Frequently Asked Questions

What is PokerStars Live?

PokerStars Live is the name for a series of major poker tours, live rooms and specialized poker events all of which are sponsored by PokerStars. PokerStars Live events take place in some of the most beautiful casinos in the world, featuring tournaments, cash games and more.

When and where are PokerStars Live events taking place?

Check out the PokerStars Live homepage for links through to all live poker tours and local card rooms.

What is the buy-in for PokerStars Live Main Events?

Buy-ins vary depending on which PokerStars Live tour stop you attend, with Main Events ranging from €150 to €25,000 for PSPC (or its equivalent in local currency).

Do I need a PSLive account to play PokerStars Live events?

PSLive is our in-house tournament management and registration system used at EPTs (excluding Sochi).

If you don’t have PSLive account, you will be able to sign-up for it onsite at the tournament venue with our live events staff at a PSLive Sign-Up Desk. It is simple and takes just a few minutes. Onsite sign-up requires photo ID, a quick webcam photo and some personal details including your full name, date of birth and email address.

Is there an agreement I need to sign to play at a PokerStars Live event?

Yes. You will need to sign a waiver form. For more details, see our Terms & Conditions.

Can I play even if I don't sign the agreement?

No. The waiver form is a requirement for participation in any PokerStars Live event.

How old do I have to be to participate?

The minimum age to play in a PokerStars Live event is established by the host casino. In most casinos, the minimum age is 18, but please check each tournament page or email live@pokerstarslive.com if you’re unsure.

How can I play?

You can win entry by playing in one of the many satellites available via our sponsor PokerStars. Just open the PokerStars lobby, click ‘Events’ and then 'Live' to see all scheduled satellites and qualifiers.

Please note: PokerStars satellites and qualifiers are not available in all countries.

Can't qualify? No problem. You can still play by buying directly into a tournament. See each specific event page for details – or click here to see the range of buy-in options.

How do I qualify for PokerStars Live events?

Visit our sponsor PokerStars to find out how to win your seat to PokerStars Live events via online freerolls and satellites.

What payment methods can I use for buy-ins?

Please see each event page for full details or click here to visit the buy-in page.

How will I be paid if I win the tournament?

This will depend on the host casino's own procedures and could be cash, bank transfer or paid directly into your Stars Account (regional restrictions may apply).

Do I need a visa to attend a PokerStars Live event?

Visa requirements vary depending on which PokerStars Live event you wish to attend. Please check the tournament page for your chosen event for full details.

Will I need special identification to enter casinos in Europe?

Yes. You will need to present your passport, driver's license, or any other valid government issued picture ID.

I have won a PokerStars prize package (including seat, hotel and spending money) - can I bring a guest?

Yes. If you have qualified for the tournament through our sponsor PokerStars, your prize package includes a double room with breakfast for you and your guest.

What should I wear?

Some host casinos have a 'smart casual' dress code (e.g. no sneakers, no vests, no shorts, no ripped jeans). Please see specific event pages for full details.

What logos am I allowed to wear?

PokerStars Live has strict rules on the wearing of branded logos by players at live events. Please click here for the PokerStars Live Terms & Conditions.

Will I appear on television?

It's possible. Some events are televised, including a featured 'show' table. All contestants are obliged to sign a TV waiver form before play commences. Any player who does not sign the TV waiver will not be allowed to participate in the tournament.

If the event is being televised, when can I see it on TV?

Visit PokerStars.tv for information on when you can see the PokerStars Live events on TV or online. Events will also often be live streamed via webcast at PokerStars.tv.

If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please e-mail live@pokerstarslive.com.