PokerStars Announces 2014 Latin American Poker Tour Schedule
Tuesday, 31 December 2013
While most sporting eyes in South American will be focused on the 2014 World Cup, there will be plenty for poker players to enjoy as the Latin American Poker Tour Returns.
Tour organiser PokerStars yesterday revealed details of the new season schedule which includes stops in Chile, Brazil, Panama, Uruguay and Peru. Last season's LAPT saw players from 62 countries compete for a share of prize money of over $9.7 million and PokerStars expect number to be even bigger next time around.
“Season 6 was LAPT’s best ever, with the number of unique players growing at a dramatic rate by any standards in the world,” said LAPT President, David Carrion. “We are committed to maintaining our re-entry proposal, along with improvements in the overall schedule after taking into consideration player feedback. Our partners are committed to the festivals, and players are enjoying the repeated stops and similar dates. We have high expectations to continue to deliver an accessible tour with large fields and strong prize pools, always under the umbrella of superb service and authentic poker.”
LAPT Tournament Director, Michael Ward, added, “LAPT 7 is going to be more exciting than ever. We have added a $500 NLH Freeze-Out event with 30-minute levels, as well as a $500 NLH Deep Stack Turbo with a single re-entry to this season’s line-up. We have also standardised all Main Event buy-ins across the year at $1,700, except for the Grand Final at $3,000, and raised the buy-in of the NLH Unlimited Re-entry event from $500 to $1,100. I hope that our regular players enjoy the improvements in the schedule and that we attract even more new ones.”
Chile, Viña del Mar - Enjoy Casino and Resort
March 19-23, 2014 - $1,550 + $150
LAPT/BSOP Brazil, São Paulo - Holiday Inn Anhembi
May 30-June 3, 2014 - R$3,910 + R$490
Panama City, Panama - Veneto Wyndham Grand Hotel and Casino
July 23-27, 2014 - $1,550 + $150
September 10-14 - $1,550 + $150
Lima, Peru - Atlantic City Casino
October 15 - 19, 2014 - 1,550 + $150
LAPT Grand Final - Punta del Este, Uruguay
Mantra Resort, Spa and Casino
November 26-30, 2014 - $2,700 + $300
Qualify for events on the 2014 LAPT at PokerStars. New players can enjoy a first deposit bonus of up to $600.