PokerStars players head south for Latin American Poker Tour

Over the past seven years, PokerStars players have had an opportunity to go just about everywhere. PokerStars has sent players to the United States for the World Series and produced champions. PokerStars has sent players to the European Poker Tour and created even more champions. Just last year, the Asia Pacific Poker Tour kicked off and gave players a chance to be champions in a totally different part of the world. Now, PokerStars players have a chance to play in some of the most exotic places in the world in the inaugural season of the Latin American Poker Tour.

The LAPT kicks off May 3-5, 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , then moves on to San José, Costa Rica before moving on to the final in Punta del Este, Uruguay in August.

Players at PokerStars will have an opportunity to qualify for these $2,500 events via numerous online satellites. These satellites will launch on March 10 and start from just $2.20, with players competing for $5,000 prize packages. You can find the qualifiers under EVENTS and LAPT in the PokerStars tournament lobby.

The PokerStars Blog is excited to be along for the ride, as well. Starting with the first event in Brazil, we plan to cover all the events in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Visit the LAPT website for all the information you need to get in on the hottest new poker circuit on the planet.

Stephen Bartley
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