PokerStars Home Games
PokerStars Home Games allows players to create private Poker Clubs within the PokerStars software that can only be accessed using a special invitation code. Poker Clubs can run private cash games and tournaments at any time and at any stakes. PokerStars rakes these games in the same amount that it always does, but there’s no additional charges or fees for hosting or joining a Home Game.
Joining a Home Game Club
If you’ve been invited to a join a private Poker Club, you should first find the Club in the PokerStars software by clicking the Home Games tab from the main lobby and then searching for the name of the Club that you’ve been given. Then use your invitation code to join. After you’re approved by the Club manager, you’ll be able to access the Club lobby. From there, you’ll be able to join cash games or register for tournaments.
Starting a Home Game Club
To make your own Home Game on PokerStars, start by clicking the Home Games tab in the main lobby. From there, click on the green Create a Poker Club button. You’ll be prompted to name your club and choose an invitation code. Your club’s name should be between 8 and 30 characters, and you should try to make it unique while remaining inoffensive.
Once your Poker Club is formed, you can use email, Facebook, Twitter, and any other method you can think of to invite your friends to join. Then use the Manage Club and Manage Games tabs in the Home Games lobby to accept or deny admission requests, and to create and schedule cash games and tournaments.
As Club Manager you’ll have access to these options and features:
- Customize your Club’s lobby
- View statistics from the latest tournaments and “seasons”
- Rank your players by points from tournament play
- Save your favorite game configurations
- Put your Club’s name on customized tables
- Appoint additional club administrators