PokerStars - online casino review

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PokerStars has an excellent reputation as a top poker site, but there’s also a PokerStars online casino that’s just as good. Though it’s mostly aimed at poker players looking to play casino games on the side, it’s still a very good casino in its own right, thanks to its large number of games, generous promotions and great customer service. There’s a lot on offer here, so be sure to check it out!

What you need to know

  • Part of a very well established poker site
  • Impressive collection of games
  • Well designed, modern casino
  • Good promotions and loyalty scheme
  • Good promotions and loyalty scheme

Software

Visit PokerStars Casino and you’ll find games from a wide range of providers, including many of the biggest, most popular ones around today. The casino’s games collection is supplied by over 15 providers, including Microgaming, NYX, NetEnt, Leander Games, Quickspin, Big Time Gaming, Games Warehouse and many more. You’ll find lots of popular games at the casino, as well as a few hidden gems you may not have come across before.

Games

Though PokerStars is predominantly a poker site, it still has a very good selection of casino games available to play. There are well over 400 to choose from, with the collection offering everything from slots and progressive jackpots, to table games, live casino games, video poker games and even a number of multiplayer table games. Whatever our tastes are, you’re sure to find plenty of games you’ll enjoy playing for hours on end at the casino. The games are arranged into the following categories: Slots, Card & Table, Live Casino, Video Poker and Multiplayer, with several sub-categories breaking down the games collection further. You can also sort the games by most popular, alphabetical order and reverse alphabetical order to help you find particular ones more easily. Compared with what other online casinos have to offer, the line-up of games at PokerStars Casino is very good indeed, considering the site is mainly aimed at poker players.

Slots

Don’t you just love playing slots? Well, PokerStars Casino has lots of them available to play, so if you’re a fan of slots you’re sure to appreciate its huge and varied collection of slots. Here you’ll find around 360 video slots to play, including more than 70 progressive jackpots that have the potential to pay out very large sums of money to very lucky players. There are some progressive jackpots in particular that have made players very rich indeed, such as Age of the Gods, Mega Fortune, Mega Moolah and Millionaire’s Island, to name a few. If you prefer fixed-jackpot slots, you’ll find lots of popular ones and quite a few recently released ones as well. Among the casino’s most popular video slots are Rich Wilde and the Book of Dead, Starburst, Bonanza, Extra Chilli and Finn and the Swirly Spin.

Live Casino

If it’s live casino games you’re after, you’ll be pleased to know that PokerStars Casino has over a dozen of them waiting to be played. Here you’ll find live versions of Caribbean stud poker, dragon tiger, roulette, blackjack, Texas hold’em, three card poker, baccarat and casino hold’em. There are also two more recently developed live games: Dream Catcher, a live money wheel game with cash prizes and multipliers, and Football Studio, an exciting card game played in a football-themed studio.

Table Games

At PokerStars Casino you’ll find just over 20 different table games waiting to be played. The casino of course has plenty of blackjack and roulette games, with the rest of the table games collection made up of other well known games such as baccarat and heads up hold’em. Most of the games under the casino’s Card & Table category are in fact video poker games.

Games Available

  • Baccarat
  • Poker
  • Roulette
  • Slots
  • Bingo
  • Blackjack
  • Craps
  • Keno
  • Live Casino
  • Lotteries
  • Scratchcards
  • Sports

Cashier

Making deposits and withdrawals at PokerStars Casino is easy and straightforward. You can choose from a total of 13 different payment methods for deposits, though there are only seven you can choose from to make withdrawals. The list of accepted payment methods includes lots of widely used ones, such as Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Neteller, Skrill and many more. For withdrawals, it usually takes the casino up to 72 hours to process your withdrawal request; once processed, you usually have to wait up to five working days for your money to reach you, with the wait time depending on the payment method you’re using.

Deposit/Withdrawal Methods

You can pay by:

  • Bank Transfer
  • Cheque
  • Entropay
  • Mastercard
  • Neteller
  • PayPal
  • PaysafeCard
  • Skrill
  • Ukash
  • Visa
  • Webmoney

You can withdraw by:

    Bank Transfer Cheque Entropay Mastercard Neteller PayPal PaysafeCard Skrill Ukash Webmoney

Withdrawal Times/Limits

  • E-Wallets – 24 hours
  • Credit/Debit cards - 72-120 hours
  • Bank Transfers - 3-7 days
  • Cheques - 7-15 days.
  • Pending period – 24-48 hours

Currencies

Several major currencies are accepted

  • CAD
  • EUR
  • GBP
  • USD

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Slovenian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Ukranian

Restricted Countries

Players from the following countries won't be able to play at PokerStars

  • Bahrain
  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Kuwait
  • Libya
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Palestinian Territories
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tanzania
  • United States
  • Vatican City
  • Zimbabwe

Bonuses and offers

  • There’s a generous welcome offer for new players at PokerStars Casino, so if you haven’t signed up, you can expect a nice little bonus when you do. Make your first deposit at the casino and you’ll receive a 200% match bonus of up to £150. As if that’s not enough, you’ll also get a Game Ticket that you can use to spin the Bonus Wheel - give it a spin and you can between 20 and 1,000 free spins. There are also deposit bonuses for your second and third deposits. To withdraw your winnings, you need to have earned a set number of Redemption Points for every £1 in bonus money you’ve claimed. Redemption Points are earned by placing real-money wagers on games.

Wagering

To withdraw your winnings, you need to have earned a set number of Redemption Points for every £1 in bonus money you’ve claimed. Redemption Points are earned by placing real-money wagers on games.

High Rollers

You won’t find a traditional VIP club at PokerStars Casino.

App Review

If you’re a mobile user and prefer apps, you’ll be pleased to know there’s an app for PokerStars Casino. There are actually two: the PokerStars Online Poker Games app offers a range of poker games and is obviously aimed at poker players; the PokerStars Casino Games app, on the other hand, focuses on casino games. It’s great that there are two separate apps so if you’re just keen to play the casino games, you don’t have to download an app with poker games you’re not interested in. The casino games app is compatible with iOS and Android devices and offers a few hundred mobile friendly casino games.

PokerStars final thoughts

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One of the world’s top poker sites is PokerStars and PokerStars Casino is its fully fledged online casino. Like the main poker site, it has a lot to offer, with hundreds of top-quality casino games catering for pretty much everyone’s tastes, along with plenty of promotional offers and a pretty good three-part welcome offer for new players rewarding you with bonus money and potentially a very large number of free spins just for signing up and making your first deposit. The only negative to point out is that withdrawals are on the slow side, with wait times of up to a week or longer in some cases. Still, PokerStars Casino is on the whole a very good online casino to try out. It’s developed by a leading poker brand, so you can’t go wrong with it! Sign up today and if you fancy playing something other than casino games, there’s always the poker site!