- PokerStars USA will award 40 platinum passes to American players
- Each Platinum Pass is worth $30,000
- Passes will be given away via online and live poker stops
PokerStars has only held one PokerStars Players’ Championship (PSPC) which was the inaugural edition back in 2019. The online poker giant had a lot of success with the PSPC and planned to run it again in 2020 and 2021 but could not do so due to the global pandemic.
PokerStars wanted to hold the 2020 PSPC in Barcelona, Spain but had to reschedule. The poker operator once again planned to hold the 2021 edition in Barcelona, Spain but had to cancel yet again. Now, PokerStars has decided to go back to the Bahamas where the first edition took place.
The 2023 PSPC is set to take place from 22 Jan to Feb 3 and the buy-in to the event will once again be at $25,000. PokerStars knows that this high buy-in makes it difficult for most poker players around the world to take part in and as a result continues to run its Platinum Pass promotion which gives away one seat to the PSPC along with additional benefits.
PokerStars USA is running a special Road to PSPC Campaign and is set to give away a total of 40 Platinum Passes to Americans during the next few months. These platinum passes will be given away via online and live poker tournaments as PokerStars is planning to host live poker stops again.
Platinum Pass – What You Get
A Platinum Pass will include the $25,000 buy-in along with $1,900 in cash for expenses, 6 nights’ accommodation in a 5 star hotel in the Bahamas for the platinum pass winner and one guest, airport transfers and special invitations to platinum pass winner experiences during their stay.
The 2019 PSPC saw well over a 1,000 players participate which raised the total prize pool to over $26.5 million. The eventual winner turned out to be Ramon Colillas who entered the tournament via a platinum pass entry and went on to win a whopping $5.1 million in prize money.
PokerStars currently runs online poker tournaments in Pennsylvania, Michigan and New Jersey. Online poker players in these US states should watch out for platinum pass online events while Americans in other parts of the country should look out for a PokerStars live tournament which offers platinum passes.