Creating a new PokerStars account

Welcome to PokerStars and IntelliPoker


Simply enter the marketing code "" during registration and 500 Frequent Player Points (FPP) will be automatically credited to your account when you make your first deposit. You will still be eligible for the PokerStars first deposit bonus and promotions. The 500 FPP are an extra benefit from IntelliPoker. You may not create more than one PokerStars account per person. If you already have a PokerStars account, you are not eligible for this promotion.

How it works:

In order to be able to play online poker at PokerStars, you must first download the free software from

Please use the above link to download the PokerStars software and start the installation process.

Installation procedure:

  • Choose your language (e. g. English) and confirm by clicking 'Next'.
  • Follow the instructions in the installation program.

You will now see a PokerStars software icon on your desktop. Double click on the shortcut to launch the PokerStars client. The software will now connect to the PokerStars server. Therefore, it is essential that you are connected to the internet when you want to use the client.

Once the program has connected to the server, the PokerStars client will open.

Log in or create a new account

In order to play at one of the hundreds of tables running at any one time at PokerStars, you need to have an account. To set up a new account, click on 'Account' in the top navigation bar.

  • A submenu will open. Click on the option 'Create Account'.
  • Another dialogue box opens. Fill in all mandatory fields. It is important that you enter a valid e-mail address and to enter the marketing code '' (see next paragraph) into the next dialogue box.

Enter marketing code

As a thank you for creating a new account you will receive 500 Frequent Player Points (FPPs). To get the points, you have to answer the last question of the registration procedure, namely 'How you did find out about PokerStars?'. This is where you should enter the marketing code


and then click on 'OK'. You will now automatically receive the 500 FPP bonus within 72 hours after you make your first deposit.

Validate the e-mail address

You will shortly receive an e-mail containing instructions on how to activate your account. If you don't receive the e-mail within 30 minutes of creating a new account, please check if you have entered your e-mail address correctly, or if the e-mail has ended up in your spam folder.

In the confirmation e-mail from PokerStars you will find an activation code which you have to enter when you log in to PokerStars for the first time.

  • Start the PokerStars software and click on the 'Log In' button.
  • Enter your user ID and password.
  • Click on 'Account' in the top menu, and then 'Validate Email Address' in the dropdown.
  • A dialogue box with your user ID will appear. Enter the validation code contained in the e-mail into the corresponding field. To avoid typing errors, you can copy the code from your e-mail and then paste it in. Finally, close the dialogue box by clicking 'OK'.

To register at IntelliPoker please start the PokerStars software and log in. Then select the 'PokerSchool' in the menu and 'Register for IntelliPoker' in the dropdown. Then fill in the required fields in the dialogue box and you're done!

We wish you good luck and have fun at the tables.