ECPC Online Games — Qualification and Prizes

East Coast Poker Cruise is excited to offer players a weekly online tournament series that could earn you Cruise Cash towards your cruise and even a cash payout!

What is the East Coast Poker Cruise?


Kontenders Poker, along with several other bar poker leagues on the east coast, has arranged a poker cruise for our players. This is a seven day cruise from Baltimore to the Bahamas aboard the Carnival Pride, from February 25th to March 4th, 2018.

See for details.


How do you qualify for the ECPC weekly step 1 tournament?


Qualifying is simple, finish in the Top 3 at a participating ECPC nightly event with your league and you will earn a ticket for the STEP 1 online qualifier.
• All ECPC online games will be hosted on Saturdays at 11 am est.
• Qualified players must create an account to play. Go to
• Best of all these are all FREE ROLL events!


Where can I play to win Step 1 tickets?

Selected venues in our Charlotte, RDU and South Jersey Regions will be awarding Step 1 tickets.

I play in one of the Texas regions. Can I play for cruise cash?

Sorry, no. We are working on something else for our Texas players.

Even though you won’t be able to play these online games for Cruise Cash, you are more than welcome to join us for the cruise!

What is the ECPC step 1 Qualifier?

STEP 1 qualifiers will consist of the Top 3 finishers from nightly events from all participating leagues. Players will play in a No Limit Texas Hold ’em tournament that will award the Top 10 finishers with tickets to the monthly STEP 2 tournament.

What is the ECPC step 2 Main Event?

The ECPC STEP 2 Main Event will consist of the Top 10 finishers from the previous 4(four) STEP 1 qualifiers. Only players that have finished and earned a STEP 2 ticket are eligible to participate. This No Limit Texas Hold ’em tournament will award 1st place with $400 in ECPC Cruise Cash and 2nd place with $200 in ECPC Cruise Cash.

What is the Cruise cash prize good for?

Players finishing in 1st & 2nd place of the ECPC STEP 2 Main Event will earn Cruise Cash for the upcoming East Coast Poker Cruise February 25 – March 4, 2018. Players may use the Cruise Cash for the following:

• Apply towards the remaining balance of their cabin (this will be applied on 12/1/2017)
• To purchase ECPC Logo Merchandise on the cruise.
• As tournament buy ins on the cruise.
• Players are eligible for multiple wins

Not sure you're cruising? How about a CASH option?

Players unsure if they will be attending the East Coast Poker Cruise will have the option to receive a cash payout. In an effort to give all winners time to decide, this option will be paid out by check on 12/1/17.

• 1st place in ECPC STEP 2 Main Event cash option is $200 dollars.
• 2nd place in ECPC STEP 2 Main Event cash option is $100 dollars.
• Players are eligible for multiple wins

Multiple Step One Tickets

If you have 10 Tickets you may bypass step 1 by emailing us and letting us know when you want to use them.

Tickets to step 2 are only good for that month’s event. We will also be hosting special events to use your tickets for.

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