Poker Stars is the world’s largest online poker room, and coincidentally supplies the largest varieties of online poker games as well. The selection of online poker games is so vast, many players find themselves browsing the rules pages of some variations they’ve never played before.
Because Poker Stars has the most active player base in the industry, its online poker games are actually able to draw enough traffic to maintain activity in all variants, at all hours. Few others can claim the same, aside from maybe Full Tilt Poker. From micro-limits to high-stakes, the online poker games include something for all player types and bankroll sizes.
The complete menu of online poker games at Poker Stars consist of:
7 Card Stud High
7 Card Stud Hi-Lo
5 Card Draw
2-7 single Draw
2-7 Triple Draw
Plus the following “Mixed” online poker games:
FL/NL Hold’em Mix
FL/PL Omaha Hi-Lo Mix
Texas Hold’em, Omaha Hi-Lo, 5 Card Draw and 2-7 single/Triple Draw online poker games are available in all limits – Fixed Limit (FL), No Limit (NL) and Pot Limit (PL). Omaha poker is available in FL and PL. All other online poker games are supplied in FL formats only, except for Mixed games, which vary by the online poker games involved.
Poker Stars online poker games come in a wide range of stakes. In fact, Poker Stars was the first to introduce “micro-limit” stakes to the online poker industry. NL Hold’em stakes start at $0.01/$0.02, FL stakes at $0.02/$0.04. The highest Hold’em stakes are NL $200/$400, FL $1,000/$2,000. Omaha stakes range from $0.01/$0.02 to $$200/$400, Omaha Hi-Lo $0.01/$0.02 to $75/$150.
All of Poker Stars online poker games are also available for free, practice play. You can register a play-money account and enjoy participate in Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo, Razz5 Card Draw, 2-7 Single Draw, 2-7 Triple Draw, Badugi and the entire list of mixed online poker games as well.
Playing free online poker games at Poker Stars is a great way to learn how to play all of the different game variations before risking your own real money, or just as a fun way to pass the time. Poker Stars has just as many free play members as it does real money players, if not even more, so you never have to worry about finding a large number of active free online poker games in all variations.
The majority of Poker Stars online poker games are also available in tournament play, including Sit’n’Go and Multi-Table tournament formats.
The software allows players to sort through the different online poker games, in cash games, SNG and MTT tournaments. For even more exclusive searching, use the filter options to find specific table sizes, stakes ranges, tournament buy-ins, currencies (USD or EUR), table speed and full tables.
The combination of available online poker games, tournaments, software and player traffic are certainly some of the main reasons Poker Stars has maintained the status of the world’s number-one site for playing online poker games for so long now.
By Ron Schwartz
Ron Schwartz is a regular contributor for Pokerlistings.com where he writes about poker strategy for all types of poker and for all levels of players.