Games: Aside from its traditional poker games, PokerStars will boast hundreds of other casino titles such as a catalogue of popular pokies, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and other table games.
Note: Pokerstars exited the Australian market ahead of the Interactive Gambling Amendment Bill which went into legal effect in September 2017. This review remains for record purposes and our eligible international readers only.
PokerStars Online Casino
The Amaya Gaming Group, the publicly listed Canadian online gambling company giant which owns PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, has announced it will be opening a PokerStars casino platform internationally in December 2014. Drawing from the PokerStars official poker platform, Australians can prepare for and expect a high quality online and mobile gambling experience, with games available to play for both free and real Australian currency.
After researching other gambling patterns of PokerStars players, David Baazov, the CEO of Amaya, stated the introduction of casino games “would be appreciated by PokerStars customers”.
With more than 40 million registered players worldwide, PokerStars is determined to continue to remain one of the largest names in the online and interactive gaming industry, with Southern Europe President Gino Appiotti explaining his team “strongly believes that in this market, adding casino games is the best way to serve players.”
Bringing online casino games to the poker room will entice more players to register with PokerStars and according to Appiotti, “enhance their experience with PokerStars and provide a safe, trusted and convenient way for them to be entertained.”
Casino Software and Games
Currently, PokerStars does not offer an ‘instant play’ (Web browser) play option. Players need to download the safe and malware-free PokerStars software to access the poker room (the download takes less than two minutes and is free of charge).
The client software will remain in place for the new Internet casino, but it is still unconfirmed as to whether PokerStars will release an instant play (Web-browser based) gaming platform for its online casino and online pokie games. All currently registered PokerStars players will be able to log in to the casino platform with their existing credentials and will be able to use existing account funds to play real money games such as PokerStars blackjack, roulette and pokies.
All games will be regulated by independent third-party bodies which will test for player fairness and accurate random number generator technology.
PokerStars new online casino will be compatible with all smartphones and tablets (and some older-end data-enabled and WAP devices) including, but not limited to: iOS device (Apple iPhones, Apple iPads), Android tablets and mobiles (Sony, Samsung, Google Nexus devices, HTC, Motorola), and devices using the BlackBerry and Windows operating systems, too.
Online Poker Deposit and Withdrawal Options
All current available banking methods will remain available for current and new PokerStars clients, with transactions protected by 128-bit SSL (Secure Socket Layer) digital encryption technology, so real money deposits and personal financial details are secure across the Web. Banking methods include:
- Visa (debit and credit cards)
- MasterCard (debit and credit cards)
- Online/Local/Direct Bank Transfer
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