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SCOOP 2014

Poker Refugees knows online poker players. And we know that every year, you want to make sure you’re in your offshore home for online tournaments like SCOOP and WCOOP.

Each year, players ask us to help them find rental properties for these dates. We have relocated almost 400 poker players and we know exactly what to look for. We know you want a safe, affordable, nice place to grind from with reliable Internet and that’s close to all amenities. This year, we wanted to make it even more convenient for you to take advantage of the services that Poker Refugees provides, so we prepared all-inclusive packages for online poker players to come to Playa del Carmen, Mexico to grind PokerStars SCOOP from May 4th – 18th 2014.

Whether you’re coming down solo or with enough players to fill a poker house, we have an option for you. Each property has been pre-approved in person by Poker Refugees to make sure it fits the standards of online poker players.

Rates start at: $850-1200 per person for the 2 weeks and extend to over $4,000pp. Rates vary depending on the level of luxury of the accommodations and occupancy level of each property. 

Occupancy: From single occupancy up to 6 players per house (with couples; max 12 person capacity in the houses).

All packages include:

  • Fully furnished & equipped accommodations for 2 weeks: May 4th-18th
  • Round-trip private airport transportation
  • Upgraded high-speed Internet*
  • Back-Up Internet: Telcel 3G USB Stick
  • All utilities: water, electricity**, internet, cable, maintenance, etc
  • Weekly maid service***
  • Welcome dinner with Poker Refugees
  • Access to Poker Refugees staff for all your questions
  • Taxes & Fees

Find your grind house:

Single-Double Occupancy Studios & 1BR
Double-Triple Occupancy Mar Condos
Double-Triple Occupancy Cielo Condos
Quadruple+ Occupancy Beach Houses

ABOUT PLAYA DEL CARMEN: Playa as it’s affectionately known, is a small beach town less than an hour south of Cancun (airport code CUN). It’s easily accessible from the airport and with many direct flights from around the world. Playa is known for white sand beaches, blue water, international tourism, great nightlife and tropical weather. It’s a walking town centered around 5th Avenue; everything is open late and very convenient.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: You’ll never get bored between tournaments; here are some of the many things to do in your downtime:

  • Go to the beach
  • Drink/Party
  • Nightlife
  • Dining
  • Cruise 5th Avenue
  • All types of watersports: wave runners, paragliding, sailing, fly board, etc
  • Snorkel/Scuba Dive
  • Spearfishing
  • Visit Mayan Ruins
  • Swim with turtles
  • Visit Cenotes (ancient sink holes)
  • Rent 4x4s or a Jeep and go explore
  • Golf
  • Theme parks
  • Bike Rentals
  • Yoga
  • Bet on Sports at one of the many sports bars
  • Volleyball
  • Shopping
  • Art Walk
  • Paintball


  • Airfare
  • Poker Refugees Full Relocation Service
  • Buy-ins/Bank roll
  • Personal expenses, food, etc
  • Anything not explicitly listed as included

FINE PRINT: Poker Refugees is not part of or affiliated with the PokerStars or SCOOP brands but we respect and comply with Pokerstars Terms & Conditions. If you are from the US, you must already be a fully relocated player before coming down to play. You cannot temporarily activate your account for 2 weeks and we will not help you do this; you should already be permanently relocated in order to be eligible for a Poker Refugees SCOOP package. If you’re from a country where online poker and access to Pokerstars is legal, this does not apply to you since you are already allowed to play.

*We will provide the best Internet contractually possible; we are not responsible for power outages, country infrastructure nor can we guarantee the quality provided by 3rd party companies & services. TelCel sticks will have some initial credit, but additional credit must be added by the player depending on his/her usage needs.

**Everyone will have an electricity allowance; if you run the A/C 24/7 and your bill is huge, you will be responsible for overage. Details disclosed in the rental agreement.

***Some budget single-occupancy properties may have maid service at an additional fee of $30/day

Our Features

  • One-on-One Interview
  • Getting Set Up with Poker Sites
  • High Speed + Backup Internet
  • Detailed Requirements and Tips to Set Up a Local Bank Account
  • One-on-One Interview
  • Preliminary Property Selection
  • Complimentary Airport Pickup
  • Referrals to English-Speaking Professionals
  • Guidance on how to buy a reliable car or negotiating long-term rental rates