PokerStars launches the "Home Games" section

  • Poll
    • What do you think of the PokerStars Home Games section?

      • 29
        Sounds good - I might check it out later
        48%
      • 19
        I'm not really interested in this project
        31%
      • 13
        I think it's great - I will start using it right away
        21%
      Total: 61 Votes
    • vhallee
      vhallee
      Bronze
      Joined: 30.09.2008 Posts: 1,539
      PokerStars has just launched the Home Games section, with which you are able to host and organize private games and include friends from all over the world. You can create and manage your own poker club in the PokerStars client and everything is free of charge.

      You can read more about it in our news item here: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/news/world-of-poker/40787/

      What do you think about PokerStars' newest project? Does it sound interesting to you? Will you use it to setup some private games with your friends? Share your thoughts in this forum thread.
  • 17 replies
    • YourDoom
      YourDoom
      Bronze
      Joined: 21.08.2010 Posts: 878
      "...What's even better is that you don't need to spend a single penny to make this happen - the PokerStars Home Games is completely free..."

      Does this mean its rake-free? if so GREAT, if not still good.
    • dadude77
      dadude77
      Bronze
      Joined: 26.10.2008 Posts: 1,516
      didnt look at it, but id be highly surprised if there was no rake. Just that you dont have to pay to set it up
    • malosanmaka
      malosanmaka
      Bronze
      Joined: 18.12.2009 Posts: 508
      Nothing is said about rake since this is currently only for the play money version of Pokerstars.
    • kobip972
      kobip972
      Bronze
      Joined: 22.11.2009 Posts: 1
      Currently it is only for play money. Do you think they legal or technical difficulty in turning it to real money?
    • jdnismo
      jdnismo
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      Joined: 26.07.2010 Posts: 193
      Will this be used to host sessions for study groups?
    • Chenghao
      Chenghao
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      Joined: 04.10.2009 Posts: 274
      Pokerstrategy league anyone ? Free pokerstrategy points for league top players ?
    • supeyrio
      supeyrio
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      Joined: 11.11.2009 Posts: 3,106
      u can play real $ :D
    • NightFrostaSS
      NightFrostaSS
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      Joined: 25.10.2008 Posts: 5,255
      sounds awesome! now fish will play against themselves
    • phpalpha
      phpalpha
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 625
      Hello all.

      I am here to introduce you to my poker club on pokerstars home games: PhpKGB Rounders CluB ( why this name? because i love the ROUNDERS movie ). CluB ID: 19905.
      The club offers 2 nl2 fast tables and 1 nl5 fast table. I also scheduled 2 tournament for today:

      Daddy's Pocket Pair-> Buy-in 1.10$ Buy In, 15 minutes blind levels, starting stack 3000$, payout: winner takes all. The tournament starts at 20:00 EET.

      Speed UP SH KnockOUT-> Buy-in: 1.35$, 5 minutes blind levels, starting stack 3000$, payout: 20%. The tournament starts at 21:00 EET.

      Invitation code: pokerstrategyro

      Kind Regards,

      PhpAlpha,

      PhpKGB Rounders Club manager.

      Join the club where you feel at home, play the game you love among your fellow pokerstrategy friends. Join PhpKGB Rounders Club.

      ps: how to join a poker club:

      You are invited to join my private poker club for Home Games online.

      - If you don't already have it, download the free PokerStars software from http://www.pokerstars.com
      - Open the main poker lobby, then click on the Home Games tab
      - Click the 'Join a Poker Club' button
      - Enter my Club ID number: 19905
      - Enter my Invitation Code: pokerstrategyro
      That's it! Once I've approved your membership request, we'll be ready to start playing Home Games online together.

      If you want to find out more, visit www.pokerstars.com/homegames

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    • Dendra
      Dendra
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      Joined: 28.01.2009 Posts: 479
      Originally posted by NightFrostaSS
      sounds awesome! now fish will play against themselves
      +1 :s_cry:
    • phpalpha
      phpalpha
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      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 625
      At this moment there are 3 cash tables: nl2, nl10 si nl50. all fast, all FR.
      The tournament schedule for tomorrow is:

      " Faster Baby Faster " -> 19:00 EET. 1.10$. NL HE, FR. 3 min blinds. Starting stack: 5000$. top 10% Payout.

      " Want A Cookie ? " -> 20:20 EET. 1.35$. NL HE, FR KnockOUT. 5 min blinds. Starting stack: 3000$. top 10% Payout.

      " Making A Move " -> 21:00 EET. 1.10$. NL HE, HU Shootout. 3 min blinds. Starting stack: 5000$. Winner takes All.

      " Insomniac Rounders " -> 21:30 EET. 2.20$. NL HE, FR Regular. 15 min blinds. Starting stack: 2000$. top 20% Payout.

      Thank you,

      PhpAlpha,
      PhpKGB RounderS Club manager.

      Join the club where you feel at home, play the game you love among your fellow pokerstrategy friends. Join PhpKGB Rounders Club.

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    • phpalpha
      phpalpha
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      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 625
      Schedule for 15.01.2011: " The Saturday Fight CluB KO Tournaments "

      " Want A Cookie KO " Series. 4 Tourneys starting every hour from 18:00 EET to 21:00 EET. 1.35$. 5 min blind levels. 3000 starting stack. top 20% payout.

      " Want A Cookie KO MainEvenT ". 1 Tournament starting from 22:00 EET. 2.70$. 5 min blind levels. 3000 starting stack. top 20% payout.

      Join the club where you feel at home, play the game you love among your fellow pokerstrategy friends. Join PhpKGB Rounders Club.

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    • JHTAN
      JHTAN
      Bronze
      Joined: 10.07.2010 Posts: 1,331
      I have one question about Home Game. Is it rake free on ring table?
    • UPAY4DINNER
      UPAY4DINNER
      Silver
      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 21,961
      No JHTAN the same rake applies in Home Games as to Normal Ring Games.
    • cheloogl
      cheloogl
      Bronze
      Joined: 07.12.2010 Posts: 2,282
      You are invited to join my private poker club for Home Games online.

      - If you don't already have it, download the free PokerStars software from http://www.pokerstars.com
      - Open the main poker lobby, then click on the Home Games tab
      - Click the 'Join a Poker Club' button
      - Enter my Club ID number: 31269
      - Enter my Invitation Code: chintaroyala

      That's it! Once I've approved your membership request, we'll be ready to start playing Home Games online together.

      If you want to find out more, visit http://www.pokerstars.com/homegames
    • ashparagon
      ashparagon
      Bronze
      Joined: 16.03.2009 Posts: 19
      You are invited to join my private poker club for Home Games online.

      - If you don't already have it, download the free PokerStars software from http://www.pokerstars.com
      - Open the main poker lobby, then click on the Home Games tab
      - Click the 'Join a Poker Club' button
      - Enter my Club ID number: 300069
      - Enter my Invitation Code: sgpokergames

      That's it! Once I've approved your membership request, we'll be ready to start playing Home Games online together.

      If you want to find out more, visit http://www.pokerstars.com/homegames
    • morphling6
      morphling6
      Bronze
      Joined: 03.02.2011 Posts: 3
      You are invited to join my private poker club for Home Games online.

      - If you don't already have it, download the free PokerStars software from http://www.pokerstars.com
      - Open the main poker lobby, then click on the Home Games tab
      - Click the 'Join a Poker Club' button
      - Enter my Club ID number: 266646
      - Enter my Invitation Code: 12345678

      That's it! Once I've approved your membership request, we'll be ready to start playing Home Games online together.

      If you want to find out more, visit http://www.pokerstars.com/homegames

      There will be a 1.1 and 2.2 tournaments daily.