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 poker on the world’s biggest poker site, download PokerStars now and install our software on your Mac. We’re also available Windows, iOS or Android devices. Ready to get started?

Download Poker Software

Download & Install

First, click ‘Play Poker Now’ and select ‘Run’ in the subsequent pop-up box. PokerStars will now be downloaded to your desktop or your ‘Downloads’ folder. This process may take a few minutes.

Once the download has finished, launch the file and update the software if you’re asked to do so. 

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Create Your Free Account

Select ‘Create Account...’ from the ‘Account’ drop-down menu at the top of the PokerStars lobby and fill in the registration form. Make sure you enter a valid email address before submitting your form.

Start Playing Poker Now

Start Playing Poker Now

To find a ring game table, tournament or play money game to jump into, 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 poker formats by clicking on your chosen game tab and then using the filter buttons to define your search.

Why Choose PokerStars?


The Best Games

There's never been a better time to start playing at the world's largest site. PokerStars has the largest selection of online games anywhere, with a poker tournament starting every second. You can play Texas Hold'em, or try other games like Omaha, and you can play in a selection of languages by downloading our free software!


The Biggest Prize Pools

PokerStars hosts the biggest online poker events anywhere! It's home to the French Championship of Online Poker (FCOOP), the Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) and much more. It's also where you'll find the biggest weekly online poker tournaments, like the Sunday Special.

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Unmissable Live Events

By downloading our software and playing online you can also qualify for PokerStars live events. The European Poker Tour (EPT) is the world's richest schedule of live poker events, and there are also seats for the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) and Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) up for grabs, not forgetting the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) - PokerStars annual poker tournament in The Bahamas.


Safe and Secure Software

All of this is backed up by the best online software and support team in the game. The PokerStars software download is safe and easy to use, with quick deposits and fast cashouts, and the award-winning support team is available round-the-clock in a host of languages. Welcome to the start of your journey: Download the PokerStars software now!