PokerStars, home of Daniel Negreanu, Vanessa Rousso, Chris Moneymaker, and the last 2 World Series of Poker winners, Joe Cada, and Peter Eastgate, has finally stepped up to the big leagues when it comes to first-time deposit bonuses.
Not too long ago, PokerStars only offered a $50 first-time deposit bonus to new players. This was the first time deposit bonus I was able to get. Now, they are offering a huge $600 first-time deposit bonus. They even give you 90 days to make up to three deposits up to a total of $600 to qualify for the 100% match bonus.
And I’m a bit jealous. $50 is better than a sharp stick in the eye but $600 is a nice chunk of change. If you have not played on PokerStars before then now would be a good time to sign up.
PokerStars is open to US players. They have quick and easy deposit options and just as fast withdrawal methods. You earn the bonus by playing on any of the thousands of games or tournaments running around the clock and collecting frequent player points or VPPs as PokerStars calls them.
They release the bonus in $10 increments for every 170 VPPs you accumulate. Then you have six months after the first deposit to earn all the VPPs you need to release the full $600.