WSOP Terms & Conditions


The PokerStars WSOP* Main Event 2013 Agreement (the "Agreement") is applicable to all players that win, buy, receive or accept a package or seat via  the internet site found at, and ("PokerStars") as per the conditions noted below. The Agreement applies to the World Series of Poker* 2013 Main Event taking place from July 6 to November 5 2013 (“The Event”). This contract is valid from the moment the player chooses to attend The Event until The Event is completed November 5 2013 (the “Term”).

The Agreement applies to:

  1. Any player that qualifies on PokerStars:
    1. Via a cash satellite tournament on PokerStars;
    2. Via a non cash satellite tournament on PokerStars (Frequent Player Points, Tournament Leader Board Play Off, Freeroll, etc.);
    3. By winning a promotional tournament or freeroll which is played online;
  2. Any player who receives a seat as a VIP guest or PokerStars sponsored player to which PokerStars agrees is entitled to the benefits and conditions describe in this Agreement;
  3. Any player who wins a promotional tournament or freeroll;

Each of the above hereinafter an "Entrant". 

  1. Entrants must be 21 years of age or over the legal age of majority fin their jurisdiction (whichever is greater) to play in the Event.

  2. Entrants must abide the Event Rules at fall times. These can be found at

  3. By participating in a Satellite or in the Event, you grant PokerStars the right to use your name and likeness for promotional purposes without further compensation.

  4. The package for this year’s Event is:
    1. $10,000 buy-in deposited to your PokerStars account
    2. $3,000 deposited to your PokerStars account to be used towards expenses
  5. It is your responsibility to take the money from your PokerStars account and to buy-in directly with the Event organiser.

  6. PokerStars will not be sourcing accommodation for the entrants. Each entrant is responsible for booking his/her own accommodation and transportation to the Event.

  7. Employees of the Company and members of the immediate family or member of the same households of any such persons are not eligible to participate and win; additionally, all affiliates and subsidiary companies, their advertising and promotional agencies, representatives, assignees and beneficiaries, and each of their immediate family members or member of the same households of said affiliates, their contractors, employees and directors are not eligible. The term "immediate family" includes spouses, siblings, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren, whether as "in-laws," or by current or past marriage(s), remarriage(s), adoption, co-habitation or other family extension.

  8. 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 which 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 Event.

  9. Any attempt by a player to alter or duplicate their PokerStars account to become eligible for a Satellite will result in forfeiture of any prize won and may result in the closure of such player's PokerStars account.

  10. 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 PokerStars management, is binding and shall not be subject to review or appeal by an entrant or any third party.

  11. In the event that for any reason whatsoever any winning entrant does not take an element of a prize at a time stipulated by PokerStars, then such winning entrant shall be deemed to have forfeited his/her claim to such prize and PokerStars shall not have any obligation to compensate the winning entrant in any way whatsoever.

  12. By entering into a Satellite each entrant 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.

  13. PokerStars reserves the right, at any time, to alter these terms and conditions 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.

  14. All players participating in a Satellite must abide by all PokerStars terms of service requirements as listed at, and by PokerStars general tournament terms and conditions listed at

  15. All players are hereby reminded that they are not permitted to make deposits into their accounts or engage in real-money play in the United States and its territories. Any attempt to circumvent the restrictions on play while located in the United States and its territories is a breach of this Agreement. An attempt at circumvention includes, but is not limited to, manipulating the information used by PokerStars to identify your location and providing PokerStars with false or misleading information regarding your residence. You will not be able to play or make any real money transfers while you are in the United States and its territories. Further, any technique to try to circumvent our automated restrictions is a breach of our Terms of Service, and will lead to your account being closed and the funds therein seized.  Further information is available online at/usaplayers/faq/  

  16. 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.

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* World Series of Poker and WSOP are trademarks of Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc. or its affiliates (collectively Caesars). Caesars does not sponsor or endorse, and is not associated or affiliated with, PokerStars or its products, services, promotions or tournaments. Any promotion or tournament on this site will not guarantee your seat or ability to register for any WSOP event or any WSOP affiliated event which is at the sole discretion of Caesars.

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