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UKIPT Isle of Man

Isle of Man

The UK and Ireland’s biggest poker tour is off once more to the Isle of Man and the home of PokerStars from October 1-4. Join players from across the region, and some of Team PokerStars Pro’s most recognisable players, for another unmissable UKIPT event at the historic Villa Marina venue in Douglas.

Away from the poker, Douglas will once again play host to a talent-rich PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament. The event takes place from October 2-11, and will feature some of the world’s best chess players.

Located in the Irish Sea, the Isle of Man is a British Crown Dependency and has been the home of PokerStars since 2005. With a thriving poker scene, friendly locals, and a venue right on the sea front, UKIPT Isle of Man will be one of the most unforgettable stops on Season 5. Don’t miss your chance to leave a mark on the island this October!


Villa Marina
Villa Marina Arcade Harris Promenade
Douglas, IM1 2HJ
Tel No: +44 1624 694500

Dress Code: No dress code
Minimum Age: 18
Other information: Photo ID is required for entry and all players must sign up to PS Live.

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Players who have won full prize packages on PokerStars will be notified of their hotel details by email. You do not need to make a hotel reservation. If you have any queries, please email

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Being an island in the Irish Sea, there are two ways that you can travel to the Isle of Man. The first, and most popular, is by air. The second is by sea. Currently, five airlines offer flights to the Isle of Man, with services available as follows:

  • Aer Lingus - Fly from Dublin.
  • British Airways - Fly from London City Airport.
  • CityWing - Fly from Glasgow, Belfast City, Blackpool, Gloucester, and Newcastle.
  • easyjet - Fly from Liverpool, Bristol, and London Gatwick.
  • Flybe - Fly from Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Stansted, and Mancheste

If you prefer to sail, choose between a ferry or fastcraft crossing with the Isle of Man Steam Packet. Please consult Isle of Man Steam Packet Company for further details.

Getting to Douglas form the Airport

The Isle of Man Airport is served by buses between Douglas and Port Erin or Peel and Castletown. Buses are every 20 minutes to Port Erin or Douglas during the day, or every 30 minutes off-peak, seven days a week.

Taxis are available outside the main terminal entrance and fares cost approximately £18 - £23 to Douglas.

Getting around the Island

Once you’ve arrived you’ll find an extensive bus network which serves the whole of the Island, or you can board one of the three heritage railways which offer a perfect opportunity to sit back, relax and travel in style.

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Tournament Buy-In Options



Buy-in using funds from your PokerStars account by following these tabs on the PokerStars client: ‘Live Events’ > ‘Europe’ > ‘UKIPT Isle of Man’

Online Registration will be available up until three hours before the start of the Main Event, and two hours before the start of each side event.


Please Note: all UK-based players should have migrated to PokerStars.UK by now. If you have not done so, log-in to your account, upon which the migration process should begin automatically.

PokerStars.UK users will not able to buy into live events via the client going forward. While we would like to be able to allow you to directly buy-in to live events using money in your PokerStars.UK account, we are simply not permitted to offer such a service.

This will only affect you when you are trying to directly buy into live events using funds from your PokerStars.UK account. This has no impact on players who win satellite entries to live events, or players who buy-in using funds that are from outside of their PokerStars accounts.

Please be aware that you are going to need to use alternative mechanisms to buy into future live events, such as wire-transfers, cash and/or by using UK-only debit cards.


You can pre-register to UKIPT Isle of Man tournaments via wire transfer. Please contact for wiring details.

You may also wire funds to The Palace Casino. Please email The Palace Casino directly for instructions:

These funds will be held upon deposit for you to use for tournament buy-ins or cash games.

Alternatively, you can register using your PSLive Balance. Click here for more details.

For any other enquiries regarding the UKIPT, please contact


Sterling GBP (£) is the only accepted currency, however, The Palace Casino offers foreign exchange on selected currencies.


Please note that we do not accept credit or debit cards at the venue. Credit cards are not accepted at the palace casino. There are a number of ATM’s located near the venue on the Douglas town centre side of the Villa Marina.


The Palace Casino is handling all cash game wires. Please email them for further details at These funds will be held upon deposit for you to use for tournament buy-ins or cash games.

IMPORTANT: it can take up to five days for The Palace Casino to receive a bank transfer. Banking operations are available Monday-Friday.

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Click for the full Tournament Schedule, including starting stacks and level times

Cash Games On Demand
September 30th  - Wednesday
18:30   Rational Staff Tournament - Day 1 N/A
20:30 1 NL - Holdem Freezeout Satellite to UKIPT Main Event £60 + £5
October 1 - Thursday
12:00 2 UKIPT Main Event - Day 1A - (One Re-entry Per Flight) £400 + £40
18:00 3 NL - Holdem Freezeout Satellite to UKIPT Main Event £60 + £5
19:00   Rational Staff Tournament - Final Table N/A
20:00 4 NL - Holdem  Turbo £50 + £5
October 2 - Friday
12:00 2 UKIPT Main Event - Day 1B - (One Re-entry Per Flight) £400 + £40
18:00 5 NL - One Rebuy/One Add on Super Satellite to HR (Max Spend Allowed) £75 + £10, £75 Rebuy/Add On
18:00 6 Combined Chess & NL Holdem (40 player cap)* £150 + £15
20:00 7 NL - Holdem Deepstack Turbo Win The Button £150 + £15
20:00   BYS Final Table N/A
22:00 8 NL - Late Night Turbo £250 + £25
October 3 - Saturday
12:00 2 UKIPT Main Event - Day 2 CLOSED
12:00 9 NL - Holdem High Roller - 8 Handed - Single Re-Entry £1,000 + £100
12:00 10 NL - Holdem Turbo Freezeout Satellite to Isle of Man Cup £50 + £5
14:00 11 NL - Isle of Man Cup Flight 1A - (One Entry Per Flight) £200 + £20
20:00 11 NL - Isle of Man Cup Flight 1B - (One Entry Per Flight) £200 + £20
21:00 12 Charity NL Holdem Invitational (All £50 donations matched by Helping Hands) £50
October 4 - Sunday
12:00 2 UKIPT Main Event - Final Day CLOSED
12:00 13 PLO - Double Chance £100 + £10
12:00 11 NL - Isle of Man Cup Day 2 CLOSED
14:00 14 NL - Holdem Turbo - Super Deepstack - EPT Edition £100 + £10

*7k starting stack with a 7K chess bonus available
All tournaments will have 3% of the tournament prize pool withheld to cover the costs of floor staff and dealers.
We reserve the right to change, amend or alter any portion of the above schedule
All tournaments may have a day added or subtracted at Tournament Director discretion

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