Official Documentation

Tournament Bonus Chips
Eligible players may redeem one (1) Tournament Bonus from each category below. For example, an eligible player could redeem an Early Bird Bonus and a Merchandise Bonus but not two Merchandise Bonuses. The values shown are not increased for VIP Members.
TypeValueHow to Redeem
Early Bird 1000 Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled tournament start time.
Birthday 1000 Play on your birthday and receive 1000 additional starting chips! Must present valid photo ID showing date of birth.
Merchandise 1000 Have any piece of official club apparel or merchandise. (Hat, Shirt, IPC Card Guards, past or future Charity Club pins, Royal Flush Club pins, IPC Logo pins, etc.)
Charity 1000 Have the current month's Charity Club pin.
Helper* 1000 Assist the Tournament Director with equipment set-up or breakdown. (carrying tables, setting decks, etc.)
Dealer* 1000/2000 Serve as a volunteer dealer. Pays 1000 to those who start dealing before break and 2000 to those who start or continue dealing after break.

NOTE: Certified Dealers receive DOUBLE payout. (2000 before break, 4000 after break)

*Available on a first-come, first-rewarded basis. See Tournament Director for more information.

Tournament Add-ons
All tournaments listed on our website feature a color-coded icon that designates which add-on structure will be used during the tournament.

The icon designations are as follows:

or = Standard or Turbo w/ Maximum Add-ons (unrestricted spend)

or = Standard or Turbo w/ Moderate Add-ons ($50 max spend)

or = Standard or Turbo w/ Few Add-ons ($30 max spend)

= Fundraiser w/ Few Add-ons ($30 max spend)

Please note that tournaments designated as red-tier events are unrestricted and the number and value of add-ons will vary. Yellow- and Green-tier tournaments will adhere strictly to our pre-defined Add-on Distribution Schedule (below).

Add-on Distribution Schedule
All players begin with 2500 in tournament chips (not doubled for VIP) but extra chips may be redeemed in the form of optional add-ons. All add-on amounts shown below are doubled for verified VIP Members.
ColorAdd-On Details
or 5000 chips for $20 venue receipt during 25/50 level and 5000 chips for $10 venue receipt during 300/600 level. See Additional Information section below for complete details.
or 500 chips for every $1 on venue receipt up to $50. Redeem at any time before end of 300/600 level. See Additional Information section below for more details.
or As prescribed by the Tournament Director.
5000 chips for $20 fundraiser donation during 25/50 level and 5000 chips for $10 venue receipt during 300/600 level.

Additional Information
View Green-Tier Additional Information

View Yellow-Tier Additional Information

Important Notes

ROUNDING: To simplify the calculations used for determining the correct amount of chips to issue, the total amount shown on the receipt (excluding gratuity) will, if necessary, be rounded up to the nearest whole dollar. For example, $14.01 would be rounded up to $15 but an even value of $14.00 would not be rounded up.

GIFT CARDS: Players who purchase gift cards from the venue may not redeem the purchase amount for any add-ons. The reason for this exclusion is the unique fact that a gift card purchase would enable buyers to be rewarded multiple times for a single purchase - once for the purchase of the card itself and again for use of the card.

FORFEIT: Any player who is eliminated from the tournament while waiting for add-on chips to be issued, or who is removed from the tournament for rule/policy/conduct or other violations will forfeit the add-on(s). Any forfeited add-on chips will not be put into play.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: Each player must present his or her own receipt for each add-on. Add-ons may not be shared or split among players. Any player found to be sharing chips or presenting an invalid receipt will be disqualified and removed from the tournament and risks having their Club Membership revoked. An invalid receipt is defined as any receipt that A) was not issued at the tournament venue B) was issued on a date before the tournament or C) is not representative of the actual amount spent by the player attempting to redeem the add-on.