2017 Punta Cana Poker Classic Sponsored by America's Cardroom

by | Oct 11, 2017 | Poker News

Qualify for the 2017 PCPC

If you aren't wanting to spend money to buy your package, you need to play poker at Americas Cardroom to “win” your entry and trip! Starting on June 18th, ACR will be holding satellite tournaments every single Sunday at 6 PM. They will be giving out a minimum of 5 packages each week. These packages are worth up to $4,100 so it's WELL WORTH PLAYING. Satellite tournament entry is $50+$5 each Sunday, or you can accumulate points throughout the week to earn a satellite seat.

The Spooky team had so much fun at last year's Punta Cana Poker Classic — we are going to do it again! This time, we hope you are joining us as well.

The 2017 Punta Cana Poker Classic, sponsored by Americas Cardroom, dates are set for October 24 through October 30, 2017. The event will once again be held at the luxurious Melia Caribe Tropical in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

You have two ways to join us. Simply buy your seat and trip for $4,100 OR win your trip by playing in the Sunday satellite events starting mid June.

Last year was fun, but 2017 will be even better. Listen to our Recap of last years event here or check out the  full post here.

According to the PCPC spokesperson Michael Harris,

“We’re thrilled to return to the Melia Caribe Tropical for the second year in a row and send players to the 8th-annual Punta Cana Poker Classic. If you joined us last year and can’t wait to secure your seat, you can buy a deluxe all-inclusive package for $4,100 at PuntaCanaPokerClassic.com right now.”

The Package

Let's take a look at what the 2017 Punta Cana Poker Classic package includes:

  • $1,500+150 buy-in to the Main Event with $500,000 Guaranteed! The 2016 winner, Eduards Kudrjauceus, took home a cool $143,675 in first place prizes.
  • 6 nights accommodations, double occupancy, at the 5-Star Melia Caribe Tropical Punta Cana from October 24th through 30th. The Spooky team will be here. If you make it, we would love to join up with you, sip a couple drinks at the adults only pool area or out along the beach!
  • Welcome party access: See ya there! The ACR team does it right!
  • Round-trip airport transportation (PUJ Airport only)
  • All-Inclusive premium food and beverage: Is there anything better than an all-inclusive trip? The food is good! The drinks are cold!
  • Welcome gift bag
  • 24-hour premium room service.
  • Free golf: Spooky showed us all how to play last year. Knup is looking for revenge in 2016.
  • Five $50 Resort Credit tickets to spend on spa (per room)
  • 24/7 VIP Support Line
  • Hotel taxes included


The Poker Action

First things first, the Main Event is a Vegas-style tournament that has a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool. You can truly win life changing money in this event.

But, over the entire week there is so much more poker to be played. There are cash games, Sit ‘n Go tournaments, Sit ‘n Go 2.0 tournaments, and more! The poker room is hopping all week long so come enjoy some poker to go with your all inclusive vacation.

ACR does a great job of balancing the “vacation” with the “tournament”. The schedule allows for plenty of beach, drinks, pool, sports betting and more!

First Live Poker Event to Accept Bitcoin

One of the greatest live poker events is about to take place in the Caribbean from October 24th through October 30th and for the very first time in history, Bitcoin will be accepted on all tournament buy-ins.

The Punta Cana Poker Classic organization recently announced that Bitcoin will be accepted during their live event at The Meliá Hotel & Casino. Players will be able to purchase their buy-in to the $500,000 guaranteed main event and any side events as well.

We spoke to the PCPC staff and we received some info about the process to purchase with Bitcoin. Players can currently purchase their package with Bitcoin directly on the page: https://puntacanapokerclassic.com/bitcoin/

Once at the event, any player will be able to approach the Bitcoin stand and purchase their buy-ins to any of the tournaments on the schedule. There will be dedicated staff that can provide assistance to the players and coaching on the use of this crypto currency.

This process will also be good to cash out any winnings. When traveling abroad, all poker players that win a considerable amount always face the situation where they can’t take all their winnings back home. It is usually $10,000 up front and the rest via bank wire. This is why the organization is allowing players to get paid their winnings instantly with Bitcoin now. They’ll be able to cash out the entire prize in a single Bitcoin transaction. So leave your wallet at home!

Nightlife at the Punta Cana Poker Classic 2017

Last year we noticed that there were very few night activities during the event but this year the PCPC Staff guarantees that they’ll be plenty.

Punta Cana Poker Classic just released their “off-the-felt” schedule with different events to entertain players and their companions.
On October 24th the staff welcomes all their guests in the tournament area with a few activities to kick of the event. A proper welcome party will begin at 10pm at the lobby bar near the tournament and casino area. According to the staff, the casino suffered some renovations recently so it will feature more excitement and gambling this year.

WPN will host their own party on the 26th inside the Casino. Be prepared because this one will be a night to remember!

And on the 29th get ready for a Spooky night at the Caribe Theater because the staff is throwing a Halloween Party. Bring a costume!
In addition to these activities, the PCPC has requested additional support from the hotel to extend their schedule on most of the bars. They want to allow players that finish late in the tournaments to celebrate with a few drinks before getting ready for the next day.

In addition to these activities, the PCPC has requested additional support from the hotel to extend their schedule on most of the bars. They want to allow players that finish late in the tournaments to celebrate with a few drinks before getting ready for the next day.

Safe Travels!

For all those attending the event there are a few details that are always important to consider when traveling to the Punta Cana Poker Classic.

  • Arrival Airport is Punta Cana (PUJ)
  • Check-in: Tuesday, October 24th
  • Airport transportation is provided by AMSTAR
  • You don’t need a visa but you need a Tourist Card ($10) that you can purchase online: http://www.dgii.gov.do/tarjetaTuristica/en/about/Paginas/default.aspx
  • Remember to confirm your flight information with the staff ahead of time. This speeds up the transportation process once in Punta Cana.
  • Final table plays out on the 29th
  • Check-out: Monday, October 30th

If you have your package already, remember to fill out your player profile on their Events Tracker website: http://eventstracker.wpnetwork.eu/

Enjoy the Caribbean and good luck in the tournament!

2016 Recap

You can read all about the 2016 Punta Cana Poker Classic here.

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