Updated In June, 2013 - The second VIP tier level at Pokerstars is Silverstar. This VIP level offers ALL of the Bronzestar benefits in addition to what is listed below. Silver Star players at Poker Stars need to earn 750+ VPPs per month to maintain this level. The main benefit Silver Star status players receive is the FPP Multiplier. Instead of earning 1 FPP for every VPP they will earn 1.5 FPPs for each VPP. That is a 50% increase. These extra FPPs will really come in handy. Silverstar players can purchase a $50 VIP Rewards Bonus in addition to special Silverstar merchandise in the Poker Stars VIP store. In 2010 the $50 bonus would have went to your bonus account but in 2013 they are instantly crediting it to you real money account and you have the option of buying it over and over and over again. Silverstar members tend to be microstakes players and people who only play once a week or so. The next VIP level is the Goldstar and requires 3,000 VPPs/month. The Goldstar level is the most common at Pokerstars in 2013 so it's safe to assume that many of you will just be "passing through" the Silver Star level. For those of you who prefer the lower stakes or simply just do not play poker that often I have created this guide about the benefits of the Silver Star VIP level at Pokerstars in 2013. We have an entire section dedicated to the Pokerstars VIP program in 2013:
Silver Star players will have several unique benefits to take advantage of. These are in addition to all of the Bronzestar benefits. The most notable is the FPP multiplier aspect of this VIP tier. You will be earning FPPs 50% faster then before. If a 30 minute session used to earn around 50 FPPs it will not earn 75 FPPs. This is the most important Silver Star benefit for many players. What are you going to do with all of these extra FPPs? You can use them to buy special merchandise that wasn't available to you before including a $50 VIP Reward Bonus which as of January 1st, 2010, will be an instant cash credit instead of a traditional bonus and you can buy it as often as you want to. You can also use them to play in VIP tournaments which now include a $30,000 weekly event with a 100 FPP entry fee and a $100,000 monthly tournament. Satellites to this event start as low as 130 FPP. Once you reach the Goldstar level you will be able to directly enter this event free of charge, no satellites needed.
You will also be able to purchase three $10 Stellar Rewards to buy during your first or second month in this VIP tier. The cost for each is only 1 FPP and these will be credited instantly to your real money account. Stellar Rewards are based on yearly VPP levels so if you maintain a Silverstar status throughout the year you will be able to claim at least the first 10 Stellar Rewards, that's $300 in free cash.
Q. If I achieve Silverstar status during the end of a month will I go back to Bronzestar at the beginning of the next month?
A. No. When you reach a VIP level at Pokerstars you will remain there until the end of the next month at the very least. So if you earn the 750 VPPs to become a Silverstar players on the 15th you will remain in this level for at least 45 days. All you need to do during the next month is earn 750 VPPs again.
Q. How long will it take me to move on to the Goldstar VIP level?
A. The Goldstar level is the most common at Poker Stars in 2013. Around 75% of the real money players who play at Pokerstars are micro-small stakes players so you should be able to zoom through the Silverstar level quite easily. Our guide on how to earn Pokerstars FPPs fast will teach you some tricks to reach the next level.