PokerStars Launch Home Game Option For Mobile

Home games on PokerStars no longer have to be played at home, the industry-leading site this week launching a mobile app version of their popular product following a huge surge of interest during the recent lockdown…

By: Andrew Burnett


Some 300,000 new games have been set up in the past three months on their existing desktop client, leading the company to expand their offerings and finally take the plunge with a mobile version.

The demand for ways that players can continue to hold home nights and local pub league and club nights has seen many head for apps such as PPP and Pokermaster.

PokerStars entering the same space is hugely significant for the mobile market, and in addition they have upgraded many of their features and added new ones.

Both cash games and tournaments are now available in the following poker variants…

  • Hold’em
  • Omaha
  • Omaha Hi/Lo
  • 5-Card Omaha
  • Stud
  • Stud Hi/Lo
  • Razz
  • 5-Card Draw
  • 2-7 Single Draw
  • 2-7 Triple Draw
  • H.O.R.S.E.
  • 8-Game
  • Badugi

“All those apply to cash games too, along with the popular Swap Hold’em. You’ll also be able to create games in Progressive KO and Total Progressive KO formats,” Stephen Bartley wrote in the PokerStars Blog.

For tournament-style home games you can set multiple variables, such as number of players, buy-in and starting stacks, blind levels and re-buy options. They have also introduced a new late registration option, available for up to six levels.

For cash games you can run tables round the clock, with real money and play money options.

The one catch is that not all games will be available in all countries, Bartley explaining: “PokerStars operates around the world, and under different regulations, so it might be that some of our newer games are not available in your region.”

To get started with your own Home Game, simply click on the Home Games tab in the PokerStars lobby and click 'Create a Poker Club'.

What effect this has on the online poker mobile market is yet to be seen, of course, but it is likely to be significant.

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