some sensitiv topic and I am hoping my rating doesn´t get hidden. So finally I am 400 BIs under EV (yes that´s 10k even at very small stakes like PLO25) and my avrg. Equity in 3/4bet pots is 20pct points below the norm (1.5m hands). Doing some calcs and I am close to the bottom end of the confidence interval regarding my winrate/rungood. Most valuable costumers are net depositing players, running around the -1 to+1bb/100 mark. So all you have to do is to keep them running like c*rap forever.
I put in some volume both at live and online tables. I think I can remember of 2-3 bad beats during live play (aka losing as a 98-2 fav), thats prolly about it. However, this binking of 1 outers or magic runner-runners usually happens 2-3 times on a session on stars. Random accounts appearing, sucking out for 500BB, and magically disappearing forever.

3. Opponents:
If you are a casual player: You are facing Regulars who have bought hand histories, using Pokertracker+HUDs and on top external software in order to solve the play on each street GTO-wise. Would you play some online chess if you would know that your opponent is using Stockfish 5? Well it´s exaggerated but nonetheless almost reality.
Traffic: Downwards, there´s currently running ONE PLO100 table atm.

Software:
Prolly the best on the market

Rewards:
Cutting it down and down and down. See the latest news.

Management: ....
 
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Peak Traffic History
DateTime (Pacific)Peak Players
June 1112:48 PM17519
June 1212:20 PM19460
June 1312:49 PM19567
June 1412:41 PM18913
June 1512:53 PM18790
June 1612:56 PM18278
June 17 1:37 PM16944
June 1812:50 PM17231
June 1912:51 PM18713
June 2012:52 PM19646
June 2112:48 PM18258
June 22 1:48 PM17827
June 23 1:40 PM17109
June 24 1:39 PM16948



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