PokerStars is a Canada-friendly poker site that has recently added a popular Canadian deposit method to their list of acceptable payment options - the eCheck. Headquartered in the Isle of Man just off the coast of Great Britain, PokerStars was originally launched to accept players from Canada in 2000. It hosts some of the largest poker site traffic on the Internet during peak hours, especially in poker tournaments open to Canadian players. During peak times, more than 150,000 players play in tournaments while another 22,000 can be found in ring games. PokerStars Canada is fully integrated to accept Canadian poker players using English or French and their Canadian Dollar.
The Best Poker Software in the Industry?
The proprietary software at PokerStars Canada is one of the favourites among Canadian players, largely for its fully customizable design and expansive statistics features. PokerStars is one of the few websites that allows you to highlight ring games in the lobby to see all of the players in the game and their current chip counts. You can also turn on quick hand data that shows your previous 200 hands, notes that you made on your fellow players and hand statistics. You can multi table up to 24 games at once. You can mix these games between ring games and tournaments until you hit your multi tabling limit. Canadian players can often play in several tournaments and ring games at the same time to virtually eliminate down time.
Bonuses and Promotions Galore at Stars
All new Canadian players are eligible to receive a free PokerStars welcome bonus of 100% up to a maximum of C$600.00. Search for a PokerStars marketing code for the top sign up bonus. If you make another two deposits within 90 days after your first, you can receive the full Canadian Dollar deposit bonus. Each bonus at PokerStars is released as cash available for a withdrawal in C$10.00 increments. Players from Canada can clear their bonuses at PokerStars by earning VIP points - distributed after you contribute to rake and pay to enter tournaments. Each time that you earn 17 VIP points, C$1 of your bonus is considered to be cleared. As you progress through the loyalty program at PokerStars, you can access lower VIP point conversion rates.
Deposit and Withdrawal Options
There are a total of nine payment options available to Canadian players making a deposit at PokerStars. There are also seven withdrawal options that players can use to access their poker winnings. For most deposits in the Canadian Dollar, the minimum deposit limit is set at C$10.00. As long as you use your Canadian Dollar to process a deposit or withdrawal, there are no additional currency conversion fees applied. The deposit options available at PokerStars Canada include:
Withdrawal options are:
- Physical Check
Benefits of the Largest Poker Site in the World
There are more than 13 different game varieties for players from Canada on PokerStars. In addition to the standard varieties of Texas Holdem, Stud, Draw and Omaha games, there are also mixed and specialty poker games such as H.O.R.S.E., Badugi, Razz and Single Draw Lowball. One of the most exciting tournaments at PokerStars is limited to Canadians that are able to earn enough VIP points to reach Supernova status. This is a C$1 million free tournament only open to these players. On your way to entering this tournament, you can also participate in a variety of Canadian freeroll, guaranteed and sit n go tournaments.
Any player from Canada on PokerStars can access customer support in English or French by emailing the support team 24 hours a day at firstname.lastname@example.org. Support is accessed directly from your PokerStars.com account page.