100% Deposit Bonus for New Players

Make your first real money deposit and PokerStars will reward you with a bonus of 100% up to a maximum of £400. All you have to do is enter the code 'STARS400' during the deposit process, and then start playing real money games and tournaments to earn your cash bonus!

How to Get Started

Download the PokerStars software

Download the PokerStars software

The PokerStars game client is free to download and install on your computer. Simply click any of the 'Play Poker' buttons on this site and follow the instructions onscreen.

Create an Account

Create an Account

Once you have the software installed, open the game client, select the 'Account' menu, and click 'Create Account'. Next, follow the easy steps to register and validate.

Make your First Real Money Deposit

Make your First Real Money Deposit

Open the 'Cashier' and make your deposit with any of the convenient payment methods and currency options.

Make Three Deposits in 60 days


In addition to your initial deposit, you can make up to two more qualifying deposits in 60 days (up to the maximum bonus value). This means you can take even greater advantage of the bonus offer and get the most value from your bonus award. Your bonus is earned when you play real money tournaments and ring games and collect VIP Player Points (VPPs).

Your pending bonus will be released in increments of £10. Each instalment will be credited directly into your PokerStars account when you have cleared the required number of VPPs (300 VPPs for each £10 increment). You have a total of four months to earn all the VPPs needed to earn the bonus.

Clearance Rates for Different Currencies

You can find out more about earning your deposit on the First Deposit Bonus FAQ page, including detailed examples of the VPP amounts you will need to earn. Below are the VPP clearance rates for bonuses in both USD and EUR.*

CurrencyMaximum BonusClearance Rate
USD ($) $600 200 VPPs per $10
EUR (€) €500 250 VPPs per €10

If you have any questions about the First Deposit Bonus, contact support@pokerstars.uk.

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