How to Download Pokerstars

After a few evenings spent in the company of your friends playing poker, you became passionate about this card game and, for this reason, you started looking for platforms that would also allow you to play online, challenging people from other parts of Italy. and the world. You are so finished up PokerStars, a portal that, by creating a free account and downloading a special software, allows you to play online poker with other players, both with virtual and real money.

PokerStars seems like the solution you were looking for. However, not being an expert in new technologies and having never dealt with similar services, you don't know how to access and play with other people. Well, don't worry: if that's the case, know that I'm here ready to help you.

Courage: make yourself comfortable, set aside five minutes of free time and let me explain how to download PokerStars. I assure you that, in no time at all, you will be ready to sit at a virtual game table and challenge yourself with players from all over the world. Just a small recommendation before starting: gambling can be addictive pathology. It is absolutely not my intention to encourage such behavior, so I invite you to play in moderation.

Download PokerStars on PC

The procedure for download PokerStars it's quick and easy. All you need to do is connect to the official website of the service and start downloading the files needed to install the program on your computer. How? I'll explain it to you right away!


Be your intention è download PokerStars on Windows, start the browser installed on your computer, connected to the PokerStars main page and click on the button Download present at the bottom of the page.

Alternatively, hover your mouse pointer over the item How to play e scegli l'opzione Software news, to view all the program features and start the download.

Once the download is complete, double-click the file PokerStarsInstallIT.exe, award-winning Yes to allow the program to make changes to your computer, and on the new screen that appears, make sure in section Select your language the option is set Italian (or set the language of your interest using the appropriate drop-down menu).

Therefore, specify the installation options, placing the check mark next to the items of your interest (desktop shortcut, quick start shortcut, shortcut to the Start menu e Create a link for all users of this computer) and click on your button Shop by Department, to choose the PokerStars installation folder.

Now, put the check mark next to the item I accept the terms of the End User License Agreement and click on the button Install, to start installing the software. Wait, then, for the progress bar to reach 100% and that's it.

Once the installation is complete and PokerStars has started, click on the item Feature Guide visible below to discover the main features of the software, otherwise click on the button  Login to log into your account, by entering your credentials in the fields ID Stars o email e Password.

If, on the other hand, you haven't signed up for PokerStars yet, click on the entry Get involved now to create a free account. Then enter the required data in the fields Create your Stars ID (minimum 4 characters) e Password and click on the button Following, then enter yours email address in the appropriate field, put the check marks required to accept the terms of the service and press the button Create account but I will complete the registration.

Before you start playing, choose whether to use real money (in this case, you will need to make the first deposit) or virtual money, placing the check mark next to the option of your interest at the top right and click on the button Play.


To download PokerStars at MacOS, connected to the official website of the software, scroll the page down until you find the section How to start playing on the largest poker site in Italy and click on the button Download.

A download complete, apri il ZIP package just downloaded (in that case, my guide on how to unzip on Mac might be useful), open the folder PokerStarsIT and double-click the file PokerStarsIT.dmg.

Now, drag PokerStars in the folder Applications macOS and open the latter, then right-click on the program icon, select the item apri from the menu that appears and click on the button apri to start the software and avoid macOS restrictions for applications from non-certified developers (required only for the first run of the program).

To complete the PokerStars installation, enter your Mac's administrator password in the field Password and press the button Install assistant. Finally, in the window Updateclick sulla voce install to check for new updates: wait, then, for the progress bar to reach 100% and you're done.

Now, choose whether to watch a game by clicking on the button Observe or whether to sit virtually at a table and start playing, pressing on the voice Play: in the latter case, however, you must first create a free account by clicking on the button Get involved now which is located at the top right. Then follow the instructions shown on the screen to create your account and, once registration is complete, press the button Play, but I will start giocare.

Download PokerStars on Smartphones and Tablets

PokerStars is also available as a free application and allows you to play poker from smartphones and tablets. On Android, you need to download the APK package and proceed with manual installation, while on iPhone e iPad you can download the app directly from the App Store.


As mentioned above, the PokerStars application for Android is not available on the Play Store: to install it, you need to connect to the official PokerStars website and download the relevant one APK package.

First, however, you must activate support for unknown origins (i.e. the installation of apps from external sources with respect to the Play Store) on your device: therefore take your smartphone or tablet, tap on the rotella d'ingranaggio present in the drawer, to access the Settings, and choose the options Security and privacy e Other settings.

In the new screen that appears, tap on the item Install apps from external sources and select the app with which you want to open the APK file (e.g. the browser or the file manager), then move the lever next to the item Consenti l'installazione di app da OFF a ON to enable the installation of apps from unknown sources.

If you are using an Android version equal to or earlier than 6.0, you can get the same result by going to the menu Settings> Security and activating the lever relative to Unknown origin.

Now, start the browser installed on your device (eg. Chrome), linked to the official PokerStars website, locate the section Poker on the go with your Android device e premium relative pulsating Download, to start downloading the APK package required to install PokerStars.

Once the download is complete, start the file you just downloaded via the Android notification menu and install the PokerStars application by pressing the buttons Install e end. For detailed steps, you can read my guide on how to open APK files.

If, however, your intention is to install Pokerstars live, the application that allows you to stay up to date on PokerStars events, you can proceed directly from Play Store. In this case, start the latter by pressing on its icon (the colored ▶ ︎ symbol), type "PokerStars Live" nel campo di ricerca collocato in alto e fai tap sul pulsating Search.

Now, locate the app in question in the search results (it should be the first result), tap on its icon (the suit Red spades on black background) and the first button Install, per avviare il download e l'installazione dell'app.

iPhone / IPad

Be your intention è download PokerStars on iPhone or on iPad, you will be pleased to hear that the official PokerStars application is available for free on the App Store.

To proceed with the download, start theApp Store pressing on its icon (the White "A" on a light blue background) on the home screen of your device and tap on the option Search, located in the bottom menu. Now, tap on the item App Store (in alto), type "PokerStars" in the field App Store e fai tap sul pulsating Search, to view the search results.

In the new screen that appears, tap on PokerStars Online Poker Games (dovrebbe essere il primo risultato) e fai tap sul pulsating Get to start downloading the app. You may be asked to verify your identity using Face ID, Touch ID, or entering your Apple ID password.

Once the download is complete, press the button apri, to start PokerStars, then tap the button Allow, if you want to allow the app to send you notifications and, if you already have an account, press on the item  Login, to log in with your credentials.

If not, choose the option Register now to create a new account, select the option Italy via the drop-down menu visible next to the option Country and press pulsating Following.

Now, enter yours email address in the appropriate field, enter the nickname you intend to use in the game in the field ID Stars, choose the password to be associated with your account by entering it in the field Password e premi sui pulsnti Submit e Create account to complete the registration and start playing.

It will be useful to know that, in addition to the PokerStars app which allows you to play online poker (both for real and virtual money), you can download Pokerstars live: the latter allows you to stay up to date on the PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival events, to know the structure of the tournaments, the list of winners and much more.

Download from Abroad

If you are planning to take a holiday outside the Italian borders and would like to know if you can download from abroad, it will be useful to know that you can use the .IT software during your stay abroad as long as you are in a country where online real money gambling is not prohibited.

If you are an Italian citizen (and have an Italian tax code) and you reside abroad or are planning to move, to continue playing PokerStars on the .IT platform you must notify PokerStars of your new residential address, in order to avoid the closure of the account.

To proceed, connected to the official PokerStars website, click on the item Help present in the main menu, locate the box Contact Customer Service visible in the sidebar on the right and press on the item Contact us.

On the newly opened page, enter yours email address in the appropriate field, select the options My Stars account e Change name or address process i menu to tendin Choose a category e Choose a sub-category, enter your request in the fields Ref.: e Declarations and click on the button Submit, to send your message.

Download in Italy

If you are wondering if it is possible download in Italy, the answer is no. In fact, starting from July 29, 2009, the Italian government requested that players who are resident in Italy no longer allow access to the .COM platform.

Users who do not comply with these provisions, in addition to breaking the law, risk blocking and / or closing their account. For more information, I recommend that you consult the Help section of the PokerStars website.