In 2009 PokerStars will be releasing a new bonus code for players to use. This year players have been able to enter the bonus code "First2008" to receive the first deposit bonus, but this bonus code expires at the beginning of the 2009 year. The new 2009 PokerStars bonus code is 'Stars50'.
Update** - PokerStars came out with yet another bonus code to match the Full Tilt Referral Code Bonus. Check out the PokerStars Marketing Code page for full details.
The 2009 bonus code (Stars50) will give players the same $50 bonus as the old bonus code. This was a 100% match of their first deposit with the maximum amount of the bonus being $50. Many other poker rooms offer higher bonuses but because of PokerStars being the largest online poker room they feel that $50 is enough to attract players.
When players were signing up for a new account in 2008 they also needed to enter the marketing code "KOW500" to ensure they are tracked correctly and receive the initial deposit bonus. In 2009 PokerStars will still have the marketing codes available to players and it will continue to be "KOW500". This marketing code is entered when players are creating their new accounts, while the bonus code is entered when they are depositing real money at PokerStars.
Like last years bonus the 2009 marketing and bonus code bonus will need to released by players. Players will need to earn Frequent Player Points (FPPs) through playing in the real money cash games and tournaments. Players must collect 10 times the bonus amount they are receiving in FPPs to receive their bonus money.
If you are signing up for PokerStars in 2009 make sure you use the marketing code 'KOW500' and the new 2009 PokerStars bonus code 'STARS50' to receive your $50 new player deposit bonus. Visit PokerStars.com to get playing now.