PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship Platinum Pass – Terms & Conditions

The following Terms & Conditions (“Terms & Conditions”) apply to the awarding and redemption of Platinum Passes (“Passes”) which may only be used at the PokerStars Players NL Hold’em Championship (the “Championship”) at select PokerStars Live (“PSLive”) tournaments. Additionally, the PSLive Terms & Conditions together with the General Terms & Conditions for promotions shall apply to this Promotion.

  1. Passes will be awarded via select PSLive tournaments held as part of its global calendar of live events (“Events”). The number of Passes to be awarded at any selected Event will be determined by PSLive in its sole discretion.   
  2. Any Event in which these Passes will be awarded will be announced on the Event  schedule as well as the PSLive website.

1. Package Details

  1. Subject to Clause 4 below, Passes entitle the recipient to a full promotional live event package (the “Package”) which includes:
    1. $25,000 buy in to the Championship tournament at the Atlantis Resort in The Bahamas (the “Venue”) which takes place from January 6-10, 2019;
    2. Six nights’ standard accommodation (for 2 persons) within the Venue (check in January 5, checkout January 11, 2019);
    3. Airport transfer to and from Nassau airport and the Venue; and
    4. $2,000 for expenses paid at the Venue upon arrival.
  2. It is a condition of this Promotion that:
    1. (i) a recipient of the Package must be present at the Venue in January 2019 for the Championship tournament;
    2. (ii) Pass winners must submit a clear written confirmation of their intention to attend the Championship tournament via email to the Registrations Team by a specific date depending on when they won their Pass. Confirmation dates are as follows;
      • (aa) Those who win a Pass between January 1 and June 30, 2018: Confirmation is to be received no later than August 1, 2018;
      • (bb) Those who win a Pass between June 30 and October 1: Confirmation is to be received no later than December 1, 2018;
      • (cc)  Passes awarded at PSLive events taking place after December 1, 2018 will be given specific confirmation dates at that time.

    2. How to win a Pass

    1. Wild Card Platinum Passes
      1. Phase I – At the first official break in the tournament, once registration has closed in an approved Event, each active table will play a single hand of all-in poker dealt out in the specific format of the tournament (Texas, Omaha, Stud, etc.) with cards being dealt to every seat that has a chip stack.  The winner of the hand from each table will be a Phase I winner and entered into Phase II.
      2. Phase II – At the conclusion of registration for the final tournament of the live event, all Phase I winners will be entered into a random draw for a Wild Card Platinum Pass.  The random player chosen will win a Pass.
    2. Main Event Day 2 Platinum Passes
      1. At the start of Day 2 of the Main Event for the selected Event, a random draw will take place amongst all active tables. The chosen table will play a single hand of all-in poker dealt out in the specific format of the tournament (Texas, Omaha, Stud, etc.) with cards being dealt to every seat that has a chip stack.  The winner of that hand will win a Day 2 Platinum Pass.
    3. In The Money Platinum Passes
      1. Phase I – Once a tournament in an Event reaches the money (including chopped bubble players), each active table will play a single hand of all-in poker dealt out in the specific format of the tournament (Texas, Omaha, Stud, etc.) with cards being dealt to every seat that has a chip stack.  The winner of the hand from each table will be a Phase I winner and entered into Phase II.
      2. Phase II – Once the final tournament of the Event has reached the money (including chopped bubble players), all Phase I winners will be entered into a random draw for an In The Money Platinum Pass.  The random player chosen will win a Pass.
    4. Main Event Champion Platinum Passes 
      1. At the conclusion of the Main Event of a selected Event, the winner of the Main Wvent will win a ‘Main Event Champion’s Platinum Pass.’
    5. Tournament Winner Platinum Passes
      1. At the conclusion of specifically designated tournaments in a selected Event, the winner of that tournament will win a ‘Tournament Winner’s Platinum Pass.’
    6. a. Phase I Procedure (Wild Card & In The Money
        1. i. All eligible tables will play a single hand of all-in poker dealt out in the specific format of the tournament (Texas, Omaha, Stud, etc.) with cards being dealt to every seat that has a chip stack.
        2. ii. The player that wins that hand from each table (ties will be re-dealt between the winning players until a single winner is realized) will be the Phase I winner and advance to the Phase II drawing.
      1. b. Phase II Draws 
        1. i. All players who are designated as a Phase I winner are entered into the corresponding Phase II drawing.
        2. ii. All Phase I winners will have their names placed into a container (or equivalent randomizing process) and one name will be drawn by the Tournament Director or someone selected by that individual. This person will be the Phase II winner and will receive the Package.
      2. c. Main Event Day 2 Draws
        1. i. All remaining tables will have their numbers placed into a container (or equivalent randomizing process) and one table number will be drawn at random by the Tournament Director or someone selected by that individual.
          1. For Main Events which allow late registration into Day 2, the drawing will be done for all tables at the official re-start of the tournament.
        2. ii. The chosen table will play a single hand of all-in poker dealt out in the specific format of the tournament (Texas, Omaha, Stud, etc.) with cards being dealt to every seat that has a chip stack.
        3. iii. The player that wins that hand (ties will be re-dealt between the winning players until a single winner is realized) will be awarded the Main Event Day 2 Package.

      3. Restrictions

      1. Multiple Packages are not permitted as part of this Promotion. An individual shall not be entitled to receive more than one Package under any circumstances and the following rules shall apply:
        1. Winner Platinum Passes: If a player who has already won a Package wins a tournament that is awarding a Package to first place, that Package will then be given to 2nd place, and so on until a player is found who does not already have a Package.
        2. All reasonable means will be employed to see that no one is given the opportunity through drawings to win a second prize.
        3. If a player is accidentally awarded a second Package in any way, that Package will be forfeited immediately upon discovery and the player will not receive any compensation for the second Package.
      2. All employees of The Stars Group and their immediate family members are ineligible to take part in this promotion.
      3. Barred / Disqualified players: Any player that is barred from participating in PSLive sponsored events on January 5, 2019 will forfeit their Package and will not receive any compensation for the Package.

        4. Promotion Requirements

        1. All Pass winners will be required to complete a registration and consent form at the time of their selection. Failure to do so will disqualify you from the promotion. 
        2. For the avoidance of doubt, the Pass together with its accompanying Package is non-refundable and non-transferable in any way. In the event a Pass winner does not confirm attendance by the specific date prescribed above or is unable to attend the Championship tournament for any reason, they will forfeit the entire value of the Package and will receive no remuneration whatsoever. PSLive reserves the right to award or distribute any unused or forfeited Package(s) at its sole discretion. 
        3. Travel arrangements (including obtaining any applicable visas) together with the cost of getting to The Bahamas for the required dates set out in Clause 3 above, shall be the sole responsibility of the Pass holder.  Failure to secure proper documentation for travel to the Championship will result in forfeiture of the full Package. 
        4. Hotel accommodations awarded as part of the Package are non-transferable and not subject to amendments in either check in or check out date unless the recipient of the Package purchases additional nights at their expense. 
        5. A tournament, as described in the Terms & Conditions, is understood to include all tournaments, including but not limited to qualifiers, satellites, survivors.  What qualifies as a tournament is determined by PSLive at our sole discretion. 
        6. Winners are responsible for payment of any and all taxes, licenses, registrations and other fees associated with Package prizes.  
        7. PSLive reserves the sole right to alter or amend any part of the Championship or Passes promotion at any time.