3 Easy Steps to Start Playing at PokerStars

Becoming a PokerStars player couldn’t be easier thanks to our free to use software and simple download process. Download now and start playing poker on your PC. We’re also available on a wide range of other platforms, so whether you’re a Mac, iOS or Android user, we’ve got you covered!

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First, click ‘Play Poker Now’ and select ‘Run’ in the subsequent pop-up box. PokerStars will now be downloaded to your desktop. This process may take a few minutes. If a security warning flashes up, select ‘Run’.

Once the download has finished, you must agree to PokerStars ‘End User License Agreement’ before continuing. To launch PokerStars, just double click on the desktop icon or navigate to our software through your PC’s Start menu once it’s finished installing.

Create Your Free Account Free Account

Select ‘Create Account...’ from the ‘Account’ drop-down menu at the top of the PokerStars lobby and fill in the registration form. Make sure you enter a valid email address for your validation code to be sent to before submitting your form.

To validate your new account, select ‘Validate Email Address...’ from the ‘Account’ menu in the PokerStars lobby. Then enter the code sent to the email address you submitted.

Start Playing Poker Now Start Playing Poker Now

You can find all tournaments, ring games, play money tables and other poker formats in the PokerStars lobby. Use the tabs to select whatever game you want to play and set your limits.

To search for specific tables, limits or poker formats, click on your chosen game and then use the filter buttons to define your search.

Why Choose PokerStars?

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Why Choose PokerStars?

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The Best Games

There's never been a better time to start playing at the world's largest poker site. PokerStars has the largest selection of online poker games anywhere, with a tournament starting every second. You can play Texas Hold'em, or try other games like Omaha, Stud, Draw poker, Mixed Games and Badugi, and you can play in a selection of languages and currencies by downloading our free software!

The Biggest Prize Pools

PokerStars hosts the biggest online poker events anywhere! It's home to the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP), the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) and much more. It's also where you'll find the biggest weekly online poker tournaments, like the Sunday Million, where you can play for a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool!

Unmissable Live Events

By downloading our software and playing online you can also qualify for PokerStars live events. The European Poker Tour (EPT) is the world's richest schedule of live poker events, and there are also seats for the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) and Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) up for grabs, not forgetting the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) - PokerStars annual poker tournament in The Bahamas.

Safe and Secure Software

All of this is backed up by the best online poker software and support team in the game. The PokerStars software download is safe and easy to use, with quick deposits and fast cashouts, and the award-winning support team is available round-the-clock in a host of languages. Welcome to the start of your poker journey: Download the PokerStars software now!

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