POKERSTARS TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR QUALIFICATION
These terms and conditions (the “Terms”) should be read by you (“you” or a “player”) in their entirety prior to your participation in any PSLive Tour ("Tour"), which consists of a series of poker events (“Events”) which are run in numerous locations and include a variety of cash games and tournaments containing a “Main Event” and numerous “Side Events” (the Main Event and Side Events both individually and together constitute the "Tournament"), and all online activities and promotions related thereto.
Tours shall include but not be limited to the European Poker Tour (“EPT”), Asia Pacific Poker Tour (“APPT”), Latin American Poker Tour (“LAPT”), Australia New Zealand Poker Tour (“ANZPT”), UK & Ireland Poker Tour (“UKIPT”), Italian Poker Tour (“IPT”), Eureka Poker Tour (“EUREKA”), Estrellas Poker Tour (“ESPT”), France Poker Series (“FPS”) and the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (“PCA”).
Please note that these Terms constitute a legally binding agreement between you and Global Poker Tours Ltd (“PSLive”), a company in the same group of companies as the operator ("PokerStars") of the Internet sites found at www.pokerstars.eu, uk.pokerstars.com, www.pokerstars.eu, www.pokerstars.net, www.pokerstars.fr, www.pokerstars.it, www.pokerstars.es , www.pokerstars.be, www.pokerstars.gr, www.pokerstars.dk, www.pokerstars.bg and www.pokerstars.ee (each a "Site").
Your participation in any of the activities set forth in clause 1 below and a Tournament and/or Event shall be deemed to be your complete acceptance of the Terms.
You may participate in any Tournament by:
- Winning a cash satellite tournament on a Site (a “Cash Satellite”);
- Winning a Frequent Player Point (“FPP”) satellite tournament on a Site (an “FPP Satellite”) (the Cash Satellite and FPP Satellite both individually and together constituting "Satellites");
- Winning the Tournament Leaderboard playoff on a Site;
- Buying a seat (seat only) or package (e.g. seat+hotel+expenses or seat+expenses) with cash from your PokerStars account into any of the Tournaments (available only on PokerStars.com and PokerStars.eu);
- Buying a seat (seat only) or package (e.g. seat+expenses or seat+hotel+expenses) with FPPs or via the Tournament Money (“T-Money”) system into any of the Tournaments (available only on PokerStars.com and PokerStars.eu);
- Receiving a seat as a VIP guest or qualifier; or
- Winning a promotional offer, tournament or freeroll.
You acknowledge that PSLive may make additions or alterations to the schedule of the Tournaments and Events.
Players must have reached 18 years of age or be over the legal age of majority in the applicable jurisdiction (whichever is greater) to play in a Satellite and/or Tournament. You may be asked at any stage to provide PSLive or a third party with proof of age and/or identity (passport or valid picture ID). Any player unable to produce such proof of age and/or identity will be disqualified from the Satellite and/or Tournament and excluded from the applicable Site.
By participating in a Satellite or in any Event, you grant PokerStars the right to use your name and likeness for promotional purposes without further compensation. You further agree to help promote PokerStars and act as a PokerStars spokesperson during and after the Tournament, including but not limited to, meeting with press and participating in other events conducted by PokerStars.
We reserve the right to request you to wear a PokerStars logo at any time during the Event, including at any TV or webcast table without further compensation.
As each Site is offered to players based in different jurisdictions, they must abide by different regulations and will have different rules in respect of buy-ins to Tournaments. For more information as to what is permissible for each PokerStars account please contact email@example.com.
If you are sponsored on a full-time basis by a legitimate third party online gaming site (“Sponsored Player”) and you buy in to a Tournament using your PokerStars account (as described in Clause 1d), you may wear your sponsor’s logo subject to your providing prior written confirmation thereof. Notwithstanding, should you qualify on the Site for a Tournament you will not be permitted to wear your sponsor’s logo during that Tournament. Further, you will not be referred to as a PokerStars player in any media list. It is hereby noted that you still have to abide by the Event rules & regulations, which include branding restrictions and compliance with the local regulations of the Event’s jurisdiction.
The first prize package you win for entry into a Tournament via any of the means specified in clauses 1(a), 1(b), 1(c), 1(f) or 1(g), whether through a Satellite or in any other way on the Site, is non-transferable and non-exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for money or money’s worth. If you win, you must play or forfeit the package. If you win additional prize packages, they may not be sold or transferred and your PokerStars account will be credited with both T-Money equal to the value of the entry/accommodation package plus the nominated spending/travel cash for the Tournament, if such spending/travel cash was included in the prize package. Notwithstanding, should you win an additional prize package with a higher total value than your first prize package then you must play or forfeit such additional higher total value prize package and the lower value prize package shall be credited to your PokerStars account as per the conditions set out above.
If you buy a seat to a Tournament as per clause 1(d) and 1(e) above, you can unregister from a Tournament by either: (i) entering the PokerStars lobby and opening the ‘Tools’ app on the right hand side menu, then selecting ‘My Games & Tickets’ and ‘Registered in Tournaments’, then following the links to unregister prior to the start of such Tournament; (ii) emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a request to unregister up to 48hours prior to the start of the tournament; or (iii) following the applicable procedure in person at the venue of the Event prior to the start of such Tournament. Once the Tournament starts you can no longer unregister and refunds are no longer possible. If you do not turn up to collect your Tournament ticket your buy-in will be included in the Tournament prize pool.
If you buy a hotel package for an Event via your PokerStars account you will not be able to cancel the package once it is bought and paid for. The hotel package is non-refundable (applicable to those described in Clause 1d).
If you show up for a Tournament after the registration has already closed and request to play and, if you haven’t already been unregistered, your stack value will be determined solely by the Tournament director.
Players on PokerStars.com and PokerStars.eu have to abide by the following payout rules where specific event payout rules are not in place; although PSLive reserves the right to change these at any point and for any Event:
- If you enter the tournament as per clause 1(a), 1(b), 1(c), 1(d), 1(e), 1(f) or 1(g) above, you can receive up to 2x the buy-in in cash as a maximum, and the remainder will be deposited into your PokerStars account.
If you win a preliminary Satellite that awards the winner a seat into a subsequent Online Satellite (rather than the Live Event itself), you may unregister from the subsequent Satellite and you will receive into your PokerStars account the T-Money equal to the buy-in of that Satellite. You may use such T-Money to enter into a direct Satellite for a Tournament.
With some Tournaments, if you have qualified and/or registered for a Tournament via the Site you will be given a ticket so that you may register yourself to your chosen day 1. In order to register go to the PokerStars lobby, click on your chosen Tour and look for the Dummy Qualifiers for each of the Day 1s available. The day 1 Tournaments have limited availability so do register as soon as you can. Once a start day sells out you can only register for the other start day. The option to register will close the last week before the Event and players will be automatically assigned into Day 1A.
Step tickets are only valid within the Step system and they are non-transferable and non-refundable. Players must play the first seat they win to a land based event via the Step System.
When playing in a Satellite you affirm that the name, email address, postal address, and phone number(s) associated with your PokerStars account are accurate, and agree that the person whose name appears on any PokerStars account who wins a package will be deemed to be the person who played and won the Satellite, and that person must attend and play in the Tournament.
Any attempt by you to alter or duplicate your PokerStars account to become eligible for a Satellite will result in forfeiture of any prize won and may result in the closure of your PokerStars account.
In the case of disputes in regards to the participation rights, and all matters relating to the awarding of the prizes and or the terms and conditions of the Satellite, the final decision lies with the PSLive management, is binding and shall not be subject to review or appeal by a player or any third party.
In the event that for any reason whatsoever a player qualifies/registers for a Tournament but fails to attend the Tournament at a time stipulated by PSLive, then such a player shall be deemed to have forfeited his/her claim to participate in such Tournament and PSLive shall not have any obligation to compensate the player in any way whatsoever.
By entering into a Satellite each player agrees to release, discharge and hold harmless PokerStars, their legal representatives, their affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies and their respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from any damages whatsoever, including any personal injury suffered or sustained in connection with the acceptance of any prizes.
PokerStars reserves the right, at any time, to alter these Terms at is sole discretion, including to cancel, modify or suspend a Satellite if, at its sole discretion, PokerStars believes that the Satellite is not capable of being conducted as specified.
These Terms and matters relating hereto shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with Malta law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of Malta courts.
Contact PokerStars Live Events
If you have any queries regarding the terms and conditions above, or general enquiries about PokerStars live events, contact your chosen email address from the list below.
For all other issues, contact email@example.com.
|PokerStars Live Event||Contact Email Address|
|Australia New Zealand Poker Tour (ANZPT)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT)||email@example.com|
|Brazilian Series of Poker (BSOP)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|European Poker Tour (EPT)||email@example.com|
|Estrellas Poker Tour (ESPT)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Eureka Poker Touremail@example.com|
|France Poker Series (FPS)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Italian Poker Tour (IPT)||email@example.com|
|Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|New Zealand Poker Tour (NZPT)||email@example.com|
|PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT)||email@example.com|