APPT Buy-ins and Payouts

Qualify

Click here for details on how to qualify for APPT events via PokerStars.

APPT Buy-in Options

You can buy into upcoming events using the following methods:

EventCashChipsCOM/EU Stars AccountCredit CardDebit CardCasino Wire Transfer
APPT Macau X X X     X
APPT Korea X X X      
APPT Manila X X X      

Read on for more details regarding each option, and for available payout options.

Cash and Chips

Cash and chips will be accepted at the Registration desk at each event.  

COM/EU Stars Account

COM/EU Stars Account holders can buy-in by going to the ‘Events’ > 'Live' lobby in the game client. Online registration will be available from around six weeks before an event until 24 hours before the same event.

Once online registration is no longer available, visit the on-site Registrations desk and use your Stars Account funds to register until end of late registration.  Please email our Registrations Team for assistance.

Please Note: there are regional restrictions regarding online buy-ins. Please contact our Registrations Team if you are unsure.

Credit and Debit Cards

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Casinos will accept credit and debit card payments, either directly for tournament registration, or to purchase chips from the casino cage. Casinos will only accept nominative cards, and there maybe restrictions on what cards are accepted.

Please check each Casino's website for details.

Casino Wire Transfers

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Where applicable, casinos will offer a wire transfer service to transfer funds to the venue.  Please email macau@pokerstars.com for details. 

General Information

  • Registration desks will be clearly signposted at each event.
  • Registration desks will open daily, from one hour before the first tournament of a given day starts, until the late registration period for that day's last tournament has ended.*
  • Registration hours for specific tournaments are listed on all tournament schedules.
  • Pre-registered players can collect tournament tickets from Registration desks once each tournament's registration has opened. 

*Subject to change. 

Please Note:

  • Unregistration is not permitted after tournament start times, and buy-in funds will be added to the overall prize pool.
  • Buy-ins are only accepted through one payment method. For example, you cannot buy in to a tournament with part cash and part Stars Account.

APPT Payout Options

You can choose to be credited your winnings by one payment method, or by a combination of different payment methods. Here's what options are available at upcoming events:

EventStars AccountCasino WireCash
APPT Macau   X * X
APPT Korea X   X
APPT Manila X   X

Read on for more details regarding each option.

COM/EU Stars Account

Regional and Stars Account status restrictions may apply. 

Casino Wire

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Where applicable, casinos will offer wire transfers. Restrictions may apply. For more information, contact us.

*Players can ONLY wire tournament winnings back to their bank account via casino wire transfers. Casinos will verify that funds are legitimate tournament winnings.

Cash

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A maximum amount may apply.