The Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) Season 8 kick started this January along with the 12th annual PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA). The LAPT featured a $3,000 buy-in Main Event that had a total of 736 participants. The event was eventually won by Josh Kay who walked away with $367,928. PokerStars recently released the final schedule of the LAPT which is also the richest tour for Latin America.
Season 8 of the LAPT will feature different styles of poker including mixed games and pot limit Omaha. The main event for each stop is expected to have a buy-in around $2,500 and will have no restriction on the number of re-entries.
The Enjoy Casino in Vina del Mar, Chile will play host for next stop of the LAPT Season 8 which is scheduled to take place between 6th – 19th of March after which the tour will move on to the Veneto Hotel & Casino in Panama City for an event that is scheduled between 8th of May. The LAPT will visit the Atlantic City Casino in Lima, Peru during July for the 12th of May. The LAPT will visit the Atlantic City Casino in Lima, Peru during July for the LAPT Peru event that is scheduled to take place between the 10th – 14th of July.
In a statement, PCA & LATAM Director of Live Operations David Carrion said
We are very excited about the new LAPT season. It has many new introductions, thrilling destinations and hardcore poker formats, which are set to bring bumper fields and richer prize pools. In Latin America, it is a challenge to cater for players fond of the less popular types, however this is something we are determined to do and are proud to introduce strong formats this season. With more variety available, we aim to attract more grinders, recreational and all-round players who can see higher EV with these options.
The LAPT will make two final stops before winding up in 2015. The Conrad Resort and Casino will be a new venue for the LAPT when it visits Punta del Este in Uruguay between the 18th – 22nd of September after which the LAPT will close out its season with the LAPT Grand Final and BSOP Millions in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This event is scheduled to take place between the 24th Nov – 2nd of December and is expected to be the largest live poker festival in South and Central America.
To get a detailed list of the LAPT schedule and the buy-ins, please visit the official website of the LAPT.