PokerStars.es is the Spanish branch of PokerStars, the largest poker room of the world. In summer 2017, it became known about the rapid unification of the game pool of four European countries: Spain, Italy, France and Portugal, which were formerly in the poker reservation. In the middle of January 2018, an agreement in principle between Spain and France was reached and all the legislative formalities were settled. PokerStars Spain became the first poker room, which started to provide its services to the united pool of players.
Soon it became known that not only residents of Spain and France will be able to play on PokerStars.es but also representatives of the third countries, including residents of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and other CIS countries. Read more about registration on PokerStars.es in our special material.
If you already have an experience of playing on the global PokerStars, then the PokerStars.es software will seem habitual and familiar to you. The functional and convenience of the PokerStars client in use is well known to most players. The poker client of PokerStars.es by no aspects concedes to its older brother and is its copy in fact. Statistics collecting programs (Holdem Manager, Poker Tracker) and other supporting software (for example, StarsHelper) work without problems on PokerStars.es as well as on the global site PokerStars.com. The only difference is the lack of opportunity to choose the tables for cash games.
The "Seat Me" function is implemented in the lobby of the cash-games on PokerStars Spain, which makes bumhunting and table-select impossible. PokerStars.es doesn’t have a list of the tables and only the limits and the number of entries on each limit are displayed. After choosing the limit, the player will be seated at the random free table.
Note: if you try to change the random table, where you were seated by the Seat Me system, in a short time, you can get a temporary ban, which may be up to 24 hours.
After the merger of France and Spain game pools and after the representatives of the third countries got the permission to play in the room, PokerStars.es rapidly broke out into the leaders. Currently it firmly occupies the third place on traffic in the world, conceding only the global site of PokerStars and Asian web IDNPoker but significantly outpace the nearest competitors represented by 888Poker and PartyPoker.
PokerStars.es is a part of the PokerStars Europe network. This network also includes the French branch PokerStars.fr but to play on this site not from France is prohibited by local law.
The average online on PokerStars.es is about 30 000 of people, the peak of the traffic occurs in the evening of European time, when French and Spanish amateurs return from their offices.
The main traffic of cash games is concentrated at low (up to NL10) and medium limits (up to NL200). At peak times (starting from 20:00 Moscow time), the number of entries can reach thousands of players on low limits and it is usually 600-700 entries on medium limits. The game over than NL200 is gathered very seldom and as a rule, contains no more than 1-2 tables. Most of the action takes place in a 6-max format; 9-max table game is gathered only on micro-limits.
Limits and games of PokerStars Spain
Cash-game on PokerStars.es
PokerStars Spain offers its players a wide selection of games in all the disciplines. Like the global PokerStars, the Spanish branch gives its players the opportunity to play traditional Hold'em and Omaha as well as Stud, Draw-poker and 8-Games but there is almost no traffic in these exotic disciplines. The whole game in the room is in euros. The minimum limits in cash-games start from 0.01 / 0.02 € and the maximum limit is 5/10 €.
Tournaments on PokerStars.es
Most of the tournaments on PokerStars Spain have names, usual for the regular players of the global site but there are also original names: Sunday 6th Sense (buy-in - 10€, the guarantee - 40 000€), Afternoon on Stars (buy-in - 50€, the guarantee - 25 000€). The buy-ins of the tournaments on PokerStars Spain start from 1€ and reach 250€, the main Sunday tournament - Sunday Special guarantees the players 150 000€. Note: buy-ins over 25 € are prohibited by the regulative legislation of the countries.
Spin&Go on PokerStars.es
PokerStars Spain, just like the global site, offers its players a popular format of lottery tournaments Sit & Go. The buy-ins of these tournaments start from 0.25 € and reach 250€ and the maximum jackpot is 1 000 000€.
The rake in tournaments is from 1€ to 250 € - 7%, on a limit of 0,25€ - 8%
Rake on PokerStars.es
The rake at the cash tables on PokerStars.es is higher than on the global site and on the market in general, it ranges from 5.75% to 6% but this is easily compensated by the weakness of the players’ field from these ex-reservations.
Rake structure on PokerStars.es
|Limit||Rake||Cap (2-4 players)||Cap (5 players)||Cap (6+ players)|
|From 1.2€ and more||5.75%||3€||3€||3€|
Methods of deposit and withdrawal of money on PokerStars Spain
Note: You can withdraw money only after the verification of your account on PokerStars.es. You can find out how to verify your account on PokerStars Spain in our material.
To make a deposit on PokerStars Spain you can use all the most popular means of payment:
- Visa and MasterCards
- WebMoney (the charge for a deposit is 0.8%)
- Yandex money
In order to withdraw the funds from PokerStars.es, you can use any of these payment methods, except MasterCard.
Bonuses and VIP-system on PokerStars.es
You probably know that PokerStars has significantly cut its bonus program. PokerStars.es also has been influenced by these changes. The bonus program Stars Rewards operates on the Spanish branch, as well as on the global site. Rakeback, which can be obtained in these chests, does not exceed 5%.
Stars Rewards. When the user collects a certain number of play points and fills the progress bar, he will get an access to a certain chest. By opening the chest, the player is guaranteed to become the owner of reward which is determined randomly.
Create an account on PokerStars.es today, because loose loverd of croissants and reckless bullfighters crave to share their Western European salaries with you.