Punta Cana Poker Classic

Dominican Republic - November 2014

04 November - 09 November, 2014

It’s the event that started it all – and it’s back to make dreams come true. The Punta Cana Poker Classic heads back to paradise for the 5th time for the ultimate $500,000 guaranteed tournament. The weeklong series takes place at the legendary Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This is more than a poker tournament, though. It’s the ultimate poker vacation. Players are treated to rock star treatment that includes luxurious accommodations, all-you-can-handle food and drinks (including alcohol), room service, and access to the world-class onsite amenities like 12 restaurants, more pools than you can count on one hand, great bars and nightclubs, and so much more.

In 2013, Guillermo Acuña became the first non-North American player to win the Punta Cana Poker Classic title. Hailing from Mexico, he bested a field of 490 hopefuls to claim the first place prize of $171,100. Follow in his footsteps to the sand and join us in paradise.

Event Info

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana
Boulevard Turístico del Este Km.28No.74
Macao, Dominican Republic.
Phone: 1-800-527-3502 or 1-800-528-0699
E-Mail: info@LatinPokerSeries.com

What you should pack: Swim shorts or a bikini, obviously. Nice clothes are recommended for the nightclubs (especially if you want to impress) and casual poker-playing gear is ideal if you’re anteing up on the casino floor.

Minimum age: 18 years+

Other info: Make sure you have a valid passport. You’ll need it to gain entry to the country and to register for the event.


Date Time Event # Event Buy-In
Tuesday, November 4th 7:00pm Welcome Cocktail -
Tuesday, November 4th 9:00pm 1 NLH ME Super Satellite $200+20
Wednesday, November 5th 3:00pm 2 Main Event - Day 1A $1500+150
Wednesday, November 5th 6:00pm 3 NLH $200 Turbo Event - One Day Event $200+20
Wednesday, November 5th 9:00pm 4 NLH ME Super Satellite $200+20
Thursday, November 6th 3:00pm Main Event - Day 1B $1500+150
Thursday, November 6th 6:00pm 5 NLH $200 Turbo Event - One Day Event $200+20
Thursday, November 6th 9:00pm 6 NLH High Roller Super Satellite $300+30
Friday, November 7th 3:00pm Main Event - Day 2 -
Friday, November 7th 3:00pm 7 NLH $300 Event - One Day Event $300+30
Friday, November 7th 3:00pm 8 Open Face Chinese Tournament (50 Max) $200+20
Friday, November 7th 6:00pm 9 NLH $200 Turbo Event - One Day Event $200+20
Friday, November 7th 9:00pm 10 NLH High Roller Super Satellite $300+30
Saturday, November 8th 3:00pm Main Event - Day 3 -
Saturday, November 8th 3:00pm 11 NLH High Roller Event - Day 1 $2800+200
Saturday, November 8th 3:00pm 12 NLH Second Chance - Day 1A $500+50
Saturday, November 8th 6:00pm 13 NLH $200 Turbo Event - One Day Event $200+20
Saturday, November 8th 9:00pm NLH Second Chance - Day 1B $500+50
Sunday, November 9th 3:00pm Main Event - Final Table -
Sunday, November 9th 3:00pm 14 PLO $500 R+A Event $500+50
Sunday, November 9th 3:00pm 15 NLH $300 Event - One Day Event $300+30
Sunday, November 9th 4:00pm NLH High Roller Event - Final Day -
Sunday, November 9th 4:00pm NLH Second Chance - Final Day -
Sunday, November 9th 6:00pm 16 NLH $200 Turbo Event - One Day Event $200+20

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Getting to Punta Cana

Dominican Republic has two major Airports, Punta Cana (PUJ) and Las Americas (SDQ) located in Santo Domingo. We suggest you book your flight to arrive at the Punta Cana International Airport. This airport is located like 30 minutes away from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Transportation to and from the Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is included with your premium package. All you have to do is make sure you enter your flight information accurately at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the event and LPS staff will take care of the rest.

Thinking about flying with Copa Airlines? We’ve arranged a 15% discount on your airfare. Click here for more info.

Note: Transportation to and From Las Americas International Airport is not included, but can be arranged for an additional cost.

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Whether you won a package at one of our sponsor sites or you’re planning to buy a package directly, you don’t have to worry about anything. We’ve rolled out the red carpet to bring you true rock star treatment at an all-inclusive resort that takes the Caribbean experience to the next level. Sure, you’ve got a spectacular beach outside your doorstep, but when you’re indoors you’ll think you’re smack down in the middle of an upscale Las Vegas hotel. That rock star experience continues in your room with your own private balcony, a hydro spa tub, dual showers, and your very own liquor dispenser. Bottom line? You won’t want to leave your room, but you’ll be equally blown away when you do.

We’ve arranged a wide range of accommodations at special rates for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana. For special requests or upgrades, please contact info@LatinPokerSeries.com

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You can qualify to win a package at one of our sponsor sites. Full package winners will be awarded a Punta Cana Poker Classic prize package ($4,100) that includes the Main Event buy-in, accommodations, and money for expenses ($800).

All packages include:

  • Tournament buy-in to the $500,000 GTD Main Event ($1,650).
  • 6 nights at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana
  • Hotel taxes included
  • All meals and beverages included
  • $1,500 in Resort Credits included
  • Round-trip airport transportation (PUJ Airport only)
  • Players gift bag
  • Welcome party access
  • Check in: Tuesday, November 4th
  • Check out: Monday, November 10th

Want to win your package? Enter an online satellite by downloading the free software. Just look for the “Live Events” tab in the game lobby and register for the tournament of your choice.

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Rather reserve your seat with cash? To purchase a premium package starting at  $3,300, please contact us directly at info@LatinPokerSeries.com

All direct buy-in packages include:

  • Tournament buy-in to the $500,000 GTD Main Event ($1,650).
  • 6 nights at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana
  • Hotel taxes included
  • All meals and beverages included
  • $1500 in Resort Credits included
  • Round-trip airport transportation (PUJ Airport only)
  • Welcome party access
  • Check in: Tuesday, Nov 4th
  • Check out: Monday ,Nov 10th
Occupancy Nights Package Prize
Single Room 6 $3,300
Double Room 6 $3,830
Triple Room 6 $4,500
Cuadruple Room 6 $5,170
Double + 1 Child 6 $4,170
Double + 2 Children 6 $4,510
Triple + 1 Child 6 $4,840

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Punta Cana Poker Classic players come from all over the world – including Punta Cana. If you’re in the area and you’d like to buy in, you can do so directly on site.

And it doesn’t have to cost a lot. We offer satellites into the Main Event and High Roller event for a fraction of the buy-ins.

Check out the full satellite schedule


Look for the friendly LPS team at the registration desk, inside or near the tournament room. You’ll find details about each event, you can register for events you’ve won a seat in, or you can buy in to events that you’re interested in playing.

First, you’ll need to show valid identification and sign a copy of our tournament agreement form. You’ll also need a Player’s Card, which is yours for free, available at the Player Services desk. Please grab your card before registering for any event. It’ll help process your buy-in a lot faster.


Registration for each event opens two hours prior to the start of each event. Registration and re-entries are available for each event until the end of late registration.

For example, if Main Event 1A kicks off at 3pm local time, registration will open at 1pm and close at the end of Level 4.

To avoid long lines, please register for the tournaments you want to play in as soon as possible.


Please note that we only accept US dollars for entry into the Punta Cana Poker Classic  events. You can buy in to tournaments with cash or casino chips. In some cases, you might be able to use money in your account with one of our sponsor sites from the Winning Poker Network.


Time: Atlantic (UTC-4)
Country code: +1 (+1-809, +1-829, +1-849)
Official language: Spanish
Climate: Tropical
Currency:  Peso http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/
Drives on the: Right
Voltage: 110/220 volts

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana offers everything you need to experience a mind blowing all-inclusive experience in one of the most pristine beaches in the Caribbean. Please visit the tour operators’ desk to find out about off-property excursions.

Your package comes with $1500 in Resort credits that can be used towards selected tours, golf, spa/beauty salon services, romantic dinners, upgraded wine selection, Rock Shots by Kodak photo packages, and more. To learn more about Resort Credits, click here.

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