PokerStars.com is well known as the biggest poker gaming site online today. PokerStars launched its beta play money site on September 11, 2001, and began real money poker games in December of 2001. In 2005, eGaming Review rated PokerStars the “Best Poker Operator of the Year”. Today, PokerStars is the largest real-money poker room in the world. PokerStars offers a software download client for both Windows and Mac. With over 200,000 active users connected at peak hours, you can expect a lot of active tables and games. Security and safety are priorities at Poker Stars. Their client software has built-in security including a 1024 bit CA certificate and SSLv3 protocol. The Poker Stars client is constantly being enhanced and has highlights such as resizable tables, preferred seating, changeable skins, enhanced multi-table options, instant hand history viewer, and more. The PokerStars.com client was one of the first to introduce many of these enhancements.