PokerStars Canada Cup - Terms and Conditions

The following are the terms and conditions of the Canada Cup promotion (the "Promotion"), as organized by the operator ("PokerStars") of the Internet site found at  (the "Site") and of the PokerStars GUI software (the "Client"). By logging on to the Client, each entrant to the Promotion (“you” /“your”) shall be deemed have accepted the terms and conditions herein without reservation.

  1. You must be 18 years of age or of legal age of majority in your jurisdiction (whichever is the greater) to participate in the Promotion. You may be asked at any stage to provide PokerStars or a third party with proof of age and/or identity. You must be able to present a valid passport or other valid picture ID to verify your age and/or identity. If you are unable to produce such proof of age, you will be excluded or disqualified from participation in the Promotion, without compensation.

  2. By participating in the Promotion, you are deemed to have granted PokerStars the right to use your name, likeness, voice and image in marketing and promotion campaigns in any media whatsoever without compensation and you expressly waive any claims against PokerStars in this regard.

  3. Employees and relatives of employees of PokerStars and any entities affiliated or related to PokerStars are not permitted to participate in the Promotion. For these purposes, the term 'relative' shall mean spouse, partner, parent, child or sibling.

  4. The duration of the Promotion shall be October 1, 2012 until January 15, 2013 (“Promotion Period”).

  5. By participating in the Promotion, you hereby release, discharge and hold harmless PokerStars, its legal representatives, affiliates, subsidiaries, agencies and respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from any claims, actions or proceedings for damages, loss or injury suffered or sustained by you in connection with your participation in this Promotion or acceptance of any prizes in relation thereto  save for where any such damage, injury or loss is as a direct result of negligence on the part of PokerStars.

  6. PokerStars reserves the right, at any time, to alter these terms and conditions at is sole discretion, including to cancel, modify or suspend the Promotion if, in its sole discretion, PokerStars believes that the Promotion is not capable of being conducted as specified. Any changes to the Promotion shall be made on the Site and your continued participation in the Promotion shall be deemed an acceptance of any proposed changes, modification or alterations.

  7. All players participating in the Promotion must abide by all PokerStars rules, as well as the terms of service requirements as listed at /poker/room/terms/, and by PokerStars general tournament rules listed at /poker/tournaments/rules/ (“Rules”).

  8. When participating in the Promotion, you confirm that the name and address which are registered in your PokerStars account are correct and up to date. If you are unable to produce such proof of name and address, you will be excluded or disqualified from participation in the Promotion.

  9. All poker tournaments that form part of the Promotion shall be in the form of ‘No Limit Hold ‘em.

  10. For you to  participate in the Promotion , you must be able attend the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure 2013 event which is scheduled to take place between the January 6-15, 2013 (“PCA Event”)  at the Atlantis Resort & Casino, Nassau, Bahamas (“Venue”).  If you cannot attend the PCA Event, you should not take part in this Promotion.

  11. To take part in the Promotion, you need to play in any of the satellite tournaments for the Promotion (“Satellites”) on the Site commencing on October 1, 2012 until November 17, 2012and advance to the grand final event scheduled to start online on November 17, 2012, and finish live at the PCA in January 2013 (exact date TBC) (“Grand Final”).


    Tournament Date Time (ET)
    Satellite– Canada Cup  Between October 1-November 17, 2012 At such times as shall be displayed on the Site

    1 The Grand Final:
    1. will be held in two locations; part 1 will be hosted online on the Site (“Part 1”) and part 2 (“Part 2”) will take place at the Venue during the PCA Event (“Part 2); and 
    2. has a fixed prize pool of $250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand US dollars) which will be awarded  to the top 14.2% players.  In addition, the final 9 (nine) players from Part 1 will receive the Prizes set out in Clause 14 below. 
    2 The top 9 (nine) remaining players from Part 1 (“Grand Finalists”) that take part in Part 2 will receive their allocated share of the prize pool referred to in Clause 12.1(b) above. 3 The top 3 finishers at the Final Table will receive a 2013 PCA Main Event Buy-in, Value $10,300.


    Date Time PRIZE
    Part 1
    November 17, 2012
    19:30 ET
    12:00 ET
     $250,000 prize pool awarded to top 14.2% of players. In addition, the final 9 receive the Prize set out in Clause 14 below.
    Part 2 January,
    The share of final 9 Grand Finalists’ prize pool to be awarded, in addition the top 3 finishers will each receive a Main Event buy-in worth $10,300.
  13. The stack value for any Grand Finalist who fails to show up at the stated time for Part 2 will be communicated to all remaining Grand Finalists as determined solely by the tournament director.

  14. The top nine Grand Finalists from Part 1 will each receive the following prizes (“Prize”) :
    1. 1 (one) x return economy class ticket to the PCA Event from any major international Canadian Airport, for the  sole purpose of participating in Part 2;
    2. 3 (three) nights’ accommodation at the 5* Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas including airport  transfers; Winners of a Main Event seat via this Final Table are eligible for additional nights accommodation, number of nights TBD.
    3.  A one-off cash payment of $500 (five hundred US dollars) for expenses which will be made to the player’s PokerStars account on or before the commencement of Part 2.
  15. Should any of the 9 (nine) remaining Grand Finalists choose to personally arrange his/her travel and hotel arrangements so as to take part in Part 2 rather than accept the arrangements being made by PokerStars on the Grand Finalist’s behalf, PokerStars will pay that Grand Finalist a one-off sum of $2,000 (two thousand US dollars) in lieu of the Prizes specified in Clause 14(a) - (c) above.

  16. You hereby acknowledge and accept  that the Grand Final (including any other poker tournament organised by PokerStars that you may be involved in while at the PCA Event) may be recorded for broadcast and/or other exhibition purposes as may decided upon by PokerStars in its sole discretion and you unconditionally agree that you will:
    1. sign any declaration and contributor release form to be supplied by PokerStars and/or third parties on its behalf in order for you to take part in the televised recording of the Grand Final; and
    2. wear any PokerStars branded clothing and/or patches that PokerStars may require you wear for your appearance in the Grand Final and/or other poker tournament as may be applicable.
  17. PokerStars operates strict rules regarding the conduct and behaviour of players in any event, promotion and/or tournament it organises and/or hosts which are applied at all times. Any breach of such rules may result in and/or include the suspension, disqualification of a player and/or forfeiture of a Prize as PokerStars may deem necessary in its sole discretion.  You agree that you will comply with any rules and/or requirements as may be communicated to you by PokerStars in relation to your participation in this Promotion.

  18. You may only have one personal account with PokerStars so as to play on the Client and participate in the Promotion.  Furthermore you shall not permit, allow or authorise another person to participate in the Promotion or play on the Client using your account. Any player using multiple accounts during qualifying tournaments will be disqualified.

  19. Each Grand Finalist will be awarded the Prize stipulated in Clause 14 above. For the avoidance of doubt, the person whose name appears on the PokerStars account that wins the Prize will be deemed to be the person who played and won and that person may use the prize and/or any part of it. The Prize cannot be transferred or exchanged except as permitted hereunder.

  20. A Prize will not be awarded to a person who, for any reason, would not be allowed by law to use the Prize or where the supply of the Prize to that person would be unlawful.

  21. There may be additional terms and conditions imposed by the Prize provider which must be complied with and PokerStars will not be responsible for your failure to comply with such terms and conditions. In particular, you must comply with all health and safety guidelines and instructions and all applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

  22. You are not entitled nor authorized in any way to commit PokerStars to any contract, expense or cost entered into or incurred without its advance written acceptance of the same.

  23. You hereby agree that you shall bear sole responsibility for all duties, taxes or charges that may be payable in relation to your receipt of any Prize hereunder in accordance with any applicable laws in the jurisdiction in which you reside.

  24. In the case of disputes concerning any aspect of this Promotion including but not limited to all matters relating to the awarding of the prizes and or the terms and conditions of the Promotion, the final decision lies with PokerStars' management, and any decision by PokerStars shall be final and binding and shall not be subject to review or appeal by an entrant or any third party.

  25. These terms and conditions and matters relating hereto shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with Isle of Man law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Isle of Man courts.

  26. The operator of the Internet site can be found at
    Rational Entertainment Enterprises Limited
    33-37 Athol Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 1LB


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