PokerStars Celebrates International Women’s Day With PSPC Giveaways

PokerStars is celebrating International Women's Day with a pair of $30,000 Platinum Pass giveaways.

In an effort to show their appreciation for the profound effect that women have on the game of poker, online poker site PokerStars is giving away a $30,000 Platinum Pass to this August’s PokerStars Players Championship to one woman nominated by the public.

PokerStars is reaching out to ask players to nominate an inspirational woman in poker who has made a positive contribution to the poker community.

The nomination process is easy and there’s a couple of ways to enter. In 50 words or less, players can tweet at PokerStars using the hashtag #PSPCWomen as to why they think your nominee deserves the $30,000 PSPC ticket. For those who are not on Twitter, you can email your nomination to The nomination process is open now through March 20.

Once all of the nominations are in, six finalists will be selected by a panel of “external and internal judges”. Those six finalists are then provided an all-expense-paid trip to a future live event. The finalists will have their airfare, transportation, and accommodation all take care of. At that event, those six women will compete in a special Sit & Go where the winner will be awarded a trip to Barcelona from August 20-24 to play in the second-ever PSPC.

The $30,000 Platinum Pass not only includes a seat into the PSPC but also a six-night stay in a five-star hotel, €1,250 in spending cash, and exclusive PSPC experiences reserved for Platinum Pass winners.

International Women’s Day Tournament

To go along with the Platinum Pass for a woman nominated by the community, PokerStars is also putting another Platinum Pass up for grabs for International Women’s Day on Match 8.

This Sunday, in the Women’s Sunday tournament on PokerStars, PokerStars is awarding the winner of this special tournament their own $30,000 Platinum Pass. Additionally, the second and third-place finishers will both will walk away with a €1,050 PSPC direct qualifier ticket. In an effort to make this special tournament even more accessible to their players the online site has slashed the buy-in to $22. They are also supporting the event by adding an increased amount of $2.20 satellites.

“PokerStars wants to celebrate women in poker by taking a look at our women-focused offering and spicing it up, starting with dedicating a Platinum Pass to a community that regularly enjoys playing these Sunday tournaments,” said Rebecca McAdam Willetts, Associate Director of Public Relations for The Stars Group.

Note that this tournament is only open to women. A player’s gender should be assigned as female in the ‘Settings’ tab in order to participate. PokerStars is directing anyone that needs assistance in this regard to contact their support staff.

“We’re always out there asking questions. What can we do better? What can we change? And we like to encourage more female players to reach out to use with their feedback. One suggestion was female-focused qualifiers to live events, and what could be better than a Platinum Pass to the PSPC?” said McAdam Willetts.

The Woman’s Sunday tournament with the bonus $30,000 Platinum Pass will take place Sunday, March 8 at 2:40 pm ET. It features 90 minutes of late registration and a single re-entry.