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Pokerstars casino review (CA)

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100%/C$500 + 150 free spins

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  • Bonus code SPECIAL2000
  • Wagering 40x (B)
  • Forfeitable Yes
  • No deposit bonus -
  • Special bonus No

Malta

License

  • Minimum depositC$10
  • CurrencyC$
  • LanguageEnglish, Finnish
  • Requires registrationYes
  • Live casinoYes
  • VIP programNo
  • Live chatYes
  • Sports bettingYes
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User rating

3.6

Expert rating

  • Appearance & usability
  • Bonuses
  • Games
  • Mobile
  • Customer support
  • Banking
Withdrawals Verified
Mastercard Visa Paysafecard Neosurf +6
Visa Wire transfer EcoPayz Apple Pay +3
NetEnt Yggdrasil Play'n GO Thunderkick +13
NetEnt Yggdrasil Play'n GO Thunderkick +13
Evolution Gaming Playtech

Pokerstars is a household name when it comes to online poker. We have the largest poker service in the world ranging from beginner-friendly tables to world championship tournaments.

But poker isn't the only thing we do. Pokerstars is also the home of thousands of slots, table games, live casino and sports betting. We are the ultimate all-in-one package.

We started in 2001 and while being the biggest name in online poker is great, that just wasn't enough. In 2015, we launched our casino. Since then, we have been able to provide everything our customers have needed in one place.

Come and see what Pokerstars can do for you.

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Expert's review Simon Kasimu

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From the overview, PokerStars casino looks like an interesting casino worth the time and effort. Featuring a black and red theme background, complemented by large white fonts that easily stand out, navigating through the casino is made easy with the user-friendly interface that you wouldn’t miss a thing.

Accessing the casino is pretty straightforward with a simple signup process. Once you log in, you will immediately appreciate the fast loading speeds of the casino and how easy the whole gaming experience is made by the swiftness of the website.

The casino has put much effort in ensuring that the game tiles to the casino games are colorful and easily blend with the background. Games are categorized in such a way that common and colorful games are among the top making it seem home even for experienced gamers.

Even though their customer support is not a strength they possess, once you get to understand the casino features, it is a smooth sail from there.

Overall rating:

3.6

When you start playing on Pokerstars, you get a hefty welcome package. Grab a total of $2,000 bonus and 300 free spins.

Just remember to use the bonus code SPECIAL2000 on all four deposits.

Your bonus package begins with your first deposit.

  • 100% bonus up to $500 and 150 free spins

If you make a second deposit within 3 days, yout get:

  • 100% bonus up to $500 and 50 free spins

If you make a third deposit within 3 days of your second deposit, yout get:

  • 100% bonus up to $500 and 50 free spins

And the fourth bonus is available if you deposit within 3 days of your third deposit:

  • 100% bonus up to $500 and 50 free spins

All free spin wins are paid in cash.

Bonus wagering is done with Redemption Points, which you earn by playing slots. For every $1 of bonus money, you need 5 Redemption Points. The amount you need to wager to earn Redemption Points depend on the RTP of the slot.

For example, playing only Gonzo's Quest would have 40x wagering, but playing 1492 Uncharted Seas would require a 105x wagering.

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PokerStars casino offers a very enticing welcome bonus to prospective gamers, that is divided into 5 subsequent deposits. Upon the first deposit, new members are entitled to a 100% deposit bonus capped at CA$500 and 150 free spins. To activate this bonus, you need to enter the bonus code as SPECIAL2000 and then proceed to select the banking option.

For the second, third, fourth and fifth deposit bonuses, you need to make a follow-up deposit within 3 days of the last deposit you made. Once you make the deposits you automatically receive a 100% bonus of your deposit amount capped at CA$500 and 50 free spins.

However, you should note that the deposit bonuses come with a 40X wagering requirement that must be fulfilled in order to enjoy the proceeds of the bonus money as real money. For me, I find the 40X wagering requirement very high as compared to industry standards of 20-25X.

Also, you should be aware that the bonuses are not accessible when using e-wallets for your deposits. So, they are ideally catered for MasterCard, Visa and Interac users only.

First deposit bonus code

Pokerstars's first deposit bonus code is SPECIAL2000.

Significant terms and conditions

  • New Canadian players only.
  • Bonus wagering: 5 Redemption Points per $1 bonus money.
  • Wagering must be done in slots.
  • Earning Redemption Point vary depending on slot's RTP.
  • Max bet while wagering: $8.
  • Free spins have no wagering requirements.

and apply.

Extra and no deposit spins

No matter what our name implies, Pokerstars is the home of a massive slots and table games selection. We have well over 1,000 casino games for you to try.

There is also no shortage of well-known game suppliers, so you can be sure to find all your favourites here. NetEnt, Play'n GO, Yggdrasil, Thunderkick, Red Tiger, Quickspin and many others have brought their best games here.

Classics, evergreen favourites, hot new releases and massive jackpot games can all be found on Pokerstars.

Pokerstars is more than just a casino. We have been the leading name in online poker for years. When it comes to the biggest tables and hottest action, Pokerstars is the place to be.

We run thousands of tournaments ranging from small sit'n'go events to massive tournaments with multi-million prizes.

Pokerstars is the home for all poker players. From the first-timers to the veterans, we have the right tables for you.

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My overall gaming experience at PokerStars Casino would be summarized as exhilarating. So why would I say so? The casino is divided into 5 main sections, of which each was a thrill to play at.

Slots

In most casinos, slots normally account for the major part of the gaming sections and so were slots under PokerStars Casino. Actually, once you login to the casino, the slots are the first thing that you see. The casino has some of the common slot games as part of its catalogue of games. Book of the Dead, Wolf Gold, Starburst, Fire Joker, and the whole John Hunter series of games are some of the common names in the plethora of slot games you would come across. As personal favorites, I decided to play both Wolf Gold and Book of the dead, and after a while, I had neither made losses nor profits even though I garnered free spins from games a couple of times.

Live Casino

The live casino section is packed with a list of interesting and interactive games that were amazing to play. Even though the catalogue here is much limited as compared to the number of games under this section other casinos have, PokerStars casino had a good selection of available games.

I am a fan of Sic Bo, and the version offered by this casino was pretty decent. It wasn’t the standard evolution gaming offers or Pragmatic Play, but still was quite enjoyable.

Card & Table

Games under this section were the classical blackjack, roulette and card poker games operated by the casino. Some of the common names included classic blackjack, European roulette, American roulette and high roller blackjack just to name a few.

Races

Under this section of the casino, players get to compete against each other for prize money. Games are updated according to the numbers of players that opt in to compete, and it is important to note, that even though you can opt in at any time, opting out is only limited to when the competition ends. This would be a risky endeavor for novice gamers, but with experience, it is worth the thrill.

Instant win

This section is a very high risk high reward section where players have an equal chance of prediction to the available games. Even though the section has only a handful of games, if such types of games are your cup of poison, you are in for a treat. Some of the games include scratch cards, football frenzy and Grabba Babbah Dough.

Desktop game information

Total number of desktop games: 1400
Total number of desktop slots: 1200
Total number of desktop table games: 25
Total number of desktop jackpot games: 85

Desktop game providers

NetEnt Yggdrasil Play'n GO Thunderkick IGT Quickspin Leander Evolution Gaming Playtech Big Time Gaming Pragmatic Play Red Tiger High 5 games BluePrint Gaming StakeLogic Scientific Games Skywind Group

Pokerstars can be enjoyed on mobile devices. Our lightweight casino is compatible with all modern phones and tablet. It is built on HTML5 technology, which makes it responsive and fast.

You can find almost all of our slots and table games in our mobile casino. Only some of the oldest games are not available for mobile.

To play poker on your mobile device, you need the Pokerstars app. It is available for both iOS and Android.

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Gaming on my mobile was as easy as playing on my desktop. Even with the reduced screen size, everything seemed to fit perfectly and the graphics were perfect. The loading speeds between casino pages and games were great, considering the games I mostly played had a lot of colors and large images.

Another interesting fact with the mobile feature is that PokerStars Casino has a dedicated mobile app for android users. With the app, everything is as the Mobile web based version with the loading speeds working perfectly as well as other features like banking.

Mobile game information

Total number of mobile games: 1350
Total number of mobile slots: 1150
Total number of mobile table games: 25
Total number of mobile jackpot games: 85

Mobile game providers

NetEnt Yggdrasil Play'n GO Thunderkick IGT Quickspin Leander Evolution Gaming Playtech Big Time Gaming Pragmatic Play Red Tiger High 5 games BluePrint Gaming StakeLogic Scientific Games Skywind Group

Looking for a realistic casino experience, like the one you get on a brick-and-mortar casino? Then look no further, as we here on Pokerstars got you covered.

Our live casino games bring you the same gambling experience, but in the comfort of your own home. Play with real croupiers and feel the same exciting gameplay.

Our live games are courtesy of Evolution and Playtech. With developers like these, you are sure to find high-quality choices that suit your preferences. Roulettes, baccarats, blackjacks and game shows, we have them all right here.

Live game information

Total number of live casino games: 40

Live game suppliers

Evolution Gaming Playtech

We strive to protect our players. All data transfers are encrypted and player accounts are protected from outside threats.

We also advocate safe and responsible gambling. Our goal has been to build a service where gambling can be enjoyed safely and to help those who need it.

You can set limits to your accounts to protect you. If you feel like your gambling is getting out of control, you can set:

  • Deposit limits
  • Game limits
  • Time limits
  • Self-exclude

If you ever have any questions, our customer support team is here to help. Hop on to our help centre to find our comprehensive FAQ section, where there are answers to most questions we get.

You can also ask our customer support bot (called Stella) for help. Stella is a clever helper and can eventually get you in contact with a human customer support if you don't get the answer you were looking for.

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When it comes to customer support, I felt that PokerStars Casino really let down its players. Even though they have a whole page dedicated as a ‘HELP’ page, all you get is a detailed FAQ column. Periodically the chat button may pop up, but you get an automated robot of the FAQs.

This means they lack a live chat support, email support option or the phone support option. In clear perspective, there is no way to contact them in case you encounter any issues, which I think they need to work hard on. Considering I had issues with my banking details, I had to maneuver around the casino pages, something a live chat agent could easily assist with.

Site languages

English, Finnish, German, French, Russian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovene

Email support languages

English, Finnish, German, French, Russian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovene

Live support languages

English

Phone support languages

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Here on Pokerstars, we follow the rules and regulations set by our licensors to the letter. This means that to prevent underage gambling and money laundering, we need to know who our customers are.

Our KYC (know your customer) process begins at registration. Here, we start by asking you basic information, like name, address, birthday and email.

Later we may ask you for documents as proof. These include proof of identity, address and deposit.

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Expert's review Simon Kasimu

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Verification at this casino wasn’t mandatory. An easy signup form once you decide to play in the casino, make your deposit and you are ready to play. I assumed that after being in the casino for a week’s time, and lacking a dedicated documentation page, I would be told to verify my documents upon withdrawal. But when I decided to withdraw, my withdrawal request was processed without any issues.

Pokerstars has a plethora of great deposit and withdrawal methods available for our Canadian players. All are fast and safe for your convenience.

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When it comes to banking, for Canadians, the casino promises a multi-currency switch, where you could switch from the main US dollar to the Canadian dollar, but that wasn’t actually possible in reality. So, when you try to count your profits keep in mind you are in the USD value.

When it comes to the available banking methods, PokerStars Casino has partnered with the leading ways that Canadians get to easily deposit and withdraw funds. Visa and MasterCard, MuchBetter, Ecopayz, Paysafecard and Interac are among the options you could use. As always, I prefer e-wallets and so decided to deposit with Ecopayz.

Deposits were instant and to my surprise, withdrawals took less than 12 hours to reflect in my Ecopayz wallet which was among casinos that have fast withdrawing periods.

Depositing methods

Mastercard Visa Paysafecard Neosurf EcoPayz Apple Pay INSTADEBIT MuchBetter Interac eCheck

Withdrawal methods

Visa Wire transfer EcoPayz Apple Pay INSTADEBIT MuchBetter eCheck

Withdrawal times

Visa 1-3 working days, Wire transfer 3-7 working days, EcoPayz 1-3 working days, Apple Pay 1-3 working days, INSTADEBIT 1-3 working days, MuchBetter 3-5 working days, eCheck 3-7 working days


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