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Latin America Poker Tour Announced



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Monday, 17 December 2007

Get your phrase books at the ready, as there’s a new tour set to arrive, this time in South America. The Latin America Poker Tour 2008 will include events in eight Latin American countries, including Puerto Rico, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Vene

Get your phrase books at the ready, as there’s a new tour set to arrive, this time in South America. The Latin America Poker Tour 2008 will include events in eight Latin American countries, including Puerto Rico, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and Costa Rica. The season will be rounded off with a Tournament of Champions to crown the number one player in Latin America.
Vega Promotional Systems are said to be in negotiations with various professional players to become host for the Tour. The programming will be produced by Vega and aired throughout Latin America.
The tournaments will be structured as invitational events, with players from all over the world able to win seats via online and local satellite tournaments.
Michael Herron, CEO of Vega stated, 'This is a very exciting announcement. No Limit, Texas Hold’em has really taken off in Latin America and we felt the time was right for this type of tour. We've all seen the success that other tours like the World Poker Tour and European Poker Tour have enjoyed and we feel that by utilising our existing contacts in Latin America, we can produce a first class tournament that players from all over the world not just from Latin America, will want to participate in. Unlike a lot of poker programming you see on television, we are not attempting to sell the rights to a programmer, we will own the programming and will contract for the necessary time slots to air the one-hour shows. This will allow Vega to profit from the advertising, sponsorships, and replays for the programs.'



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