3 Easy Steps to Start Playing at PokerStars

The PokerStars software is simple to use and available for download across a wide range of platforms. To start playing, download PokerStars now and install our software on your Mac. We’re also available Windows, iOS or Android devices. Ready to get started?

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Download & Install
Download Poker Software

First, download the PokerStars software and click ‘Save File’ when prompted. The software will be saved to either your desktop or ‘Downloads’ folder. It may take a few minutes for PokerStars to download.

Create Your Free Account
Free Account

Launch PokerStars and in the main lobby select ‘Create Account...’ from the ‘Account’ drop-down menu, located at the top. Fill out the required registration details and make sure you input a valid email address.

To validate your account, check your inbox for the provided validation code. Next, select ‘Validate Email Address...’ from the ‘Account’ drop-down menu in the PokerStars lobby. Finally, enter your validation code.

Start Playing Poker Now
Start Playing Poker Now

To find a game, use the tabs in the PokerStars lobby. From there you can select whatever game you want to play and set your limits.

You can also search for specific tables, limits or formats by clicking on your chosen game tab and then using the filter buttons to define your search.

Special Offers

Special Offers

We have special offers running all year round, with cash prizes, seats to the best live events and much more.

Live Poker

Live Poker

Qualify for the biggest live poker events in your region with freerolls and satellite qualifiers running now.