PokerStars First Deposit Bonus Promotion Terms

1. Poker Deposit Terms and Conditions

  1. The First Deposit Bonus promotion (“Promotion”) shall be governed by these terms and conditions together with any rules as may be stipulated by PokerStars (“Terms and Conditions”).

  2. Players must be 18 years of age or over the legal age of majority in their resident jurisdiction (whichever is greater) to participate in the Promotion. A player may be asked at any stage to provide PokerStars (or a third party on behalf of PokerStars) with proof of age and/or government issued identity document (passport or valid picture ID). Any player unable to produce such proof of age as and when requested will be disqualified from the Promotion.

  3. The Promotion is only available to players on the site (“Site”) who make a first real money deposit into their player account on the Site (“Eligible Deposit”).

  4. The maximum Eligible Deposit that any player can make will be capped at $600 USD or €500 EUR or £400 GBP or $600 CAD.

  5. Subject to Clause 6 below, any player making an Eligible Deposit will receive a bonus amount equivalent to the Eligible Deposit made (“Bonus”) save that the maximum Bonus payable shall not exceed the maximum Eligible Deposit of  $600 (six hundred US dollars), whether in total or aggregate.

  6. To qualify for the Bonus, players must make an Eligible Deposit and ensure that: (i) they enter the applicable Bonus code which can be found on the Promotion page of the Site; (ii) they play on any real money table on the Site within 120 (one hundred and twenty) days after making the Eligible Deposit (“Relevant Period”); and (iii) they collect VIP player points (VPPs) during the Relevant Period.

  7. The amount of bonus that a player will collect depends on the number of VPPs the player earns during the Relevant Period. To collect the full bonus, the player must earn the number of VPPs equivalent to 20, 25 or 30 times the Eligible Deposit amount depending on the currency which was used to deposit (see Clause 8 below). If player earns VPPs beyond the bonus requirement, those VPPs will still be credited to the player (i.e. will count towards his VIP Steps progress).

  8. The Bonus will be paid out for each US$10 increment of the Eligible Deposit made (or an equivalent increment if the Eligible Deposit is made in Pound Sterling, Euros or Canadian Dollars) into the player’s Site account. For example, the player makes a $50 Eligible Deposit in order to receive a Bonus 100%. The player now has a pending Bonus of $50 with 1,000 VPP (20 x 50) requirement to be achieved within the Eligible Period and will receive an incremental Bonus of $10 every time that player earns 200 VPPs. If the player then makes a further Eligible Deposit of $400, he/she will receive another pending Bonus of $400 subject to earning the requisite number of VPPs as required under Clauses 6 and 7 above.A player can track the Bonus to be received by clicking on the ‘Cashier’ button on the poker client which can be found on the Site (“Client”). Once in the Cashier window of the Client, there is a button labelled ‘My Bonus Status.’ Players will see a $10 credit in their transaction history in the Cashier ('Cashier' → 'History'). These are labelled as 'BONUS'. Please see the table below for VPP clearance rates in other currencies:

    Currency Clearance Rate
    USD ($) $10.00 for every 200 VPPs
    EUR (€) €10.00 for every 250 VPPs
    GBP (£) £10.00 GBP for every 300 VPPs
    CAD ($) $10.00 CAD for every 200 VPPs
  9. Players may make up to 3 (three) Eligible Deposits so as to receive the maximum Bonus payable under this Promotion provided that all Eligible Deposits: (i) must be made within 60 days from the date of the first Eligible Deposit; and (ii) are made using the same Bonus code as required under Clause 6 above.

  10. Where a player wishes to achieve the maximum Bonus payable and has already completed the first Eligible Deposit, should that player activate a reload bonus  prior to completing any further Eligible Deposits permitted as part of this Promotion, then that player must: (i) ensure that all permitted Eligible Deposits are conducted within 60 (sixty) days from the date of the first Eligible Deposit as specified in Clause 9 above; and (ii) fulfill all necessary criteria as set out in these Terms & Conditions.

  11. If a player cashes out any amount after making an Eligible Deposit, any subsequent deposits cannot count as Eligible Deposits. However, the player's pre-cashout Eligible Deposit continues to be valid, and the player can still collect the bonus generated from the pre-cashout Eligible Deposit.

  12. For the purposes of this Promotion, Eligible Deposits shall exclude:

    1. any real money transfers between players;
    2. any type of real money credit such as marketing promotional credits, poker school credits  from any of our sites (or any third party site if applicable) or freeroll winnings.
  13. Players may not combine or use any other deposit bonus schemes offered on the Site or elsewhere as part of this Promotion. Every Eligible Deposit made as part of this Promotion must use the same Bonus code.

  14. Where a player fails to enter or include a Bonus code when making an Eligible Deposit and:

    1. no more than 7 (seven) days has passed since the first Eligible Deposit was made, then the player must contact before the expiry of the 7 (seven) day period and (subject to all necessary conditions being met), the Bonus will be credited to the Player Account together with the VPPs earned as from the date of the first Eligible Deposit until the player’s account is credited with the Bonus;
    2. more than 7 (seven) days but less than 3 (three) months have passed since the first Eligible Deposit was made, then the player must contact before the expiry of the 3 (three) month period and only the Bonus will be credited into the player’s account. For the avoidance of doubt, no VPPs will be credited to that player as part of the Bonus; and
    3. more than 3 (three) months has passed since the first Eligible Deposit was made, no Bonus or VPPs shall be awarded or credited to the player’s account.
  15. In case of any disputes regarding Eligible Deposits, Bonuses, the Promotion or any aspect of the same, the final decision shall lie solely with PokerStars and any ruling made by PokerStars in relation thereto shall be considered binding on the players and shall not be subject to review or appeal by a player or by any third party in any way whatsoever.

  16. PokerStars reserves the right, at any time to alter these terms and conditions at its sole discretion, including to cancel, modify or suspend the operation of the Promotion if in its sole discretion, PokerStars believes that the Promotion is not capable of being conducted as specified.

  17. These terms and conditions and matters relating hereto shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with Malta law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Malta courts.

1Note that Bonus codes may be case sensitive.

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