Commission PokerStars

There is no cost to you to open an account or to participate in play money games on our site.

For real money cash games and cash tournaments, our commission is the net of the following:

  1. An initial charge to withhold an amount of Rake from the pot in cash games
  2. An initial charge to withhold part of the buy-in from the cash tournament prize pool. The amount will vary per tournament as is clearly indicated in the buy-in details for each tournament.
  3. Amounts added by PokerStars to cash tournament prize pools representing a rebate of the initial charge as noted in (b) above.
  4. Amounts added by PokerStars to FPP tournament prize pools representing a rebate of the initial charges as noted in (a) and (b) above.
  5. Cash amounts credited to player accounts representing rebates on the initial amounts withheld from cash games and cash tournament as noted in (a) and (b) above. The type and amount of the rebates may be updated or varied from time to time and the rebates are subject to specific terms and conditions. Please refer to the relevant sections of the Site for details. Ongoing rebates comprise VIP Stellar Rebates, Supernova Milestone Cash Rebates and VIP Cash Rebates. From time to time we may also offer other type of rebates.

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