The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is back for 2018 and you could be there to experience it with one of close to 400 $15,300 packages.
Two special PCA Ultra Satellites will run on October 15 and November 5, respectively, with 100 packages for the 2018 PCA in the Bahamas up for grabs.
Another 250 packages are available in direct Spin & Go qualifiers as well, making it one of the biggest live qualifying offers in PokerStars history.
Virtually anyone can find their way to a package via one of 6 different ways. On-demand SnGs, Stars Rewards chest and daily Cash-Game Challenges are just a few of the options.
Play the PCA for Free
If you ever wanted to play the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure you'll know the cost of a trip to the Atlantis Resort can be an obstacle.
With the buy-in restored to $10,300 and the original PCA brand brought back, too, 2018 is shaping up to be one of the bigger events of recent years and PokerStars is going out of its way to put as many online qualifiers in as possible.
Getting there for free makes it one of the best potential ROIs in poker and experiencing the Atlantis on someone else's dime is a thrill on its own.
Each PCA package for 2018 includes:
- the $10,300 PCA Main Event buy-in
- Free hotel accom. at Atlantis Resort & Casino (valued at $3k)
- $1,000 in cash (credited to your Stars Account) and
- $1,000 credited to your room
How to Qualify for PCA Package
There are 6 different ways to qualify for either the Ultra Satellites and/or win a full PCA package.
Between Sept. 25 and Nov. 5 more than $1m in PCA satellite tickets will be awarded in Stars Rewards Chests. If you want to find out more about Rewards Chests, read this article.
Spin & Go Qualifiers
Also from Sept. 25-Nov. 5, $27.50 Road to Bahamas Spin & Go qualifiers will run daily. Each Spin & Go has a random prize pool with payouts ranging from $55 PCA Satellite tickets to full 2018 PCA Packages. Prize Probabilities:
- $15,855 PCA Package -- 250 in 1,000,000
- $530 direct entry to next available Ultra Satellite -- 18,510 in 1,000,000
- $109 PCA Satellite ticket -- 181,625 in 1,000,000
- $55 PCA Satellite ticket -- 799,615 in 1,000,000
Special $55 18-player Sit & Go's will run on demand starting Sept. 25 with two $530 PCA Ultra Satellite tickets to win in each.
If MTTs are more your bag $55 satellites are being added to the tourney schedule with both PCA seats and packages to win.
Daily Cash-Game Challenges
Every day from Sept. 25-Nov. 4. a unique puzzle will arrive in your Challenges box. Complete a puzzle and you'll be registered in a daily All-in Shootout.
In these Shootouts you can win a seat into the Road to Bahamas Cash Game Weekly Final with a $50,000 prize pool. Winners in those get a full PCA package.
Weekly Spin & Go Challenges
Weekly Road to Bahamas Spin & Go Finals will also run until Nov. 4. $50,000 in prizes including full PCA packages are available and you'll need to earn just 25 points to qualify.
Earn them by playing Spin & Gos:
Win a Spin & Go with 2x multiplier - 2 points
Win a Spin & Go with 4x multiplier - 4 points
Win a Spin & Go with 6x multiplier - 6 points
Win a Spin & Go with 10x multiplier - 10 points
Win a Spin & Go with 25x multiplier or more - 25 points and instant completion!
Opt in via your Challenges Window.
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