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PokerStars Marketing Code 2017

PokerStars Marketing Code

Players need to be aware that there is a difference between a PokerStars Marketing Code and a PokerStars Bonus Code. The PokerStars marketing code is entered when you first create your PokerStars account and enables the company to track where their players originate from, so that they can allocate their marketing budget more efficiently.

Using the correct PokerStars marketing code has benefits for poker players as well inasmuch as the more efficiently the company spends its marketing budget, the more money exists for promotions and bonuses. A higher volume of players will also lead to more tables being open and bigger tournaments with more valuable prizes. Therefore, if you have not already created your PokerStars account, now is the time to do so using the PokerStars marketing codePSP14730

PokerStars Bonus Code

If you have already created your account and are ready to make your first deposit, this is when it is time to use the PokerStars bonus code. The amount of the PokerStars bonus and the PokerStars bonus code to use differs depending on the currency you are funding your account with, and therefore:-

  • For accounts funded in £ Sterling, use the PokerStars bonus code STARS400 to be eligible for a 100% match bonus up to £400.00 on your first three deposits within 60 days of registering your account.
  • For accounts funded in Euros, please use the PokerStars bonus code EURO500 to receive a 100% match bonus up to €500.00 on your first three deposits within 60 days of registering your account.
  • For accounts funded in US or Canadian dollars, use the PokerStars bonus code STARS600 to get your 100% match bonus up to $600.00 on your first three deposits within 60 days of registering an account.

Please note that the £ Sterling and Euro amounts of the PokerStars bonuses are subject to change depending on the strength/weakness of the US dollar.

PokerStars hosts cash game tables and tournament in a choice of £ Sterling, Euros and US dollars (except in the ring-fenced markets of Spain, Italy and France, where your only option is to play in Euros), and you can play at (say) a dollar table if you have funded your account in £ Sterling and PokerStars will apply the same rate of exchange when you leave a table as when you join it.

The reason for accepting different currencies is so that you do not lose financially if the value of your £ Pound, Euro or Dollar takes a dive while your money is invested at PokerStars and it makes sense to fund your account in the currency of your credit card, debit card, eWallet or bank (i.e. If you live in Europe and have a Euro credit card, open your account in Euros).

Clearing the PokerStars Bonus

In order to clear the PokerStars bonus, you have to collect VIP Points (VPPs). VPPs are awarded when you pay a fee to enter a poker tournament or when you contribute to the rake which is deducted from a cash game pot. In PokerStars tournaments, you receive VIP Points at the rate of 8.8 VPPs for each £1.00 in fee paid, 7 VPPs for each €1.00 in fee paid or 5.5 VPPs for each $1.00 in fee paid.

Therefore, if you were to enter a £20.00 + £2.00 online poker tournament, you would receive 17.6 VPPs, a €13.46 + €1.54 tournament (they have funny buy-ins in Euroland) would reward you with 10.78 VPPs and you would get 2.75 VPPs if you entered a $5.00 + $0.50.

The way in which VPPs are awarded in cash games is far more complicated, with different amount of points being awarded according to the stakes you are playing at and the number of seats at the table. There are also caps applied to the maximum amount of rake PokerStars will deduct from a pot – for example, if you were playing on a $0.05/$0.10 NL Hold´em table and the pot grew to $100.00, PokerStars would deduct no more than $2.00 from the pot in rake even though their rake percentage in games of this value is 4.5%.

Stake Levels

Nº of Seats

VPPs/US Dollar

VPPs/Euro

VPPS/£ Sterling

$0.01/$0.02

any

10.00

12.00

16.00

$0.02/$0.05

any

8.50

10.00

13.60

$0.05/$0.10

any

7.00

9.00

11.20

$0.10/$0.25 +

8 or more

6.00

8.00

10.50

$0.10/$0.25 +

up to 7

5.50

7.00

8.80

Increments of the PokerStars bonus will be released into your account for you to use at specific milestones. You are allowed 120 days to collect as many VPPs as possible and clear as much of the PokerStars bonus as you can – and ideally all of it.

If you account is · £ Sterling, £10.00 is released when you collect 300 VIP Points
funded in:- · Euros, €10.00 is released when you collect 250 VIP Points
· US dollars, $10.00 is released when you have collected 200 VIP Points

Tips for Clearing the PokerStars Bonus

Unless you are a recreational player who only has a few hours a week to play online poker, clearing the PokerStars bonus should not present too many difficulties (unless you lose all your money by playing too recklessly when you first play real money poker – in which case, it is a good thing that your first three deposits count towards you PokerStars bonus). However, these tips will help you clear the bonus just a little bit quicker:-

  • Play fixed limit and dual pot games as these games tend to have more players seeing flop which will guarantee that rake is deducted from the pot and VIP Points are awarded
  • Play multiple tables at a lower stake level rather than take too much money to too few, as this presents a lesser risk of loss and means you will get a better rate of VPPs per dollar.
  • Take advantage of “Happy Hour” promotions whenever they are available. These normally apply to Zoom poker tables and award double points for the duration of the promotion.

Hope That Helps!

We hope our tips help you to have a profitable and enjoyable poker experience on PokerStars. Don´t forget to include the PokerStars marketing code when you first register an account and use the appropriate PokerStars bonus code when you fund it – and don´t forget to digg our Likes with your favorite social media.