3 Easy Steps to Start Playing at PokerStars

Becoming a PokerStars player couldn’t be easier thanks to our free to use software and simple download process. Download now and start playing on your PC. We’re also available on a wide range of other platforms, so whether you’re a Mac, iOS or Android user, we’ve got you covered!

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Download & Install

First, click ‘Play Poker Now’ and select ‘Run’ in the subsequent pop-up box. PokerStars will now be downloaded to your desktop. This process may take a few minutes. If a security warning flashes up, select ‘Run’.

Once the download has finished, you must agree to PokerStars ‘End User License Agreement’ before continuing. To launch PokerStars, just double click on the desktop icon or navigate to our software through your PC’s Start menu once it’s finished installing.

Download Poker Software

Download Poker Software

Select ‘Create Account...’ from the ‘Account’ drop-down menu at the top of the PokerStars lobby and fill in the registration form. Make sure you enter a valid email address for your validation code to be sent to before submitting your form.

To validate your new account, select ‘Validate Email Address...’ from the ‘Account’ menu in the PokerStars lobby. Then enter the code sent to the email address you submitted.

Download Poker Software

Download Poker Software

You can find all games in the PokerStars lobby. Use the tabs to select whatever game you want to play and set your limits.

To search for specific tables, limits or games, click on your chosen game and then use the filter buttons to define your search.

Why Choose PokerStars?

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The Best Games

We have the largest selection of online poker games, with tournaments running non-stop. You can play Texas Hold'em, or try other games like Omaha, Stud, Draw poker, Mixed Games and Badugi by downloading our free software!

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The Biggest Poker Prize Pools

We host the best online poker events anywhere, including the biggest weekly online poker tournaments with the largest guaranteed prize pools!

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Unmissable Live Poker Events

By downloading our software and playing online you can also qualify for PokerStars-sponsored live poker events. Play your way to PokerStars Championship, the world's richest schedule of live poker events - including PokerStars Caribbean Bahamas, an annual poker tournament held in The Bahamas - and there are also seats for PokerStars Festival up for grabs.

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Safe and Secure Software

All of this is backed up by the best online poker software and support team in the game. Our software download is safe and easy to use, with quick deposits and fast withdrawals, and the award-winning support team is available round-the-clock. Welcome to the start of your poker journey: Download the software now!

PokerStars is licensed in New Jersey with our partner Resorts Digital Gaming LLC.