3 Easy Steps to Start Playing at PokerStars

Becoming a PokerStars player couldn’t be easier thanks to our free to use software and simple download process. Download now and start playing poker on your PC. We’re also available on a wide range of other platforms and mobile devices, so whether you’re a Mac or Android ™ user, we’ve got you covered!

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First, click ‘Play Poker Now ’ and select ‘Run’ in the subsequent pop-up box to begin the download process. This may take a few minutes. If a security warning flashes up, select ‘Run’.

Once the download has finished, you can choose ‘Express Install’ (recommended) or ‘Custom Install’ and must agree to PokerStars ‘End User License Agreement’ before continuing. To launch PokerStars, double click on the desktop icon or navigate to our software through your PC’s Start menu.

Download Poker Software
Download Poker Software

Select ‘Create Account...’ from the ‘Account’ drop-down menu at the top of the PokerStars lobby and fill in the registration form. Make sure you enter a valid email address before submitting your form.

To validate your new account, select ‘Validate Email Address...’ from the ‘Account’ menu in the PokerStars lobby. Then enter the code sent to the email address previously submitted.

Download Poker Software
Download Poker Software

You can find all play money tournaments, ring games, and other poker formats in the PokerStars lobby. Use the tabs to select whatever game you want to play and set your limits.

To search for specific tables or poker formats, click on your chosen game and then use the filter buttons to define your search.