Event Buy-in Information


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Reserve Your Seat In Advance

If you reserve a seat in advance, you can collect your ticket from a 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.

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 valid personal identification to register. Any questions? Email the registrations team for help with tournament entry options.

Wire Transfers For Tournament Buy-ins & Cash Games

Following the termination of PSLive Wallets and the PCA Bank/Cashier, wire transfers for the PCA 2018 can be made directly to Atlantis Casino for tournament buy-ins and cash games. Please follow the instructions below carefully if you wish to make a wire transfer, and make sure you have read and understood all corresponding rules and procedures included in the wire transfer process.

  1. Open an Atlantis Front Money Account here
  2. Print a Bank Wire Information Authorization form and bring this form with you to PCA 2018. Atlantis Casino can return wired funds to the account from which they were wired after the event
  3. Wait for a Front Money Account confirmation email from Atlantis Casino (DO NOT WIRE FUNDS UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED THIS CONFIRMATION)
  4. Choose the correct banking details from one of the two options below;
  1. Arrange the wire transfer with your banking institution


Account Application And Transfer Deadlines

  • Front Money Account applications MUST be completed no later than December 24, 2017. After this date, no further applications will be processed.
  • Wire Transfers MUST arrive no later than December 29, 2017. If funds arrive after this date they may be refused and returned to your bank account.
  • The majority of Front Money Account Applications are processed and approved within one business day. Some exceptions may apply depending on your country of residence (see 'ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES' section below) and these applications can take up to 3-5 business days to process.

Banking Details

  • Please make sure you have chosen the correct banking details depending on if your wire is originating from inside the USA or from outside the USA.
  • Instruct your banking institution to send your funds via the corresponding bank included in the applicable banking details pdf. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. FAILURE TO DO SO COULD DELAY THE ARRIVAL OF YOUR FUNDS.
  • If you are uncertain of what details to choose please contact registrations@pokerstarslive.net

Eligible Countries

  • Please note that wire transfers from those who reside in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom or France have been pre-approved. If you reside in a different country from those listed, additional checks will need to be made by Atlantis. DO NOT SEND FUNDS UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED CONFIRMATION FROM ATLANTIS.
  • Additional checks will take between 2-3 working days. However, this may differ depending on the country in which your transfer will be coming from as well as the value of your transfer.
  • For further enquiries related to this matter, please contact Atlantis Casino Compliance at casino.compliance@atlantisparadise.com
  • If your country is determined as ineligible by Atlantis Casino Compliance then you will be unable to wire funds.

Wire Transfers of $50,000 or More

  • Wire Transfers totaling $50,000 or more will be subject to additional Source of Funds checks.
  • You will be required to bring with you to the PCA 2018 event certain information and documentation for Atlantis Casino to check when you first access your Front Money Account.
  • Examples of acceptable documentation for Source of Funds checks include Pay-slip, Bank Statement, tax return, investment statements, grant of probate, solicitor’s letter etc.
  • Further questions on accepted documentation can be sent to casino.compliance@atlantisparadise.com 

Onsite Withdrawals/Redemption/Deposits

  • Players who have wired funds will be able to withdraw (in casino chips) from the cage inside the Imperial Ballroom. Up to $15,000 per day can be withdrawn from Front Money Accounts. These chips can ONLY be used to play in cash games and buy into tournaments.
  • Those players wiring funds to buy in to higher value events (such as the $25,000/$50,000 High Roller and the $100,000 Super High Roller) can withdraw higher sums in the form of special chips that can ONLY be used to register into these tournaments. These will not be accepted in cash games and cannot be redeemed for cash at the cage. Any unused special value chips must be deposited back into your Front Money Account.
  • Chip redemptions must fully replenish the original Front Money deposit amount before any cash will be distributed.
  • Unused funds at the end of the event can be deposited back into your Front Money Account and will be wired back to the account that sent the original wire transfer. Give the completed Bank Wire Authorization form you downloaded above to the Front Money Account desk staff on site who will confirm transfer dates.

Front Money Account Desk Opening Times


The Front Money Account desk is situated inside the main tournament room and will be open at the following times:

  • January 6-14: 11.00-23.00 local time

You must go to this desk to access wired funds as well as present your Source of Funds documentation and your Bank Wire Authorization form.

No Front Money Accounts will be able to be opened whilst at the PCA 2018. If you think you are going to need an account, please complete the application by the stated deadline.

Currency Exchange

There will be NO currency exchange service active during the PCA 2018 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 PCA 2018.

PS Cashier

Please note that the PS Cashier (formerly known as the PCA Bank) will NOT be operating at PCA 2018. Players will NO LONGER be able to withdraw funds from their Stars Accounts in chips that could be used for cash games etc.

Payout Information

Players have a variety of payout options open to them including cash, wire transfer 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
  • WIRE TRANSFER VIA FRONT MONEY ACCOUNT – Players must have an Atlantis Front Money account to be able to have funds wired back to them. Please see Wire Transfer section above for more information.