Latin America Poker Tour (LAPT) slot demo are launching the Latin America Poker Tour (LAPT) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this May and there’s never been a better time as poker is taking Latin America by storm, so prepare yourself for a season of sizzling action.
PokerStars have already given us the European Poker Tour – EPT (in its fourth season), and the Asia Pacific Poker Tour – APPT (launched last year), and now they are bringing a poker tour to one of the world’s most beautiful locations from the 3rd to the 5th May 2008. The tournament is to be held at the Intercontinental Hotel, which is close to the night clubs and bars in central Rio. The capacity for this leg of the tour is 300 players who are expected to be mostly Latin American (because poker has exploded in popularity) and from the USA and Europe. The buy in for the 3 day event is $2,500 and the prize pool is expected to be $600,000! Alongside the Team PokerStars taking part will be professional players Humberto Brenes from Costa Rica and local poker ace Andre Akkan.
However, if your bankroll doesn’t run to $2,500 + hotel + expenses don’t despair, there are ways to get to this fantastic tournament without breaking the bank. Pokerstars are offering satellites where you can use your Pokerstars Frequent Player Points (FPPs), just 500 will get you into a tournie. Satellites start from as low as $2.20 or try the steps Sit n Go’s sats at $7.50. So, here’s what you’ll be playing for, apart from the honour and excitement of playing in the first LAPT in Rio de Janeiro amongst the good and the great of the Poker World, the prize package includes $2,500 buy in, 4 nights in a hotel and $1,900 expenses all with a monetary value of $5,000.
Although Rio will be the first and the buzz will be amazing, there is more. Do you know the way to San Jose? Well, Pokerstars certainly do, the Ramada Plaza Herradura, San Jose, Costa Rica is the venue for the second LAPT Event on May 22nd to 24th – buy in $2,700 capacity 300. The Tour then rolls on to the Mantra Resort in Uruguay where the action will be from August 7th to the 9th, once again buy in $2,700 with 300 capacity.
As PokerStars announce the qualifiers for these legs of the LAPT they will be reported here and, as always, in our comprehensive PokerStars Review.
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