UKIPT - Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the UK and Ireland Poker Tour?
- What poker game will be played in the UKIPT events?
- What is the buy-in for UKIPT events?
- Is there an agreement I need to sign to appear in an UKIPT event?
- Can I play even if I don't sign the agreement?
- How old do I have to be to participate?
- How much does it cost to enter?
- Can I buy into an UKIPT tournament using T-Money?
- Can I buy into a satellite on PokerStars using T-Money?
- Can I sell my seat if I win?
- I won! What do I do now?
- My package included spending money. What's that for?
- Will I have access to my PokerStars account to get cash while I'm attending an UKIPT event?
- Is my food included in the price of the trip?
- Do I need a passport to attend an UKIPT event?
- Do I need a Visa to attend an UKIPT event?
- How will I get paid if I win the tournament?
- I have won a PokerStars UKIPT prize package - can I bring a guest?
- I have won a PokerStars UKIPT prize package - do I have a hotel reservation?
- What clothes should I bring?
- What is the currency in the United Kingdom?
- What payment methods can I use for buy-ins?
- Will I need special identification to enter casinos in the UK and Ireland?
- What logos am I allowed to wear?
Q.What is the UK and Ireland Poker Tour?
The PokerStars.eu UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) is a series of major poker tournaments conducted throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Q.What poker game will be played in the UKIPT events?
All UKIPT events are No Limit Texas Hold'em.
Q.What is the buy-in for UKIPT events?
The buy-in for most UKIPT events is between £500 - £1000 (except the Ireland based events where the Euro is used). The UKIPT Grand Final has a buy-in of £5,000. All UKIPT main events are freezeouts. For more details please check http://www.ukipt.com/.
Q.Is there an agreement I need to sign to appear in an UKIPT event?
Yes. A condition of entry into any tournament on the UKIPT will be the completion and signing of a waiver form. To receive a copy of the waiver form prior to the event, please e-mail email@example.com.
Q.Can I play even if I don't sign the agreement?
No; the waiver is a requirement for participation in any UKIPT event.
Q.How old do I have to be to participate?
The minimum age to play in an UKIPT event is established by the host casino. In most casinos, the minimum age is 18.
Q.How much does it cost to enter?
We encourage you to win your entry by playing in one of the PokerStars satellites. There will be cash satellites as well as satellites where you may use your FPPs to buy-in. Click on your PokerStars tournament lobby, then click on ‘Events’ and ‘Special’ for satellites to the events. If you fail to qualify and would still like to play in an UKIPT event, you may buy directly into a tournament through the host casino.
Q.Can I buy into an UKIPT tournament using T-Money?
Yes. Players may buy in to UKIPT events using T-Money providing they have PlatinumStar or Supernova VIP status on PokerStars. This service depends on availability. Requests for T-Money direct buy-ins must be submitted firstname.lastname@example.org and requests need to be received before the final online qualifying tournament on PokerStars (typically two Saturdays before the event) and whilst PokerStars still has seats to sell. To avoid disappointment, please notify PokerStars as soon as possible if you want to buy-in directly. Players may buy seat-only packages at the going exchange rate on the day of registration, or they may also buy UKIPT accommodation packages - depending on availability.
All T-Money buy-ins to UKIPT events will be PokerStars sponsored players for that UKIPT event, and they are required to wear PokerStars logo gear for the duration of the tournament. All players who buy-in with T-Money will be supplied with a PokerStars player bag.
Q.Can I buy into a satellite on PokerStars using T-Money?
Q.Can I sell my seat if I win?
No. You must play the first seat you win. If you are fortunate enough to win additional seats, your PokerStars account will be credited with T-Money for the package price, and the spending allowance will be credited in cash.
Q.I won! What do I do now?
You will receive an email from PokerStars describing the basics of the package and telling you what to do next. You will also receive a "follow up" email just prior to the event.
Q.My package included spending money. What's that for?
The spending money (which has been credited to your PokerStars account) is for travel and other expenses.
Q.Will I have access to my PokerStars account to get cash while I'm attending an UKIPT event?
No. Please bring all the cash you need for incidentals and side play.
Q.Is my food included in the price of the trip?
Breakfast is included as part of the hotel package but you will be responsible for further food costs. Many casinos offer a free buffet service for players.
Q.Do I need a passport to attend an UKIPT event?
Yes. All players traveling from abroad will need a passport - and you will need to present your passport at the casino for entry/registration.
Q.Do I need a Visa to attend an UKIPT event?
European Citizens do not need a visa to attend UKIPT events. For other countries, please ask your travel agent.
Q.How will I get paid if I win the tournament?
This will depend on the host casino's own procedures and could be cash, cheque or bank transfer.
Q.I have won a PokerStars UKIPT prize package - can I bring a guest?
Yes, if your package includes Hotel. Your hotel room will be booked in your name by PokerStars for the specified dates. If you have qualified through a Seat Qualifier you will need to make your own accommodation arrangements. Please check our website www.ukipt.com for details on how to book Hotels. Players who have bought seats direct will need to make their own accommodation arrangements.
Q.I have won a PokerStars UKIPT prize package - do I have a hotel reservation?
Yes, if your package includes Hotel. Your hotel room will be booked in your name by PokerStars for the specified dates. If you have qualified through a Seat Qualifier you will need to make your own accommodation arrangements.
Q.What clothes should I bring?
Some of the UKIPT host casinos have a "smart casual" dress code (eg no sneakers, no vests, no shorts, no ripped jeans). Please see specific event pages for full details.
Q.What is the currency in the United Kingdom?
The Pound Sterling (£) is the main currency for all UKIPT destinations - apart from Galway, Killarney and Dublin where the Euro is used.
Q.What payment methods can I use for buy-ins?
Please see each event page for full details.
Q.Will I need special identification to enter casinos in the UK and Ireland?
Yes. You will need to present your passport.
Q.What logos am I allowed to wear?
If you qualified through non-cash qualifiers (FPP, TLB, VIP satellites) you are obliged to wear the PokerStars logo exclusively. If you qualified through a cash qualifier you are encouraged to wear the PokerStars logo gear. The UKIPT has strict rules on the wearing of branded logos by players at UKIPT events, for more information refer towww.ukipt.com.
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