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PokerStars Play Money Poker
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pokerstars lite allows you play poker with millions of real players, on the most fun and exciting poker app out there. Join today to get 35000 chips as a welcome bonus. Whether you want to compete for huge prizes in our multi-table tournaments or prefer playing heads-up games, PokerStars offers any poker game available. pokerstars lite lets you: PLAY POKER ONLINE WITH MILLIONS OF REAL PLAYERS ~ Play online poker games with the world’s largest community of real poker players. Join the biggest and best online poker games and Texas Hold'em tournaments, and enjoy promotions you won’t find anywhere else. Refill your stack with 15000 FREE chips every 4 hours. PLAY ANY OF THE CLASSIC POKER GAMES ~ Whether it's Texas Hold‘em, Omaha, or Stud, PokerStars offers the widest selection of games anywhere online. Our huge player pool means you can play any game at any time, without having to wait around for an opponent. TRY OUR INNOVATIVE NEW POKER GAMES ~ PokerStars is always looking to innovate and find fun new ways to enjoy the game of poker. • Spin & Go’s - the high-speed Sit & Go format where you can win up to 2000 times more in minutes! • Power Up – combine traditional No Limit Holdem with powers that give you an ability to destroy a card on the board or changing your hole cards • Get bounties for elimination your opponents in Knockout Poker! • Zoom - Our fast-paced poker game format with no waiting! WIN BIG IN MINUTES WITH SPIN & GO GAMES ~ Will you win up to 20 Billion chips in our unique three-player tournament format? Download the app now to find out! MORE FEATURES THAN ANY OTHER POKER APP ~ We’ve made sure pokerstars lite offers the smoothest functionality to make your mobile poker experience fun and easy, including: • Challenges – win big when achieving goals & performing exciting poker tasks • Leaderboards – compete with other players to be the best and win huge rewards • Regular chip deals – get incredible value when refilling your stack • Multi-table functionality – play ring games and tournaments simultaneously on your mobile or tablet device • Table chat • A built-in Contact Support Form, with Support available 24/7! Make sure you accept push notifications when you download our mobile poker app. Join the biggest poker community and connect with poker players from around the world. Connect with us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/PokerStarsFreePlay/ Find out more about us by visiting our site: https://www.pokerstars.net/about/ https://www.pokerstars.net/poker/room/tos/ You must be at least 18-years-old, and of the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction, to create a Stars Account.
Pure Trash
by bdurisseau on 2022/01/12 03:08
I see why they call this Jokerstars now. Stupid impossible stuff happening against me. Repeatedly. I honestly wish this manipulation would stop...all for their greed and profits.
Just like the others
by tsgsbwt on 2022/01/09 22:59
90% of hands are won on river by underdog 1 otters. It’s becoming a joke and obvious to those that play what the developers are doing. This one is as bad as the rest, just depends on what layout you like best
Scam
by talkin tim on 2021/12/20 14:19
Started two weeks ago with 3 million! Now down to 600 k can’t even get a pair usually! Even if you go into last round way ahead you lose in three or four hands in a row! That and not getting monies for signing in like we use to. I know you have to sell chips but this is ridiculous and very frustrating!
Suzanne67
by susannlaguitana on 2021/12/16 00:28
Never see the other persons cards at the end……goes to fast to see who won,who lost…brrrrrrr……….now cannot get in to play!
Joker Stars
by portlandpdx503 on 2021/12/11 04:37
DO NOT BUY COINS ON THIS APP!!! If you do you become a target and you will get nothing but bad beat after bad beat. They don’t even try to hide it. They just screw you over again and again. Play on another app if you want to buy coins. This could be the best app but they have this HUGE flaw.
Charged my card
by Chelsie mcneal on 2021/12/05 23:22
Your game charged my card 9 dollars. It’s supposed to be free. How do I get the money back
Basura
by Ruzo_077 on 2021/12/03 23:55
Basura, si compras fichas te asen perderlas para que compres mas. Fake
Poorly made program
by saadabob on 2021/11/23 01:59
Randomly suspends your account for a “security review”. It’s not even real money!!! I will play one quick tourney and all of sudden my account is under review. I didn’t even win!!! What is there to review??? Just overall a frustrating and poorly made poker game m. Look elsewhere to get your practice hands in.
Needs fixing
by 295 the 1 on 2021/11/11 02:10
Fix the bugs with new update it’s unplayable and steals your chips from freezing
Bugs just get worse
by WastedTime234 on 2021/11/10 15:07
There are many glitches in the program and even though my friends and I report them we get perfunctory replies thanking us and saying they’ll get looked into and in the weeks and months to follow they simply multiply. One issue was solved several months ago and another almost a year ago but most languish.
Poker
by cmon mikey on 2021/11/10 14:13
Why did you take out player search everyone wants it back
Terrible
by eMagine Llc on 2021/11/05 01:59
Cheating German bots. They want you to buy chips to cheat you. They have algorithm to make you lose. There’s no randomness whatsoever so don’t waste your money or time on these scams. Trash game.
Not random
by next180turn on 2021/10/27 15:27
Lots of unrealistic hands and traps. Algorithm is clearly rigged so that people makes bigger losses more often.
Paid for chips but didn’t get them
by qwwtcvlbhxgvgkn on 2021/10/23 04:51
Be aware! We had 2 separate accounts and paid for chips neither one got them!
Play money
by lawas08 on 2021/10/23 04:36
It’s play money, fun but people play everything.
You’ll play and win and then get blocked
by TeamO'Neill on 2021/10/18 01:30
The entire goal of the enterprise is to welcome only losers. If you know how to play poker and seek an an intereating diversion, skip this totally broken play chips for money grab. You are better than that.
New changes
by hugz4Mom on 2021/10/10 20:48
Pokerstars has made so many changes!! We no longer can play the lower tables. Free chips are every four hours. And USA can't play real money. Good luck folks, I'll move on to another site. By the way,try Znyga, it's fun!! unbelievable, this site pays to the higher hand, even if you have the best hand, never fails !!!! It’s computerized , Their people will win!!! Be wear’. This site is out for the money and all your accounts. Be careful! Very low rating, Be careful!!
Worst online poker out there
by Inkorea43256 on 2021/10/10 07:46
This company is a scam. If you play pokerstars on PC or MAC you know what a scam their hand deals area. This isn't even close to realistic and is a bate to get you to buy play chips. You will win in the beginning to lure you in but it will get real rediculous once you win a few times. STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY!
Crashes when transferring from phone to laptop
by CancelParkMobile on 2021/10/08 21:04
Lately, Crashes every time i transfer from phone to laptop and i almost booted from a tournament I was winning after serval hours! Says "game id incorrect" or something when absolutely nothing has changed. Others in it league have reported similar issue so we know it's a major bug!! Be careful to stay on the same device you started the tournament on!
System algorithm problems
by Teacher of simple math on 2021/10/07 04:17
I have to say the algorithm is off to many river wins for the losing hand. Instead of a 3% or 7% chance at a win it’s more like the have a 73% or 87%. Seems like the more you win the higher the losing hands chances are of winning which in turn makes you spend more money.
Very unethical. Random card generator is a joke
by Bluefinman on 2021/10/03 09:33
This game seems to be built to fascinate the players that a .1% chance of winning is possible. I have seen quads dealt four hands in a row. The software is terrible I have addressed a concern to support about playing from a mobile device and you can hear sounds on other tables that are open and switching back-and-forth between tables does not work. The game was better two years ago but it’s gone considerably downhill they reward the bad players for the bad calls as if to gain trust in the game making them buy more chips. You got a better chance of walking through Mexico City with a see-through suitcase with millions of dollars and not be mugged. I have reported bugs before received an email from a developer saying what is your email and player ID we will send you chips they never sent anything. I trust the Democrat party more than I trust this game.
Rigged system
by Hdbkffu on 2021/09/29 03:30
This game has a rigged system. Every other hand are straights, flushes, and sets. STAY AWAY!
This is theft on a cyber level and is so obvious a kid could see it!!!
by Theft of noney on 2021/09/29 03:07
This app is the biggest joke ive ever used. Every hand is part of a program set for you to lose and to cause you to buy more chips. Do not use this app and do not buy chips. Someone should file charges against the makers of this app because you can easily spot the bots that are going to win the hands when they are betting with nothing then end up winning at the River card. This is theft and God is going to judge the makers of this app one day for stealing and the people responsible will pay with their souls.
Removing APP
by CHASERS DELIGHT on 2021/09/24 02:17
After 3 days of completely unrealistic bad beats I am removing this APP. I play frequent cash games and bad beats are an occasional event. Bad beats are the common theme here. My theory is the site designers are hoping someone will pay cash for play chips after theirs are lost. Not this Cat! I’ll find another site.
Oh well
by Boy BMack on 2021/09/12 05:36
I was looking forward to playing this site but the bad reviews are pretty consistent. So I’m going to listen to them and stay away
I enjoy zoom hold ‘em
by TeeShirt on 2021/08/30 16:41
I like getting the free chips and I can play any way I want ...hey it doesn't cost anything so it's fun! Otoh, seems a vast majority of hands the flop had a pair and a couple ended with 2 pair on table. Ridiculous and certainly not random!
Home Game love
by Sftballr on 2021/08/26 05:10
I appreciate the home game function. Our friends play often. Home games are obviously for people who know each other. So why are we automatically kicked out of the “home game” action when we are taken out of the tournament? We would like to continue to watch the tournament until the end. We aren’t even able to say “good game” after we get taken out. Let us stay in the tournament as an observer so we can watch and still comment. The home game function would also be fun if we could see who not only bought in, but who added on or did rebuys during the tournament. Makes the game more competitive to know these stats or who’s in the standings and who’s not. We try to keep our own stats for tagging rights. Just some suggestions. We really enjoy the home game function.
Buggy app.
by ftyhjikmngdsf on 2021/08/22 02:35
It is fairly decent to play poker online. But it is too buggy. Updates come and go new bugs are introduced. Makes for irritating play experience. The only thing the developers ensure is that the core poker game does well. For starters, they should ensure uniformity of experience across all platforms. The iPad, iPhone, windows all provide completely different features. Chat does not work well. Rebuys do not work well in iPhone. iPad has its own issues and windows as well Anyway it is what it is
Great app, minor bug
by iii_soccer on 2021/08/19 23:23
You can’t rebuy when playing on the mobile app. Our home game is set up to allow rebuys, but I have to log on to ps via my desktop app in order to rebuy. Unfortunate when I’m traveling.
What is the deposits?
by Kit8290 on 2021/08/19 15:03
What is everyone talking about with deposits? I feel like I have a different app
Absolutely horrible
by Joe69696960 on 2021/08/10 05:35
If you want to play somewhere a lot better, come to Poker Bros.
Grinding
by Scooter210! on 2021/08/08 17:56
I have been playing for years now. Grinding it out because I don’t pay for free play sites. Finally broke 1 billion mark, only to accidentally enter a tourney on Sunday. I thought I was entering the Sunday Billion Tourney 1M buy in. But No I entered the Sunday Billion Tourney that starts 10 mins apart from the 1M buy in. Sure my fault for entering the wrong tourney, but this is super deceptive to advertise in the same way 2 tourneys that say Sunday Billion so closely together. So back to the grind here while looking for a less deceptive site.
Took my $150 I paid and never got my throwables
by Fbmommy on 2021/08/04 18:22
I bought $150 worth of free chips….I was supposed to have the throwables to use and I have messaged multiple times with a response if we are working on it. You were not working on it when it took my money immediately. That is like bait and switch when you take my money snd never provide what I paid for. We already lost the throwables we paid for before so if you cannot figure it out give us our money back.
Don’t listen to others!
by Bronsonceltics on 2021/07/25 14:20
This app is not “rigged” I logged into my account from my computer and was able to use my balance to play some tourneys. The reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 is it’s a little hard to navigate: the tournaments are different than the pc ones, I’m pretty sure there is no chat option, and it is overall just much more difficult to get a feel for than the pc version. One thing I’d love for them to fix is to be able to play music while playing… I never play poker without music. But for the people saying that the app is rigged and want you to just buy play chips that is false; I was able to win my first tourney for .5 mil and took 5th place the game before. Don’t listen to they people that say the odds are off, they just lost their “play money.”
Garbage
by Johna@187dotcom on 2021/07/15 13:41
Worst poker app ever created. Fake, fictional, farce poker. Unlikely scenarios seem to develop time after time. I won’t waste a dime for free poker chips or a low functioning application designed to cause innate emotional response to irritate. Full Tilt was 1000x better than this trash.
1 or 5. I hate giving 3 stars but must
by calideep on 2021/07/10 08:48
Liked the app BUT… All I want is $20 worth of chips. The next options are $10 for 1/6th the chips and $50 for 5x’s chips. App will allow me to buy every option except the only one I want. Weird.
Worst app on the market
by johnny8523601 on 2021/07/07 10:14
Awful! If you’re serious about poker and have some training stay away. Players who fish win about 85% of the time. They hit rivers by making bad calls. I’ve played live for big money but here I can’t win no matter. I’ve lost consistently at the turn as a 85% plus favorite. I’m stunned by the amount of Quads and full houses that hit often. Not realistic at all. If you’re serious about poker, don’t waste your time or money on the app.
We never stop improving
by Mr-eeee on 2021/06/29 01:06
This is the understatement of all time! The systems was great years ago. Now more complicated to do the simple things. It seems like you make a new version just to make it look like you’re making improvements. If it ain’t broke why fix it?
Stole money and will not respond to support requests
by nate97oh on 2021/06/10 06:27
I bought play money chips and although my money was debited from my account I have not received anything. Multiple attempts to reach out to support have been neglected. Do not spend a cent in this app. BEWARE.
New software update is awful!!
by Edog006 on 2021/06/09 05:30
No useful features or access to home games.unless one is already running a game at that time. You can only delete yourself from a club.. absurd In game play for home games, there is no lobby anymore that shows rebuys or any relevant details that would help running a home game. Truly a terrible upgrade. Slightly improved chat feature during game play but otherwise just swing and a miss. Please fix! You guys were so close with the last software and had to fix a few things to make it really solid.. and now the past few months is hot garbage.
Rigged!!!!
by Gamebøy on 2021/06/07 23:39
If you wanna make yourself angry download this bulls..t app
Won’t reload if you don’t sign off
by Blizlet on 2021/05/31 04:38
I have to remember to log off when I shut it down. Otherwise it won’t start up completely. It just hangs therein limbo. Then I have to delete the app, reload it on my iPad, and login all over again. It’s a pain. Otherwise, a good poker site.
Pretty Trash App, Poker Stars Play is way better
by ninjakiller78 on 2021/05/22 13:37
Daily Challenges are never updated. The daily free coins work only half of the time. The Sprint Tourneys are really fun but that’s all this app has going for it. Zynga Poker and Poker Stars Play is better then this version.
Unplayable
by chillwinter on 2021/05/22 00:55
Used to love it.. use it on the computer only app is useless. Literally. Loads to show you all the games you could join if the platform worked. Then you click on a game or tournament and it never loads.
Last hand of tournament
by Otthello on 2021/05/17 23:02
Here is the scenario. Your all in, your leading the hand, then in the flash of 1 second the last card comes out and a pop-up covers the screen “You have busted out” or some phrase like that. There is one button on the pop-up “close” which takes you back to the lobby. I am not claiming I lost unfairly but it would be nice to be able to review your final hand. Some of us use the play money for practice. I realize hand histories might be costly for play money but how about letting us review our bust out hands. It might be nice if you let us stay and watch the table play out too.
New app is a step backwards
by Stscha on 2021/05/17 11:59
Not a fan of the new app. In tournaments you can see other tables, can’t watch when eliminated, can’t see player listing and position and can’t changes table settings during play easily. Not really sure what they were going for but it feels like a definite step back
Privacy?
by Spdemon68 on 2021/05/15 05:31
The new update lost some features I liked - fold and watch. It’s also very clunky, I have to login every time I open it instead of it happening automatically. But what’s with the location (and all the other) tracking! I’m not changing my settings. Stop harassing me so you can track me and exploit my data. I’ll play somewhere else. And now all the harassing to buy fake chips? Seriously? Screw off.
New update
by Tramp407 on 2021/05/14 03:04
New update is absolutely unplayable I think it has turned people off the platform so none of the tables are filling up. Bad choice PokerStars, you can’t overhaul the platform and make it more difficult to find and register for your games. It’s a free app it should be easy to use and intuitive, the update made it the opposite. I won’t be playing for awhile, hopefully the developers can get it together and change it in the future.
How do I give 0 star
by Maci&Mica on 2021/05/12 14:38
I use to love playing poker on this app. But, over the years/update, ( or should I say downdates ) it has gotten progressively worse. But, this last downdate is the absolute worst. I’m guessing they are getting tired of their customers and want to get rid of them. That’s the only explanation I could come up with that makes any sense at this point. Way to go PS, you are on your way if that is your goal.
Terrible update
by Xpect nothing on 2021/05/11 20:51
Now there is an extra step to login and it puts the free chips in my account and then immediately remove them 50% of the time. Hate the new layout
percentages of making a hand
by Bsisbsandwillalwaysbebs on 2021/05/11 16:25
The site told me the algorithms used are true.... True to what. Real players on their fun money game have to realize this is the furthest from the truth. When2 cards to a flush hit the flop on this site you can almost be certain over 50% of the time the flush will hit. If this site believes that is a true percentage they are insane. They should look at true percentages to make the site feel real and make the players confident they are getting a fair deal. They also use coolers which are nothing more than bots put in place to take you down. Ever notice you build a good stack at a game and then a particular player will take you down when you get a great and and flop with crap that he played to the river and miraculously hits a 3% out on the river to take the hand after calling you huge bets down to the river. That would almost never occur in live money poker. There are so many other unnecessary things. If the site would only be straight, play the proper algorithms and be 100% legit, they still would make a ton of money as the rake is way high and people buy chips with cash that are worthless so that is super profitable as well. One thing the site has is a super layout for players and tables which gives them a step up on every other site for fun money. To the site, Guys if you make the site play real and you remove your coolers/Bots you would do much better than the way you operate.
Scam
by moemottens on 2021/05/09 00:33
This app is truly a scam I definitely would not use again. Never bet more the a dollar or you’ll lose. Hopefully it gets banned again
Terrible update
by NSBpjk on 2021/05/08 17:35
First year computer student developed this app. Why did they fix what wasn’t broken? I used to play a lot. Now only a little. Way to lose customers PokerStars!
Poker stars is fun but unrealistic
by Juggerjoe52 on 2021/05/08 14:23
The games fun been playing for a month, but the amount of rivers people get with under 10% needs to be fixed, your gaming logic is not right, and when I get on and get rivered specifically on 6/12 hands there’s something wrong seriously
Jhallyu
by hshabdjsjwb on 2021/05/07 08:30
Hate the update
New update useless
by PS & DS on 2021/05/06 15:14
They have tried to make the game selection ui “pretty”. Yes, it’s pretty, but unusable. Filters need to be saved. More user control is needed over the settings on the ui. Too many clicks to see, select, and play a particular game.
Good app gone bad
by WGRXGJBBJ on 2021/05/04 23:54
I've been playing Poker Stars for years and it was generally a good experience. You’re always going to have slow players and players that go all in constantly because it’s so easy to hop back in but recently they did a makeover of the app and it is a huge step backwards. It’s very hard to navigate and takes much longer to log in and get playing.
Cant get into account
by Omg Its Tea on 2021/05/04 10:26
Screw this app ever since the update, it keeps telling me my password is incorrect when I know it’s not because I have it written down. Also it had worked a hundred times before. So I go to reset my password, and it sends me an e-mail which I open immediately. I then click the link to reset the password and it tells me the link has expired. I’ve tried for over a week now, with getting a new link after new link to reset the password and it’s the same thing. And yes I know it expires in one hour but, the link expires for me in 0.2 seconds. So I give up, also PokerStars has the worst support.
Search
by diesel021 on 2021/05/03 15:04
Like the new look. But what happened to the player search feature? And face recognition
Terrible
by Upset User0092 on 2021/05/02 20:23
The algorithm is nowhere near realisticI’ve never seen more straight flushes or quads in my 10 years of playing live poker
Newest update a failure
by Moundman 19 on 2021/05/02 06:25
What did you do? This update is awful. I have to buy in to a category and then the app puts me on any table, regardless of how many players. I no longer can pick my table. You can no longer see who is playing. I wanted to change tables, When I bought in to the category again, I got put right back at the table I just left. ABSURD. The menu is so NOT user friendly. Please change it back.
New Update = Trash
by Random User on 2021/05/02 02:20
New UI is agonizingly hard to navigate. And basic features are now missing (ex. The ability to see who is registered in your Home Games and their standings)
Update is Garbage
by Rich8285 on 2021/05/01 19:46
The update is complete junk. Not only does the app now look like a high school kid designed it, no games will load. So not only does the app look like crap, it doesn’t even work
Chip Glitch
by Paris137 on 2021/05/01 18:07
Just updated the game and I now have 0 chips, no explanation just came back and my balance was 0 exactly.
Play money poker stars lite
by Questhuntin on 2021/05/01 17:46
Very poor customer service. The contact us email doesn’t work. I can no longer play in the play money app, since the last update, it doesn’t allow you to go to the tables. It’s almost like they’ve done away with the play money side in search of a more lucrative business from the real money side
4/28 update 🙈👎🏼
by ducktalemls on 2021/04/30 12:11
This most recent update is horrible! It’s like we went back in time with design features and user interface. There is an error/info message for real money that comes up with each game on play money. If you want to inform me of real money cautions, why do it on play money interface? And, why would I have to do on each and every game!?
Home games
by nywellingtonman on 2021/04/30 11:53
Up until two days ago i was able to meet friends I’ve made playing Pokerstars in our own poker room. Not w it’s gone on the iPhone version. Why the change? I’m on vacation and i wanted to play . Now i can’t!
Free chips issues after update
by MamaLLH on 2021/04/30 11:06
Every 4 hours I am eligible for more free chips. When I click on free chips the timer resets but my chip amount does not increase... please fix thank you
New update?!
by Noahsname on 2021/04/29 20:22
The update looks cool but I no longer see the option for home games?! Can someone help..
Player
by sako7mm08 on 2021/04/29 13:26
The latest version is no good.
Better Experience?
by notmyace on 2021/04/29 07:55
Just upgraded by force. The navigation of your better experience is horrible. Icons? Give us the simple list of games back. Can’t sort by entry. Bad idea
New format
by Old SJ Guy on 2021/04/29 03:33
Absolutely worthless so complex not even worth spending the time to play anymore. Time to move onto another app
Update review
by lrockjack on 2021/04/29 01:47
I don’t like the new update at all. I much prefer the way it was before
New version doesn’t work well on my iPad
by nick999$ on 2021/04/29 00:57
Filters don’t work. Not sure yet what else doesn’t work.
Horrible update
by cabamama on 2021/04/29 00:07
I’ve been playing this app for years and the download/update today is horrible!!! I definitely will NOT play this site again. It STINKS!!!!!
New Update No Home Games
by mccror73 on 2021/04/28 23:18
I updated the poker lite app on my iphone and after the update I can no longer find a home games tab. I used to play in my poker club from my phone all the time . Now I can no longer access the home games from the newly updated Poker Stars lite. Is this a glitch or is this permanent. I asked one if my buddies if it happened to him when he updated and same thing happened. So it’s not just me.
most interactive poker site but apparent flawed algorithm
by Slc*1969 on 2021/04/28 21:51
It is by far the best interactive poker site. Is it representational of real poker? Not with so many flopped straights and flushes. And how does the program almost always match an ace? And if there is a pair on board how come someone almost always gets trips? Well if you sign up you decide. This new update for the mobile app is the worst one I have ever seen. It is difficult to use. Functions that used to be on a menu at the table are gone. No player list to see who is playing and leading, no way to observe other tables, no way to block chat without leaving game and finding settings. The main page of tournaments is too busy and hard to read. If someone was trying to get people away from play tables this app update will do it.
Slow and buggy
by AdamJ917 on 2021/04/28 01:24
I used to be an avid Pokerstars player years ago when you could do it for real money. I wanted to give them another shot on this play money app. Very buggy and slow to operate, would not recommend.
New update
by Kprox1994 on 2021/04/25 22:48
This new update is terrible! It's hard to click on games and I can't tell how many people are registered. It's impossible to join a game! Go back to the old UI.
4/23 Update No Good
by danimalmx3 on 2021/04/24 20:21
Just updated the app and not a fan already. No more auto login with fingerprint when you first open the app. Now every time I go to play free games it always asks me to go to my settings and allow my location to be accessed. Then another pop up comes to verify my choice which can be confusing at first and kept throwing me out of games. After finishing a game when I hit the button to start a new game (from the game that just ended) there is a serious lag before that table opens up and the game has already started. You can no longer see the tables you were just on to see how the rest of the hand plays out and watch other players. All this put together just makes for a terrible playing experience.
Interface Issues
by Keithstone23 on 2021/04/24 06:10
Been playing for a few years. The most recent update lacks key info and is totally counter-intuitive. Games are missing how many players have signed up. Why bother.
All preferences reset
by Ba21784 on 2021/04/23 00:50
Dreadful refresh. And stop asking me for my location.
Connectivity
by UsuallyCosmo on 2021/04/16 13:24
I can’t seem to stay connected. Hands time out before I get a chance to act.
Way too many bad beats!
by L5ooie on 2021/04/13 21:04
Groovy!
Club WPT
by WillyJayO on 2021/04/13 02:21
Better than the WSOP app by far! I really like WPT action. 5 stars in my book! Thanks.
What a piece of trash
by shitonscopely on 2021/04/11 18:58
Screw poker stars. Another greedy unethical company.
Rip off?
by 453289765432 on 2021/04/08 21:58
Twice in a row I registered for the same million chip buy in tournament and both times as soon as I registered I got kicked out of the app. Every time I tried to login the app crashed. Eventually I got back in and registered again and boom same thing kicked and crashes. When I was able to login the second time I did not register and instead checked the player list and sure enough I was listed as “finished” for 2 buy ins without playing a single hand. The app waited til I blinded out before allowing me to log back in. Now I did not use only free chips here, I purchased a chip pack so the value of the chips that were taken from me is $10. You get a million chips for $4.99 in their store. Not a lot but you can see it can add up fast. Might be an easy fix but there is no feature to contact support in the app so I am just screwed. Use caution if you start using this app. Stick to the free chips so when they start taking them you won’t be out any real money.
Typical
by app is free but worthless on 2021/04/07 01:31
A 4/9 called a pre flop raise from pocket aces. An ace appears on the flop. 4/9 calls pot size bet with no pair, just a runner/runner flush draw. BINGO! Hits the flush on the river with an all in call. The longest of long shots. The worst possible odds. Just call and see what happens.
Horrible Algorithms
by Wil Chavis on 2021/04/06 04:12
Just signed back on after many years. So far every time I have gone up against pockets I lose to trips. Won literally less than 5 hands so far. Either bad algorithms or rigged. Won’t play anymore. Just as bad when all the years ago I played cash. Greedy people!
Excellent playability but Fixed Deck
by D-Train22 on 2021/04/02 21:41
If you want a realistic poker experience, this is not the sight for you. Pokerstars appears to have algorithms programmed for action. Unrealistic flops, turns and river cards. Often times you feel like you are playing against a computer, rather than other folks. Support is quick to respond, but often responses are from master list. Save your time, money and stress by going to another site.
Players sending messages swearing at ech other
by petespoker on 2021/03/29 02:23
ven güey Eucken conJohnny güeyIs there anyway you can control all the obscenity sent by players used
Random cards explained
by I like to drink on 2021/03/25 01:54
How often does a 4% card appear here? You would think 4% of the time, right? WRONG! Over the last 3 months, a pretty good time frame for analysis, I’ve lost hands I had 95%, or higher, equity 75% of the time. It’s a large enough sample size to theorize these cards are not random. Each hand is dealt from a program. The word program means a specific design of events. Each specific design of events has a winner. Each hand’s winner therefore is predetermined based on who stays until the end. With these predetermined endings the programs can be “tweaked”, allowing a 4% card to “randomly” appear more often. Use caution when playing here.
PokerStars
by Cweete on 2021/03/23 00:24
It’s lots of fun, it moves quickly and the site has been very dependable. If you enjoy Poker you will enjoy this site.
Crashes nonstop
by Skip the Bears Fan on 2021/03/14 01:21
I can’t even log in. Just bought in to a tournament and now the app crashes whenever I log in. Both iPad and phone AND I deleted/reinstalled on the iPad. No luck. Garbage.
Full of bugs
by musikmani on 2021/03/12 17:33
Every single time I open this app, my chip balance is mysteriously at 0! There has not been a single response from support, unless you count them putting my chip balance back with no comment, or explanation as a response. I’m very disappointed!
🌨🍰🌨
by hikfv on 2021/03/07 00:37
I find it hard to navigate, I don’t like the fast fold. I just can’t never get comfortable with a table. Maybe I need more time. So I’m at 3 stars.
Shady
by dorito dan on 2021/03/03 03:23
Seems awfully shady when someone writes an honest review about their experience w trying to cash out their winnings and waiting several hours to get it resolved after contacting them but still no resolution as the player decided to continue playing and lost all the winnings. Finally a response (here, no personal contact) states that IF THEY REWRITE THEIR REVIEW, they can maybe get free chips to try and play other games! SAVE YOUR MONEY AND RUN FAR FROM HERE!!! I’ll be spending mine elsewhere; Thankyou to people who give honest reviews and shame on developers who don’t take responsibility - NO STARS from me
If you enjoy the app crashing all the time , this is the game for you
by ach.5 on 2021/02/28 22:48
Every time I buy-into a tournament, it seems to crash. I just bought into a $1MM tourney and it keeps crashing
Help!
by JayRoxxk on 2021/02/28 21:25
So I recently downloaded the PokerStars Lite app, and I love it! The layouts between rings games, tournaments, sit and go’s. All of it is definitely making this a top contender for best Poker app. Even to different entry’s to tables, 9 top, 6 top, heads up. Only thing I have the problem with and makes me turn away from it is the fact you only get 35,000 when starting and of course 15,000 every 4 hours. That’s fine, but no table requires less of an entry than 4,000-10,000. If you can get lucky and hit a few times and run a table, you’ll be fine. But in my situation I took multiple bad beats in a row and now can’t play on this app unless I buy chips. $2.99 for 500k is kind of slack considering it’s real dollars converting to fake poker chips. I refuse to spend any type of money on a fake chip game, but I do wish that the starting amount of chips or the extra free chips every 4 hours be more than 15,000 or the wait time be reduced to maybe 2 hours or what not. After 4 hours of waiting who has time to play!
Unethical
by lvbluehen60 on 2018/09/22 06:43
I’ve been playing PokerStarsNJ for some time now...Although I’ve had some issues with cashing out before nothing like today. I made two deposits today totaling 330$. The site had no problem posting my deposits and then on to playing games. I thought to myself when they recently added sports betting it would be my all I. One shopping home for gambling. Today I tried on no less then 15 occasions to cash out some of my winnings only to be told “ I couldn’t cash out at this time.” Why not I asked ....they didn’t know but they would get right on it....that was 9 hours ago and all my winnings. As I sat on the site trying to gas out I began to play again, as gamblers would do ....obviously just as they had hoped I lost my winnings back... outside of my initial contact with them I have heard NOTHING! I consider not allowing gamblers not to cash out and hope they continue to risk their money as they have no other recourse, CHEATING! I have heard nothing all night to spite repeated emails....in fact when you hit the contact for issues button “you get UNEXPECTED ERROR “and you can’t even leave a message......what is going on here....doesn’t the state of NJ regulate this unethical business practice... Doug Martin
Very unethical. Random card generator is a joke
by Bluefinman on 2021/10/03 09:33
This game seems to be built to fascinate the players that a .1% chance of winning is possible. I have seen quads dealt four hands in a row. The software is terrible I have addressed a concern to support about playing from a mobile device and you can hear sounds on other tables that are open and switching back-and-forth between tables does not work. The game was better two years ago but it’s gone considerably downhill they reward the bad players for the bad calls as if to gain trust in the game making them buy more chips. You got a better chance of walking through Mexico City with a see-through suitcase with millions of dollars and not be mugged. I have reported bugs before received an email from a developer saying what is your email and player ID we will send you chips they never sent anything. I trust the Democrat party more than I trust this game.
Research
by 1 dogbitbilly on 2019/03/17 11:26
I’m researching the online poker little different than playing live people looking for a place to deposit and play for real money I’ve played a good bit in my life never on the internet I figured out how to read by the way other players bet not having the Beni fit of reading body language i miss that and I know poker stars has the option to make a deposit but I will be careful of who I’m going to trust. I have to agree with the majority I’ve never had so many bad beats flushes etc, it certainly seems as if there are many bots on board I’m losing constantly with hands that will win 85 percent of the time three of a kind full House I mean really if you’ve ever played real poker you know that many bad beats js unrealistic seems when I do win it’s always a split pot. I don’t play with emotions I figure my outs calculate my odds I’m good with numbers and pretty much this defies all odds man so I guess the search for reputable online poker continues on and you made number ten on one the online review sites that I find credible it give the indication one should be careful I know I don’t understand how anyone could play on this fake money site and say yes this is where I wanna place a bet with my real money I feel I can trust this . One born every minute people just don’t do their own research I guess
Lol
by Ez blaze on 2018/12/21 06:33
The absolute BEST layout for tournaments. Has the most real feel to it. I absolutely love the design and gameplay, BUT with that being said it is the biggest scam out there. They want you to buy chips and that’s all it’s about. Not surprising because that’s just the way it is anymore. Every time I grind hard, and build up a nice bankroll, it only gets destroyed by absolutely TERRIBLE suckouts, and hands they set up that you just absolutely can’t fold. You will re-raise pre flop with AK suited and some donkey will call with 7-3 offsuit. The flop will be something like A-3-K and you’ll C-bet raise, get re-raised, go all in and the turn and river will be runner runner 3’s. DO NOT buy fake money play chips from these people. It’s not even practice because you’re learning the game the WRONG way. They reward the terrible players time and time again. This isn’t coming from some paranoid weirdo, I have spent hundreds and hundreds of hours playing Online Poker and gave this app more than enough chances. Just trust me. If I could give this app review a zero I really would. Without a doubt the absolute worst rigged Poker site there is. Can’t wait until an honest Poker site comes out where people can actually develop their skill set and practice. Meanwhile, I’ll keep wasting my time.
Best App, To Practice Poker, But Be Mindful It’s For Play Money!
by seandon375 on 2021/02/24 13:45
In my opinion this is the best app to play Poker and practice your game and have fun at the same time. You have to be mindful though not everyone is going to be playing as serious if it was for actual cash now. Seeing that we’re playing with “play money” nobody real let feels the actual pressure you would feel if it was your own cash. You will come across a lot of goof balls who will call a big raise with anything in there hand, also you’ll come across a few idjits who will go all in all the time. For the most part though, this is a great site/app, you have cash games, tournaments, zoom tables, etc... If you’re gonna play poker definitely consider PokerStars your first and only option!
Impossible becomes possible
by denniston30 on 2020/04/25 01:20
The cards are random but sure seems to benefit worse hands and really bad calls. Also today was the second time I played a tournament and registered for a 5 million tourney. Then the app keeps kicking me off.. when I do get to play, my money is gone but I’m not registered in any tournaments. This has cost countless chips, 10 million alone in 5 million dash, not to mention I get on there to play with friends and family but ends up robbing you and you don’t play. They don’t reimburse you... they expect you to pay more money. Really disappointing that this keeps happening. If I don’t get reimbursed I will have to drop another review and continue to whine til I delete the app. I won’t pay money to this app until everything is squared up. Bad app, bad customer service... really no customer service. If you put money in your account it will get taken from you by horrible beats. I got knocked out by three people all with qj I had aces. They all 3 hit two pair on the flop... seriously.. ridiculous
percentages of making a hand
by Bsisbsandwillalwaysbebs on 2021/05/11 16:25
The site told me the algorithms used are true.... True to what. Real players on their fun money game have to realize this is the furthest from the truth. When2 cards to a flush hit the flop on this site you can almost be certain over 50% of the time the flush will hit. If this site believes that is a true percentage they are insane. They should look at true percentages to make the site feel real and make the players confident they are getting a fair deal. They also use coolers which are nothing more than bots put in place to take you down. Ever notice you build a good stack at a game and then a particular player will take you down when you get a great and and flop with crap that he played to the river and miraculously hits a 3% out on the river to take the hand after calling you huge bets down to the river. That would almost never occur in live money poker. There are so many other unnecessary things. If the site would only be straight, play the proper algorithms and be 100% legit, they still would make a ton of money as the rake is way high and people buy chips with cash that are worthless so that is super profitable as well. One thing the site has is a super layout for players and tables which gives them a step up on every other site for fun money. To the site, Guys if you make the site play real and you remove your coolers/Bots you would do much better than the way you operate.
Two minor issues.
by Itabei on 2018/04/06 15:06
I like this app, but there are two fixes that would make it more enjoyable. The checkboxes, that are available to let players speed up the game by recording your intended move, change depending on the betting of other players. On more than one occasion I've gone all-in, when a box that said, "check," changed as I was clicking it. If the player before you goes all-in, the checkbox changes to call. The second thing is the sound the app makes if you are the first to bet, fold, or check a new hand. Specifically, if you are the first player after the big blind. The chirp is the same as the one used if you haven't made up your mind and are warned you only have eight seconds to bet or fold. That chirp is annoying. I know I have to play. The alarm isn't necessary, or helpful. The other sounds in this app are fine, so I don't want to just mute my iPad.
Rip off?
by 453289765432 on 2021/04/08 21:58
Twice in a row I registered for the same million chip buy in tournament and both times as soon as I registered I got kicked out of the app. Every time I tried to login the app crashed. Eventually I got back in and registered again and boom same thing kicked and crashes. When I was able to login the second time I did not register and instead checked the player list and sure enough I was listed as “finished” for 2 buy ins without playing a single hand. The app waited til I blinded out before allowing me to log back in. Now I did not use only free chips here, I purchased a chip pack so the value of the chips that were taken from me is $10. You get a million chips for $4.99 in their store. Not a lot but you can see it can add up fast. Might be an easy fix but there is no feature to contact support in the app so I am just screwed. Use caution if you start using this app. Stick to the free chips so when they start taking them you won’t be out any real money.
Worst of the online play money poker games
by Mithander1 on 2019/04/15 23:12
So I have played and ground my way up to 14 million in chips without ever spending any money to purchase any chips. Log in today to find only 4 million left and 10 million missing. I contact support and they give me the BS answer that they “accidentally” had given be a billion in chips (I wish!) and they had to go in and take it back. But oh, they gave me a free ticket to go play in the “billion” dollar tournament, so IF I finish high enough I might win some of the chips they stole from me back. I think the scam is if you are someone grinding it out and earning chips without ever paying for them they are eventually going to screw you over and take your winnings, since the goal is to make spend money to buy even play chips so you can play.
Don’t Listen to Salty Reviews
by DrackerDesign on 2021/02/07 02:17
I’ve played a lot of poker for going on 20 years. There are a lot of reviews lamenting over what people think are swayed odds. It’s not true. I’ve played a couple thousand hands already and I can confidently say the rate of good hands, bad hands, strings of 15-30 bad hands and runs of great hands is very much consistent with what one might expect playing in-person poker. I’ve tried every major hold ‘em app in the App Store. This is hands down the fairest and most pleasant to use. No overbearing ads like WSOP bombards you with, no action forcing, no perceivable scale-balancing. Just poker, straight-up, and that’s what I’ve been looking for. Great job, PokerStars. I can’t wait till you’re legal in NY again.
Don’t listen to others!
by Bronsonceltics on 2021/07/25 14:20
This app is not “rigged” I logged into my account from my computer and was able to use my balance to play some tourneys. The reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 is it’s a little hard to navigate: the tournaments are different than the pc ones, I’m pretty sure there is no chat option, and it is overall just much more difficult to get a feel for than the pc version. One thing I’d love for them to fix is to be able to play music while playing… I never play poker without music. But for the people saying that the app is rigged and want you to just buy play chips that is false; I was able to win my first tourney for .5 mil and took 5th place the game before. Don’t listen to they people that say the odds are off, they just lost their “play money.”
Home Game love
by Sftballr on 2021/08/26 05:10
I appreciate the home game function. Our friends play often. Home games are obviously for people who know each other. So why are we automatically kicked out of the “home game” action when we are taken out of the tournament? We would like to continue to watch the tournament until the end. We aren’t even able to say “good game” after we get taken out. Let us stay in the tournament as an observer so we can watch and still comment. The home game function would also be fun if we could see who not only bought in, but who added on or did rebuys during the tournament. Makes the game more competitive to know these stats or who’s in the standings and who’s not. We try to keep our own stats for tagging rights. Just some suggestions. We really enjoy the home game function.
Better than the WSOP App
by Rich364 on 2020/04/06 11:31
My review of “PokerStars Lite” to help others who are trying to find an App to play Texas Hold’em... this is the one to play. I was concerned by it being the “Lite” version, but have learned of no negatives. I was so frustrated while playing the “WSOP” App... the pop-up advertising was constantly intrusive and appeared non-stop, even during critical game play moments. This is not an issue with “PokerStars Lite” I can’t say if the cards dealt are truly random or not... but it does feel like you (and other players) each share in hot/cold streaks. I don’t play the App with real money, so I’m not concerned. For me, it’s been a joy to play against real players while in coronavirus isolation. And if you find yourself playing against a player who goes all-in every time before the flop... just leave and play at a different table (if that’s not your favorite type of player to play against). Again, I highly recommend this App.
Site Great, App Not Great.
by Vituperat on 2020/02/07 05:50
I’ll go ahead and start by saying I don’t normally review apps, but I’ve played Pokerstars for a few years now and I have to say it’s the best site I’ve found for one of the activities I love, playing poker (and other casino games) with strangers. However, and it may just be me, but I cannot get this app to keep a solid connection for as much as a full hand as of now on the iPad app. I tried on 3 different internet connections and I live in a city so I don’t think it’s me. It would occasionally be fine for a hand or 2, but became a frustrating challenge when the game would freeze without showing me the next card, and then jump for me to need to act very quickly in order to get a bet out or call before my hand was folded automatically. Not a great experience so far.
Why restart just to get sound?
by Pramod7130 on 2019/09/19 19:39
I use almost latest iPad. When I stop playing for few hours, it correctly asks me to relogin and at that time, audio does not work. Occasionally it won’t ask me to relogin but shows zero for my chip count. I have a very strong opinion and feeling that they use robots and favor them by runner runner so that I keep buying play money chips. These robots say random stuff like have fun, can’t call for that much etc., and they chat very fast. When I try to chat, the chat window disappears and forces me to play. Make chat window more user friendly so that I can time little bit and switch to play mode, chat mode automatically based on my turn to play or not....a suggestion.
Why rig the game?
by Stochasticman on 2020/07/30 18:05
I understand the developers want to make money and they should. The philosophy of this app is to give people incredible odds at draws to make the pot and rake bigger and the developers think that when people get all this action and lose play money, they will pay real money to buy play money. I am sure there are some idiots who would do that but anybody who understands pot odds and basic probability theory will not keep this app for long, yet along pay for it. So why are you rigging the game? Why not give true odds and put some commercials and make money from commercials? Please please do not tell me that “I feel the game is rigged because of playing many hands online syndrome”. That may work for your average Joe but will not work on people with advanced degrees in math and probability who can collect statistics about dealt hands.
Always lets bad players win!
by Bstump0313 on 2017/10/20 18:47
I used to love poker stars until they made it where you can’t play with real money anymore. Now I have to play with fake money and it will always let the worst players in history win over and over again. Also no one plays like they would in a real cash game. At least try to make it filter some how to not always let the bingo playing idiots win! I probably am going to quit playing for a while due to that. You’ll go 10 or more hands and not get nothing and the bad players get good hands over and over. You finally get a good hand pre flop and will call one of the bingo players and they’ll end up winning with a pair of 2s. Or you have a pair and go all in and other player have a pair of 2s and call it and they’ll get another pair and win. Makes the really bad players think they are actually good and they are not.
Painful interface, otherwise good
by MorganStair on 2020/11/09 20:33
If you want a “play money” poker app, AND you want to learn the “poker stars” interface for poker, AND play multiple tables at once, AND you want to practice on full ring /6+ tables, then this is the app you want. But if you don’t want all those things then use something else because this app is really painful, boring, and slow compared to others. It’s so bad, I find that if I don’t take breaks, I get bored and start losing. I’m not talking “tilt” here, I’m talking frustration at how much time each player is allowed to sit there doing nothing when it’s their turn to bet. I’m giving this 3 stars because of these pros: (1) it’s legitimate poker that doesn’t cheapen the experience with lots of free chips, etc., and (2) I’m sure the “boring, slow, and clunky” isn’t a factor if you play several tables at once. I’m not giving 5 stars because they need to (1) add a “fast play” option, (2) improve the general quality of the user interface, and (3) add some social features to make single-table play a bit more interesting.
Welcome to Jokerstars...
by YRU2NVS on 2019/07/13 21:50
I have been playing both live poker, and online poker, for quite some time now. And just so there is no debate in my skill set, I played in the main event last year when I won a ticket through a charitable poker event. So, this is what I know: if you are behind a big stack call on jokerstars, you have a .032% survival rating. Do you see the problem? This is a program defined for a decomposing tournament structure. The reason is because IT IS A COMPUTER GENERATION. It was designed to narrow the field, so that the time involved for the software is minimized through the game play. When this us achieved, RANDOMNESS is NOT a FACTOR. THAT being said, I ONLY use this program to see more hands. NOT how they play out, because the odds are BS. EVEN the auto shuffle device on tables in the WSOP circuit would AGREE...
Last hand of tournament
by Otthello on 2021/05/17 23:02
Here is the scenario. Your all in, your leading the hand, then in the flash of 1 second the last card comes out and a pop-up covers the screen “You have busted out” or some phrase like that. There is one button on the pop-up “close” which takes you back to the lobby. I am not claiming I lost unfairly but it would be nice to be able to review your final hand. Some of us use the play money for practice. I realize hand histories might be costly for play money but how about letting us review our bust out hands. It might be nice if you let us stay and watch the table play out too.
most interactive poker site but apparent flawed algorithm
by Slc*1969 on 2021/04/28 21:51
It is by far the best interactive poker site. Is it representational of real poker? Not with so many flopped straights and flushes. And how does the program almost always match an ace? And if there is a pair on board how come someone almost always gets trips? Well if you sign up you decide. This new update for the mobile app is the worst one I have ever seen. It is difficult to use. Functions that used to be on a menu at the table are gone. No player list to see who is playing and leading, no way to observe other tables, no way to block chat without leaving game and finding settings. The main page of tournaments is too busy and hard to read. If someone was trying to get people away from play tables this app update will do it.
RIGGED: GOOGLE IT!
by ddd_texas on 2018/09/29 02:26
Find a game that doesn’t sell chips. This game is set up to make you lose when you start accumulating a big chip bank so you will have to buy more. I’ve wasted a lot of time (and money) learning this. You will get a lot more bad beats than EVER occur in real poker with a physical deck. Go all in every hand for an hour and you’ll see. Ask yourself “why don’t they give bonus chips for bad beats?” Before you think I am a bad player, in real live poker I have placed 10th for the year in a local poker league with over 500 members. I have won $1800 for finishing 5th in a charity poker tournament of over 100 players. I recently won $300 (split $3300) for finishing 11th in a tournament with 154 players. I am almost always at a final table. Joker Stars will probably reply to this review with a bot saying they aren’t rigged. BUT THEY ARE BECAUSE THEY WANT YOUR MONEY!
Changes in free poker
by Caseytori on 2019/08/09 23:15
Once you fold your hand you could no longer see what card you were holding which is disappointing and the fact that you can’t tell how much money someone has when they sit out for an extended amount of time. Sometimes people will sit out in entire game and you have no idea how long it will take to get them out. Previously both of these things showed when you were playing the game and they have been taken away. Also, no longer do they respond when you send a comment
Setup hands
by TBgO@T12!11#87 on 2020/08/07 14:08
I have been playing with this site for a while now and initially it was to play home games with friends during quarantine, which worked out really well. The issue arises when you play on your own, I play strictly cash games and the last month it has been the same thing, cooler after cooler hands, not the normal amount, it’s almost statistically impossible for it to happen as much as it does. I constantly find myself in hands that when finished it almost feels like you are being setup. Being one outed 3-4 times in few days time, constant set over set and flush over flush. I am really considering having myself and friends look into another site for our home games because of the frustration level I am at at this point.
4/23 Update No Good
by danimalmx3 on 2021/04/24 20:21
Just updated the app and not a fan already. No more auto login with fingerprint when you first open the app. Now every time I go to play free games it always asks me to go to my settings and allow my location to be accessed. Then another pop up comes to verify my choice which can be confusing at first and kept throwing me out of games. After finishing a game when I hit the button to start a new game (from the game that just ended) there is a serious lag before that table opens up and the game has already started. You can no longer see the tables you were just on to see how the rest of the hand plays out and watch other players. All this put together just makes for a terrible playing experience.
Bad Update
by Rocco1408 on 2019/12/07 15:56
I’m not a fan of this newest update. I hate the single chip, read how much it’s worth graphic. I really liked the far more realistic looking multiple chips for bets. This gives a cheap, cheesy look. I don’t like that you can no longer stay and watch a hand play out one you’ve folded. I enjoyed seeing what may have happened had I stayed in the hand. It also helps to gather information on other players and how they play (you know, just like in real life games). Taking that option away really detracts from the game. I don’t like the new sound effects when cards are dealt. Overall, just a pretty substantial step backwards with this update. I feel like I’ve gone from playing on a quality site to a cheap starter site.
Boring design, ugly avatars
by sassy arse on 2019/04/02 23:36
Guys, you make millions and can’t do a decent design? Seriously? Animation is a primitive school level. Learn from the Chinese. Check PokerMate or PokerKing. Whatever! Any app is better designed than yours! And your avatars - whose idea was to put all these ugly drawn cartoon faces? Picture of my grandma is better than this! Why don’t you give a possibility to upload my own pic? The app shows zero chips when I know for sure there are chips on the account. I had to close the app and re-login to see my chips back. To be honest, I’m extremely disappointed in your designers. It’s sooo 1980s level. Just hurts my eyes. If not 6+ Hold’em I wouldn’t even bother to open the app again. I am quite happy apple suggested this “lite” version. I can’t imagine playing real money on such awfully designed platform.
Pretty good poker, 2 minor issues
by USSpaceCowBoy on 2018/01/16 22:12
Pretty good poker, only two minor issues. I'm not a millennial, so I have patience and prefer a game tempo that's not on the beat (game pace) of speed-metal. For all of you that are metaphorically challenged, Zoom, plays at hypersonic speeds (fast paced), and even the straight play-cash games are quick. But, patience is a dying virtue. Second issue, and the programmers can't control it, many players play under the philosophy of chaos, no manners: All in, after all in, nearly every hand. Smash play, not poker. Please, Play with some class, have some self respect, maybe even, is it too much to ask, a modicum of dignity?
New changes
by hugz4Mom on 2021/10/10 20:48
Pokerstars has made so many changes!! We no longer can play the lower tables. Free chips are every four hours. And USA can't play real money. Good luck folks, I'll move on to another site. By the way,try Znyga, it's fun!! unbelievable, this site pays to the higher hand, even if you have the best hand, never fails !!!! It’s computerized , Their people will win!!! Be wear’. This site is out for the money and all your accounts. Be careful! Very low rating, Be careful!!
Game is good but customer service won’t get back to you
by Opie2hot on 2020/10/11 17:37
I had really enjoyed this game until recently when I purchased chips and got charged but no chips arrived in my account. I had sent emails to customer service who initially asked me for screen shots in which I shared. Email stated that the situation would be resolved soon and to look for an email. Two weeks later and multiple emails asking the status, I haven’t heard a word. At this point it is the principle of the point. Buyer be aware that if you don’t get the chips you paid for that the customer service will leave you hanging. Sad!
Gambling problem message?
by Delrio-12its me on 2020/04/01 03:15
I keep getting a message about getting help for my gambling addiction. This is for play money? I have been playing for 7-8 years for fun. Now retired and in a 19 foot travel trailer with Covid 19 running ramped out side, I alternate between big10 football reruns, back episodes of Monk (the detective) re-runs and pokerstars. And I play poker for free, I don’t think I have a gambling problem. Only too much time in the trailer with the wife and cat. Please get rid of ad for help for my “addiction”. Wife is asking if there is an ad for football addiction? Please advise. Sincerely. Delrio 12
Like all other app...".not very realistic
by Billy Sage on 2019/09/22 02:44
To many good hands get beat by a better hand. Example: 3 of kind gets beat by straight or straight gets beat by flush. Happens constantly. Can see it happening some but it happens so often it makes it not fun. Getting beat on the river happens constantly also. Last 5 tournaments I went out by losing on the river. It's ridiculous Again sometimes but shouldn't be as often as it does . Going all in with a good hand and then get beat by someone who has something like 9-3 or jack-8 really stinks but it happens pretty often. This app is pretty much like the others I have tried. Guess I will keep searching for one that is realistic
Dropping
by !dutch on 2018/06/29 16:38
I play PokerStars on my home computer, my laptop, my smartphone and iPad. In the last few months every time I play on my phone and iPad I get dropped in the middle of hand. It happens multiple times a session and happens at home and at various hotel locations so it’s not the internet connection. Honestly if I had not built up a lot of chips over the last few years I would delete the app from all my devices.
Latest version slow to load
by bikediver99 on 2018/09/28 15:11
This is a great app. I play a couple of sit and go games every day. Other reviewers complain that they have to buy chips only to loose then to people who play badly but get lucky. A good player can deal with opponents like that. I’ve amassed over 50 million chips and never bought any. Now, I just wish the app did not require a sign on every time. Let me stay logged in until I log out. Developer responds to reviewers so let them know how to improve the app. Bikediver
Buggy app.
by ftyhjikmngdsf on 2021/08/22 02:35
It is fairly decent to play poker online. But it is too buggy. Updates come and go new bugs are introduced. Makes for irritating play experience. The only thing the developers ensure is that the core poker game does well. For starters, they should ensure uniformity of experience across all platforms. The iPad, iPhone, windows all provide completely different features. Chat does not work well. Rebuys do not work well in iPhone. iPad has its own issues and windows as well Anyway it is what it is
Poor support
by fmk1221 on 2020/01/27 19:31
I have been with Poker Stars Lite forever. Since I live in Florida I cannot play with real money, but have been able to buy chips tp play with. Now I cannot buy chips. There is no answer when I contact support. Poker stars adds chips after so many hours and I was building up to play in a tournament and the chips disappeared. Can someone please explain!!!!
Cant get into account
by Omg Its Tea on 2021/05/04 10:26
Screw this app ever since the update, it keeps telling me my password is incorrect when I know it’s not because I have it written down. Also it had worked a hundred times before. So I go to reset my password, and it sends me an e-mail which I open immediately. I then click the link to reset the password and it tells me the link has expired. I’ve tried for over a week now, with getting a new link after new link to reset the password and it’s the same thing. And yes I know it expires in one hour but, the link expires for me in 0.2 seconds. So I give up, also PokerStars has the worst support.
App shuts you Down from time to time
by rant g on 2020/12/22 19:50
Numerous emails and I talked to reps what happens is this a few times a week I go to play on POKERSTARS PA App from the App Store and I buy into Tournament’s and or cash Games and The Table only shows A-Quarter of the Screen and it won’t let you Bet Call or fold Even when Logging out and Turning Phone Off iT still Does it when Logging on while I asked for my money back no response also What about all the times IT does this and lost OPPORTUNITIES To win like AA Or KK just folding and eating away with the Blinds spent a few Hundred but now only spots betting is safe well Fox runs that. Anyway Just warning you it’s not software it’s there SERVER
Issues with site
by Trixx2020 on 2021/02/16 14:52
No one will respond back to you. Several times while I was winning on slots, site started having issues. The latest was while I was playing and winning, a message popped up stating they can verify my location in Michigan. My phone and my PC is up to date and everything is on. I consistently email them and I get zero response from their none existing support team. The chat doesn’t even work! Seem a little odd but I guess my next step is the Michigan gaming board and file a complaint. I even sent poker stars a screen shot and still no response. I feel like I’m being ripped off!
Not enough variety
by cyberchomp on 2020/08/21 04:47
I am an admin for a rotating series of home games on PS. You would think that the roster of draw, flop and board poker games found on the desktop client would be available on the mobile app. They aren’t. Glad that the mobile app supports our home games, but it does not support draw poker. The lack of that type of game hurts our attendance whenever we schedule draw tourneys and mixed game tourneys where draw poker is a feature. Regarding this app, “Lite” is truly light. Stars, you can do better than this.
All these apps are the same
by Big thunder 1 on 2020/07/14 05:51
These apps are all the same. If you don’t pay them a dollar they’ll give you the short end of the stick. They can quote whatever numbers they want about how it’s fair, and it might be mathematically correct. But winning a small pot and then losing a monster, that that anyone who plays cards would call, is not fair. I try to make these amazing players that make gutsy calls try to talk and they don’t say a word. Maybe because they can’t?No difference in any of these apps. If you want to play cards, grab some friends and shuffle up and deal. Don't bother with any of these apps.
Best poker software out there
by Kelron on 2019/04/03 16:48
I didn’t start playing poker till just before the DOJ shut online games down several years ago. I have tried many different companies. PokerStars stands out in both their mobile and desktop software. You can be a hobbyist or get serious about the game. The software enables you to catalog players according to their skill level, or their hands of choice. It’s up to you.
Please respond
by vicky Flores 77 on 2020/06/24 23:11
I was playing on my old computer but it doesn’t work any more. I want to download my account to my IPad but not too sure which one to select. I had been playing since we could play w real money and I noticed you have a selection that says real money. Is it okay to play w real money if you live in California? I love this web site
Challenging and fun!
by siebenzuhaus on 2019/05/31 14:51
Although I only use play money while enjoying the wide variety of games, the administration always responds to my inquiries courteously and in a timely fashion. The website works nicely and quickly addresses minor glitches. . . . I love playing zoom which helps to keep my mind sharp while providing exciting and challenging entertainment. My play money bank is well over 3 million!
Deleting app and from computer
by pddavis13 on 2020/09/15 20:57
After viewing/experiencing yet more unbelievable suckouts, I have reached my limit. A miracle draw once in a while would be acceptable but these happen every time I play, and these days I only play for an hour every other day. The ultimate: watched an idiot call a preflop raise with 63o. Flopped a 3 then caught the one-outer on the river (I held the case 3) to beat the preflop raiser holding QQ who went all in on the seemingly safe flop. That does not even make sense, and is not realistic. Again, this happens far too often to be random. Not worth the time anymore to play only to end up frustrated.
Good Tournaments, Awful Buy-In Games
by Pocketvideographer on 2019/11/06 09:28
The tournament structures are good, the action seems fair, and so far I’ve had fun playing in tournaments (inclusive of the sit & go options). The so-called cash games are awful. I make no observations on the randomness of cards being dealt. I will only say that my experience is that if you’re ahead on the flop you’ll likely to be behind by the river. Bottom line: if you like playing in tournament and sit & go structures, this is a good app. However, if you prefer the buy-in format, I would advise you look elsewhere.
Besides being rigged so the worst players win...
by InvictusRose on 2019/02/08 17:25
the game makes you pick your desired seat before each game, instead of allowing you to choose your preferred seat just once in Preferences. The game layout is made for lefties. All the controls are on the bottom left, forcing a righty to cover the dialogue box and, if your hand hovers over the controls, you’ll soon find yourself accidentally calling some donks crazy all in bet. Controls placement should be in Preferences or, simpler still, allow a player to drag them on the screen wherever they feel most comfortable.
Hardly worth the time
by Timr25 on 2018/04/02 03:24
Don’t think this is a poker site. It isn’t. The play chip mentality makes it a lotto site not worth your time. They offer deals if you buy chips and create an atmosphere of stupid play because there is not a risk of losing real money. The odds are so jacked in favor of calling thru the river, a 5 2 off suit will prevail a stupid amount of the time. Quads beating full houses are frequent enough as to be outright stupid. An river callers are way too frequently rewarded. And it’s likely the site runs bots to generate betting to pull some of the worst beats you’ll ever see. Then offer you deals to get premiums if you’ll buy chips. Stay way.
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pokerstars lite allows you play poker with millions of real players, on the most fun and exciting poker app out there. Join today to get 35000 chips as a welcome bonus. Whether you want to compete for huge prizes in our multi-table tournaments or prefer playing heads-up games, PokerStars offers any poker game available. pokerstars lite lets you: PLAY POKER ONLINE WITH MILLIONS OF REAL PLAYERS ~ Play online poker games with the world’s largest community of real poker players. Join the biggest and best online poker games and Texas Hold'em tournaments, and enjoy promotions you won’t find anywhere else. Refill your stack with 15000 FREE chips every 4 hours. PLAY ANY OF THE CLASSIC POKER GAMES ~ Whether it's Texas Hold‘em, Omaha, or Stud, PokerStars offers the widest selection of games anywhere online. Our huge player pool means you can play any game at any time, without having to wait around for an opponent. TRY OUR INNOVATIVE NEW POKER GAMES ~ PokerStars is always looking to innovate and find fun new ways to enjoy the game of poker. • Spin & Go’s - the high-speed Sit & Go format where you can win up to 2000 times more in minutes! • Power Up – combine traditional No Limit Holdem with powers that give you an ability to destroy a card on the board or changing your hole cards • Get bounties for elimination your opponents in Knockout Poker! • Zoom - Our fast-paced poker game format with no waiting! WIN BIG IN MINUTES WITH SPIN & GO GAMES ~ Will you win up to 20 Billion chips in our unique three-player tournament format? Download the app now to find out! MORE FEATURES THAN ANY OTHER POKER APP ~ We’ve made sure pokerstars lite offers the smoothest functionality to make your mobile poker experience fun and easy, including: • Challenges – win big when achieving goals & performing exciting poker tasks • Leaderboards – compete with other players to be the best and win huge rewards • Regular chip deals – get incredible value when refilling your stack • Multi-table functionality – play ring games and tournaments simultaneously on your mobile or tablet device • Table chat • A built-in Contact Support Form, with Support available 24/7! Make sure you accept push notifications when you download our mobile poker app. Join the biggest poker community and connect with poker players from around the world. Connect with us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/PokerStarsFreePlay/ Find out more about us by visiting our site: https://www.pokerstars.net/about/ https://www.pokerstars.net/poker/room/tos/ You must be at least 18-years-old, and of the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction, to create a Stars Account.
Pure Trash
by bdurisseau on 2022/01/12 03:08
I see why they call this Jokerstars now. Stupid impossible stuff happening against me. Repeatedly. I honestly wish this manipulation would stop...all for their greed and profits.
Just like the others
by tsgsbwt on 2022/01/09 22:59
90% of hands are won on river by underdog 1 otters. It’s becoming a joke and obvious to those that play what the developers are doing. This one is as bad as the rest, just depends on what layout you like best
Scam
by talkin tim on 2021/12/20 14:19
Started two weeks ago with 3 million! Now down to 600 k can’t even get a pair usually! Even if you go into last round way ahead you lose in three or four hands in a row! That and not getting monies for signing in like we use to. I know you have to sell chips but this is ridiculous and very frustrating!
Suzanne67
by susannlaguitana on 2021/12/16 00:28
Never see the other persons cards at the end……goes to fast to see who won,who lost…brrrrrrr……….now cannot get in to play!
Joker Stars
by portlandpdx503 on 2021/12/11 04:37
DO NOT BUY COINS ON THIS APP!!! If you do you become a target and you will get nothing but bad beat after bad beat. They don’t even try to hide it. They just screw you over again and again. Play on another app if you want to buy coins. This could be the best app but they have this HUGE flaw.
Charged my card
by Chelsie mcneal on 2021/12/05 23:22
Your game charged my card 9 dollars. It’s supposed to be free. How do I get the money back
Basura
by Ruzo_077 on 2021/12/03 23:55
Basura, si compras fichas te asen perderlas para que compres mas. Fake
Poorly made program
by saadabob on 2021/11/23 01:59
Randomly suspends your account for a “security review”. It’s not even real money!!! I will play one quick tourney and all of sudden my account is under review. I didn’t even win!!! What is there to review??? Just overall a frustrating and poorly made poker game m. Look elsewhere to get your practice hands in.
Needs fixing
by 295 the 1 on 2021/11/11 02:10
Fix the bugs with new update it’s unplayable and steals your chips from freezing
Bugs just get worse
by WastedTime234 on 2021/11/10 15:07
There are many glitches in the program and even though my friends and I report them we get perfunctory replies thanking us and saying they’ll get looked into and in the weeks and months to follow they simply multiply. One issue was solved several months ago and another almost a year ago but most languish.
Poker
by cmon mikey on 2021/11/10 14:13
Why did you take out player search everyone wants it back
Terrible
by eMagine Llc on 2021/11/05 01:59
Cheating German bots. They want you to buy chips to cheat you. They have algorithm to make you lose. There’s no randomness whatsoever so don’t waste your money or time on these scams. Trash game.
Not random
by next180turn on 2021/10/27 15:27
Lots of unrealistic hands and traps. Algorithm is clearly rigged so that people makes bigger losses more often.
Paid for chips but didn’t get them
by qwwtcvlbhxgvgkn on 2021/10/23 04:51
Be aware! We had 2 separate accounts and paid for chips neither one got them!
Play money
by lawas08 on 2021/10/23 04:36
It’s play money, fun but people play everything.
You’ll play and win and then get blocked
by TeamO'Neill on 2021/10/18 01:30
The entire goal of the enterprise is to welcome only losers. If you know how to play poker and seek an an intereating diversion, skip this totally broken play chips for money grab. You are better than that.
New changes
by hugz4Mom on 2021/10/10 20:48
Pokerstars has made so many changes!! We no longer can play the lower tables. Free chips are every four hours. And USA can't play real money. Good luck folks, I'll move on to another site. By the way,try Znyga, it's fun!! unbelievable, this site pays to the higher hand, even if you have the best hand, never fails !!!! It’s computerized , Their people will win!!! Be wear’. This site is out for the money and all your accounts. Be careful! Very low rating, Be careful!!
Worst online poker out there
by Inkorea43256 on 2021/10/10 07:46
This company is a scam. If you play pokerstars on PC or MAC you know what a scam their hand deals area. This isn't even close to realistic and is a bate to get you to buy play chips. You will win in the beginning to lure you in but it will get real rediculous once you win a few times. STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY!
Crashes when transferring from phone to laptop
by CancelParkMobile on 2021/10/08 21:04
Lately, Crashes every time i transfer from phone to laptop and i almost booted from a tournament I was winning after serval hours! Says "game id incorrect" or something when absolutely nothing has changed. Others in it league have reported similar issue so we know it's a major bug!! Be careful to stay on the same device you started the tournament on!
System algorithm problems
by Teacher of simple math on 2021/10/07 04:17
I have to say the algorithm is off to many river wins for the losing hand. Instead of a 3% or 7% chance at a win it’s more like the have a 73% or 87%. Seems like the more you win the higher the losing hands chances are of winning which in turn makes you spend more money.
Very unethical. Random card generator is a joke
by Bluefinman on 2021/10/03 09:33
This game seems to be built to fascinate the players that a .1% chance of winning is possible. I have seen quads dealt four hands in a row. The software is terrible I have addressed a concern to support about playing from a mobile device and you can hear sounds on other tables that are open and switching back-and-forth between tables does not work. The game was better two years ago but it’s gone considerably downhill they reward the bad players for the bad calls as if to gain trust in the game making them buy more chips. You got a better chance of walking through Mexico City with a see-through suitcase with millions of dollars and not be mugged. I have reported bugs before received an email from a developer saying what is your email and player ID we will send you chips they never sent anything. I trust the Democrat party more than I trust this game.
Rigged system
by Hdbkffu on 2021/09/29 03:30
This game has a rigged system. Every other hand are straights, flushes, and sets. STAY AWAY!
This is theft on a cyber level and is so obvious a kid could see it!!!
by Theft of noney on 2021/09/29 03:07
This app is the biggest joke ive ever used. Every hand is part of a program set for you to lose and to cause you to buy more chips. Do not use this app and do not buy chips. Someone should file charges against the makers of this app because you can easily spot the bots that are going to win the hands when they are betting with nothing then end up winning at the River card. This is theft and God is going to judge the makers of this app one day for stealing and the people responsible will pay with their souls.
Removing APP
by CHASERS DELIGHT on 2021/09/24 02:17
After 3 days of completely unrealistic bad beats I am removing this APP. I play frequent cash games and bad beats are an occasional event. Bad beats are the common theme here. My theory is the site designers are hoping someone will pay cash for play chips after theirs are lost. Not this Cat! I’ll find another site.
Oh well
by Boy BMack on 2021/09/12 05:36
I was looking forward to playing this site but the bad reviews are pretty consistent. So I’m going to listen to them and stay away
I enjoy zoom hold ‘em
by TeeShirt on 2021/08/30 16:41
I like getting the free chips and I can play any way I want ...hey it doesn't cost anything so it's fun! Otoh, seems a vast majority of hands the flop had a pair and a couple ended with 2 pair on table. Ridiculous and certainly not random!
Home Game love
by Sftballr on 2021/08/26 05:10
I appreciate the home game function. Our friends play often. Home games are obviously for people who know each other. So why are we automatically kicked out of the “home game” action when we are taken out of the tournament? We would like to continue to watch the tournament until the end. We aren’t even able to say “good game” after we get taken out. Let us stay in the tournament as an observer so we can watch and still comment. The home game function would also be fun if we could see who not only bought in, but who added on or did rebuys during the tournament. Makes the game more competitive to know these stats or who’s in the standings and who’s not. We try to keep our own stats for tagging rights. Just some suggestions. We really enjoy the home game function.
Buggy app.
by ftyhjikmngdsf on 2021/08/22 02:35
It is fairly decent to play poker online. But it is too buggy. Updates come and go new bugs are introduced. Makes for irritating play experience. The only thing the developers ensure is that the core poker game does well. For starters, they should ensure uniformity of experience across all platforms. The iPad, iPhone, windows all provide completely different features. Chat does not work well. Rebuys do not work well in iPhone. iPad has its own issues and windows as well Anyway it is what it is
Great app, minor bug
by iii_soccer on 2021/08/19 23:23
You can’t rebuy when playing on the mobile app. Our home game is set up to allow rebuys, but I have to log on to ps via my desktop app in order to rebuy. Unfortunate when I’m traveling.
What is the deposits?
by Kit8290 on 2021/08/19 15:03
What is everyone talking about with deposits? I feel like I have a different app
Absolutely horrible
by Joe69696960 on 2021/08/10 05:35
If you want to play somewhere a lot better, come to Poker Bros.
Grinding
by Scooter210! on 2021/08/08 17:56
I have been playing for years now. Grinding it out because I don’t pay for free play sites. Finally broke 1 billion mark, only to accidentally enter a tourney on Sunday. I thought I was entering the Sunday Billion Tourney 1M buy in. But No I entered the Sunday Billion Tourney that starts 10 mins apart from the 1M buy in. Sure my fault for entering the wrong tourney, but this is super deceptive to advertise in the same way 2 tourneys that say Sunday Billion so closely together. So back to the grind here while looking for a less deceptive site.
Took my $150 I paid and never got my throwables
by Fbmommy on 2021/08/04 18:22
I bought $150 worth of free chips….I was supposed to have the throwables to use and I have messaged multiple times with a response if we are working on it. You were not working on it when it took my money immediately. That is like bait and switch when you take my money snd never provide what I paid for. We already lost the throwables we paid for before so if you cannot figure it out give us our money back.
Don’t listen to others!
by Bronsonceltics on 2021/07/25 14:20
This app is not “rigged” I logged into my account from my computer and was able to use my balance to play some tourneys. The reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 is it’s a little hard to navigate: the tournaments are different than the pc ones, I’m pretty sure there is no chat option, and it is overall just much more difficult to get a feel for than the pc version. One thing I’d love for them to fix is to be able to play music while playing… I never play poker without music. But for the people saying that the app is rigged and want you to just buy play chips that is false; I was able to win my first tourney for .5 mil and took 5th place the game before. Don’t listen to they people that say the odds are off, they just lost their “play money.”
Garbage
by Johna@187dotcom on 2021/07/15 13:41
Worst poker app ever created. Fake, fictional, farce poker. Unlikely scenarios seem to develop time after time. I won’t waste a dime for free poker chips or a low functioning application designed to cause innate emotional response to irritate. Full Tilt was 1000x better than this trash.
1 or 5. I hate giving 3 stars but must
by calideep on 2021/07/10 08:48
Liked the app BUT… All I want is $20 worth of chips. The next options are $10 for 1/6th the chips and $50 for 5x’s chips. App will allow me to buy every option except the only one I want. Weird.
Worst app on the market
by johnny8523601 on 2021/07/07 10:14
Awful! If you’re serious about poker and have some training stay away. Players who fish win about 85% of the time. They hit rivers by making bad calls. I’ve played live for big money but here I can’t win no matter. I’ve lost consistently at the turn as a 85% plus favorite. I’m stunned by the amount of Quads and full houses that hit often. Not realistic at all. If you’re serious about poker, don’t waste your time or money on the app.
We never stop improving
by Mr-eeee on 2021/06/29 01:06
This is the understatement of all time! The systems was great years ago. Now more complicated to do the simple things. It seems like you make a new version just to make it look like you’re making improvements. If it ain’t broke why fix it?
Stole money and will not respond to support requests
by nate97oh on 2021/06/10 06:27
I bought play money chips and although my money was debited from my account I have not received anything. Multiple attempts to reach out to support have been neglected. Do not spend a cent in this app. BEWARE.
New software update is awful!!
by Edog006 on 2021/06/09 05:30
No useful features or access to home games.unless one is already running a game at that time. You can only delete yourself from a club.. absurd In game play for home games, there is no lobby anymore that shows rebuys or any relevant details that would help running a home game. Truly a terrible upgrade. Slightly improved chat feature during game play but otherwise just swing and a miss. Please fix! You guys were so close with the last software and had to fix a few things to make it really solid.. and now the past few months is hot garbage.
Rigged!!!!
by Gamebøy on 2021/06/07 23:39
If you wanna make yourself angry download this bulls..t app
Won’t reload if you don’t sign off
by Blizlet on 2021/05/31 04:38
I have to remember to log off when I shut it down. Otherwise it won’t start up completely. It just hangs therein limbo. Then I have to delete the app, reload it on my iPad, and login all over again. It’s a pain. Otherwise, a good poker site.
Pretty Trash App, Poker Stars Play is way better
by ninjakiller78 on 2021/05/22 13:37
Daily Challenges are never updated. The daily free coins work only half of the time. The Sprint Tourneys are really fun but that’s all this app has going for it. Zynga Poker and Poker Stars Play is better then this version.
Unplayable
by chillwinter on 2021/05/22 00:55
Used to love it.. use it on the computer only app is useless. Literally. Loads to show you all the games you could join if the platform worked. Then you click on a game or tournament and it never loads.
Last hand of tournament
by Otthello on 2021/05/17 23:02
Here is the scenario. Your all in, your leading the hand, then in the flash of 1 second the last card comes out and a pop-up covers the screen “You have busted out” or some phrase like that. There is one button on the pop-up “close” which takes you back to the lobby. I am not claiming I lost unfairly but it would be nice to be able to review your final hand. Some of us use the play money for practice. I realize hand histories might be costly for play money but how about letting us review our bust out hands. It might be nice if you let us stay and watch the table play out too.
New app is a step backwards
by Stscha on 2021/05/17 11:59
Not a fan of the new app. In tournaments you can see other tables, can’t watch when eliminated, can’t see player listing and position and can’t changes table settings during play easily. Not really sure what they were going for but it feels like a definite step back
Privacy?
by Spdemon68 on 2021/05/15 05:31
The new update lost some features I liked - fold and watch. It’s also very clunky, I have to login every time I open it instead of it happening automatically. But what’s with the location (and all the other) tracking! I’m not changing my settings. Stop harassing me so you can track me and exploit my data. I’ll play somewhere else. And now all the harassing to buy fake chips? Seriously? Screw off.
New update
by Tramp407 on 2021/05/14 03:04
New update is absolutely unplayable I think it has turned people off the platform so none of the tables are filling up. Bad choice PokerStars, you can’t overhaul the platform and make it more difficult to find and register for your games. It’s a free app it should be easy to use and intuitive, the update made it the opposite. I won’t be playing for awhile, hopefully the developers can get it together and change it in the future.
How do I give 0 star
by Maci&Mica on 2021/05/12 14:38
I use to love playing poker on this app. But, over the years/update, ( or should I say downdates ) it has gotten progressively worse. But, this last downdate is the absolute worst. I’m guessing they are getting tired of their customers and want to get rid of them. That’s the only explanation I could come up with that makes any sense at this point. Way to go PS, you are on your way if that is your goal.
Terrible update
by Xpect nothing on 2021/05/11 20:51
Now there is an extra step to login and it puts the free chips in my account and then immediately remove them 50% of the time. Hate the new layout
percentages of making a hand
by Bsisbsandwillalwaysbebs on 2021/05/11 16:25
The site told me the algorithms used are true.... True to what. Real players on their fun money game have to realize this is the furthest from the truth. When2 cards to a flush hit the flop on this site you can almost be certain over 50% of the time the flush will hit. If this site believes that is a true percentage they are insane. They should look at true percentages to make the site feel real and make the players confident they are getting a fair deal. They also use coolers which are nothing more than bots put in place to take you down. Ever notice you build a good stack at a game and then a particular player will take you down when you get a great and and flop with crap that he played to the river and miraculously hits a 3% out on the river to take the hand after calling you huge bets down to the river. That would almost never occur in live money poker. There are so many other unnecessary things. If the site would only be straight, play the proper algorithms and be 100% legit, they still would make a ton of money as the rake is way high and people buy chips with cash that are worthless so that is super profitable as well. One thing the site has is a super layout for players and tables which gives them a step up on every other site for fun money. To the site, Guys if you make the site play real and you remove your coolers/Bots you would do much better than the way you operate.
Scam
by moemottens on 2021/05/09 00:33
This app is truly a scam I definitely would not use again. Never bet more the a dollar or you’ll lose. Hopefully it gets banned again
Terrible update
by NSBpjk on 2021/05/08 17:35
First year computer student developed this app. Why did they fix what wasn’t broken? I used to play a lot. Now only a little. Way to lose customers PokerStars!
Poker stars is fun but unrealistic
by Juggerjoe52 on 2021/05/08 14:23
The games fun been playing for a month, but the amount of rivers people get with under 10% needs to be fixed, your gaming logic is not right, and when I get on and get rivered specifically on 6/12 hands there’s something wrong seriously
Jhallyu
by hshabdjsjwb on 2021/05/07 08:30
Hate the update
New update useless
by PS & DS on 2021/05/06 15:14
They have tried to make the game selection ui “pretty”. Yes, it’s pretty, but unusable. Filters need to be saved. More user control is needed over the settings on the ui. Too many clicks to see, select, and play a particular game.
Good app gone bad
by WGRXGJBBJ on 2021/05/04 23:54
I've been playing Poker Stars for years and it was generally a good experience. You’re always going to have slow players and players that go all in constantly because it’s so easy to hop back in but recently they did a makeover of the app and it is a huge step backwards. It’s very hard to navigate and takes much longer to log in and get playing.
Cant get into account
by Omg Its Tea on 2021/05/04 10:26
Screw this app ever since the update, it keeps telling me my password is incorrect when I know it’s not because I have it written down. Also it had worked a hundred times before. So I go to reset my password, and it sends me an e-mail which I open immediately. I then click the link to reset the password and it tells me the link has expired. I’ve tried for over a week now, with getting a new link after new link to reset the password and it’s the same thing. And yes I know it expires in one hour but, the link expires for me in 0.2 seconds. So I give up, also PokerStars has the worst support.
Search
by diesel021 on 2021/05/03 15:04
Like the new look. But what happened to the player search feature? And face recognition
Terrible
by Upset User0092 on 2021/05/02 20:23
The algorithm is nowhere near realisticI’ve never seen more straight flushes or quads in my 10 years of playing live poker
Newest update a failure
by Moundman 19 on 2021/05/02 06:25
What did you do? This update is awful. I have to buy in to a category and then the app puts me on any table, regardless of how many players. I no longer can pick my table. You can no longer see who is playing. I wanted to change tables, When I bought in to the category again, I got put right back at the table I just left. ABSURD. The menu is so NOT user friendly. Please change it back.
New Update = Trash
by Random User on 2021/05/02 02:20
New UI is agonizingly hard to navigate. And basic features are now missing (ex. The ability to see who is registered in your Home Games and their standings)
Update is Garbage
by Rich8285 on 2021/05/01 19:46
The update is complete junk. Not only does the app now look like a high school kid designed it, no games will load. So not only does the app look like crap, it doesn’t even work
Chip Glitch
by Paris137 on 2021/05/01 18:07
Just updated the game and I now have 0 chips, no explanation just came back and my balance was 0 exactly.
Play money poker stars lite
by Questhuntin on 2021/05/01 17:46
Very poor customer service. The contact us email doesn’t work. I can no longer play in the play money app, since the last update, it doesn’t allow you to go to the tables. It’s almost like they’ve done away with the play money side in search of a more lucrative business from the real money side
4/28 update 🙈👎🏼
by ducktalemls on 2021/04/30 12:11
This most recent update is horrible! It’s like we went back in time with design features and user interface. There is an error/info message for real money that comes up with each game on play money. If you want to inform me of real money cautions, why do it on play money interface? And, why would I have to do on each and every game!?
Home games
by nywellingtonman on 2021/04/30 11:53
Up until two days ago i was able to meet friends I’ve made playing Pokerstars in our own poker room. Not w it’s gone on the iPhone version. Why the change? I’m on vacation and i wanted to play . Now i can’t!
Free chips issues after update
by MamaLLH on 2021/04/30 11:06
Every 4 hours I am eligible for more free chips. When I click on free chips the timer resets but my chip amount does not increase... please fix thank you
New update?!
by Noahsname on 2021/04/29 20:22
The update looks cool but I no longer see the option for home games?! Can someone help..
Player
by sako7mm08 on 2021/04/29 13:26
The latest version is no good.
Better Experience?
by notmyace on 2021/04/29 07:55
Just upgraded by force. The navigation of your better experience is horrible. Icons? Give us the simple list of games back. Can’t sort by entry. Bad idea
New format
by Old SJ Guy on 2021/04/29 03:33
Absolutely worthless so complex not even worth spending the time to play anymore. Time to move onto another app
Update review
by lrockjack on 2021/04/29 01:47
I don’t like the new update at all. I much prefer the way it was before
New version doesn’t work well on my iPad
by nick999$ on 2021/04/29 00:57
Filters don’t work. Not sure yet what else doesn’t work.
Horrible update
by cabamama on 2021/04/29 00:07
I’ve been playing this app for years and the download/update today is horrible!!! I definitely will NOT play this site again. It STINKS!!!!!
New Update No Home Games
by mccror73 on 2021/04/28 23:18
I updated the poker lite app on my iphone and after the update I can no longer find a home games tab. I used to play in my poker club from my phone all the time . Now I can no longer access the home games from the newly updated Poker Stars lite. Is this a glitch or is this permanent. I asked one if my buddies if it happened to him when he updated and same thing happened. So it’s not just me.
most interactive poker site but apparent flawed algorithm
by Slc*1969 on 2021/04/28 21:51
It is by far the best interactive poker site. Is it representational of real poker? Not with so many flopped straights and flushes. And how does the program almost always match an ace? And if there is a pair on board how come someone almost always gets trips? Well if you sign up you decide. This new update for the mobile app is the worst one I have ever seen. It is difficult to use. Functions that used to be on a menu at the table are gone. No player list to see who is playing and leading, no way to observe other tables, no way to block chat without leaving game and finding settings. The main page of tournaments is too busy and hard to read. If someone was trying to get people away from play tables this app update will do it.
Slow and buggy
by AdamJ917 on 2021/04/28 01:24
I used to be an avid Pokerstars player years ago when you could do it for real money. I wanted to give them another shot on this play money app. Very buggy and slow to operate, would not recommend.
New update
by Kprox1994 on 2021/04/25 22:48
This new update is terrible! It's hard to click on games and I can't tell how many people are registered. It's impossible to join a game! Go back to the old UI.
4/23 Update No Good
by danimalmx3 on 2021/04/24 20:21
Just updated the app and not a fan already. No more auto login with fingerprint when you first open the app. Now every time I go to play free games it always asks me to go to my settings and allow my location to be accessed. Then another pop up comes to verify my choice which can be confusing at first and kept throwing me out of games. After finishing a game when I hit the button to start a new game (from the game that just ended) there is a serious lag before that table opens up and the game has already started. You can no longer see the tables you were just on to see how the rest of the hand plays out and watch other players. All this put together just makes for a terrible playing experience.
Interface Issues
by Keithstone23 on 2021/04/24 06:10
Been playing for a few years. The most recent update lacks key info and is totally counter-intuitive. Games are missing how many players have signed up. Why bother.
All preferences reset
by Ba21784 on 2021/04/23 00:50
Dreadful refresh. And stop asking me for my location.
Connectivity
by UsuallyCosmo on 2021/04/16 13:24
I can’t seem to stay connected. Hands time out before I get a chance to act.
Way too many bad beats!
by L5ooie on 2021/04/13 21:04
Groovy!
Club WPT
by WillyJayO on 2021/04/13 02:21
Better than the WSOP app by far! I really like WPT action. 5 stars in my book! Thanks.
What a piece of trash
by shitonscopely on 2021/04/11 18:58
Screw poker stars. Another greedy unethical company.
Rip off?
by 453289765432 on 2021/04/08 21:58
Twice in a row I registered for the same million chip buy in tournament and both times as soon as I registered I got kicked out of the app. Every time I tried to login the app crashed. Eventually I got back in and registered again and boom same thing kicked and crashes. When I was able to login the second time I did not register and instead checked the player list and sure enough I was listed as “finished” for 2 buy ins without playing a single hand. The app waited til I blinded out before allowing me to log back in. Now I did not use only free chips here, I purchased a chip pack so the value of the chips that were taken from me is $10. You get a million chips for $4.99 in their store. Not a lot but you can see it can add up fast. Might be an easy fix but there is no feature to contact support in the app so I am just screwed. Use caution if you start using this app. Stick to the free chips so when they start taking them you won’t be out any real money.
Typical
by app is free but worthless on 2021/04/07 01:31
A 4/9 called a pre flop raise from pocket aces. An ace appears on the flop. 4/9 calls pot size bet with no pair, just a runner/runner flush draw. BINGO! Hits the flush on the river with an all in call. The longest of long shots. The worst possible odds. Just call and see what happens.
Horrible Algorithms
by Wil Chavis on 2021/04/06 04:12
Just signed back on after many years. So far every time I have gone up against pockets I lose to trips. Won literally less than 5 hands so far. Either bad algorithms or rigged. Won’t play anymore. Just as bad when all the years ago I played cash. Greedy people!
Excellent playability but Fixed Deck
by D-Train22 on 2021/04/02 21:41
If you want a realistic poker experience, this is not the sight for you. Pokerstars appears to have algorithms programmed for action. Unrealistic flops, turns and river cards. Often times you feel like you are playing against a computer, rather than other folks. Support is quick to respond, but often responses are from master list. Save your time, money and stress by going to another site.
Players sending messages swearing at ech other
by petespoker on 2021/03/29 02:23
ven güey Eucken conJohnny güeyIs there anyway you can control all the obscenity sent by players used
Random cards explained
by I like to drink on 2021/03/25 01:54
How often does a 4% card appear here? You would think 4% of the time, right? WRONG! Over the last 3 months, a pretty good time frame for analysis, I’ve lost hands I had 95%, or higher, equity 75% of the time. It’s a large enough sample size to theorize these cards are not random. Each hand is dealt from a program. The word program means a specific design of events. Each specific design of events has a winner. Each hand’s winner therefore is predetermined based on who stays until the end. With these predetermined endings the programs can be “tweaked”, allowing a 4% card to “randomly” appear more often. Use caution when playing here.
PokerStars
by Cweete on 2021/03/23 00:24
It’s lots of fun, it moves quickly and the site has been very dependable. If you enjoy Poker you will enjoy this site.
Crashes nonstop
by Skip the Bears Fan on 2021/03/14 01:21
I can’t even log in. Just bought in to a tournament and now the app crashes whenever I log in. Both iPad and phone AND I deleted/reinstalled on the iPad. No luck. Garbage.
Full of bugs
by musikmani on 2021/03/12 17:33
Every single time I open this app, my chip balance is mysteriously at 0! There has not been a single response from support, unless you count them putting my chip balance back with no comment, or explanation as a response. I’m very disappointed!
🌨🍰🌨
by hikfv on 2021/03/07 00:37
I find it hard to navigate, I don’t like the fast fold. I just can’t never get comfortable with a table. Maybe I need more time. So I’m at 3 stars.
Shady
by dorito dan on 2021/03/03 03:23
Seems awfully shady when someone writes an honest review about their experience w trying to cash out their winnings and waiting several hours to get it resolved after contacting them but still no resolution as the player decided to continue playing and lost all the winnings. Finally a response (here, no personal contact) states that IF THEY REWRITE THEIR REVIEW, they can maybe get free chips to try and play other games! SAVE YOUR MONEY AND RUN FAR FROM HERE!!! I’ll be spending mine elsewhere; Thankyou to people who give honest reviews and shame on developers who don’t take responsibility - NO STARS from me
If you enjoy the app crashing all the time , this is the game for you
by ach.5 on 2021/02/28 22:48
Every time I buy-into a tournament, it seems to crash. I just bought into a $1MM tourney and it keeps crashing
Help!
by JayRoxxk on 2021/02/28 21:25
So I recently downloaded the PokerStars Lite app, and I love it! The layouts between rings games, tournaments, sit and go’s. All of it is definitely making this a top contender for best Poker app. Even to different entry’s to tables, 9 top, 6 top, heads up. Only thing I have the problem with and makes me turn away from it is the fact you only get 35,000 when starting and of course 15,000 every 4 hours. That’s fine, but no table requires less of an entry than 4,000-10,000. If you can get lucky and hit a few times and run a table, you’ll be fine. But in my situation I took multiple bad beats in a row and now can’t play on this app unless I buy chips. $2.99 for 500k is kind of slack considering it’s real dollars converting to fake poker chips. I refuse to spend any type of money on a fake chip game, but I do wish that the starting amount of chips or the extra free chips every 4 hours be more than 15,000 or the wait time be reduced to maybe 2 hours or what not. After 4 hours of waiting who has time to play!
Unethical
by lvbluehen60 on 2018/09/22 06:43
I’ve been playing PokerStarsNJ for some time now...Although I’ve had some issues with cashing out before nothing like today. I made two deposits today totaling 330$. The site had no problem posting my deposits and then on to playing games. I thought to myself when they recently added sports betting it would be my all I. One shopping home for gambling. Today I tried on no less then 15 occasions to cash out some of my winnings only to be told “ I couldn’t cash out at this time.” Why not I asked ....they didn’t know but they would get right on it....that was 9 hours ago and all my winnings. As I sat on the site trying to gas out I began to play again, as gamblers would do ....obviously just as they had hoped I lost my winnings back... outside of my initial contact with them I have heard NOTHING! I consider not allowing gamblers not to cash out and hope they continue to risk their money as they have no other recourse, CHEATING! I have heard nothing all night to spite repeated emails....in fact when you hit the contact for issues button “you get UNEXPECTED ERROR “and you can’t even leave a message......what is going on here....doesn’t the state of NJ regulate this unethical business practice... Doug Martin
Very unethical. Random card generator is a joke
by Bluefinman on 2021/10/03 09:33
This game seems to be built to fascinate the players that a .1% chance of winning is possible. I have seen quads dealt four hands in a row. The software is terrible I have addressed a concern to support about playing from a mobile device and you can hear sounds on other tables that are open and switching back-and-forth between tables does not work. The game was better two years ago but it’s gone considerably downhill they reward the bad players for the bad calls as if to gain trust in the game making them buy more chips. You got a better chance of walking through Mexico City with a see-through suitcase with millions of dollars and not be mugged. I have reported bugs before received an email from a developer saying what is your email and player ID we will send you chips they never sent anything. I trust the Democrat party more than I trust this game.
Research
by 1 dogbitbilly on 2019/03/17 11:26
I’m researching the online poker little different than playing live people looking for a place to deposit and play for real money I’ve played a good bit in my life never on the internet I figured out how to read by the way other players bet not having the Beni fit of reading body language i miss that and I know poker stars has the option to make a deposit but I will be careful of who I’m going to trust. I have to agree with the majority I’ve never had so many bad beats flushes etc, it certainly seems as if there are many bots on board I’m losing constantly with hands that will win 85 percent of the time three of a kind full House I mean really if you’ve ever played real poker you know that many bad beats js unrealistic seems when I do win it’s always a split pot. I don’t play with emotions I figure my outs calculate my odds I’m good with numbers and pretty much this defies all odds man so I guess the search for reputable online poker continues on and you made number ten on one the online review sites that I find credible it give the indication one should be careful I know I don’t understand how anyone could play on this fake money site and say yes this is where I wanna place a bet with my real money I feel I can trust this . One born every minute people just don’t do their own research I guess
Lol
by Ez blaze on 2018/12/21 06:33
The absolute BEST layout for tournaments. Has the most real feel to it. I absolutely love the design and gameplay, BUT with that being said it is the biggest scam out there. They want you to buy chips and that’s all it’s about. Not surprising because that’s just the way it is anymore. Every time I grind hard, and build up a nice bankroll, it only gets destroyed by absolutely TERRIBLE suckouts, and hands they set up that you just absolutely can’t fold. You will re-raise pre flop with AK suited and some donkey will call with 7-3 offsuit. The flop will be something like A-3-K and you’ll C-bet raise, get re-raised, go all in and the turn and river will be runner runner 3’s. DO NOT buy fake money play chips from these people. It’s not even practice because you’re learning the game the WRONG way. They reward the terrible players time and time again. This isn’t coming from some paranoid weirdo, I have spent hundreds and hundreds of hours playing Online Poker and gave this app more than enough chances. Just trust me. If I could give this app review a zero I really would. Without a doubt the absolute worst rigged Poker site there is. Can’t wait until an honest Poker site comes out where people can actually develop their skill set and practice. Meanwhile, I’ll keep wasting my time.
Best App, To Practice Poker, But Be Mindful It’s For Play Money!
by seandon375 on 2021/02/24 13:45
In my opinion this is the best app to play Poker and practice your game and have fun at the same time. You have to be mindful though not everyone is going to be playing as serious if it was for actual cash now. Seeing that we’re playing with “play money” nobody real let feels the actual pressure you would feel if it was your own cash. You will come across a lot of goof balls who will call a big raise with anything in there hand, also you’ll come across a few idjits who will go all in all the time. For the most part though, this is a great site/app, you have cash games, tournaments, zoom tables, etc... If you’re gonna play poker definitely consider PokerStars your first and only option!
Impossible becomes possible
by denniston30 on 2020/04/25 01:20
The cards are random but sure seems to benefit worse hands and really bad calls. Also today was the second time I played a tournament and registered for a 5 million tourney. Then the app keeps kicking me off.. when I do get to play, my money is gone but I’m not registered in any tournaments. This has cost countless chips, 10 million alone in 5 million dash, not to mention I get on there to play with friends and family but ends up robbing you and you don’t play. They don’t reimburse you... they expect you to pay more money. Really disappointing that this keeps happening. If I don’t get reimbursed I will have to drop another review and continue to whine til I delete the app. I won’t pay money to this app until everything is squared up. Bad app, bad customer service... really no customer service. If you put money in your account it will get taken from you by horrible beats. I got knocked out by three people all with qj I had aces. They all 3 hit two pair on the flop... seriously.. ridiculous
percentages of making a hand
by Bsisbsandwillalwaysbebs on 2021/05/11 16:25
The site told me the algorithms used are true.... True to what. Real players on their fun money game have to realize this is the furthest from the truth. When2 cards to a flush hit the flop on this site you can almost be certain over 50% of the time the flush will hit. If this site believes that is a true percentage they are insane. They should look at true percentages to make the site feel real and make the players confident they are getting a fair deal. They also use coolers which are nothing more than bots put in place to take you down. Ever notice you build a good stack at a game and then a particular player will take you down when you get a great and and flop with crap that he played to the river and miraculously hits a 3% out on the river to take the hand after calling you huge bets down to the river. That would almost never occur in live money poker. There are so many other unnecessary things. If the site would only be straight, play the proper algorithms and be 100% legit, they still would make a ton of money as the rake is way high and people buy chips with cash that are worthless so that is super profitable as well. One thing the site has is a super layout for players and tables which gives them a step up on every other site for fun money. To the site, Guys if you make the site play real and you remove your coolers/Bots you would do much better than the way you operate.
Two minor issues.
by Itabei on 2018/04/06 15:06
I like this app, but there are two fixes that would make it more enjoyable. The checkboxes, that are available to let players speed up the game by recording your intended move, change depending on the betting of other players. On more than one occasion I've gone all-in, when a box that said, "check," changed as I was clicking it. If the player before you goes all-in, the checkbox changes to call. The second thing is the sound the app makes if you are the first to bet, fold, or check a new hand. Specifically, if you are the first player after the big blind. The chirp is the same as the one used if you haven't made up your mind and are warned you only have eight seconds to bet or fold. That chirp is annoying. I know I have to play. The alarm isn't necessary, or helpful. The other sounds in this app are fine, so I don't want to just mute my iPad.
Rip off?
by 453289765432 on 2021/04/08 21:58
Twice in a row I registered for the same million chip buy in tournament and both times as soon as I registered I got kicked out of the app. Every time I tried to login the app crashed. Eventually I got back in and registered again and boom same thing kicked and crashes. When I was able to login the second time I did not register and instead checked the player list and sure enough I was listed as “finished” for 2 buy ins without playing a single hand. The app waited til I blinded out before allowing me to log back in. Now I did not use only free chips here, I purchased a chip pack so the value of the chips that were taken from me is $10. You get a million chips for $4.99 in their store. Not a lot but you can see it can add up fast. Might be an easy fix but there is no feature to contact support in the app so I am just screwed. Use caution if you start using this app. Stick to the free chips so when they start taking them you won’t be out any real money.
Worst of the online play money poker games
by Mithander1 on 2019/04/15 23:12
So I have played and ground my way up to 14 million in chips without ever spending any money to purchase any chips. Log in today to find only 4 million left and 10 million missing. I contact support and they give me the BS answer that they “accidentally” had given be a billion in chips (I wish!) and they had to go in and take it back. But oh, they gave me a free ticket to go play in the “billion” dollar tournament, so IF I finish high enough I might win some of the chips they stole from me back. I think the scam is if you are someone grinding it out and earning chips without ever paying for them they are eventually going to screw you over and take your winnings, since the goal is to make spend money to buy even play chips so you can play.
Don’t Listen to Salty Reviews
by DrackerDesign on 2021/02/07 02:17
I’ve played a lot of poker for going on 20 years. There are a lot of reviews lamenting over what people think are swayed odds. It’s not true. I’ve played a couple thousand hands already and I can confidently say the rate of good hands, bad hands, strings of 15-30 bad hands and runs of great hands is very much consistent with what one might expect playing in-person poker. I’ve tried every major hold ‘em app in the App Store. This is hands down the fairest and most pleasant to use. No overbearing ads like WSOP bombards you with, no action forcing, no perceivable scale-balancing. Just poker, straight-up, and that’s what I’ve been looking for. Great job, PokerStars. I can’t wait till you’re legal in NY again.
Don’t listen to others!
by Bronsonceltics on 2021/07/25 14:20
This app is not “rigged” I logged into my account from my computer and was able to use my balance to play some tourneys. The reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 is it’s a little hard to navigate: the tournaments are different than the pc ones, I’m pretty sure there is no chat option, and it is overall just much more difficult to get a feel for than the pc version. One thing I’d love for them to fix is to be able to play music while playing… I never play poker without music. But for the people saying that the app is rigged and want you to just buy play chips that is false; I was able to win my first tourney for .5 mil and took 5th place the game before. Don’t listen to they people that say the odds are off, they just lost their “play money.”
Home Game love
by Sftballr on 2021/08/26 05:10
I appreciate the home game function. Our friends play often. Home games are obviously for people who know each other. So why are we automatically kicked out of the “home game” action when we are taken out of the tournament? We would like to continue to watch the tournament until the end. We aren’t even able to say “good game” after we get taken out. Let us stay in the tournament as an observer so we can watch and still comment. The home game function would also be fun if we could see who not only bought in, but who added on or did rebuys during the tournament. Makes the game more competitive to know these stats or who’s in the standings and who’s not. We try to keep our own stats for tagging rights. Just some suggestions. We really enjoy the home game function.
Better than the WSOP App
by Rich364 on 2020/04/06 11:31
My review of “PokerStars Lite” to help others who are trying to find an App to play Texas Hold’em... this is the one to play. I was concerned by it being the “Lite” version, but have learned of no negatives. I was so frustrated while playing the “WSOP” App... the pop-up advertising was constantly intrusive and appeared non-stop, even during critical game play moments. This is not an issue with “PokerStars Lite” I can’t say if the cards dealt are truly random or not... but it does feel like you (and other players) each share in hot/cold streaks. I don’t play the App with real money, so I’m not concerned. For me, it’s been a joy to play against real players while in coronavirus isolation. And if you find yourself playing against a player who goes all-in every time before the flop... just leave and play at a different table (if that’s not your favorite type of player to play against). Again, I highly recommend this App.
Site Great, App Not Great.
by Vituperat on 2020/02/07 05:50
I’ll go ahead and start by saying I don’t normally review apps, but I’ve played Pokerstars for a few years now and I have to say it’s the best site I’ve found for one of the activities I love, playing poker (and other casino games) with strangers. However, and it may just be me, but I cannot get this app to keep a solid connection for as much as a full hand as of now on the iPad app. I tried on 3 different internet connections and I live in a city so I don’t think it’s me. It would occasionally be fine for a hand or 2, but became a frustrating challenge when the game would freeze without showing me the next card, and then jump for me to need to act very quickly in order to get a bet out or call before my hand was folded automatically. Not a great experience so far.
Why restart just to get sound?
by Pramod7130 on 2019/09/19 19:39
I use almost latest iPad. When I stop playing for few hours, it correctly asks me to relogin and at that time, audio does not work. Occasionally it won’t ask me to relogin but shows zero for my chip count. I have a very strong opinion and feeling that they use robots and favor them by runner runner so that I keep buying play money chips. These robots say random stuff like have fun, can’t call for that much etc., and they chat very fast. When I try to chat, the chat window disappears and forces me to play. Make chat window more user friendly so that I can time little bit and switch to play mode, chat mode automatically based on my turn to play or not....a suggestion.
Why rig the game?
by Stochasticman on 2020/07/30 18:05
I understand the developers want to make money and they should. The philosophy of this app is to give people incredible odds at draws to make the pot and rake bigger and the developers think that when people get all this action and lose play money, they will pay real money to buy play money. I am sure there are some idiots who would do that but anybody who understands pot odds and basic probability theory will not keep this app for long, yet along pay for it. So why are you rigging the game? Why not give true odds and put some commercials and make money from commercials? Please please do not tell me that “I feel the game is rigged because of playing many hands online syndrome”. That may work for your average Joe but will not work on people with advanced degrees in math and probability who can collect statistics about dealt hands.
Always lets bad players win!
by Bstump0313 on 2017/10/20 18:47
I used to love poker stars until they made it where you can’t play with real money anymore. Now I have to play with fake money and it will always let the worst players in history win over and over again. Also no one plays like they would in a real cash game. At least try to make it filter some how to not always let the bingo playing idiots win! I probably am going to quit playing for a while due to that. You’ll go 10 or more hands and not get nothing and the bad players get good hands over and over. You finally get a good hand pre flop and will call one of the bingo players and they’ll end up winning with a pair of 2s. Or you have a pair and go all in and other player have a pair of 2s and call it and they’ll get another pair and win. Makes the really bad players think they are actually good and they are not.
Painful interface, otherwise good
by MorganStair on 2020/11/09 20:33
If you want a “play money” poker app, AND you want to learn the “poker stars” interface for poker, AND play multiple tables at once, AND you want to practice on full ring /6+ tables, then this is the app you want. But if you don’t want all those things then use something else because this app is really painful, boring, and slow compared to others. It’s so bad, I find that if I don’t take breaks, I get bored and start losing. I’m not talking “tilt” here, I’m talking frustration at how much time each player is allowed to sit there doing nothing when it’s their turn to bet. I’m giving this 3 stars because of these pros: (1) it’s legitimate poker that doesn’t cheapen the experience with lots of free chips, etc., and (2) I’m sure the “boring, slow, and clunky” isn’t a factor if you play several tables at once. I’m not giving 5 stars because they need to (1) add a “fast play” option, (2) improve the general quality of the user interface, and (3) add some social features to make single-table play a bit more interesting.
Welcome to Jokerstars...
by YRU2NVS on 2019/07/13 21:50
I have been playing both live poker, and online poker, for quite some time now. And just so there is no debate in my skill set, I played in the main event last year when I won a ticket through a charitable poker event. So, this is what I know: if you are behind a big stack call on jokerstars, you have a .032% survival rating. Do you see the problem? This is a program defined for a decomposing tournament structure. The reason is because IT IS A COMPUTER GENERATION. It was designed to narrow the field, so that the time involved for the software is minimized through the game play. When this us achieved, RANDOMNESS is NOT a FACTOR. THAT being said, I ONLY use this program to see more hands. NOT how they play out, because the odds are BS. EVEN the auto shuffle device on tables in the WSOP circuit would AGREE...
Last hand of tournament
by Otthello on 2021/05/17 23:02
Here is the scenario. Your all in, your leading the hand, then in the flash of 1 second the last card comes out and a pop-up covers the screen “You have busted out” or some phrase like that. There is one button on the pop-up “close” which takes you back to the lobby. I am not claiming I lost unfairly but it would be nice to be able to review your final hand. Some of us use the play money for practice. I realize hand histories might be costly for play money but how about letting us review our bust out hands. It might be nice if you let us stay and watch the table play out too.
most interactive poker site but apparent flawed algorithm
by Slc*1969 on 2021/04/28 21:51
It is by far the best interactive poker site. Is it representational of real poker? Not with so many flopped straights and flushes. And how does the program almost always match an ace? And if there is a pair on board how come someone almost always gets trips? Well if you sign up you decide. This new update for the mobile app is the worst one I have ever seen. It is difficult to use. Functions that used to be on a menu at the table are gone. No player list to see who is playing and leading, no way to observe other tables, no way to block chat without leaving game and finding settings. The main page of tournaments is too busy and hard to read. If someone was trying to get people away from play tables this app update will do it.
RIGGED: GOOGLE IT!
by ddd_texas on 2018/09/29 02:26
Find a game that doesn’t sell chips. This game is set up to make you lose when you start accumulating a big chip bank so you will have to buy more. I’ve wasted a lot of time (and money) learning this. You will get a lot more bad beats than EVER occur in real poker with a physical deck. Go all in every hand for an hour and you’ll see. Ask yourself “why don’t they give bonus chips for bad beats?” Before you think I am a bad player, in real live poker I have placed 10th for the year in a local poker league with over 500 members. I have won $1800 for finishing 5th in a charity poker tournament of over 100 players. I recently won $300 (split $3300) for finishing 11th in a tournament with 154 players. I am almost always at a final table. Joker Stars will probably reply to this review with a bot saying they aren’t rigged. BUT THEY ARE BECAUSE THEY WANT YOUR MONEY!
Changes in free poker
by Caseytori on 2019/08/09 23:15
Once you fold your hand you could no longer see what card you were holding which is disappointing and the fact that you can’t tell how much money someone has when they sit out for an extended amount of time. Sometimes people will sit out in entire game and you have no idea how long it will take to get them out. Previously both of these things showed when you were playing the game and they have been taken away. Also, no longer do they respond when you send a comment
Setup hands
by TBgO@T12!11#87 on 2020/08/07 14:08
I have been playing with this site for a while now and initially it was to play home games with friends during quarantine, which worked out really well. The issue arises when you play on your own, I play strictly cash games and the last month it has been the same thing, cooler after cooler hands, not the normal amount, it’s almost statistically impossible for it to happen as much as it does. I constantly find myself in hands that when finished it almost feels like you are being setup. Being one outed 3-4 times in few days time, constant set over set and flush over flush. I am really considering having myself and friends look into another site for our home games because of the frustration level I am at at this point.
4/23 Update No Good
by danimalmx3 on 2021/04/24 20:21
Just updated the app and not a fan already. No more auto login with fingerprint when you first open the app. Now every time I go to play free games it always asks me to go to my settings and allow my location to be accessed. Then another pop up comes to verify my choice which can be confusing at first and kept throwing me out of games. After finishing a game when I hit the button to start a new game (from the game that just ended) there is a serious lag before that table opens up and the game has already started. You can no longer see the tables you were just on to see how the rest of the hand plays out and watch other players. All this put together just makes for a terrible playing experience.
Bad Update
by Rocco1408 on 2019/12/07 15:56
I’m not a fan of this newest update. I hate the single chip, read how much it’s worth graphic. I really liked the far more realistic looking multiple chips for bets. This gives a cheap, cheesy look. I don’t like that you can no longer stay and watch a hand play out one you’ve folded. I enjoyed seeing what may have happened had I stayed in the hand. It also helps to gather information on other players and how they play (you know, just like in real life games). Taking that option away really detracts from the game. I don’t like the new sound effects when cards are dealt. Overall, just a pretty substantial step backwards with this update. I feel like I’ve gone from playing on a quality site to a cheap starter site.
Boring design, ugly avatars
by sassy arse on 2019/04/02 23:36
Guys, you make millions and can’t do a decent design? Seriously? Animation is a primitive school level. Learn from the Chinese. Check PokerMate or PokerKing. Whatever! Any app is better designed than yours! And your avatars - whose idea was to put all these ugly drawn cartoon faces? Picture of my grandma is better than this! Why don’t you give a possibility to upload my own pic? The app shows zero chips when I know for sure there are chips on the account. I had to close the app and re-login to see my chips back. To be honest, I’m extremely disappointed in your designers. It’s sooo 1980s level. Just hurts my eyes. If not 6+ Hold’em I wouldn’t even bother to open the app again. I am quite happy apple suggested this “lite” version. I can’t imagine playing real money on such awfully designed platform.
Pretty good poker, 2 minor issues
by USSpaceCowBoy on 2018/01/16 22:12
Pretty good poker, only two minor issues. I'm not a millennial, so I have patience and prefer a game tempo that's not on the beat (game pace) of speed-metal. For all of you that are metaphorically challenged, Zoom, plays at hypersonic speeds (fast paced), and even the straight play-cash games are quick. But, patience is a dying virtue. Second issue, and the programmers can't control it, many players play under the philosophy of chaos, no manners: All in, after all in, nearly every hand. Smash play, not poker. Please, Play with some class, have some self respect, maybe even, is it too much to ask, a modicum of dignity?
New changes
by hugz4Mom on 2021/10/10 20:48
Pokerstars has made so many changes!! We no longer can play the lower tables. Free chips are every four hours. And USA can't play real money. Good luck folks, I'll move on to another site. By the way,try Znyga, it's fun!! unbelievable, this site pays to the higher hand, even if you have the best hand, never fails !!!! It’s computerized , Their people will win!!! Be wear’. This site is out for the money and all your accounts. Be careful! Very low rating, Be careful!!
Game is good but customer service won’t get back to you
by Opie2hot on 2020/10/11 17:37
I had really enjoyed this game until recently when I purchased chips and got charged but no chips arrived in my account. I had sent emails to customer service who initially asked me for screen shots in which I shared. Email stated that the situation would be resolved soon and to look for an email. Two weeks later and multiple emails asking the status, I haven’t heard a word. At this point it is the principle of the point. Buyer be aware that if you don’t get the chips you paid for that the customer service will leave you hanging. Sad!
Gambling problem message?
by Delrio-12its me on 2020/04/01 03:15
I keep getting a message about getting help for my gambling addiction. This is for play money? I have been playing for 7-8 years for fun. Now retired and in a 19 foot travel trailer with Covid 19 running ramped out side, I alternate between big10 football reruns, back episodes of Monk (the detective) re-runs and pokerstars. And I play poker for free, I don’t think I have a gambling problem. Only too much time in the trailer with the wife and cat. Please get rid of ad for help for my “addiction”. Wife is asking if there is an ad for football addiction? Please advise. Sincerely. Delrio 12
Like all other app...".not very realistic
by Billy Sage on 2019/09/22 02:44
To many good hands get beat by a better hand. Example: 3 of kind gets beat by straight or straight gets beat by flush. Happens constantly. Can see it happening some but it happens so often it makes it not fun. Getting beat on the river happens constantly also. Last 5 tournaments I went out by losing on the river. It's ridiculous Again sometimes but shouldn't be as often as it does . Going all in with a good hand and then get beat by someone who has something like 9-3 or jack-8 really stinks but it happens pretty often. This app is pretty much like the others I have tried. Guess I will keep searching for one that is realistic
Dropping
by !dutch on 2018/06/29 16:38
I play PokerStars on my home computer, my laptop, my smartphone and iPad. In the last few months every time I play on my phone and iPad I get dropped in the middle of hand. It happens multiple times a session and happens at home and at various hotel locations so it’s not the internet connection. Honestly if I had not built up a lot of chips over the last few years I would delete the app from all my devices.
Latest version slow to load
by bikediver99 on 2018/09/28 15:11
This is a great app. I play a couple of sit and go games every day. Other reviewers complain that they have to buy chips only to loose then to people who play badly but get lucky. A good player can deal with opponents like that. I’ve amassed over 50 million chips and never bought any. Now, I just wish the app did not require a sign on every time. Let me stay logged in until I log out. Developer responds to reviewers so let them know how to improve the app. Bikediver
Buggy app.
by ftyhjikmngdsf on 2021/08/22 02:35
It is fairly decent to play poker online. But it is too buggy. Updates come and go new bugs are introduced. Makes for irritating play experience. The only thing the developers ensure is that the core poker game does well. For starters, they should ensure uniformity of experience across all platforms. The iPad, iPhone, windows all provide completely different features. Chat does not work well. Rebuys do not work well in iPhone. iPad has its own issues and windows as well Anyway it is what it is
Poor support
by fmk1221 on 2020/01/27 19:31
I have been with Poker Stars Lite forever. Since I live in Florida I cannot play with real money, but have been able to buy chips tp play with. Now I cannot buy chips. There is no answer when I contact support. Poker stars adds chips after so many hours and I was building up to play in a tournament and the chips disappeared. Can someone please explain!!!!
Cant get into account
by Omg Its Tea on 2021/05/04 10:26
Screw this app ever since the update, it keeps telling me my password is incorrect when I know it’s not because I have it written down. Also it had worked a hundred times before. So I go to reset my password, and it sends me an e-mail which I open immediately. I then click the link to reset the password and it tells me the link has expired. I’ve tried for over a week now, with getting a new link after new link to reset the password and it’s the same thing. And yes I know it expires in one hour but, the link expires for me in 0.2 seconds. So I give up, also PokerStars has the worst support.
App shuts you Down from time to time
by rant g on 2020/12/22 19:50
Numerous emails and I talked to reps what happens is this a few times a week I go to play on POKERSTARS PA App from the App Store and I buy into Tournament’s and or cash Games and The Table only shows A-Quarter of the Screen and it won’t let you Bet Call or fold Even when Logging out and Turning Phone Off iT still Does it when Logging on while I asked for my money back no response also What about all the times IT does this and lost OPPORTUNITIES To win like AA Or KK just folding and eating away with the Blinds spent a few Hundred but now only spots betting is safe well Fox runs that. Anyway Just warning you it’s not software it’s there SERVER
Issues with site
by Trixx2020 on 2021/02/16 14:52
No one will respond back to you. Several times while I was winning on slots, site started having issues. The latest was while I was playing and winning, a message popped up stating they can verify my location in Michigan. My phone and my PC is up to date and everything is on. I consistently email them and I get zero response from their none existing support team. The chat doesn’t even work! Seem a little odd but I guess my next step is the Michigan gaming board and file a complaint. I even sent poker stars a screen shot and still no response. I feel like I’m being ripped off!
Not enough variety
by cyberchomp on 2020/08/21 04:47
I am an admin for a rotating series of home games on PS. You would think that the roster of draw, flop and board poker games found on the desktop client would be available on the mobile app. They aren’t. Glad that the mobile app supports our home games, but it does not support draw poker. The lack of that type of game hurts our attendance whenever we schedule draw tourneys and mixed game tourneys where draw poker is a feature. Regarding this app, “Lite” is truly light. Stars, you can do better than this.
All these apps are the same
by Big thunder 1 on 2020/07/14 05:51
These apps are all the same. If you don’t pay them a dollar they’ll give you the short end of the stick. They can quote whatever numbers they want about how it’s fair, and it might be mathematically correct. But winning a small pot and then losing a monster, that that anyone who plays cards would call, is not fair. I try to make these amazing players that make gutsy calls try to talk and they don’t say a word. Maybe because they can’t?No difference in any of these apps. If you want to play cards, grab some friends and shuffle up and deal. Don't bother with any of these apps.
Best poker software out there
by Kelron on 2019/04/03 16:48
I didn’t start playing poker till just before the DOJ shut online games down several years ago. I have tried many different companies. PokerStars stands out in both their mobile and desktop software. You can be a hobbyist or get serious about the game. The software enables you to catalog players according to their skill level, or their hands of choice. It’s up to you.
Please respond
by vicky Flores 77 on 2020/06/24 23:11
I was playing on my old computer but it doesn’t work any more. I want to download my account to my IPad but not too sure which one to select. I had been playing since we could play w real money and I noticed you have a selection that says real money. Is it okay to play w real money if you live in California? I love this web site
Challenging and fun!
by siebenzuhaus on 2019/05/31 14:51
Although I only use play money while enjoying the wide variety of games, the administration always responds to my inquiries courteously and in a timely fashion. The website works nicely and quickly addresses minor glitches. . . . I love playing zoom which helps to keep my mind sharp while providing exciting and challenging entertainment. My play money bank is well over 3 million!
Deleting app and from computer
by pddavis13 on 2020/09/15 20:57
After viewing/experiencing yet more unbelievable suckouts, I have reached my limit. A miracle draw once in a while would be acceptable but these happen every time I play, and these days I only play for an hour every other day. The ultimate: watched an idiot call a preflop raise with 63o. Flopped a 3 then caught the one-outer on the river (I held the case 3) to beat the preflop raiser holding QQ who went all in on the seemingly safe flop. That does not even make sense, and is not realistic. Again, this happens far too often to be random. Not worth the time anymore to play only to end up frustrated.
Good Tournaments, Awful Buy-In Games
by Pocketvideographer on 2019/11/06 09:28
The tournament structures are good, the action seems fair, and so far I’ve had fun playing in tournaments (inclusive of the sit & go options). The so-called cash games are awful. I make no observations on the randomness of cards being dealt. I will only say that my experience is that if you’re ahead on the flop you’ll likely to be behind by the river. Bottom line: if you like playing in tournament and sit & go structures, this is a good app. However, if you prefer the buy-in format, I would advise you look elsewhere.
Besides being rigged so the worst players win...
by InvictusRose on 2019/02/08 17:25
the game makes you pick your desired seat before each game, instead of allowing you to choose your preferred seat just once in Preferences. The game layout is made for lefties. All the controls are on the bottom left, forcing a righty to cover the dialogue box and, if your hand hovers over the controls, you’ll soon find yourself accidentally calling some donks crazy all in bet. Controls placement should be in Preferences or, simpler still, allow a player to drag them on the screen wherever they feel most comfortable.
Hardly worth the time
by Timr25 on 2018/04/02 03:24
Don’t think this is a poker site. It isn’t. The play chip mentality makes it a lotto site not worth your time. They offer deals if you buy chips and create an atmosphere of stupid play because there is not a risk of losing real money. The odds are so jacked in favor of calling thru the river, a 5 2 off suit will prevail a stupid amount of the time. Quads beating full houses are frequent enough as to be outright stupid. An river callers are way too frequently rewarded. And it’s likely the site runs bots to generate betting to pull some of the worst beats you’ll ever see. Then offer you deals to get premiums if you’ll buy chips. Stay way.
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