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Brazilians are well known to be among the happiest and hardest party animals out there. Leave a bunch of Europeans in a bar by themselves and they’ll likely drink the place dry, but do the same with Brazilians and they’ll deck the place out in green and gold, and spend the night dancing on the bar. And then drink it dry.
VIP Club Live nights are great fun. There’s loads of entertainment, games and mingling. You get to meet and hangout with some of the guys and gals you’ve been tangling with over the tables – no bad beat stories, please! – and basically have an awesome time. And all that for just a splurge of some FPPs. Not bad.
The Brazilian leg took place recently and looked like a blast, as you’d expect, and London is up next (23 November).
If you’re interested in joining the party for VIP Club Live in London then click here. You can buy tickets in the VIP store with the cost depending on what VIP level you’re currently packing. Your ticket allows you to bring a +1.
VIP Club Live ticket
BronzeStar: 10,000 FPP
ChromeStar: 8,000 FPP
SilverStar: 1,500 FPP
GoldStar: 1,350 FPP
PlatinumStar: 1,200 FPP
Supernova: 1,000 FPP
Supernova Elite: FREE
PokerStars Women is proud to introduce the PokerStars Women’s Club!
Mark your calendars for January 7. Next Monday will launch a new era that will provide an innovative way for women to enjoy their favorite games on PokerStars, win weekly prizes, and join a rapidly growing community of amazing online poker players. The friendly environment offers regular prizes and the chance to play in friendly games with other female players.
The much-anticipated PokerStars Women’s Club is a new endeavor from the PS family that was created with the help of players around the world. Your suggestions and input helped form this exciting virtual club as an exciting place for women to play poker.
Registration is free, and players will be able to compete in free and low buy-in tournaments around the clock. Players can choose from three levels of play and build bankrolls through a series of tournaments and freerolls. Walk away with cash prizes, VIP store vouchers, and freeroll tickets. The levels offer the following opportunities:
Buy-in: 100 FPP 30-day ticket (purchase from VIP store)
Daily times: 6:00 ET, 14:00 ET, 21:00 ET
Prizes: Tickets to Diamonds Sunday Club Freeroll, $ 5 guaranteed prize pool
Buy-in: $ .10
Daily times: 5:00 ET, 13:00 ET, 20:00 ET
Prizes: Tickets to Hearts Sunday Club Freeroll
Buy-in: $ 1.10
Daily times: 5:30 ET, 13:30 ET, 20:30 ET
Prizes: Tickets to Spades Sunday Club Freeroll
The Sunday Club freerolls will offer the chance to win cash and vouchers with which to claim free gifts from the VIP Store. We’ll be offering women’s clothing, jewelry, iPhone cases, and much more!
The Sunday Club freerolls have several time offerings as well:
Sunday times: 6:00 ET, 14:00 ET, 21:00 ET
Prizes: $ 50 guaranteed prize pool, three (3) Club vouchers
Sunday times: 5:00 ET, 13:00 ET, 20:00 ET
Prizes: $ 50 guaranteed prize pool, five (5) Club vouchers
Sunday times: $ 200 guaranteed prize pool, five (5) Club vouchers
All of the daily tournaments can be found in the PokerStars lobby beginning on January 7. Under the “Tourney” tab in the lobby, look for “PokerStars Women’s Club” games, all of which are listed in pink.
All PokerStars Women’s Club information can be found on its main website page. Also stay tuned to this blog space, as well as our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest information. All we can say now is there will be a “welcome” freeroll and a chocolates giveaway. Happy New Year!
The PokerStars VIP team have been working hard* on some exciting new changes to next year’s VIP Club, including the introduction of a new VIP level, quicker steps up those early levels and an ongoing PokerStars Hall of Fame. Take a look at some of the big changes and go through to the VIP Club page to find out more.
*If you include going to a party in Amsterdam as ‘working hard’.
ChromeStar: a new level
A new monthly VIP status named ‘ChromeStar’ will be introduced, which sits just between the BronzeStar everyone starts on and what used to be the first significant step on the VIP ladder, SilverStar. The monthly VIP Player Point (VPP) requirement to achieve or maintain ChromeStar VIP status will be an easily achievable 100 VPPs. ChromeStar streamlines you into a new VIP $ 5,000 weekly tournament and grants access to the 100K Privilege Freerolls.
Brighter, faster: move up the levels quicker
From next year it’s going to be easier and quicker to move up through the levels thanks to decreased VIP status requirements.
SilverStar: 500 VPPs needed (down from 750)
GoldStar: 2,500 VPPs needed (down from 3,000)
If you click here you will find the current line-up of the PokerStars Hall of Fame. Team Online’s George ‘Jorj95′ Lind is the undoubted leader with more than 10 million points earned. Perhaps this astronomical number of points shouldn’t be surprising since he once managed to earn 100,000 VPPs in a single day! If you get to a million VPPs or more you’ll get your name in the Hall of Fame, and pick up some other bonuses, including a PokerStars hotline.
Starting today the 23rd of April and running all the way through to the 13th of May PartyPoker has made it even more rewarding to become a VIP with our brand new VIP 500 Club!
The VIP 500 is open for Palladium VIP and Palladium VIP Elite members and will offer players the chance to win some fantastic prizes.
If you opt in now then for every 500 points earned during the fore mentioned dates you will receive a VIP 500 Club instant prize card. Each card will guarantee you a prize ranging from $ 5 cash all the way through to an iPad2!
The best part is that you don’t need settle on one prize far from it as for every 500points you rack up in this period you’ll receive a VIP 500 Club. The best part is if you collect 60 cards you’ll get a special bonus card worth $ 1,000 cash and 5,000 points.
Don’t delay opt in today and start collecting points!
Premier League Poker is back once again from the fantastic Playboy Club in London and this time it’s Pot Limit Omaha – a game becoming more and more popular with both the poker pros and the fans. Tonight in action it’s the Academy Award nominee, and a World Series of Poker Ladies’ Event bracelet winner Jennifer Tilly, with the one and only Tony G, Luke “FullFlush” Schwartz and Max Pescatori. All of this and more with great commentary from Jesse May and Mr. WPT Mike Sexton.
Qualify Today on Party Poker
Remember of course that next Premier League Poker Series will be heading to the fantastic Montesino in Vienna. And the better news is that you have the chance to qualify to this exclusive tournament which will feature a $ 125,000 buy in. Right now Party Poker has Weekly satellites, daily qualifiers and even freerolls for the televised play-off into the fantastic WPT Special Event.
And if you missed it check out our last great episode Premier League Table game with Mike Sexton.
We know many of you will start the New Year with new goals and renewed vigour. To help you get off to the best possible start, PokerStars today announced a selection of special VIP Club offers that will reward all players, but especially those who play regularly at the tables.
Here’s what’s on offer in the PokerStars VIP Club Blast Off…
Discount TCOOP Tickets & Merchandise Sale
The Turbo Championship of Online Poker (TCOOP) runs January 19-29, and players from every VIP Club level can buy seats from the VIP Store at discounted rates. The higher your status, the better the discounts are. Over 100 items in the store will also be offered at a discount – some slashed by as much as 60% – from January 4 until the end of the month.
The discounted TCOOP tickets can be found in the VIP Store under ‘Online Tournament Tickets’. You can also find the sale items under ’2012 January Sale’. There are a limited amount of TCOOP tickets in stock, and players are only able to purchase one of each discounted ticket on offer. Tickets can only be used in TCOOP events.
VIP Ring Game Happy Hours
Ring Game Happy Hours are running from January 2-29, allowing you to earn 50% more VPPs and FPPs. Just play on any real money ring game table during one of the following Happy Hours to earn your extra points::
January 2-8: 04:00 ET
January 9- 15: 10:00 ET
January 16-22: 16:00 ET
January 23-29: 22:00 ET
PlatinumStar and Supernova VIPs can get a cash bonus the following month based on how many VPPs they earn in January. The Pace Bonus will be applied to player accounts before 12:00 ET on February 1, 2012. Players will have until 23:59 ET on February 29 to clear the bonus in full.
Please see the VIP Club Blast Off web page for details of how many points are needed for each Pace Bonus.
Special VIP Tournaments
January’s VIP Club tournaments will have extras prizes. The weekly $ 30,000 VIP Tournaments, which run every Saturday in January at 14:30 ET and have a buy-in of 100 FPPs for all SilverStar and higher VIPs, will have added prizes on top of the prize pool. The winner each week will also receive a Citizen watch, while every final table player will also get Shure headphones (in week 1), customized leather wallet (in week 2), Oakley sunglasses (in week 3) and a Logitech Optical Mouse (in week 4).
There’s also a boost for the monthly $ 100,000 VIP Tournament, which runs on Saturday, January 28 at 15:00 ET. Entry is free for GoldStar and higher VIPs, but SilverStar VIPs can also qualify via satellites. The winner will now also get a Tag Heuer watch, and everybody at the final table will also receive a pair of Porsche sunglasses.
Also, remember there are quarterly VIP Tournaments, each with a $ 1,000,000 prize pool, for Supernova and Supernova Elite VIPs. The next runs on February 11, and GoldStar and PlatinumStar VIPs can win a seat via special satellites.
VIP Tournaments can be found under ‘Tourney’ >>’VIP’ >>’All’ in the PokerStars lobby.
VIP TCOOP Satellites
As part of the VIP Club’s online and live event satellites for SilverStar and higher VIPs, January’s tournaments will give you the chance to qualify for TCOOP events, allowing you turn some FPPs into a tasty TCOOP prize. See the ‘Tourney’>>’VIP’>> ‘All’ tab to see the VIP Satellites.
Last week, the PartyPoker blog was lucky enough to visit the brand-new Playboy Club London.
It’s a casino, bar, restaurant, nightclub, and hangout all rolled into one Playboy branded experience. Walk through the front door off a quiet Mayfair street, and you ride a glowing red elevator up to the club.
The first thing to say is that Playboy Club London is not a lapdancing club. The bunnies serve drinks and deal games, but they don’t strip. (Also, rumour has it the bunnies are banned from having relationships with members, so guys leave your ‘Game’ routines at home.)
Up in the bar you can drink beer and eat Playmate themed sandwiches. (“The Bunny Monique – smoked salmon, wasabi cream cheese on rye bead – £8”.) In the casino you can play the usual table games, with games dealt by friendly bunny dealers.
The downstairs bar – Salvatore’s – is run by mixology maestro Salvatore Calabrese. Drinks range from £16 cocktails to a £2,000 cognac. (Don’t ask for it with Coke!)
The décor is upscale and understated. Raffles (that’s the name of Playboy’s rabbit mascot) is everywhere, but the joint is subtly and luxuriously branded – it’s not like a garish schoolgirl’s pencil case. Lenticular photographs of the iconic Sixties club appear to move as you pass them.
Playboy Club London’s strict members-only policy makes it unique in the UK. Most casinos claim to be ‘members only’, when in reality anyone can join for free. Not at Playboy Club though.
A private oak-panelled poker room
Here, management maintain that when they say ‘members only’, they mean it. During the day when it’s quiet, they’ll sometimes show you around and let you stay for a while. But if you want to make the place your base, you’ll need to spring for membership.
The fees: £1,200 a year (plus £1,000 joining fee) or £15,000 for life.
When you’re a member (sorry, ‘keyholder’) you get access to the club 24 hours a day. You can bring friends too, which is probably one of the key attractions because Playboy club is a killer place to bring people to. (Who’d turn down an invitation to meet at the Playboy Club?)
The management are still debating whether to offer poker. The Playboy Club London has a single poker table in a private oak-panelled poker room, hidden away from the casino. Running regular games is out of the question, but bosses will consider spreading private games on request. But if you can put together enough players at stakes high enough to make it worth their while.
Playboy London is marketing itself as a sort of home-from-home for upscale men. Smokers can kick-back on a covered roof garden, with confortable loungers and flat-panel TVs. With exotic cigars on hand, you’ll be tempted to get into bad habits.
Playboy Club London is an anomaly – a casino that erects a paywall to keep customers out. But it’s banking on the fact that the exclusivity will be more than enough to guarantee high rollers.