Since being founded in September 2001, PokerStars has risen to become the largest online poker cardroom in the world. The main reason for PokerStars success over other online poker sites is its willingness to accept US players while many of its rivals, such as PartyPoker, stopped taking US business once US congress passed its anti-gambling laws.
PokerStars prides itself on its innovation and offering a quality product to its players. It was the first online poker room to offer integrated player statistics, integrated player note-taking, reliable multi-table tournaments, individual image icons for players and run a large number of qualifying tournaments for the World Series of Poker (from which came the 2003 WSOP champion, Chris Moneymaker, and 2004 champion, Greg Raymer).
In addition to offering massive player traffic, PokerStars provides reliable and easy to use software, great value tounaments and freerolls, a wide variety of games, opportunities to compete against top-notch competition, a loyalty program, excellent promotions and 24/7 e-mail customer support.