, based on a points system and six different levels of VIP statuses. Each level entitles the player to a new series of exclusive bonuses and rewards, including cash, buy-ins and store credits.
Anyone playing for real money at PokerStars will automatically generate VIP Player Points or VPPs. For the first four levels of the VIP program, the VIP status is calculated on a monthly basis, while the two highest levels can only be achieved by generating a certain amount of VPPs within one calendar year.
The bonuses and rewards
differs from level to level. All levels will allow the player to multiply his Frequent Player Points with a fixed amount, as well they release milestone cash rewards. The multiplied Frequent Player Points will allow players to quickly gather credits, which can be swapped for a range of goods in the VIP store, including cash, tournament buy-ins and exclusive merchandise.
The more you play at PokerStars, the bigger the reward will be. As players move up in levels, they will be able to earn cash rewards more quickly, as the Frequent Player Points will be multiplied by increasingly higher numbers. The FPPs can then be swapped for cash, goods or even larger tournament buy-ins, for instance to the WSOP or the European Poker Tour.
There is a such no monthly payment to be collected directly from PokerStars. Instead, players can buy cash credits with the collected FPPs, which in turn are awarded by a rate according the VIP level that player is currently qualified for.
The value of the PokerStars VIP program depends totally on the level you reach and usually ranges from over 10% up to over 80%. The higher levels are however very unlikely to reach for more than a small minority of players.
There are no stats updates available for the PokerStars VIP program. Instead you can check your progress in the PokerStars software
. Normally, the stats are updated on a monthly basis.
Shared calculation, meaning that any contribution to the pot, whether you fold or not, is counted.
Tournament entry fees are included in the rake.
The points are transfered on a monthly basis. When this is depends on PokerStars, but it will normally happen at the end or the beginning of a month.
Your VIP points are located in your PokerStars cashier window. These points can be spent for rewards via the cashier.
There is no payment minimum. All members start at Bronze level and work their way up from that point.
Please login or open a free Poker Club account
in order to get the PokerStars registration instructions.