Poker Stars records

With the major success Poker Stars have shown in recent years, players that play Poker Stars often want to know who own Poker Stars. The online poker software was programmed and owned by the former IBM programmer Isai Sceinberg and his 2 sons.

The pioneers

The poker site is recognized as one of the pioneers in the online poker industry and programming began already back in 1999 and was ready for launch early in 2000. Offering players online poker tournaments were the main marketing idea and it worked out to perfection. Poker Stars very fast became the most visited tournament download poker platform in the world.

In 2006 Poker Stars finally became the biggest poker cash game site in the world. A position they have retained and built out since and today Poker Stars deliver the software to many millions playing poker daily.

Being on the technologic forefront is a trademark of PokerStars. Their lobby and its ability to change languages is simply state of the art. When you play Poker Stars it is possible to choose between one of 25 languages. Besides being able to play Poker Stars in all the different languages all Poker Stars promotions, Poker Stars poker bonus offers, Poker Stars EPT event reports and many other information’s are available in the same 25 different language options on the Poker Stars homepage.

It is great service to all players and avoids a lot of confusion when poker players can orientate themselves in their native language. The negative part about running a poker site with so many alternative languages is that promotions often have to be static.

Until recently the PokerStars bonus offer was only 100% up to $50. A lot of bigger poker bonuses are offered on other sites and attracts online poker players. Thus the old poker bonus offer needed a facelift and the new Poker Stars bonus code gives players an astonishing $600 in sign up bonus.

Huge bonus

Increasing the first poker deposit bonus 12 times is quite a turn around for the normal very conservative bonus Poker Stars players were used to get. At the same time a PokerStars reload bonus code was issued and these bonuses increased overall traffic with more than 2%.

A new improved software version was implemented at the same time. This shortly after Poker Stars held the world’s biggest online poker tournament with exactly 65.000 players in it. Guinness Books of Records have acknowledged this and it is unlikely no one can ever beat this record except for the site itself.

Another record held by the poker room is the number of poker variations offered players. No other place offer as many “unknown” games. 5 Card Draw, Badugi, HORSE/HEROS, HOSE, Razz, Single Draw Lowball 2-7 and Triple Draw Lowball 2-7 has over the years been programmed. In fact it is likely that no other site would ever be able to fill a table in these variations of poker except for Poker Stars.

Poker Stars of course hold enormously with other records which are natural as they are by far the biggest poker place online. Most cash game poker players seated at the same time, most players simultaneously logged in at the same time, biggest tournament prize pool and many more.

Being a member of the Poker Stars community ensure players record breaking situations on a daily basis. One thing players are waiting for on Poker Stars is the introduction of Bad Beat Jackpot tables. No doubt the poker community finally will see a more than $2.000.000 Bad Beat Jackpot being won at that point.

Dreaming of the WSOP

Many players dream about attending WSOP Main event. Poker Stars also hold the record in most players winning a WSOP package online. Yearly more than 1200 players win their way to this event through the world’s biggest poker site. Qualifiers and satellites run every 5 minutes in the period up to WSOP and monster guaranteed tournaments with 200 guaranteed seats take place once a year.

This article will be updated as often as Poker stars set new records and it will be fun to follow what they actually will be able to achieve.

Our predictions:

2009: A tournament with 100.000 participants.
2009: More than 350.000 players online at the same time.
2009: More than 50.000 poker cash game players seated on Poker Stars.
2010: The biggest Bad Beat Jackpot ever to be won.
2010: More than 1600 players wins a package to WSOP main even 2010.
2010: All EPT events will be sold out.

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