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 6th 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 2014, Alan “Air” Engel defeated a field of 507 hopefuls to claim the first place prize of $177,045. Follow in his footsteps to the sand and join us in paradise.
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana
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.
|Tuesday, November 3rd||9:00pm||1||NLH ME Super Satelite||$200+20|
|Wednesday, November 4th||3:00pm||2||Main Event - Day 1A||$1500+150*|
|Wednesday, November 4th||6:00pm||3||NLH $300 Turbo Survivor Event||$300+30|
|Wednesday, November 4th||9:00pm||4||NLH ME Super Satelite||$200+20|
|Thursday, November 5th||3:00pm||Main Event - Day 1B||$1500+150*|
|Thursday, November 5th||6:00pm||5||NLH $300 Turbo Survivor Event||$300+30|
|Thursday, November 5th||9:00pm||6||$110 NLH CPT Super Satellite||$95+15|
|Friday, November 6th||3:00pm||Main Event - Day 2||-|
|Friday, November 6th||3:00pm||7||$110 NLH CPT Super Satellite||$95+15|
|Friday, November 6th||6:00pm||8||NLH $300 Turbo Survivor Event||$300+30|
|Friday, November 6th||9:00pm||9||CPT Punta Cana Main Event - Day 1||$810+90|
|Saturday, November 7th||3:00pm||Main Event - Day 3||-|
|Saturday, November 7th||3:00pm||CPT Punta Cana Main Event - Day 2||-|
|Saturday, November 7th||3:00pm||10||$350 NLH High Roller Super Satellite||$320+30|
|Saturday, November 7th||6:00pm||11||NLH $300 Turbo Survivor Event||$300+30|
|Saturday, November 7th||9:00pm||12||$3,200 NLH High Roller Event - Day 1||$3000+200|
|Sunday, November 8th||3:00pm||Main Event - Final Table||-|
|Sunday, November 8th||3:00pm||CPT Punta Cana Main Event - Final Day||-|
|Sunday, November 8th||3:00pm||$3,200 NLH High Roller Event - Final Table||-|
|Sunday, November 8th||3:00pm||13||$330 NLH Farewell Tournament||$300+30|
|Sunday, November 8th||3:00pm||14||$140 NLH Ladies Event||$125+15|
|Sunday, November 8th||6:00pm||15||NLH $300 Turbo Survivor Event||$300+30|
* Main Event $50 Optional Staff bonus will get you 5000 extra chips
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 approximately 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.
Note: Transportation to and From Las Americas International Airport is not included, but can be arranged for an additional cost.
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
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 that includes the Main Event buy-in, accommodations, and money for expenses.
Our sponsor sites are getting the satellites ready and they shluld be up and running soon, please check this section back later to review them or sign up to our newsletter and we will make sure to inform you about them
DIRECT BUY-IN DETAILS
Rather reserve your seat with cash? To purchase a premium package starting at $3,650, 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 3rd
- Check out: Monday, Nov 9th
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.
TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION AND PAYMENTS
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. CREDIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
Time: Atlantic (UTC-4)
Country code: +1 (+1-809, +1-829, +1-849)
Official language: Spanish
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.