Latin American Poker Tour Kicks Off This Week in Panama

The Veneto Wyndham Grand Hotel in Panama will host the LAPT poker tour starting July 23.

The Latin America Poker Tour (LAPT) Panama stop will start on July 23 and offer eight tournaments from the posh Veneto Wyndham Grand Hotel. (Image: tripadvisor.com)

The Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) is extremely popular with players that like to follow various poker tours; after all, the locales offer not just the chance to win some poker, but also the opportunity to visit some beautiful countries.

On July 23, the region will once again see the LAPT visit, with the fourth stop of Season 7 in Panama. This country has quickly become one of the favorites among those that play in LAPT events, thanks to the welcoming accommodations and the surroundings that cater to tourists. Held at the Veneto Hotel and Casino in Panama City, this stop on the LAPT tour will feature 8 events culminating with the $1,550+$150 Main Event and the $4,700+$300 8-handed High Roller tournaments.

LAPT Panama City Schedule

The event kicks off on July 23 at noon local time with Day 1A of the No-Limit Hold’em Main Event, which will cost players $1,550+$150 to enter. This tournament will offer unlimited re-entries as well. Players that want to satellite in will be welcome to try starting at 6pm the same day in the $175+$25 Main Event Super Satellite event.

The next day, Day 1B of the Main Event, will start at noon. Once again, the 6pm time slot will see another event start, this time in the form of a $270+$30 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Freeze-Out tournament. The next day, Day 2 of the Main Event will be played, with those that survived the previous Day 1 fields. At noon, Event #4 will also start with a $1,000+$100 No Limit Hold’em Unlimited Re-Entry tournament that will conclude the next day.

On Saturday, July 26, the Main Event will be in its third day, but at noon Event #5 will start, which will be a $450+$50 No Limit Hold’em Freeze-Out tournament. Later that night the stakes get high as the $4,700+$300 No Limit Hold’em High Roller 8-Handed event kicks off.

Then on the final day of the tournament, Sunday July 27, four different tournaments will conclude. The Main Event will resume at noon and play to its conclusion, as will Event #6, the $450+$50 NLHE Freeze-Out, and Event #7, the High Roller event. For those looking to enter one last tournament, at 1pm Event #8 will start and be played as a No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Turbo event, allowing a single re-entry and a $450+$50 buy-in.

More LAPT Details

On the official LAPT Panama page, it’s stated that management does reserve the right to change or amend the schedule, so attendees should check in with poker room staff to get the latest information possible. Players in Panama just have to be 18 years of age, meaning those 18-20 in age that normally cannot play in Las Vegas, are welcome in Latin America. All tournaments, on top of the entrance fee, also have 3percent of the prize pool reserved to cover the costs of the tournament staff. All tournament transactions will be processed in US  currency.

About the Veneto Wyndham Grand Hotel and Casino

The Veneto Wyndham Grand Hotel and casino is located in Panama City. Wyndham is one of the largest hotel chains in the world, known often for their choice locations and posh accommodations. The Veneto Wyndham Grand Hotel in Panama is no different and is often referred to as one of the most luxurious hotels in the country. The casino offers slots, table games, as well as poker, 24 hours a day. There are also craps tables, baccarat tables, and a sports book on the premises.

When it comes to poker, however, the experience is impressive. The casino offers an intimate atmosphere with 15 tables, offering Omaha and Texas Hold’em games. For those that want to play in a more exclusive company than with tourists, there is an exclusive VIP poker room that offers a buffet and full service bar.

Sean Gibson
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Sean Gibson
Sean Gibson has been an insider in the poker and casino industry for a number of years. Gibson has worked with many different media outlets and has covered events such as the World Series of Poker Main Event, the World Poker Tour Championship, and an infinite number of online events. He plays both 6-max and Full Ring No Limit Hold'em and can be found playing at either the Oceans 11 cardroom in Oceanside, CA or at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

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