PokerStars Makes Big Changes to PCA

PCAPokerStars is known for providing top quality online poker gaming for players based across the globe. Players can easily log online and enjoy a quick cash game, tournament or even earn a seat to a major live event. One of the most anticipated poker events in the industry each year is the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. The series takes place in the Bahamas and includes poker events in which pros and amateurs from around the world take part.

Players look forward to the massive live event series as seats are always up for grabs at PokerStars online. Players can earn a seat to specific events and hopefully earn a nice cashout, even make a name for themselves in the poker industry. The schedule for the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure has been released and there are going to be big changes to the side events as well as the main event.

As part of the European Poker Tour, the PCA is one of the most popular stops, frequently seeing the best pros taking part in game play. The main event of the series has a $10,000 buy-in and usually has at least 1,000 participants. For the 2016 version, PokerStars will be cutting the buy-in in half, to $5,000. This is a huge cut which should see the main event soar in attendance.

The number of overall events will also be tripled as based on the numbers from previous years. Side events have lower stakes and are more easily affordable for players that are not professionals. PokerStars PCA has supposed to be about fun in the game and they seem to be living up to this concept by making events more affordable for recreational players.

Most of the tournaments in the series will be of the no limit hold’em variety which is the most popular form among recreational players. The events will also include variants of the game such as turbo, bounty, hyper-turbo and more. There will also be options with four blinds and Deuces Wild, among many others.

On each day of the PCA, there will be three Flipout Triple Elimination events which will have a buy-in of $120. The 30 participant tournaments will have a lottery-style round in the beginning in which ten players from each table will be all-in for three hands. The winners of the three hands will move on to a 9 person table. This will be played like a normal sit n go. This is a unique option to keep game play exciting in between events.

Now the only issue may be the venue. The series will take place at the Atlantis Resort which is known as a luxury resort. Players who may now be open to attending the PCA due to the lower buy-ins may not be able to afford the high price for a guest room. Rooms begin at close to $250 each night and are not considered all-inclusive. This means if players want to stay for the full series, they would have to shell out over $2,000 just to stay the full length of the series. This is not including airfare, food, drinks, etc.

However, players can try their skill at satellites at the PokerStars website to hopefully win a package to the event. Those who do snag a package will have their buy-in paid for and hopefully accommodations, making it much easier to take part in the PCA events. There is still plenty of time to save up for travel to the Bahamas or you can continue to log on to PokerStars and try your hand at winning a seat via a satellite or qualifier.