France Poker Series - FAQ
The France Poker Series is a new poker championship with tournaments taking place throughout France and neighbouring countries.
Various poker games will be offered for the France Poker Series events. Please check the schedule to get more details.
The buy-in for most France Poker Series events is €1,100. All France Poker Series Main Events are freezeouts. For more details please check the France Poker Series website.
Yes. A condition of entry into any tournament on the France Poker Series 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 France Poker Series event.
The minimum age to play in a France Poker Series 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. Click on your PokerStars tournament lobby, and then click on ‘Events’ and ‘FPS’ for satellites to France Poker Series events. If you fail to qualify and would still like to play in a France Poker Series event, you may buy directly into a tournament through the host casinos.
Yes, provided you have a PokerStars.com or PokerStars.eu account. Players may buy in to FPS events using T-Money providing they have PlatinumStar or Supernova VIP status. 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 FPS accommodation packages - depending on availability. All T-Money buy-ins to FPS events will be PokerStars sponsored players for that FPS 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 for the same event, your PokerStars.fr account will be credited with T€ for the package price, and the spending allowance will be credited in cash.
You will receive an email from PokerStars.fr 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.fr account) is for airfare and other travel expenses.
About 5 weeks before the event starts, go to the PokerStars lobby under Live Events > FPS > Event Schedule to choose your event. You will be able to register. If you don't find the tournament, please send an email to email@example.com to receive assistance.
Players' Choice tickets are valid for 12 months from when you won them. Tickets that are not used in any of these Tours by the end of their expiry will be forfeited.
You can continue playing Players' Choice satellites; if you have valid tickets leftover after playing all events within a season you will have the choice of a T-Money credit or to carry them over into the next season of each eligible tour. Note we will not refund unused Player's Choice tickets but only exceeding tickets which you cannot use due to the lack of eligible live events.
For your accommodation, you can check the www.francepokerserieshotels.com website in order to benefit from the best hotel rates, or you can go directly in the PokerStars client under Live Events > FPS > Event Schedule > FPS Hotel Only.
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.
See the France Poker Series website for details.
Yes. All players travelling abroad will need a passport - and you will need to present your passport at the casino for entry/registration. For tournaments taking place in France, a valid ID card is enough for French players.
European Citizens do not need a visa to attend France Poker Series events. For other countries, please ask your travel agent.
This will depend on the host casino's own procedures and could be cash, check or bank transfer.
Yes, if your package includes hotel. Your hotel room will be booked in your name by PokerStars.fr for the specified dates. If you have qualified through a Seat Qualifier, you will have been to book your own hotel room. Please check the France Poker Series website for details on how to book hotels. Players who have bought seats directly will need to make their own accommodation arrangements.
Some of the France Poker Series host casinos have a ‘smart casual’ dress code (e.g. no sneakers, no vests, no shorts, and no ripped jeans). The France Poker Series will not be held responsible in any cases if the host casino eventually denies access to the player due to his clothes.
The Euro (€) is the main currency for France Poker Series destinations. For up-to-the-minute exchange rates, please click here.
Yes. You will need to present your passport.
If you qualified through a cash satellite on PokerStars.fr, you are obliged to wear the PokerStars logo exclusively during the Final Table. Qualified players via freerolls, FPP, promotions or TV shows must wear the logo during the whole duration of the event. The France Poker Series has strict rules on the wearing of branded logos by players at France Poker Series events. Please click here for the Rules and Regulations page.
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