EPT Barcelona

Festival Dates: August 21-September 2, 2018

Play this event for the chance to win one of TEN Platinum Pass packages to the PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship worth $30,000 each!

Here's how you could win a Platinum Pass in the EPT Main Event:

  • Win the EPT Main Event
  • Be the longest lasting qualifier in the Main Event (both live and online qualifiers are eligible)
  • Win the crazy pineapple hand challenge*

Here's how you could win a Platinum Pass in the EPT National:

  • Win the EPT National
  • Win the crazy pineapple hand challenge*

Here's how you could win a Platinum Pass in the EPT Cup:

  • Win the EPT Cup
  • Win the crazy pineapple hand challenge*

Platinum Pass packages will also be awarded via the following methods:

  • One Platinum Pass added to tournament #25 - PSPC Package Qualifier
  • One Platinum Pass awarded for the crazy pineapple hand in tournament #23*
  • One Platinum Pass awarded for the crazy pineapple hand in tournament #28*

For more details, click here.

*At the start of Day 2 in applicable tournaments we will run a Crazy Pineapple Flip Out Hand on each table. The winner of each table will move to the next round (via a Shootout Format) where another Crazy Pineapple Flip Out Hand will take place. This will continue until we have one winner, and the winner will be awarded a Platinum Pass. If there is a split pot at any time, the players who split the pot will take part in another hand. Normal play will resume for all tables in the tournament thereafter.

Platinum Pass

Key Dates & Event Info

The full schedule, along with tournament structures, can be found here.

See below for key tournament dates.

  • EPT National: August 22-26 – €1,100
  • EPT Super High Roller: August 25-26 - €100,000
  • EPT Main Event: August 27-September 2 - €5,300
  • EPT High Roller: August 31-September 2 - €10,300

As well as exciting action at the tournament tables, all attendees can benefit from the following:  

  • EPT Players' Party:

Venue: Bestial, Carrer de Ramon Trias Fargas, 2-4, 08005 Barcelona (a two-minute walk from the Casino)
Date & Time Sunday, August 26 from 21:00 to 00:00 local time

Open bar, free food and Mojito stations!

Please Note: From 00:00 local time onwards, the venue will open its doors to the public.

  • Leisure Area:

Location: Main Lobby, next to the Information Desk
Date & Time: August 21 to September 2
PlayStations and a variety of games will be available every day.

  • Stars Store Pop-Up:

Visit our pop-up store at the Casino and grab PokerStars, EPT and PSPC merchandise throughout the festival. You don’t need to have a Stars Account or StarsCoin to buy items. The VIP pop-up Store will accept cash and credit cards only.

PokerStars online qualifiers, get a 15% discount card to use on purchases.

  • F&B Vouchers:

Get a €7 voucher for each event your register for in Barcelona. Use these vouchers at a wide range of food and beverage outlets.


To view full details of how to buy-in to any tournament click here

In addition, you can pre-register by credit card and secure a spot in your chosen events, via the Casino Barcelona Online shop, available here.

If you pre-register you will skip the registrations line and will be able to get your ticket at PSLive Ticket Collection desks.


The license holder and operator of this event is Casino Barcelona.

Casino Barcelona (annexe at Hotel Arts)
Marina, 19-21 (Port Olímpic)
08005 Barcelona

Contact Telephone: (34) 900 354 354
Dress code: Casual, but no sportswear/shorts
Minimum age: 18 years+
NB: Must bring a valid government issued passport or ID to participate.

Travel & Accommodation

PokerStars Travel offers a wide range of accommodation options, including discounted rates, specifically for PokerStars players.

For accommodation information please visit the PokerStars Travel site. If you have any questions about accommodation contact info@pokerstarstravel.com or call +34 93 325 6777.

Further information will be emailed to all full package qualifiers within seven days of winning a satellite.

Airport Transfer

A dedicated airport transfer service from Barcelona El-Prat airport to city centre hotels is available for all players. Contact the PokerStars Travel team or call +34 93 325 6777.


By Air

The nearest airport is Barcelona – El Prat Airport, which is roughly 12km from city’s centre. The airport operates daily flights to and from most of the world’s largest cities, and PokerStars Travel can arrange a transfer for you from the airport to your Hotel or Casino Barcelona. There is also the Metro Underground, as well as the Aerobus connecting from the Airport to Barcelona City Centre.

By Train

The AVE is a high speed train operating within Spain that will take you to Barcelona fast and easy. From Paris you can travel on the TGV to Barcelona; a high-speed route with few stops. Other European main cites also have reliable train connections to Barcelona.

Cash Games

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