Introducing the European Poker League

Want to test yourself in a regular Play Money league? If you live in Europe you’re invited to take part in the European Poker League (EPL): the weekly contest where the aim is to earn as many points as you can by competing against other players from around the continent.

If you’re up to the challenge, play our daily European Poker League tournament at 15:15 ET (21:15 CET). The tournament has a buy-in of 50,000 Play Money chips, and you can play as many as you like each week to win points and rise up the Leader Board. There are 25M PM chips on offer each week, paid out to the top 100 players.

Keep an eye on Weekly Leader Board to keep track of how you’re doing.

How to take part

To sign up and start earning Leader Board points, all you need to do is play the daily tournament at 15:15 ET (21:15 CET), which can be found under the Tournaments tab in the Main Lobby - ensure the Play Money button is selected, then search for ‘EPL’ in the ‘Find a tournament’ filter.

Daily League TournamentBuy-inTime
European Poker League - 9-Max Turbo 50K PM chips 15:15 ET (21:15 CET)

Players from any European country can take part in any league tournament, provided they have enough Play Money chips to buy-in. Click here to see a list of eligible countries.

Play Money chips can be purchased directly from within the PokerStars client. Prices start at just $1.99 for 350K, up to our great value package of $99.99 for 75M. Click here to find out more.


Leagues run on a weekly basis, Monday to Sunday. Leader Board points are awarded in the EPL tournaments only, depending on your final position. Keep track of how well you are performing on the Weekly Leader Board. PokerStars will update the table after each daily tournament, so check back regularly. Points are awarded as follows:

Tournament Champion 100
2nd 80
3rd 70
4th 60
5th 55
6th 50
7th 45
8th 40
9th 35
10th-18th 30
Remaining Cashers - Top 1/3 20
Remaining Cashers - Middle 1/3 15
Remaining Cashers - Bottom 1/3 10


Each week we award the top 100 finishers on the Weekly Leader Board a prize, depending on their final points score. Prizes are awarded at the start of each week, as follows:

PositionPrize in PM Chips
1 2,000,000
2 1,500,000
3 1,200,000
4 1,000,000
5 950,000
6 800,000
7 750,000
8 500,000
9 425,000
10 375,000
11 to 20 250,000
21 to 30 212,500
31 to 40 200,000
41 to 50 187,500
51 to 60 175,000
61 to 70 162,500
71 to 80 150,000
81 to 90 112,500
91 to 100 100,000

Please Note: The European Poker League is only open to players in resident in Europe. Leader Board points are only awarded in EPL tournaments. See the FAQs page for more.

Contact if you have any questions about the European Poker League.

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