The return of PokerStars Players No Limit Hold’em Championship and PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.

PCA Festival dates: January 22 - February 3, 2023

In 2023 we're taking things to a whole new level. Expect a bigger and better edition of the richest $25,000 buy-in event in poker history – the PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship (PSPC), as it heads back to the Caribbean to find its second Champion.

The PSPC will take place during the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) as the festival returns for a special edition. For a truly epic celebration of poker, we are bringing the PCA and PSPC together at beautiful Baha Mar Resort, located on Cable Beach in Nassau. With world class dining options, a huge selection of pools and the newly opened Baha Bay beachfront waterpark, it really is paradise on Earth.

The cards are set to make your experience unforgettable. So pack your swimsuit, grab your sunglasses and get ready for a poker festival like no other.

PCA ME: January 24 - January 29, Buy-in $10,300

PSPC ME: January 30 - February 3, Buy-in $25,000

The full tournament schedule, including all side events and cash games that are part of the PCA, will be published soon. Keep an eye on this page for further updates.

*The holding of the tournament and its schedule is subject to change arising from the global health situation (COVID-19) and the current local restrictions in force.

The Health and Safety of our players and staff is paramount, and we are going above and beyond the current local measures to ensure players are comfortable and safe at our events and have an enjoyable experience.

Venue Information

Baha Mar

Address: 1 Baha Mar Blvd, Nassau, Bahamas

Phone: +1 242-788-8000

Minimum age: 18 years+ 

NB: Must bring a valid government issued passport or ID to participate. Citizens of Bahamas nationality are not allowed to take part in any tournament or cash games.

The best way to play the PSPC is to win a coveted Platinum Pass worth $30,000.

A Platinum Pass includes:

  • Buy-in to the $25,000 PSPC
  • Six nights hotel accommodation for winner and a guest in a 5-star hotel
  • Airport transfer
  • $1,900 expense money
  • Platinum Pass Winner experiences during the event

How do I win a Platinum Pass?

  • PSPC Mega Path: Play online at PokerStars for the opportunity to secure a Platinum Pass via the PSPC Mega Path. Find out more, here.
  • Road to PSPC: A Platinum Pass will be awarded to the winner of Road to PSPC live events. Find out more, here.
  • Plus, keep an eye out for more Platinum Pass giveaways.

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

The following PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship Platinum Pass Offer Terms & Conditions ("Platinum Pass Conditions") together with the general Terms & Conditions (“General Terms”) (collectively, the "Agreement") shall apply to this offer and allocation of any Platinum Pass ("Platinum Pass"). The Platinum Pass may only be used at the PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship (the “Championship”).

1. Offer Details

1.1 Each Platinum Pass will be awarded via different channels. These could take place online, at live events, through social media channels, or alternative promotional means that we choose to conduct.

2. Platinum Pass Details

2.1 Subject to Clause 2.2 below, the winner of a Platinum Pass will be entitled to the following package:

  • Buy-in to the $25,000 PSPC
  • Six nights hotel accommodation for winner and a guest in a 5-star hotel
  • Airport transfer
  • $1,900 expense money
  • Platinum Pass Winner experiences during the event

2.2 It is a condition of this Offer that:

  • Any winner of a Platinum Pass must be present at the Championship to receive all elements of the prize.
  • Platinum Pass winners must submit written confirmation of their intention to attend the Championship tournament via email to the Registrations Team. The date for confirmation will depend on the date you are awarded your Platinum Pass and shall be as follows:
  • (aa) Those who win a Platinum Pass between August 27, 2019 and March 1, 2022 - confirmation is to be received no later than April 1, 2022.
  • (bb) Those who win a Platinum Pass between March 2, 2022 and June 1, 2022 - confirmation is to be received no later than July 1, 2022.
  • (cc) Those who win a Platinum Pass between June 2, 2022 and October 1, 2022 - confirmation is to be received no later than November 1, 2022.
  • (dd) Any Platinum Pass awarded after October 1, 2022 will be given specific confirmation dates at that time.

3. Restrictions

3.1 An individual shall not be entitled to receive more than one Platinum Pass under any circumstances and the following rules shall apply.

3.1.1 If a player wins a second Platinum Pass, it will be forfeited immediately upon discovery, and the player will not receive any compensation. An additional Platinum Pass awarded to a player already in receipt of one will be allocated to another player at our sole determination.

3.2 All employees of The Stars Group and their immediate family members are ineligible to take part in this Offer.

3.3 Any player in receipt of a Platinum Pass, who is barred from PokerStars or from participating in PSLive sponsored events as of 23 of January 2023 , will forfeit their Platinum Pass and shall not be entitled to any compensation.

4. Offer Requirements

4.1 All Platinum Pass winners will be required to complete a registration and consent form at the time of their selection to participate in the Championship. Failure to do so will disqualify you from the Offer.

4.2 For the avoidance of doubt, the Platinum Pass and all elements of the prize on offer is non-refundable and non-transferable in any way. If a Platinum Pass winner does not confirm attendance by the specific date prescribed above, or is unable to attend the Championship for any reason, they will forfeit the Platinum Pass and will receive no compensation. We reserve the right to award or distribute any unused or forfeited Platinum Pass at our sole discretion.

4.3 Travel arrangements (including obtaining any applicable visas) together with the cost of getting to the Bahamas for the required dates set out in Clause 2 above, shall be the sole responsibility of the Platinum Pass winner. Failure to secure proper documentation and authorisation for travel to the Championship will result in the forfeiture of your Platinum Pass.

4.4 Please note that further Terms & Conditions may apply to each element of the prize on offer.

4.5 Hotel accommodation dates cannot be amended or varied without incurring costs which shall be at the sole expense of the Platinum Pass winner.

4.6 Winners are responsible for payment of any taxes, licenses, registrations and other fees associated with the Platinum Pass.

4.7 The Promoter reserves the right to amend, alter or terminate this Competition at any time without notice, including in the event of any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or in any other event outside of the Promoter’s control, and the Promoter shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these Special Terms, and such change shall be effective immediately upon posting them on the Site.