PokerStars doesn’t really need any sort of special introduction, it is the biggest online poker room currently and features a traffic volume that most other poker rooms can only dream about.
PokerStars rakeback is currently a problematic issue. Probably due to the copious numbers of players that it already attracts, PokerStars doesn’t currently feel the need to offer a rakeback deal as well.
PokerStars has countless other attractions to draw players though, so the rakeback PokerStars has never officially offered is kind of marginalized by all the other attractions.
They offer the world’s best tournament schedule, complete with a $1.5 million Weekly GTD, which is currently the biggest prize-pool weekly GTD in the industry.
Whatever stakes/limits you want to play, PokerStars has plenty of it. If you’re a nickel and dime beginner, you’ll find your action, if you’re a nosebleed stakes pro or semi pro, likewise. SNGs start out pretty much every second, at all buy-in levels. Online qualifiers to major live events are on offer all the time, and a team of well known and respected in house pros is at hand to play against or to railbird.
The game selection is awesome as well. There’s HORSE, HOSE, 2-7 Triple Draw, Razz, 5-Card Draw, Badugi, 8-Game, Mixed Holdem, Mixed Omaha, 2-7 Single Draw Lowball, not to mention the standard Holdem, Omaha and Stud tables. All these poker variants feature nice traffic and you’ll be able to find action everywhere at all times of the day.
The software is excellent. Nonetheless, the lack of PokerStars rakeback is a huge draw-back even though on top of the average quality sign-up bonus, PokerStars encourages player loyalty though a variety of reload bonuses - rather meager ones though. Apparently, you never run out of stuff to redeem here, but all that doesn't really make up for the lack of a generous PokerStars rakeback deal.
Real money play is rewarded with VIP points and FPPs.
PokerStars rake is better than the industry average. Micro limits feature by far the best rake percentages, and high to nosebleed limits are capped at a maximum of $3 too.
The support offered by PokerStars is excellent, even though it’s only available via email. No financial security issues have ever been reported at PokerStars and the company’s financial situation is more than rosy.
Upset over the non existent PokerStars rakeback? You should be. There are plenty of other options for rakeback though. Take the Full Tilt rakeback for instance. It's about as close to Pokerstars Rakeback as it gets.