UKIPT - Frequently Asked Questions
The PokerStars.eu UK and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) is a series of major poker tournaments conducted throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland.
All UKIPT events are No Limit Texas Hold'em.
The buy-in for most UKIPT events is between £500 - £1000 (except the Ireland based events where the Euro is used). The UKIPT Grand Final has a buy-in of £5,000. All UKIPT main events are freezeouts. For more details please check http://www.ukipt.com/.
Yes. A condition of entry into any tournament on the UKIPT will be the completion and signing of a waiver form. To receive a copy of the waiver form prior to the event, please e-mail email@example.com.
No; the waiver is a requirement for participation in any UKIPT event.
The minimum age to play in an UKIPT event is established by the host casino. In most casinos, the minimum age is 18.
We encourage you to win your entry by playing in one of the PokerStars satellites. There will be cash satellites as well as satellites where you may use your FPPs to buy-in. Click on your PokerStars tournament lobby, then click on ‘Events’ and ‘Special’ for satellites to the events. If you fail to qualify and would still like to play in an UKIPT event, you may buy directly into a tournament through the host casino.
Yes. Players may buy in to UKIPT events using T-Money providing they have PlatinumStar or Supernova VIP status on PokerStars. This service depends on availability. Requests for T-Money direct buy-ins must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and requests need to be received before the final online qualifying tournament on PokerStars (typically two Saturdays before the event) and whilst PokerStars still has seats to sell. To avoid disappointment, please notify PokerStars as soon as possible if you want to buy-in directly. Players may buy seat-only packages at the going exchange rate on the day of registration, or they may also buy UKIPT accommodation packages - depending on availability.
All T-Money buy-ins to UKIPT events will be PokerStars sponsored players for that UKIPT event, and they are required to wear PokerStars logo gear for the duration of the tournament. All players who buy-in with T-Money will be supplied with a PokerStars player bag.
No. You must play the first seat you win. If you are fortunate enough to win additional seats, your PokerStars account will be credited with T-Money for the package price, and the spending allowance will be credited in cash.
You will receive an email from PokerStars describing the basics of the package and telling you what to do next. You will also receive a "follow up" email just prior to the event.
The spending money (which has been credited to your PokerStars account) is for travel and other expenses.
No. Please bring all the cash you need for incidentals and side play.
Breakfast is included as part of the hotel package but you will be responsible for further food costs. Many casinos offer a free buffet service for players.
Yes. All players traveling from abroad will need a passport - and you will need to present your passport at the casino for entry/registration.
European Citizens do not need a visa to attend UKIPT events. For other countries, please ask your travel agent.
This will depend on the host casino's own procedures and could be cash, cheque or bank transfer.
Yes, if your package includes Hotel. Your hotel room will be booked in your name by PokerStars for the specified dates. If you have qualified through a Seat Qualifier you will need to make your own accommodation arrangements. Please check our website www.ukipt.com for details on how to book Hotels. Players who have bought seats direct will need to make their own accommodation arrangements.
Yes, if your package includes Hotel. Your hotel room will be booked in your name by PokerStars for the specified dates. If you have qualified through a Seat Qualifier you will need to make your own accommodation arrangements.
Some of the UKIPT host casinos have a "smart casual" dress code (eg no sneakers, no vests, no shorts, no ripped jeans). Please see specific event pages for full details.
The Pound Sterling (£) is the main currency for all UKIPT destinations - apart from Galway, Killarney and Dublin where the Euro is used.
Please see each event page for full details.
Yes. You will need to present your passport.
If you qualified through non-cash qualifiers (FPP, TLB, VIP satellites) you are obliged to wear the PokerStars logo exclusively. If you qualified through a cash qualifier you are encouraged to wear the PokerStars logo gear. The UKIPT has strict rules on the wearing of branded logos by players at UKIPT events, for more information refer to www.ukipt.com.
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