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  • More WSOP Players than anyone
  • 25,000 players at peak hours
  • Many deposit options
  • Weekly $1,000,000 Guaranteed Tournament
PokerStars has put more players in the World Series of Poker than any other online poker room, and has three of the last four Main Event winners on their team (Moneymaker, Raymer, and Hachem.) One of the busiest sites online, there is always a game to be played on quality software with peerless support.
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PokerStars offers a ton of opportunities to win spots in major events, such as the World Series of Poker, the European Poker Tour, and the World Poker Tour- and if you want to play in a big event from home, there is the World Cup of Online Poker. A Weekly event with a $1,000,000 Guaranteed provides a lot of action as well

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Limits and Rake
While some sites are comfortable offering just a sampling of limits and games, PokerStars has a veritable smorgasbord. The industry standard rake applies at the higher limit games, with a cap of $3.00 (which also applies to no limit games), and the lower limit games cap at $1.00. This could get pricy for very low limit games, but over all is a good deal.
Player Traffic
You will find a complete range of players at PokerStars, many of whom are on the hunt for WSOP qualifiers (PokerStars qualifiers made up some 20% of the 2006 WSOP field). There is not a lot of down time waiting for players during peak hours, with an average of 25,000 players online. PokerStars holds the record for hitting 100,000 real money players online at one time.
Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven Card Stud, and Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo are all offered in an easy-on-the-eyes layout. With logical navigation and a smart cashier layout, PokerStars offers great playability conducive to hours of poker play.
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Quality note taking is offered, helping you keep track of your opponent's playing habits, as is stat reporting- helping you keep track of your own habits. In addition to qualifiers for major events (WSOP, WPT, EPT) PokerStars often run a ton of their own promotions, such as a Weekly Guaranteed Tournament with $1 million in the kitty.

The PokerStars Frequent Player Points program is great, and they offer a nice online gift shop wherein to spend your points.

Customer Service
While some poker room's customer service response time is measured in hours, PokerStars' is measured in minutes. Fast (and more importantly, helpful) responses to your problems keep you playing with no headaches. Top notch.
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