Poker Home Games Features
Home games have always been part of poker. A group of friends, a game of cards and the thrill of friendly competition. But it’s not always easy to get together in one place. So why not play your home game online? It’s a simple idea, and PokerStars Home Games makes it a reality.
Starting a Poker Club
Home Games lets you create your own private online poker club. You decide who can join, and your club can have up to 50 members. Every member can access your club’s private lobby in the PokerStars game software.
Joining a Poker Club
Received an invitation to join a Poker Club? Launch the PokerStars software and click the ‘Home Games’ tab in the main lobby. Next, click the ‘Join a Poker Club’ button. If you don’t already have it, download the free poker software now.
Home Game Features
CLUB SCHEDULE, GAME RESULTS AND MORE+
Home Games gives your online Poker Club a private, customizable Club Lobby for just you and your friends, where you can see a schedule of all available ring game tables and tournaments for members only. The ‘Results’ tab lists details on all completed tournaments, including who played, finishing order, points earned, knockouts, and prize payouts.
- Private, members-only games – play online with just your friends
- Includes lists of club standings and player statistics
- Tabs for Full Schedule, Tournament Results and Club Options
- Automated notices for games, results and cancellations
- It’s FREE – no charge to join or create a Poker Club
CLUB LEADERBOARDS AND PLAYER STATISTICS+
Your online Poker Club includes a comprehensive tournament Leaderboard exclusively for club members, with detailed player statistics for each member. Want to know who earned bragging rights? Who has the most wins? It’s all laid out for you and tracked automatically throughout the Club season. All members get a full report at the end of the season and then the slate is wiped clean for a fresh start. Didn’t do so well last time? Just wait until next season!
- Leader Board ranks members by points earned in tournament play
- Sort club standings by points, games, average points per game
- Choose which tournaments are included in club standings
- Select length of Club Seasons: Yearly, Quarterly or Monthly
- Stats: Points, Games, Wins, Finishes, In-the-Money, Knockouts
CUSTOM GAME AND TOURNAMENT TOOLS+
These are your games, and you get to decide how they’re structured. You set the date and time, pick the poker game type, choose ring game or tournament, set the stakes or buy-in, and determine the number of seats, limits, currency, speed, re-buys and more. Save any game set-up as a favorite template to use again, and choose which tournament results apply to club standings and statistics.
- Your game at your stakes on your schedule
- Choose Ring Game or Tournament
- Full range of poker games: Hold’em, Omaha, Stud and many others. If the game is in the main PokerStars lobby, your club can play it.
- Select No Limit, Pot Limit or Fixed Limit
- Your club name is on the table felt
CLUB MANAGEMENT TOOLS+
Home Games gives Poker Club Managers a complete set of tools for managing club memberships and customizing their Club Lobby. Invite and accept new members, or remove inactive ones. Put your stamp on the lobby by choosing a club name, setting the background color, adding a header image, and uploading a Club Avatar.
- Appoint other members as Administrators to set up games
- Recruit new members through email, Facebook or Twitter
- Accept or reject member applications
- Suspend, remove or reinstate members
- Upload images for Club Avatar and lobby header