PokerStars Ramps Up Opportunities to Win a Platinum Pass; Online & Live Events Unveiled

The battles for a Platinum Pass are about to heat up. PokerStars announced details on how players can get their hands on the coveted prizes on Tuesday.

A Platinum Pass is valued at more than $30,000 for a travel package that includes a $25,000 buy-in to the PokerStars Players Championship (PPC).

The paths to a Platinum Pass launched Tuesday offering players of all levels the opportunity to win. The company is offering both live and online routes to a Platinum Pass and the PPC.

PokerStars ambassador Ramon Colillas won the first PPC via his own pass in 2019. He collected $5.1 million for the win and is happy to see the tournament and promotion return.

“At the PokerStars Players Championship, anything is possible, but you have to get there first,” he said in a news release. “Opportunities don’t just happen, you have to create them and winning a Platinum Pass is the perfect way to make sure that you don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity.”

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PokerStars launches online qualifiers for Platinum Passes

The Platinum Pass launch campaign comes after the company announced the PPC’s return earlier this month. The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) also returns to host the event in the Bahamas in January at the Baha Mar resort.

The “PSPC Mega Path” now offers online poker players a chance to win a Platinum Pass and the promotion runs April 26 – Oct. 30. PokerStars is giving players of all levels the opportunity to win a pass every week during that time.

Qualifiers start at just $0.50, giving players the chance to win millions for less than a dollar. To win the pass, players must make their way through different steps. Simply win at one step to earn a ticket for the next stage.

Players can buy in at any level except Step 4. The winner of that final step wins the pass.

Road to PSPC live events also get underway

Along with online qualifiers, PokerStars is also offering plenty of live tournament opportunities to win a Platinum Pass. The “Road to PSPC tour features a host of low buy-in tournaments throughout the year.

A Platinum Pass is up for grabs to the winner of each and the tour kicks off in June. Here’s a look at all the upcoming Road to PSPC stops:

DateLocationBuy-inGuaranteeMain Event
Oct. 10-16Bucharest, Romania€400€150,000Oct. 12-16
Nov. 8-13Paris, France€400Nov. 8-13
Nov. 14-26Sao Paulo, Brazil
(Brazilian Series of Poker )
R$1,000R$2,000,000Nov. 14-17
Nov. 27- Dec. 4Namur, Belgium€400Nov. 27- Dec. 4

PokerStars is offering players the chance to get involved for less. Feeder satellites will run online and start at just €1.10.

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More details on the PSPC & Platinum Pass

Those lucky enough to snag a Platinum Pass have plenty to look forward to. Each pass guarantees a player:

  • $25,000 buy-in to PSPC 2023
  • six nights’ hotel accommodation for winner and a guest in a five-star hotel
  • Airport transfers
  • PSPC merchandise
  • $1,900 in expenses
  • Unique Platinum Pass winner experiences during the event

With both of these qualifying routes, players can aim to follow in the footsteps of Colillas. He topped a field of 1,039 players, who made the 2019 PSPC the biggest $25,000 tournament in history.

PokerStars promises more ways to win a pass throughout the year. Players and poker fans can look for community giveaways and promotions.

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