3 Easy Steps to Start Playing at PokerStars

The PokerStars software is simple to use and available for download across a wide range of platforms. To start playing poker on the world’s biggest poker site, download PokerStars now and install our software on your Mac. We’re also available onWindows, iOS or Android devices. Ready to get started?

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First, download the PokerStars software and click ‘Save File’ when prompted. The software will be saved to either your desktop or ‘Downloads’ folder. It may take a few minutes for PokerStars to download.

Create Your Free Account Free Account

Launch PokerStars and in the main lobby select ‘Create Account...’ from the ‘Account’ drop-down menu, located at the top. Fill out the required registration details and make sure you input a valid email address.

To validate your account, check your inbox for the provided validation code. Next, select ‘Validate Email Address...’ from the ‘Account’ drop-down menu in the PokerStars lobby. Finally, enter your validation code.

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To find a ring game table, tournament or play money game to jump into, use the tabs in the PokerStars lobby. From there you can select whatever game you want to play and set your limits.

You can also search for specific tables, limits or poker formats by clicking on your chosen game tab and then using the filter buttons to define your search.

Why Choose PokerStars?

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Why Choose PokerStars?

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Unbeatable Game Selection

PokerStars gives you access to the best and biggest games in online poker. Whether you enjoy Omaha, Texas Hold'em, Stud, Draw poker, Mixed Games or even Badugi, there's a tournament starting every second and 24/7 cash games. You can also play in a wide selection of languages and currencies. Just download our free software to start playing.

Life-Changing Prize Pools

Every day millions of dollars is won on PokerStars by players just like you! From the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) to the weekly Sunday Million, Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) to the Red Spade Open, we host the biggest online poker events all-year round and you can keep track of all the action via our easy-to-navigate online lobby.

Travel the World!

PokerStars also offers you the chance to play in big-money live events in some of the world's most loved destinations. You could win seats to the richest poker tour - the European Poker Tour (EPT) - along with the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) and Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT), or even the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) - PokerStars annual poker tournament in The Bahamas – just by playing online.

Free-to-Play & Safe-to-Use

PokerStars is also backed up by the industry's best online poker software and an award-winning support team. Our software is free to use, safe to play on and is unrivalled - with quick deposits and fast cashouts as standard. But don't just take our word for it. Download the PokerStars software now and start your online poker journey!

Award-winning Support Team

The PokerStars support team is available to assist you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Get answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about downloading the poker software.

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