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PokerStars US Freerolls to Offer $30,000 Platinum Passes This Fall

PSPC United States

Would you like to get your hands on a PokerStars Platinum Pass to PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) in the Bahamas in January 2023?

Well now you can, thanks to a new online series leaderboard exclusively for American PokerStars players.

Of From August 30 to December 10, special online leaderboards will offer players the chance to win a Platinum Pass worth over $30,000. This is in addition to the 40 Platinum Passes that had already been announced as part of the US Road to PSPC campaign.

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“Great way to reward our community in the US”

The announcement was well received by the American general manager of PokerStars Severin Rassetwho also hinted at other ways for US gamers to earn their way to the PSPC.

“At the PokerStars Players Championship anything is possible, but first you have to make it happen. We want to give players as many opportunities as possible to be part of this epic event and our leaderboards are a great way to reward our community in the United States to be part of the daily action.”

Online Series Rankings

Each month, players will be able to earn ranking points through a variety of different methods, with the top players at the end of the month (500 in PA, 300 in MI, 200 in NJ) playing in invitational freerolls for a chance to win a Platinum Pass.

Appointment Event Freeroll date
August 30-September 26 CO-OP Ranking September 27
October 3-30 October Ranking October 31
November 1-7 Golden banknotes November 8
To be determined November Ranking To be determined
November 29-December 9 December Ranking December 10

The first six passes will be awarded in the leaderboards for the Online Poker Championship (COOP) in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Michigan. This runs from September 9-26.

The top 1,000 players in the COOP leaderboards will qualify for the freeroll on September 27.


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How to earn ranking points

There are various ways players can earn Rank Points in their quest to earn a PSPC Platinum Pass.

Platinum Pass

To pay

First-time depositors will immediately earn 50 points, but don’t worry if you already have a US PokerStars account.

Deposit the required amount using the codes below and you can earn 50 points to access the monthly leaderboard.

To pay Coded Points
$50 Ranking50 50
$100 Ranking100 50
$200 Ranking200 50

To play

One of the easiest ways to earn leaderboard points is to play. Players will earn 1 leaderboard point for each Spin-and-Go or Satellite they play.


Related: The 2022 PokerStars Spin and Go Poker Guide


If you prefer cash games, you can earn 5 points for every 100 cash game hands you play.

And for MTT players, there are two ways to earn points. Participating in regular MTTs will earn you 3 points, but serial MTTs will earn you double that amount, earning players 6 points!


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To win

Poker players love to win, but even finishing in the currency of a Promo Series MTT will earn you 20 points.

A top 9 earns players 50 ranking points, while an outright victory in any MTT promotional series will earn players 100 points.

Other ways to earn points

By achieving certain milestone achievements, players can also earn rank points themselves.

By playing Spin & Go’s, playing 100 cash game hands, or playing SNGs or MTTs on different days, players can earn leaderboard points. Be sure to check the PokerStars client for what milestones you can unlock!

What is a Platinum Pass?

Platinum Pass winners will not only earn entry to the PSPC Tournament at the Baha Mar Resort in Nassau, Bahamas, but also a luxury stay at a 5-star hotel and spending money!

  • $25,000 PSPC buy-in
  • Six nights of hotel accommodation for the winner and a gust at a 50-star hotel
  • Airport transfer
  • $1,900 spending money
  • Experiences of Platinum Pass winners during the event
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Will Shillibier is based in the UK. He graduated from the University of Kent in 2017 with a BA in German, then studied for an NCTJ degree in sports journalism at Sportsbeat in Manchester. Previously, he worked as a freelance journalist and video presenter for the World Poker Tour.