PokerStars was indicted by the US Department of Justice on April 15, 2011; however, it can hardly be called a scandal. The poker room paid all US players as soon as it was allowed. PokerStars began processing US player cashouts 10 days after the indictments were unsealed.
PokerStars may still be the best option for online poker players around the world (US players are prohibited) but its quality has gone downhill recently. However, it’s hard to argue against the massive amounts of player traffic and tournament prizepools which tower over all of PokerStars’ competitors, in addition to other types of promotions that PokerStars is better-equipped to offer than.
PokerStars got to the top of the online poker world by creating a great environment for the player. From its resizable tables to its 14 languages to its continued acceptance of US customers.
PokerStars has completely shut its doors to US players. As of April 15, 2011, USA players are not allowed in real money games at the site and the Pokerstars.com website has been completely shut down.
PokerStars is the largest poker site on the internet with Party Poker ranked 4th overall. PokerStars allows players from around the world to join while Party Poker does not allow players from the United States on their site. Let's break down the differences between these two popular sites to see which is best for you.
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Once the poker sites and the winning poker players take their cut there just isn't much left over for everybody else. In fact I would estimate (conservatively) that 70% of poker players lose over the long run. And the other thing that we know about poker players is that virtually all of them think they are pretty good, or at least above average.
Pokerstars offers US players several decent deposit options. The most popular are Instant eChecks and credit cards. The credit card options are Visa and Mastercard. Click2Pay is the final deposit method that allows US players to deposit and play instantly. Western Union deposits can be made and they typically take 30-60 minutes to be processed.