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Live tournament action has kept up momentum this month, and is gearing up for exciting runs and important events in the coming months.
At PokerStars, it’s been an eventful few months with the gaming giant announcing various new and unique ways to award the coveted $30,000 Platinum Passes to the much-anticipated PokerStars Players NLHE Championship (PSPC) that is to be held in the Bahamas in 2019. Part of the PSPC story has been the Moneymaker Tour that is running across different stops in the U.S since August 4 and is now scheduled to culminate at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker (November 9-11). Prior to this, a new stop, at the Winstar World Casino and Resort was added to the tour.
Meanwhile, the World Poker Tour (WPT) has attractive offers up its sleeve. The WPT has partnered with The Gardens Casino to launch the WPT Satellite Spectacular for Season XVII WPT Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic.
Coming back to PokerStars, the online poker giant has finally made its new line of merchandise completely available on the web. The new PokerStars web store includes the co-branded offerings by PokerStars and Hugo Boss.
Close on the heels of announcing the grand finale of the Moneymaker PokerStars Players Championships (PSPC) Tour at Hollywood-located Seminole Hard Rock, PokerStars has announced yet another stop. Winstar World Casino and Resort, the largest casino in the U.S will be hosting a special Moneymaker tour $86 buy-in event from November 2-4.
The event features re-entries for a few levels and a regular tournament payout structure, with a glittering PSPC Platinum Pass up for grabs. There will be two starting flights and the finale will be held on November 4. Day 1B of the event coincides with the day Christina Aguilera is slated to perform at the WinStar.
Following the Winstar stop will be the finale at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino that was also added to the Moneymaker PSPC Tour only recently. Prior to this, the Moneymaker Tour was to culminate at the Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona.
At the Seminole Hard Rock, the $86 buy-in event will kick off on November 9. There are two opening flights and survivors from both flights will converge on Day 2 scheduled for November 11, to play down to the winner who will receive a Platinum Pass, in addition to the prize money.
The Moneymaker PSPC Tour has been an inherent part of PokerStars’ annual schedule of events leading up to the PSPC. As part of the tour, $86 buy-in NLHE events have been hosted across various venues in the U.S, starting from the Stones Gambling Gall in Sacramento, California, on August 4. Apart from the prize money, the winners at each of these events have pocketed a prized Platinum Pass to the PSPC.
Now, the Moneymaker Tour is fast edging towards conclusion, with announced plans to culminate at Seminole Hard Rock Casino, right as another stop has been added, at the Winstar World Casino and Resort.
The tour will certainly have a grand closure, with the $86 NLHE event at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, to be followed by a Charity Tournament on November 13. The charity event is being co-organized by the Hard Rock and PokerStars with the proceeds of the tournament going towards the support charitable organization – Feeding South Florida.
Adding to the attraction, PokerStars has announced that players who participate in the Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open at the Hard Rock from November 14-27 will automatically see their names entered in a lucky draw that will give out one Platinum Pass to a lucky winner.
Notably, the Moneymaker PSPC Tour is currently underway at the Live! Casino and hotel in Baltimore, Maryland and will next move to Run It Up Reno in Nevada for a one-day event on October 23, followed by the Talking Stick in Scottsdale from October 31 – November 2.
The World Poker Tour (WPT) has entered a partnership with The Gardens Casino that is the home of the official WPT Tournament Room, for launching the WPT Satellite Spectacular for Season XVII WPT Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic.
As part of the partnership, players at The Gardens Casino can earn points for every tournament they enter until November 30. The accumulated points will be considered towards $50,000 in WPT packages that will be distributed to four winners on December 1.
The WPT prize includes a $12,500 package for the WPT Bellagio Five Diamond Poker Classic at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, from December 11-15. The final table of the event will be live streamed at the PokerGO studio at Aria Resort and Casino.
Package winners will receive a $10,400 entry into this tournament, along with a free seven-nights hotel stay at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and $500 for travel expenses. Part of the package is VIP passes for various events including a private ‘Meet & Greet’ with WPT Talent, also being held in the Bellagio.
Tournament Manager, The Gardens Casino, Cavin Quintanilla said, “The Gardens Casino believes in rewarding its most loyal players and we are thrilled to be presenting four seats to Five Diamond.”
“The World Poker Tour is proud of the partnership with The Gardens Casino, and excited to expand the relationship by offering satellites for other WPT Main Tour events like the WPT Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic,” said VP of Global Tour Management, Angelica Hael, talking about the partnership.
There are certain terms and conditions for the participants, though. All players need to have a positive ID and be at least 21 years of age. The points will be accumulated for every tournament entry, cash and final table, while bonus points are available for larger fields and buy-ins. As players earn more points, they will receive more tournament chips.
Players will need to accumulate a minimum of 10 points in order to qualify for the WPT Satellite Spectacular that kicks off on December 1 and pay an additional entry fee of $20.
While Sit-N-Go and three table turbo events are excluded from this promotion, though each player that cashes in a three-table turbo will receive two points.
PokerStars has been a front runner in hosting online tournaments and moved with equal vigor into the live tournament space, with its various planned tournament series, including the much-awaited PSPC, Bahamas.
Alongside, the mega gaming giant also has top-of-the-line merchandise, available to its players and users at the website. The PokerStars VIP Store has been the envy of the poker world, with many poker biggies famously turning their points on the PokerStars site into luxury items like a Porsche Cayman, that is available at the store.
This year, PokerStars announced a revamp to its merchandise and has partnered with the German luxury fashion brand Hugo Boss for the same.
The much-awaited PokerStars web store is finally here. Merchandise from online poker giant PokerStars was first made available to attendees at EPT Barcelona – that ran from August 21 to September 2. It was then that company officials revealed that a brand new PokerStars web store was in the offing.
The new merchandise includes a wide array of clothing and accessories like Stars branded hoodies and harpy eagles.
The PokerStars web store only accepts traditional payment methods using USD, EUR or GBP (no StarsCoin).