Stars Casino by PokerStars Casino - Full Review

PokerStars, which is best known for its online poker portfolio, is part of The Stars Group, which now not only has online casino and online poker offerings, but a sportsbook as well in FOX Bet. Let’s check out what their online casino branch has to offer!

Green Circle with white tick in the center Backed in conjunction with FOX
Green Circle with white tick in the center Aggressive welcome offer
Green Circle with white tick in the center Shared wallets
Green Circle with white tick in the center Welcome offer and rewards program a bit hard to understand

The Stars Casino Welcome Bonus

PokerStars Casino PA: Partnering up with Mount Airy Casino Resort & Spa, PokerStars PA is licensed and regulated by the state.

To start things off, Stars Casino by PokerStars will give $50 instant bonus just for signing up and making your first deposit. You must visit the promotions page and opt-in to receive this amazing offer.

When it comes to other welcome offers, Stars Casino has a simple and generous welcome offer - Get $50 for wagering just $1.

Here’s how it works - All you have to do is to opt-in, play 1 hand and wager at least $1 and you will get $50 completely free and instantly.

Registration at Stars Casino

The registration process is broken up into two steps and is fast and simple to complete.

  1. Email, create a username, password
  2. Consent to privacy policy and confirm you are 21 or older

That’s it. This is perhaps the fastest process in the industry.

Then, at the point of when you deposit/withdraw, you will need to give information such as your name, address and the last four digits of your social security number.

Depositing and Withdrawing at Stars Casino

Deposit Methods

  • Skrill
  • Stars Transfer
  • PayNearMe
  • PayPal
  • Debit/Credit Card
  • eCheck

Withdrawal Methods

  • Skrill
  • PayPal
  • eCheck

Stars Casino by PokerStars Casino Experience

Stars Casino is available on desktop, mobile web browsers and in app form both Android and iOS.

On desktop, the layout is fairly simple and easy to figure out. At the top of the page, there are links to the return to the home page, the slots, card and table games, more games, and a search bar to search for titles.

Below this, you’ll find the games categorized into featured, new and most popular. Not all of the games are listed here and you’ll need to click on the menu buttons at the top of the page to access them.

For mobile, it is set up slightly different. At the top, there is a collapsible drop-down menu with links to popular games and card and table games.

On the main page of the app, there are more games sorted by recently played games by other users, card and table games, game of the week, featured games, new games, popular and jackpot. Everything is fitted to the screen and there aren’t numerous other menus to traverse.

On both desktop and mobile, you will be hard-pressed to find anything that takes a long time to load or buffer—everything is exceedingly fluid.

Game Variety at Stars Casino

  • Slots: A total of 61 offerings with two being jackpot slots (Divine Fortune and Mercy of the Gods)
  • Atlantic City Premium Blackjack
  • European Roulette
  • Poker: 10 offerings including titles such as Jacks or Better, Triple Bonus, Double Bonus, Tens or Better and Joker Poker.
  • Baccarat

Currently, there are no live dealer games. Information pertaining to software partners is not readily available.

Game Providers

Game Provider NetEnt
Game Provider Playtech
Game Provider Play'n Go
Game Provider Thunderkick
Game Provider Scientific Games
Game Provider WMS
Game Provider Playson

Stars Casino Betting Limits

For betting limits, especially slots, the limits fluctuates greatly with minimum amounts required for wagering as low as a penny ($0.01). For other table games such as blackjack, the limits are a bit more stiff with the minimum coming in at $5 and the max at $2500. Lastly, roulette can be as low as $0.10.

Return to Player Percentages at Stars Casino

Return to player percentage is the percentage of money that players will be paid back over time. For example, if a game has a return to player percentage of 97 percent, players will get $0.97 per dollar back over time.

For slot games, the percentages go between 95-97 percent. Blackjack is quite close to 100 percent at 99.69 percent.

For roulette, it’s not really known, but since it is the European version, there is only one “0” on the board, which gives the house edge at just 2.7 percent.

Stars Casino VIP Program

Stars Casino features the infamous Stars Rewards program. Like the welcome offer, the Rewards Program is a bit much, but still has value, of course.

Players get points based on the amount of money spent on games. However, these points vary based on game and the return to player percentage points. For example, to get a point in blackjack you’ll need to spend more than slots as blackjack has a higher return to player percentage. There are six total levels and each gets a different “chest”. Each chest has a different amount of value.

Overall, it's not a bad program, but it shouldn’t be the reason that you do play. If you’re already playing plenty, it’s just icing on the cake.

Stars Casino Customer Support

At the bottom of the page, there is a help button. Here, you’ll find quite a thorough FAQ section. Here, you’ll also find a contact button if you’re unable to find a resolution. Through the contact button, there is a form you can fill out which will email Stars Casino .

Responsible Gambling Features at Stars Casino

Here, there are four pages of different articles of information—four. There is a lot of information here available for those who need help with problematic gambling. There’s information here related to charities and organizations that could help on a professional level with the problem. There are also in-house services such as setting limits on yourself in terms of session time, deposit and spending. You can also self-exclude yourself from the game if needed.

This is filled with information and is perhaps the largest amount of information on a Responsible Gaming page that we’ve seen.

Our Verdict on Stars Casino by PokerStars

Overall, Stars Casino by PokerStars Casino is a decent one to play at. You'll find some aggressive offerings, but a lot of things such as the rewards program and welcome offer are a bit more convoluted than necessary. Being affiliated with FOX and also the history of PokerStars is definitely a plus, too. The game offerings are fine, and if a user looks a bit deeper into the offerings and rewards program, they’ll find that they will want to be a big-time user of the platform.



Hi, I'm Richard Janvrin

"<p>Graduating from the University of New Hampshire with a BA in Journalism, Richard has written for notable sports outlets such as Bleacher Report. Now with, Richard is able to combine his sports and gambling interests to spend time exploring online sportsbooks and casinos.</p>"

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