How Three Players Won NAPT Vegas $20K Packages -- for Free How Three Players Won NAPT Vegas $20K Packages -- for Free

The North American Poker Tour (NAPT 2023) is fast approaching and there’s serious buzz surrounding the return of PokerStars’ beloved live poker tour in the North American region.

To ensure the success of this comeback, PokerStars is leaving no stone unturned, running myriad online qualifiers, promotional events and social media contests to get as many players as possible qualifying for this grand event in Las Vegas.

Hundreds of players have done so, winning their way through a variety of paths to secure their spot at the Las Vegas event. But three stand out — because they won their way entirely for free through PokerStars’ daily giveaways.

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Here’s how it works: In the dot-com market, PokerStars offered 50 Gold Power Passes between October 2 and 26 through the operator’s unique qualification system, Power Path. This system lets players secure seats at prestigious PokerStars events, both live and online, with buy-ins starting at just 50 cents.

Out of these 50 Gold Passes, 15 players had the chance to redeem them for an exclusive $20,300 Vegas Bundle, representing a generous $10,000 in added value compared to the Standard Power Path Gold Pass prizes (valued at $10,300). This opportunity was available on a first-come, first-served basis.

By the time the promotion concluded, 14 players had successfully claimed their $20,300 Vegas Bundle. This bundle offered players a “once-in-a-lifetime trip” experience, including the following perks:

  • A $5300 NAPT Las Vegas High Roller Entry (Nov 10 – 12)
  • A three-day ticket for two to the Oracle Red Bull Racing Grandstand Fan Experience in Las Vegas (Nov 16 – 18)
  • 10 nights of accommodation for two at Resorts World Las Vegas (Nov 9 — 19)
  • $3653 towards flights and expenses

PokerStars also shared some insights into the winners. These 14 fortunate individuals hailed from ten different countries: Poland (3), the United Kingdom (2), Germany (2), Mexico, Malta, Switzerland, Hungary, Greece, Canada, and Italy.

More importantly, three of these winners had earned their way from a mere $0.50 Power Path Step 1 Ticket and, not only that, but they got their ticket through the daily “rake anything to get a Step 1 ticket’” offer, giving away $15 of value to all players every month.

Effectively, these three players are going to Las Vegas and playing in one of this year’s biggest events for free.

PokerStars NAPT Gold Pass Winners

Hundreds of Players Secure their Spots at NAPT Las Vegas

For those not familiar with it, Power Path is PokerStars’ newly established qualification route, providing players with an innovative means to qualify for major live and online events. It comprises a four-step system, beginning with a $0.50 Spin & Go and culminating in Step 4 — a $109 tournament awarding three levels of Power Passes (Bronze, Silver, and Gold).

These passes, with values ranging from $109 to $10,300, can be redeemed to gain entry into prestigious PokerStars events, including the upcoming NAPT Las Vegas.

The NAPT Las Vegas is making its return after a 12-year hiatus, starting on Saturday, November 4, and running through November 12, just ahead of the epic Formula 1 race through the streets of Las Vegas.

The series features dozens of events, each with buy-ins ranging from $250 to $10,300. A few of these events guarantee massive prize pools, including the NAPT Main Event, which promises $1.5 million in prize money for a buy-in of $1650.

Other highlights include the NAPT Super High Roller with a $10,300 buy-in, the NAPT PokerStars Cup with a $550 buy-in and a $300,000 guarantee, a $5300 NAPT High Roller offering half a million dollars in guaranteed prize money, and a $1100 NAPT Mystery Bounty with $250,000 in guarantees.

Despite the festival being just days away, players can still secure their seats through the PokerStars Power Path. While the Gold Passes are no longer available, players can still redeem Silver Passes for the NAPT, valued at $2500.

There’s also a final qualifier running today, November 2, which guarantees $5,000 packages to the NAPT Main Event.

Hundreds of players across multiple markets have earned their way into the series. On the PokerStars Ontario app, nine players have secured NAPT Las Vegas packages, while in New Jersey and Michigan, sharing the same player pool. Five players each have claimed their seats, with an additional five in Pennsylvania.

The remaining players have secured their spots in the global dot-com player pool, as well as in the regulated markets of Southern Europe.

The NAPT Las Vegas runs from November 4 to 12.