Of course, creating an account is a task you only have to do once, but it’s also your first contact with a poker site. As such, it’s in the operator’s best interest to make things as smooth as possible. Too many times have we been eager to try out a site, only to be discouraged by dubious requests for overly personal information.
Thankfully, Pokerstars prides itself on its speed and efficiency, which is exactly what the registration process embodies. Here’s what you have to do:
Visit the Website
Pokerstars has many regional sites, as they want to create a custom experience for players in just about every region they operate in. For this reason, just Google ‘Pokerstars’ and, using geolocation, the first result will be the site best suited for you.Visit Pokerstars
The UI is pretty straightforward. All the important controls and commands are in the header. The centerpiece, though, is the Join button. It’s big and highlighted, so it’s impossible to make a mistake.
Enter Some Basic Details
Just like every compliant and legal poker site, Pokerstars is obliged to verify that every new player is a real person. Therefore, you have to provide some info.
The form is two pages long, and this first part only requires your email, along with a newly created username/password combo. Make sure the password is strong. Preferably, use a password manager to generate impenetrable ones.
Read the T&Cs Thoroughly
We can’t stress the importance of this step enough. This is essentially an outline of all your duties and rights while playing at Pokerstars. Remember – when you accept it, it’s legally binding.
And you can rest assured that the operator respects the T&Cs, too. So, they won’t skirt around the rules to enforce something arbitrary.
Provide the Rest of Your Personal Info
Again, the rampant rise of money laundering through gambling sites has urged regulators to verify everyone’s identity. In this part of the process, you have to enter the rest of the details. They are: first name, last name, country, date of birth, address, ZIP code, and phone number.