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Season 12 of the EPT will culminate in the biggest, richest festival of them all - the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final! This star-studded event will take place in Monaco, one of Europe’s most glamorous and exciting destinations, and promises players of all kinds an incredible poker experience. The EPT festival, run in conjunction with the national France Poker Series (FPS), will run April 26-May 6, 2016.

In Season 11’s curtain-closer in Monaco, Adrian Mateos became Spain’s first ever EPT champion. Mateos took down the €10,600 Main Event for €1,082,000 after besting a stacked final table staring Team PokerStars Pro Johnny Lodden, German wunderkind Ole Schemion, and Polish star Jose Carlos Garcia. 564 players from 60 countries took part in last season’s Main Event, creating a prize pool of more than €5.6 million; nearly 190 players won their seats online on PokerStars and accrued more than €1.6 million between them.

Join us in 2016 for another packed schedule of exciting events!

EPTLive goes Cards-Up

EPTLive is broadcasting seven days of cards-up action from the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final For the first time ever!

Visit PokerStars.tv and watch the final table of the €100,000 Super High Roller (Saturday, April 30), the last day of the €1,100 FPS Monaco Main Event (Sunday, May 1), and the €5,300 EPT Main Event from Day 2 to its conclusion (Monday May 2-Friday May 6).

Hole cards will be shown throughout, on a 30-minute delay, as PokerStars continues to evolve its live event experience.

KEY DATES & EVENT INFO

  • Single Re-Entry High Roller (April 26-28, 2016) - €10,000 + €300
  • FPS Main Event (April 27-May 1, 2016) - €1,000 + €100
  • Super High Roller (April 28-30, 2016) - €98,000 + €2,000
  • FPS High Roller (April 29-30, 2016) - €2,000 + €200
  • EPT Main Event (April 30-May 6, 2016) - €5,000 + €300
  • Single Day Super High Roller (May 1, 2016) - €49,000 + €1,000
  • EPT High Roller (May 4-6, 2016) - €25,000 + €750

Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
40 Avenue Princess Grace
Monte Carlo 98000
Monaco

E-mail: info@ept-travel.com
For accommodation information: www.ept-travel.com

Dress code: Smart casual.
Minimum age: 18

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TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

EPT Travel is offering a wide range of accommodation options at special rates specifically for EPT Grand Final players. Please visit www.ept-travel.com for all available options.

Due to popular demand all rooms are now sold out at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, however further rooms have been secured at the Fairmont Hotel for full package satellite winners. Further information will be emailed to all full package qualifiers within seven days of winning a satellite.

By air: The closest commercial airport to Monaco is in Nice, France. There are direct flights to Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur (Nice Airport) from most European capitals, as well as other cities around the world. This includes flights with budget airlines such as easyjet.

By train: Connections are available for key cities in France.

From Nice Airport to Monaco by helicopter: The luxurious trip takes 1/3 the time of a car journey and offers unmatched views of the Mediterranean. The cost is €130 per person.

From Nice Airport to Monaco by taxi: Nice Airport is approximately 30 km from Monaco. A taxi should take around 40 minutes.

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TOURNAMENT BUY-IN OPTIONS

Click here to see what EPT events you can register for right now.

IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENT

Please consider that if you register for a tournament in advance of the event, we will reserve you a seat while seats are available.

If you pre-register and you do not arrive to collect your ticket, and you have not informed us of your un-registration BEFORE the start of the tournament, your funds will be added to the prize pool and you will not be entitled to a refund.

OPENING HOURS

Registration, Ticket Collection and Sign Up desks will be open from one hour before tournaments start, to the closing of late registration for the last tournament of the day.

Onsite registration and ticket collection will be available from 17:00 the day before the tournament starts; for EPT Main Event and EPT High Roller events it will be available from 09:00 on April 27.

ONLINE (VIA POKERSTARS.COM/.EU ACCOUNT)

No need to visit the Registrations Room! 

All tournaments will be open for registration online until the end of the late registration period. Simply login to your PokerStars account yourself and register for the tournament, and then proceed directly to the PSLive Ticket Collection area to collect your ticket.

You can register from your PokerStars account by following the ‘Live Events’ > ‘EUROPE’ > ‘EPT Grand Final’ > ‘Event Schedule’ tab in the main lobby of the desktop software. EPT Grand Final Main Event, FPS Monaco Main Event and all the other events of the festival are open for registration now.

Alternatively, you can visit the PokerStars Online Registrations team in the Registrations Room, to register in person using PokerStars funds from 17:00 the day BEFORE a tournament.

Online Registration via the client will be available up until the end of the late registration period, for all tournaments.

Unregistration and receiving a refund is not permitted after the start of the tournament.

PSLIVE ACCOUNT

You also have the option to send a bank wire via PSLive or use the funds you already have in PSLive to preregister for any Event of the EPT Grand Final Festival.

Please email registrations@pslive.com for full wire instructions or to request pre-registration using an existing PSLive Balance.

You can find more information and a guide to using a PSLive Account here.

Unregistration and receiving a refund is not permitted after the start of the tournament.

CASH

All the tournaments of the EPT Grand Final Festival will be available for registration using cash.

Unregistration and receiving a refund is not permitted after the start of the tournament.

CREDIT / DEBIT CARD

Only Visa and MasterCard nominative cards can be accepted; business cards cannot be accepted.

All cards need to show the signature of the accountholder.

Players can use their cards to register for tournaments or to buy chips.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE

The casino offers an exchange service on major currencies inside the casino.

PAYOUT OPTIONS

POKERSTARS.COM/.EU ACCOUNT

Only PokerStars.COM/.EU players can receive winnings credited to their PokerStars accounts.

Players who qualify or buy-in with their PokerStars.COM/.EU accounts are subject to a cash maximum payout of double the buy-in; any remainder winnings will be credited to the player’s PokerStars account.

Payments will be made within 48 hours, and can only be made to the winning player’s account.

POKERSTARS.BE/.BG/.DESH/.DK/.EE /.ES/.FR/.IT/.UK ACCOUNT

We are unable to facilitate Live Event winnings payments to PokerStars account holders of these licenses.

CASH

Payouts can be made in cash up to a maximum of €10,000.

PSLIVE ACCOUNT

All players have the option to receive winnings credited to the PSLive accounts.

Payment into your PSLive account will made immediately, and can only be made to the winning player’s account.  The funds can then be retained for registration into future tournaments (where PSLive account registration is available), or you can email registrations@pslive.com to request the funds to be wired to you after the event.

For any further queries on buying to the tournament or payout options please contact the registrations team at registrations@pslive.com.

For any other enquiries regarding the EPT, please contact ept@pslive.com.

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Click for the full Tournament Schedule, including starting stacks and level times

  • We reserve the right to change, amend or alter any portion of the above schedule.
  • All tournaments will have 3% of the tournament prize pool withheld to cover the costs of floor staff and dealers with the exception of events 16, 37, 63 and € 1k Flip Outs. Event 16, 37 and € 1K Flip Out have 1% withheld and Event 63 has 2% withheld.
  • All Events with a buy-in of less than €1,000 plus the FPS Main Event and the FPS High Roller, with the exception of Super Satellites or Entry Exclusive Events, are part of the France Poker Series and qualify for the FPS Player of the Year Leaderboards.
  • All Events that get 21 or more players, with the exception of Super Satellites or Entry Exclusive Events, qualify for the EPT Player of the Year Leaderboards.
  • All tournaments may have their structure adjusted (including but not limited to) levels, level length and days added or subtracted at Tournament Director discretion.

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CASH GAMES SPONSORED BY POKERSTARS

Click here to full information regarding cash games running at the EPT Grand Final.

CASH GAME HOURS

Cash games will open at 19:00 on April 26, run daily from 12:00-06:00, and finish at 23:00 on May 6.

NO LIMIT HOLD'EM

BLINDS MIN BUY-IN MAX BUY-IN RAKE*
€1 / €2 €100 €500 3% capped at €15**
€2 / €5 €200 €1,000 3% capped at €15
€5 / €10 €500 N/A 3% capped at €20
€10 / €25 €1,000 N/A 3% capped at €20
€25 / €50 €2,500 N/A 3% capped at €25
€50 / €100 €5,000 N/A 3% capped at €25
€100 / €200 €10,000 N/A 3% capped at €25
€200 / €400 €20,000 N/A 3% capped at €25

Additional blinds spread upon request

POT LIMIT OMAHA

BLINDS MIN BUY-IN (NO MAX) RAKE*
€2 / €5 €200 3% capped at €15
€5 / €10 €500 3% capped at €20
€10 / €25 €1,000 3% capped at €20
€25 / €50 €2,500 3% capped at €25

Additional blinds spread upon request

STUD

LIMITS ANTE BRING IN RAKE*
€5 / €10 €1 €2 3% capped at €15
€10 / €20 €1 €3 3% capped at €20
€20 / €40 €2 €5 3% capped at €25

Additional blinds spread upon request

DRAW

LIMITS BLINDS BRING IN RAKE*
€5 / €10 €1 €2 3% capped at €15
€10 / €20 €1 €3 3% capped at €20
€20 / €40 €2 €5 3% capped at €25

Additional blinds spread upon request

Chinese: €100 (€85 + €15 dealer tip) per table, every 30 minutes.

*No flop, no drop

**Will be offered daily from 12:00 to 19:00. At 19:00 the game will change to €2/€5.

All games can be played No Limit, Pot Limit or Limit, and as part of a mixed game: 2-7 Draw, 5-Card Draw, A-5 Draw, Badacey, Badeucy, Badugi, Chinese (and variants), Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, Pineapple, Pineapple Hi/Lo, Razz, Stud, Stud Hi/Lo.

Each pot will also be raked €1 to cover dealer costs.

CASH GAME WIRE TRANSFERS

If you wish to send a bank transfer for use in cash games please contact customerdeposit@sbm.mc.

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POKERSTARS PLAYER INFO

PokerStars runs a wide range of online satellites to the EPT and FPS Main Events.

A full EPT Main Event prize package is worth €9,000 and consists of the following:

  • Main Event seat: €5,300
  • Eight nights’ accommodation at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort or Fairmont Hotel: €2,712
  • Travel expenses: €988

‘Seat Only’ satellites are also available, as are ‘Seat & Expenses’ to the value of €6,500 (Main Event seat + €1,200 cash).

A full FPS prize package is worth €2,300 and consists of the following:

  • Main Event seat: €1,100
  • Five nights’ accommodation at the Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel: €965
  • Travel expenses: €235

‘Seat Only’ satellites are also available.

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EPT 12 Grand Final #StarsFun Activities

End of Season Play Party, April 29: from 22:00

Finish Season 12 of the EPT in style at our closing party, held in the lively Jimmy’z Nightclub on April 29. There will be free drinks until midnight, and the chance to share your favorite stories from the past season. Don’t miss it!

Live Spin & Go

We’re bringing our unique Spin & Go concept to life on the EPT from April 27 to May 4! Join us from 13:00-20:00 each day and take a spin on our life-size replica wheel. You could win up to €10,000 per spin in each 3-handed game - the most we have ever offered in a live setting.

Buy-ins range from €55 to €550, and award the following maximum prizes per spin:

  • €50 + €5, win up to €1,000
  • €100 + €10, win up to €2,000
  • €200 + €20, win up to €4,000
  • €500 + €50, win up to €10,000

Sports Simulator Challenge, April 27-May 5: 12:00-22:00

The EPT Grand Final ‘Hexathlon’ will award daily high score and overall leaderboard prizes, with members of Team PokerStars Pro also taking part. Games played: football, field hockey, golf-putting, American football, basketball & tennis.

Overall Leaderboard Prizes

1st: ESPT Barcelona Main Event package + Helicopter ride for two
2nd: ‘Sunday Bundle’ of online tickets + Helicopter ride for two
3rd: Helicopter ride for two

Ideas Hub, April 30-May 2: 17:00-21:00

Players are invited to come along and share their PokerStars ideas with representatives from the company at the Ideas Hub from April 30-May 2.

Ideas Play, May 1 & 4: 14:00-16:00

Which new poker variants would you like to see? Come and share your thoughts at the EPT Grand Final, alongside members of Team PokerStars Pro, with Ideas Play! You’ll also have the chance to try out new and exciting games with prizes on offer - don’t miss out!

Charity Event in aid of Right To Play, April 30: 19:30

€150 Buy-in with €50 Unlimited Rebuys.

A host of poker pros are expected to turnout for this fun event, and there are top prizes on offer, as donated by EPT Travel:

1st: €1,000 Live Event tournament credits
2nd: iPhone 6 Plus®
3rd: €550 in Live Event tournament credits
4th: iPad Air 2®
5th: Weekend away for two
6th: Apple watch®
7th: €330 in Live Event tournament credits
8th: Dinner for two

Dealer Auditions, May 6: 14:00

Interested in working for the world’s best poker dealer team? We’re hosting Dealer Auditions on the final day of the EPT Grand Final to those that meet set criteria. Email ept@pslive.com or visit the Information Desk at the event for more info.

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