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A long-time fan-favourite and most exotic events in the poker scene, PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) is returning from the graves in January of 2018.

Originally, in an effort to unify and consolidate all their worldwide circuits under the 2 banners of PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival, The Stars Group announced back in 2016 that the history-rich PCA event was to undergo a complete revamp. In addition to changing its name, other proposed changes included tweaking the format structure and changing stop locations.

However, after hearing the waves of comments from the players, tournament organizers at PokerStars realized what the community really wanted instead of what they assumed to be better. As always, the community matters, and The Stars Group will always try their best to keep them happy and give the players what they want.

The announcement was made during a press release by the PokerStars Corporate Communications Director, Eric Hollreister. He explained that decision was made following feedback from the community.

“This feedback included suggestions that we restore the PCA name and improve the quality of that event to reflect the great heritage and unique experience that made PCA one of the most-anticipated poker events of the year,” he said. “We’re restoring the name and reinvigorating the event to ensure it remains a premier poker festival.”

The hugely anticipated 2018 PCA event will make its big return to the very place many would consider being the tournament’s home – Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas. It will take place from January 6th to 14th, and promises to provide players with nonstop, action-packed poker thrills from start to end.

In keeping with the prestigious reputation of this historical event, PokerStars will also be increasing the main event buy-in of $5000 back to its original amount of $10,000. This will help to make this a “must play” international poker tournament for all the biggest names in the poker scene.

Some of the new changes were a result of learning from the mistakes made in the 2017 tournament where organizers were a little too over-ambitious when they decided to cram 98 tournaments into the space of a week. In the end, this proved to be too much even for poker players who are always looking for more action. After witnessing all the outrage, PokerStars has streamlined the 2018 PCA to include a far-more-sensible 30 events with more focus on longer-structured tournaments.

There will be a range of events to cater for different bankrolls. Those with deeper pockets will be happy to know there is the Super High Roller event, featuring a $100,000 buy-in, along with two High Roller tournaments, with buying of $25,000 and $50,000.

In further efforts to keep players happy, PokerStars will introduce more prizes and lower fees. Anything with a buy-in of $10,000 or more will be capped at $300, and any tournaments with levels of 19 minutes or less will have their fees cut by 50{c118e36310c7bc75bef8f724f80ee0a52cfaf44be22f7e80906142f4c81518da}. Altogether, this will generate an estimated extra $300,000 to be pumped back into the prize pools.

The new decisions have been well received by players all around the world, with many calling it “a step in the right direction”.