Pokerstars To Return To Using "Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure" Name in 2018

Published on 2017-08-10 12:23:00

The Poker King is sitting in his studio presenting the return of the PS Caribbean Adventure tournament.Earlier today, Pokerstars announced that they would be restoring the "PCA" (Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure) name in 2018. In addition, the company is going to be making a number of other changes to the festival in order to help shore up attendance numbers.

Last year, Pokerstars announced that they would be rebranding all of the live tournaments under their umbrella as either "Championship" or "Festival" events. This included the PCA, which had its name changed to the Pokerstars Championship Bahamas.

The festival series was poorly attended, with many players choosing to skip it due to a number of different reasons, including travel problems, issues with Pokerstars as a company and a smaller main event buy-in. A number of top players chose to skip the Pokerstars Championship Bahamas and head straight to Australia for the Aussie Millions instead.


The PCA was formerly one of the most popular stops on the live poker circuit, and Pokerstars is hoping to get people excited to travel to the series once again.

In addition to changing the name of the event, Pokerstars also revealed that they will be reinstating the $10,300 buy-in for the main event. In an effort to increase attendance numbers, Pokerstars cut the buy-in for the main event a few years ago to make it more affordable for casual players. This ended up having the opposite impact, as many pros elected to skip the event as the prize pool just wasn't big enough.

The nine-day festival, which gets underway on January 6th, will also feature a Super High Roller tournament with a buy-in of $100,000, as well as High Roller events with buy-ins of $50,000 and $25,000.

By continuing to offer the high buy-in events and raising the buy-in for the main event, Pokerstars is likely hoping that some of the bigger names who turn out for the Super High Roller and High Roller events will elect to play in the main event as well.


In addition to these changes, Pokerstars also revealed that they will be reducing the admin fees on all tournaments with a buy-in of over $10,000, as well as those tournaments with levels of 19 minutes or less.


Pokerstars said that they have listened to their customers by making these changes.

Will it be enough to get you to return?

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