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 tournament prize pools representing a rebate of the initial charges as noted in (a) and (b) above.
  4. 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. From time to time we may also offer other type of rebates.

Hand Rankings

Hand Rankings

Find out how the different hands compare in Texas Hold'em, Omaha and other games.

Poker Games FAQ

faq games

Frequently asked questions and answers about playing poker at PokerStars.

Poker Dictionary


The poker dictionary is your reference for poker jargon and the language of poker.

Customer Support


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Playing for Real Money

Chip Stack

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