PokerStars Championship Bahamas

Event Buy-in Information

PSLive Account

All players must have a PSLive Account to participate in any tournament.  If you don’t already have an account, go to the PSLive Portal to sign up in advance. 

Any questions?  See the PSLive Portal FAQ, or contact


Click here for details on how to qualify to this event via PokerStars.

Reserve Your Seat In Advance

If you reserve a seat in advance, you can collect your ticket from a PSLive Ticket Collection station at the event from 17:00 the day before a tournament starts, until the end of the late registration period.  Main Event ticket collection is available from January 6.

Please Note: if you do not arrive to collect your ticket and have not informed us of your un-registration BEFORE the start of the tournament, your funds will be added to the prize pool and you will not be entitled to a refund.

PSLive Wallet

All PSLive account holders have the option to setup a PSLive Wallet which is a real money account associated to your PSLive Account.  You can fund your PSLive Account by sending a bank wire.

Once you have funds available on your PSLive Account you can reserve your tournament ticket in advance by visiting the PSLive Portal ‘Reserve a Ticket’ section of your account.  Ticket reservations via the Portal are available now.

Please contact our PSLive team for full wire instructions at least two weeks before the event, or login to the PSLive portal to register yourself using funds from your PSLive Wallet.

Buy-in Onsite At The Event

Onsite registration for Main Event will be open from 11:00 on January 6 until the end of the late registration period.  For Side Events, registration will be open at 17:00 the day before the tournament, until the end of the late registration period for each tournament. 

Please Note: you are unable to un-register and receive a refund after the tournament start time.

You can buy in onsite using any of the following options by visiting the registrations desk, please note that we cannot accept part payment of one payment type with another.

  • CASH

Simply visit the registrations team with your PSLive Card to register. Any questions? Email the registrations team for help with tournament entry options.

Currency Exchange

There will be NO currency exchange service active during the PokerStars Championship Bahamas event. It is your responsibility to ensure that you bring US dollars to use on-site. There are several banks just off property that do offer a limited currency exchange (up to $500 a day maximum).

Credit/Debit Card

We do NOT accept credit or debit cards as a means to buy in to tournaments at PokerStars Championship Bahamas.

Payout Information

Players have a variety of payout options open to them including cash, PSLive account and deposit to Stars Account. There are restrictions that apply to certain payout options depending on the status of your account, and there are limits to the amount a player can receive in cash. 

You can choose to be credited your winnings by one payment method or by a combination of different payment methods.

  • CASH – A Cash Maximum may apply
  • PSLIVE WALLET – Funds will be auto credited to your PSLive Wallet (if you do not have one setup you can request this at the PSLive payout desk) and you can then either use them for future tournament buy-ins for Championship tournaments, or request the funds to be wired back to you.