The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is one of the biggest live poker events in the world, so there’s a lot going on. Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers that are designed to help you get the best out of your stay in The Bahamas. If you still have a query that is not dealt with below, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) is a live festival of poker that takes place every year in the Bahamas. The 2016 PCA will be held at the Atlantis Resort and Casino January 6-14, 2016. The Main Event will take place January 8-14.
You must be 18 years of age or above to participate in PCA events. No persons under the age of 18 are allowed to enter the tournament area throughout the duration of the event.
Yes. All travellers, travelling to and from The Bahamas, need to have a passport or other accepted document that establishes the bearer’s identity and nationality. Make sure you start working to get your passport now should you require one; it can take a long time to get your passport. It is your responsibility to have proper documentation. We have provided links to some passport services below. If your country is not listed, simply Google the word 'passport' and the name of your country to find your local passport service.
Please see the Players Guide page under the Atlantis Guide tab for information on flights and popular routes to the Bahamas.
The events have a variety of buy-ins. Please check the PCA Schedule for full details on tournaments available and the cost of entry.
There are numerous online qualification options open to players through PokerStars. Please see the How to Qualify page for full details.
There are also various promotions that will be running on the lead up the PCA 2016. Please see the Promotions tab under the How to Qualify page for full details.
Yes, there are four ways in which you can purchase a package:
Terms and Conditions apply to each specific buy in option. Please email email@example.com for more information.
The PCA does NOT have any kind of currency exchange service and we cannot guarantee that the Atlantis Casino will offer a service of this kind. It is HIGHLY advisable that you bring the correct currency with you to the event (US DOLLARS ONLY) or buy-in via your PokerStars account (if viable). There are several banks just outside the resort that do offer a limited currency exchange option, but you are restricted to $500 maximum per day. The PCA is not responsible for ensuring you have the correct funds to buy into any of the events on the schedule.
Yes, If you have qualified or bought-in, you can pick your start day by registering for Day 1A or Day 1B dummy tournament on the PokerStars client. Just go to ‘Live Events’ > ‘EUROPE’ > ‘PCA 2016’ > ‘ Event Schedule’. Players not picking a start day or qualifying in the week prior to the event will be assigned a start day by the organizers. If you buy in with cash in advance simply advise registrations of your chosen start day.
If you have a PokerStars.com or PokerStars.eu account – Yes. You will be able to withdraw funds at the PokerStars Bank, there is a maximum withdrawal limit of $10,000 per day.
Any account which is not PokerStars.eu or PokerStars.com cannot withdraw funds during the PCA.
If you have a PokerStars.com or PokerStars.eu account – Yes. You will be able to deposit funds using the PokerStars Bank. There is no limit on the amount you can deposit.
Any account which is not PokerStars.eu or PokerStars.com cannot deposit funds during the PCA.
It is also very important to note that you are not allowed to carry more than $10,000 through Customs without declaring it. Bahamas Customs are known to be very strict with regards to this rule.
Yes. There will be a Party and all players are allowed to bring one guest. PokerStars Supernova Elites will be allowed to bring two guests. You can collect your party wristbands from the Information Desk during the event. Please note that that those who have played in the Main Event get first priority on party wristbands. Anyone not playing in the Main Event will only be able to collect wristbands on the night of the Party.
All players at the Festival will receive a free PCA 2016 t-shirt that can be collected from the Information Desk. You do not need to play in the Main Event to receive one of these, however, you must show a valid tournament buy-in receipt to any of the scheduled events to be eligible.
Main Event qualifiers via PokerStars will receive a limited edition PCA 2016 zip-up jacket. This can also be collected from the Information Desk on site.
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