PokerStars Bonus Code
PokerStars.com is the real money gaming leader in the world of online poker. In addition to offering the most advanced poker client software, PokerStars also provides top notch customer care, attentive security, and some of the best poker promotions in the online poker world, starting with the new player welcome bonus of up to $600.
By entering the PokerStars bonus code of “STARS600” when making your deposits, PokerStars will match your deposits for up to $600 in bonus money.
Cashing out the free $600 is a simple process but to even qualify, you must deposit a total amount of $600 into your new PokerStars account. Then you must play the necessary amount of real money poker games or MTT’s and SnG’s to unlock the bonus money.
To begin, click on PokerStars and proceed to register a new account. During the registration process, enter “GPSTSPROMO” into the Marketing Code prompt. This exclusive PokerStars Marketing Code 2012 provides extra advantages, which we will clarify at the bottom of the page!
Next, visit the cashier to make your real money deposit.
New players qualify for the Poker Stars welcome bonus upon making their first real money deposit. The PokerStars new player bonus is a 100% match bonus, meaning if you deposit $200, PokerStars will match that and award you $200. The largest bonus possible is $600, €465, £390, or CAD $625. Use the PokerStars Bonus Code STARS600 every time you make a deposit to qualify, up to your first three deposits or up to $600. Enter STARS600 into the “bonus code” field on the deposit screen before processing your payment!
The deposit amount can be of any size, but you are required to deposit a total of $600 within 3 deposits, and within the first 90 days to receive the full $600 bonus. This is a nice feature that didn’t exist a while back. Previously, your bonus was entirely dependent on just your FIRST deposit amount.
Again, be sure to enter the PokerStars bonus code STARS600 during your initial deposit and any other subsequent deposits (up to 3 total) that qualify towards the maximum bonus of $600!
Cashing Out your PokerStars Bonus
You can “cash out” the bonus, once you have earned the required number of VIP Player Points (VPP’s).
Players collect player points by playing real money games and tournaments at PokerStars. Any tournament fees paid or rakes contributed to the pot are automatically converted into VPP’s. For every $1 of rake or fees contributed by a player will earn him 5.5 VPPs.
For example, if you played a $20 + 2 sit-n-go, you are paying a $2 tournament fee and so would earn 11 VPP’s.
It isn’t necessary to win the game or tournament to collect the VPP’s, every player immediately and automatically earns VPP’s. Click the “Cashier” button and then the “Check My Bonus Status” button to view your VPP’s.
The welcome bonus is paid out into your account as you earn VPP’s. Every time you earn 170 VPP’s, and payment of $10 is made into your account. So you will have to earn a total of 10,200 VPP’s to receive the full $600 bonus cash. You have 6 months to do this, which should be pretty easy. Multi-tabling is the fastest way to earn your VPP’s and receive your bonus cash.
The bonus rewards will automatically be paid into your cashier account and you will receive an email from PokerStars.com stating that a bonus has been put into your account. You may check your PokerStars account screen to see that the bonus is no longer listed as “Pending”, and then check “History” in the “Cashier” section to see that it has been applied to your real money balance.
Breaking down the PokerStars welcome bonus for the tournament player, you must pay about $3 in tournament fees to receive $1 in bonus money. This 3 to 1 ratio is pretty standard among the top online poker rooms. However, the PokerStars welcome bonus is more attractive than most poker bonuses since it provides the flexibility of spreading the bonus across 3 deposits. Along with the VIP points program, which provides all players additional bonuses, tournament entries, or gifts from the online shop, PokerStars provides exceptional benefits to its members.
As stated earlier, opening your new account with the PokerStars Marketing Code “GPSTSPROMO” delivers some additional perks! Enter PSA7201 in the Marketing Code field as seen below and gain entry to $1,000 worth of additional prize money in freerolls and exclusive tournaments every month.
Here’s an overview of the special tourneys you can play in, every month:
$500 freeroll – You must earn 200 FPP’s the previous month, and you’re in! This freeroll is held on the 14th of every month!
$500 money added – This tournament has a $5 buy-in but adds $500 to the prize pool! This exclusive tournament is only available to those who registered with the PokerStars marketing code GPSTSPROMO.
Not only can you receive $600 of bonus cash, but also play in private tournaments that have $1,000 added to the prize pools each month!
PokerStars offers many other promotions that deliver real value. The VIP Program is one of the best in the industry allowing players to spend their frequent player points on electronics, tournaments, and even cash. The Multi-Table Tournament Leader Board awards thousands of dollars in prize money. The boards rank the top tourney players each week, month and year, across all buy-in levels. It’s the biggest leader board promotion in the online poker world.