2013 VIP Club Changes
PokerStars is announcing changes to the VIP Club, effective January 1, 2013. A special announcement was made on December 1 as part of the VIP Club Live: Amsterdam event, and you can watch a replay of the live stream on this page now.
Live Stream Replay
Watch a replay of the live stream from the VIP Club Live: Amsterdam event, where the 2013 VIP Club changes were first announced.
Summary of the 2013 VIP Club Changes
The changes listed below are permanent, and will go into effect on January 1, 2013 (unless otherwise noted).
New Monthly VIP status & rewards: ChromeStar
A new monthly VIP status named ‘ChromeStar’ will be introduced, between the BronzeStar and SilverStar VIP statuses. The monthly VIP Player Point (VPP) requirement to achieve or maintain ChromeStar VIP status is 100 VPPs.
ChromeStar VIPs will have all the same rewards and benefits as BronzeStar VIPs, plus free entry to the new VIP $5,000 Weekly Tournament and access to the 100K Privilege Freerolls. These freerolls will also be available to SilverStar and higher VIPs.
Decreased VIP status Requirements for SilverStar and GoldStar
The monthly requirement to achieve and maintain SilverStar VIP status will be decreased to 500 VPPs. This represents a 33% drop from the previous requirement of 750 monthly VPPs.
The monthly requirement to achieve and maintain GoldStar VIP status will be decreased to 2,500 VPPs. This represents a 17% drop from the previous requirement of 3,000 monthly VPPs.
VIP Club Hall of Fame: Expanded Lifetime Rewards
The VIP Club has been presenting players who earn 5,000,000 lifetime VPPs with customized TAG Heuer watches. This program has now been expanded to include the following benefits:
At 5,000,000 lifetime VPPs, players become part of the VIP Club Hall of Fame. An engraved TAG Heuer watch will be presented to them at a PokerStars Live Event, for example, the PCA or a VIP Club Live party. In addition, they will receive live English language support over instant messenger from senior PokerStars staff.
At 10,000,000 lifetime VPPs, we’ll create an experience unique to the player who has earned it. The player will also be provided with a cell phone number to call senior PokerStars staff for urgent issues. There is currently one player in this Hall of Fame bracket: Team Online member George Lind, who earned his 10 millionth VPP in September of 2012.
Summary of additional VIP Club Announcements
VIP $1,000,000 Quarterly Tournament 2013 dates
This tournament offers a $1,000,000 prize pool four times a year. Supernova VIPs can enter for free. The VIP $1,000,000 Quarterly tourney will be held on the following dates in 2013: February 16, June 1, August 17, and November 16.
Like all VIP Tournaments, the VIP $1,000,000 Quarterly can be found under ‘Tourney’ > ‘VIP’ > ‘All’ in the PokerStars game client.
VIP Benefits at the PCA 10th Anniversary
This year at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Supernova VIPs will be offered free transportation from Nassau Airport to the Atlantis Resort. Supernova VIPs will be sent more information about this in November’s Supernova Quarterly Newsletter. Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Supernova and Supernova Elite VIPs will have their own priority line for the PokerStars bank. Further details coming soon.
Preview of VIP Club January Promotions
The promotions below are planned tentatively planned for January:
Race to be the first Supernova and Supernova Elite of 2013
Starting on January 1, there will be a race to earn 100,000 and 1,000,000 VPPs in 2013. Further details TBC.
2013 VIP Club Goals
During the month of January, players will be able to select a 2013 goal from 100,000, 200,000 or 300,000 yearly VPPs. Players who are on or ahead of schedule for earning their goal at various points later in the year will receive a bonus. Further details TBC.