Considered to be the industry leader in online poker, PokerStars is THE site of choice for recreational players and sharks alike. Stars offers unparalleled customer service and quality tournament schedules and guarantees for just about any poker player.
Even after PokerStars exited the United States market in 2011 following Black Friday, the site continued to see soaring traffic and today boasts in excess of 30,000 real money cash players (Slovakian players are not accepted) during peak times according to data aggregator sites like PokerScout.com.
PokerStars is located on the Isle of Man where they are fully licensed and regulated. The company is owned by Amaya Gaming, a company who purchased PokerStars parent company, The Rational Group, in 2014 for $4.9 billion. Unfortunately for the grinder community at PokerStars, Amaya will be eliminating the very popular VIP SuperNova Elite program by the end of 2016, which had previously allowed high-volume players to earn up to 60% rakeback on their play.