PokerStars heading to Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

5 November 2008

(PRESS RELEASE) -- With the first Latin American Poker Tour Season Two event now underway in Costa Rica, PokerStars has announced details for the next stop of the LAPT: Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico from December 5-7, 2008.

The $2,700 buy-in Nuevo Vallarta event, which will be held at the beautiful beachfront Marival Resort & Suites, has been added to the LAPT following the huge success of events in Brazil, Costa Rica and Uruguay during Season One, more than a thousand poker players from 45 countries took part last season, creating a prize pool of over $2.5 million. Season Two will take in a total of six countries including the addition of Mexico, Chile and Argentina.

Players can win their seat to Nuevo Vallarta online with PokerStars for as little as $2.20 giving them the chance to play against top international stars including Team PokerStars Pros Humberto Brenes, Andre Akkari, Alexandre Gomes and former world champion Greg Raymer.

"PokerStars LAPT Season One was an overwhelming success, demonstrating the enormous growth and expansion of poker across Latin America and the appeal of these venues for international players," says LAPT President Glenn Cademartori. "Moving the tour into Latin America's tourism high season will make it easier and even more enjoyable for players to travel to these exotic destinations for exciting live high-stakes championship poker. Players have a lot to look forward to in Season Two as we are doubling the size of the tour. It will now run from November to April visiting six countries in six months." he adds.

PokerStars LAPT Mexico satellites will be available daily at PokerStars. Players have the chance to win a prize package worth $5,000 including Main Event buy-in, four nights' all-inclusive hotel accommodation, and money for expenses. Please visit http://www.lapt.com/ for more information, updates on the tour dates and how to qualify.


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