Have you ever had the urge to get the old college home game back together, even though your gang has long since gone your separate ways? PokerStars’ latest creation may be just be the solution. The online poker room is adding yet another innovation to their site by introducing PokerStars Home Games, an online service that allows users to create their own private clubs.
Users can customize their own tournaments and cash games ranging from penny poker all the way up to $1/$2 stakes. The new feature is already live and running on PokerStars.net with plans to launch on the real money PokerStars.com site later this week. The clubs can consist of up to fifty players and will be completely private, with players not showing up on the search feature while seated at Home Game tables.
Club Managers can create and customize the club and invite players to participate by providing a unique Club number as well as a password. The Home Games are not subject to the IP requirements elsewhere on PokerStars, allowing players in the same household to sit at the tables at the same time.
The Home Games software marks the first time PokerStars has incorporated social media sites like Twitter and Facebook directly into the client. Club managers are able to create tournaments and cash game tables and immediately notify their Facebook friends and Twitter followers about the changes.
Private tournaments have been a part of both PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker for quite some time, this marks the first time one of the major sites has made it possible for all their players to customize and create their own cash game tables.