Amaya Inc’s PokerStars is all set to launch the 2016 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA), touted as the largest PokerStars-held festival as it comprises 104 events in all. Scheduled to kick off on January 06, 2016 at the Paradise Island Resort and Casino in The Bahamas, PokerStars announced that the holding of the biggest poker event ever, will give players from all walks of life, the opportunity to participate.
The Director of Live Events at PokerStars, Edgar Stuchly, mentioned that they have seen tremendous growth in their European live events, which makes the prospect of duplicating the success of PCA exciting for them. The currently running EPT Barcelona continues to break records on a day to day basis, and it is their aim to give the same kind of experience to the 2016 PCA players. According to Mr. Stuchly, they will strive to do that by increasing the number of tournaments into thrice as many, and by offering a more extensive range of varying buy-in levels to suit every PCA player.
People coming from all over the world, will compete in the 2016 PCA Festival at The Bahamas, whilst enjoying the Caribbean climate instead of experiencing the middle of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Still, he added that players really take pleasure in playing lots of poker, which is exactly what PokerStars has in mind to offer this coming January.
Some Exciting Changes in the 2016 PCA
In line with such plans, new developments will be introduced in the January 2016 PCA Festival. Aside from tripling the overall number of events from a previous 35 in 2014, to the new 104 poker tournaments this coming 2016, there will be a lower buy-in at $5,300 for the PCA Main Event.
The same goes for the LAPT Bahamas Event, to which the buy-in cost has been reduced to $2,200. After all, the 2016 PCA Tournament aims to offer “something for everyone,” an approach that proved to be an enormous success in the PokerStars European Circuit. The EPT festival featured a diverse range of events, comprising exciting and fun variants complemented by a broad range of buy-in levels, which gave everybody a chance to participate.
PokerStars expect that the changes, including the schedule of events, will bring around an increased number of Festival qualifiers. The poker firm also wants to heighten the appeal of the PCA festival experience to casual gamblers.
In line with those endeavours, PokerStars will be running hundreds of satellites to give players the opportunity of winning their way to the 2016 Caribbean Adventure in the coming months ahead. The satellite tournaments will start running this September at PokerStars.com, offering more ways to qualify for the 2016 PCA for as low as $1.10.
The PCA Festival schedule will have fun variants such as the “Deuces Wild,” “H.O.S.E,” “PLO,” “Win the Button” and bounty tournaments. The festival will also feature the traditional $100,000 Super High Roller as opening event of the 9-day affair.
The usual away-from-the table competitions featured on live webcasts, and player activities such as the “Question and Answer” sessions with members of the Team PokerStars Pros, on top of additional fun activities will be included as features of the 2016 PCA Festival.