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VIP Club Live: Amsterdam


VIP Club Live: Amsterdam took place on December 1 at the Tobacco Theatre. PokerStars VIPs of all levels were in attendance, rubbing shoulders with a handful of members from Team PokerStars. There was a live broadcast of the 2013 VIP Club changes, football, oysters, free drinks and food, plus fun competitions. Keep scrolling for a full recap of the event.

Video Recap of VIP Club Live: Amsterdam

VIP Club Live: Amsterdam

PokerStars VIP Club: Live is heading to Amsterdam on December 1, 2012, and it's an event you don't want to miss! Guests will get to watch an exclusive presentation of VIP Club changes for 2013, and rub shoulders with members of Team PokerStars Pro. They'll also be a variety of games on offer, with a National Tour Player's Choice prize package worth €1,500 on the line. You can also expect plenty of free food and drink, all served in a beautiful location right in the centre of Amsterdam.

Event Location and Schedule

VIP Club Live: Amsterdam takes place at the Tobacco Theatre, located in central Amsterdam (see the FAQ section below for the full address). Here’s what’s planned for the event December 1:

17:00 - The Tobacco Theatre - a restored old tobacco auction house - opens its doors exclusively for PokerStars VIPs.  Enjoy a welcome cocktail as you get acquainted with fellow VIPs, including Team PokerStars Pros Marcel Luske, Fatima Moreira De Melo, Lex Veldhuis, and Team Online member Richard ‘Tzen1’ Veenman, plus members of PokerStars Senior Management.

18:30 - Get a front row seat as we announce VIP Club changes for 2013. It will even be streamed live around the world!

18:45 - Make your way to the bar, with plenty of beer and wine on offer. Gaze upwards while you drink and check out the acrobat performing an artful ‘Tissue’ act above the crowd.

19:00 - It’s time for more free food, but don’t eat too much because you’ll need plenty of energy as we take the party up a notch.

19:15 - Hang out with Team PokerStars Pros, including Marcel Luske, who will be holding court at an interactive cocktail bar, downstairs in the wine cellar. Get tips from the poker legend, or maybe even ask him to sing a ballad. Meanwhile, Richard ‘Tzen1’ Veenman and Fatima Moreira De Melo will be in the bar playing pub games, and Lex Veldhuis will be practicing his FIFA 13 skills in the Cuban VIP Bar. With reputations at stake, who will reign supreme?

20:45 - Watch the big game in the upstairs lounge as Ajax take on PSV

21:30 - One PokerStars VIP will walk away with a National Tour Player’s Choice package worth €1,500, giving them the chance to play the Main Event at any upcoming France Poker Series, Estrellas Poker Tour or Eureka Poker Tour event. For those that don’t win, the bar will keep flowing.  And if you still want to party afterwards, the Tobacco Theatre is just a short walk from Amsterdam’s bustling nightlife.

VIP Club Live: London Highlights

VIP Club Live: London took place on September 29 at the prestigious London Film Museum. VIP guests were treated to a fun-packed day of prizes, including UKIPT packages and Sunday Million tickets. They also got to play games and mingle with fellow PokerStars VIPs.  Plus, we showcased the first version of the forthcoming PokerStars 7 software.  Check the video below, or see the PokerStars Blog.

How to Attend

VIP Club Live: Amsterdam is an exclusive event for PokerStars VIPs.  Tickets are currently sold out in the VIP Store, but if you would still like the chance to attend, contact to be added to the waiting list. If spots become available, we will contact you.  FPP prices are listed below, based on VIP status. To see who’s coming, check out the guest list in the placeholder tourney lobby, listed under ‘Tourney’ > ‘VIP’ in the PokerStars client, or search for Tourney #632227631. You may just recognize a few of your fellow VIPs!

VIP Status FPP Price
BronzeStar 10,000
SilverStar 1,500
GoldStar 1,350
PlatinumStar 1,200
Supernova 1,000
Supernova Elite FREE


Q:Where is the party being held?

A:VIP Club Live: Amsterdam will be held at the Tobacco Theatre in central Amsterdam. The venue is located between the Central Station, theatres, Beurs van Berlage and the Red Light District. The address is: Nes 75 – 87, 1012 KD Amsterdam.

Q:How do I attend?

A:VIP Club Live: Amsterdam is currently sold out, but if you’d like to be added to the waiting list please contact You’ll be contacted if spots become available. Remember to bring photographic ID, as the guest list will be created based on the names associated with the PokerStars accounts that have purchased tickets.

Q:Will you reserve a spot for me if I don’t have enough FPPs?

A:No. Reservations will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. You must purchase your ticket from the VIP Store and register to the placeholder tournament to reserve your space.

Q:How many PokerStars VIPs will be in attendance?

A:There is a cap at 200 attendees.

Q:Will the event be interesting for non-Dutch speaking VIPs?

A:Yes, the 2013 VIP Club changes will be presented in English, and all PokerStars staff will also be fluent in English.

Q:Am I able to join if I reside outside the Netherlands?

A:PokerStars VIP Club Live: Amsterdam is available to all,,, VIPs. Unfortunately, players on,, and cannot purchase a ticket.

Q:Can I bring my friend/wife/sibling/other?

A:This event is only open to PokerStars VIPs.

Q:Does the ticket cost include transportation and accommodation?

A:No, you are required to provide your own transportation to and from the event and make your own accommodation arrangements.

Q:I’m coming from out of town, where should I stay?

A:We have rates reserved at the Radisson Blu Amsterdam, which is a five minute walk from the Tobacco Theatre. To make reservations, contact and they will assist you. The reserved rates must be booked at least two weeks in advance of the event.

Q:What is included in the National Tours Player’s Choice seat?

A:The participant who wins the Player’s Choice seat will be able to play in a €1,100 main event of their choosing at an Estrellas Poker Tour, Eureka Poker Tour or France Poker Series event, within one year of the date won. An amount of €400 for travel and expenses will be credited to their PokerStars account.

Q:Can I purchase a ticket on someone else’s behalf?

A:No. Participants will be admitted based on the name on the PokerStars account that ordered a ticket. Please remember to bring photographic ID.

Q:What should I do if I am unable to attend?

A:In the unfortunate event that you are unable to attend, please email to let us know, so that we can open up a spot for one of your fellow players. We will accept cancellations up to 48 hours before the event.

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