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PokerStars.Net Latin American Poker Tour Announces Stop in Panama

Casinos & Gambling By DON WINNER for - The Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) recently announced a new Season 5 stop, which will take place at the luxurious Veneto Wyndham Grand Hotel & Casino in Panama City from September 26-30, 2012.

The festival will consist of nine poker tournaments, including the USD $2,500 Main Event. A full schedule, along with more information about the event, can be found at

David Carrion, President of the LAPT, said: “It is with great pride and pleasure that we are joining forces with Veneto to produce a world-class event in such an energetic and dynamic city as Panama.” Carrion continued: “This is an event and a partnership for the long run, focused on the Venezuelan and Central American market, at a fantastic location, with good connectivity and a friendly atmosphere that is perfect for tourism, shopping and poker.”

“We are proud and excited to be hosting an LAPT event in Panama and welcome its players from around the world,” commented George Jacobs, Veneto Casino Director. “We look forward to a resounding success at the upcoming Season 5 tournament from September 26-30, and for many years to come.”

Zuly Singh, Veneto Casino Manager, added: “The staff of Veneto Hotel & Casino are committed to providing our customers with the finest hotel, entertainment and gaming experience in Latin America. LAPT and Veneto are a natural combination, bringing together two industry leaders to deliver the best live poker event experience in the region’s history.”

Welcome party: The festival will also include a wonderful welcome party for all participants on the evening of September 25 at 9pm at the pool deck on the seventh floor of the Veneto Wyndham Grand Hotel & Casino. It will combine with the fourth edition of the Americas Cup of Poker, with the live finals taking place during the LAPT, at the Veneto, on September 28-29.

Veneto Grand Hotel & Casino: The Veneto Wyndham Grand Hotel & Casino features 301 luxuriously appointed guest rooms in the heart of Panama’s renowned banking district. Over 4,000 square meters of gaming space are complimented by four on-site restaurants, a full service spa and beauty salon, outdoor pool and nightly entertainment. In addition to live entertainment on the casino floor every evening, the property is frequently home to a diverse selection of other types of sporting and entertainment events, including boxing, extreme fighting, concerts, revues, beauty pageants and electronic parties. The Veneto Casino, Panama’s largest Las Vegas-style casino, boasts over 40 table games, 600 slot machines and a dedicated VIP poker and tables area. It’s non-stop 24/7 action in an exciting and beautiful location. For more information, please visit and

Travel plans: As this will be a new stop on the tour, all players interested in attending should visit for travel bookings, transfers or site visits during their stay. From shopping tours to canal day tours, Panama has a variety of tourist attractions and destinations to suit the interests of LAPT’s players and guests.

Team PokerStars Pros: Big names are queuing up to play, with Team PokerStars Pros Leo Fernandez, Jose Nacho Barbero, Humberto Brenes, Angel Guillen and LAPT Player of the Year, Pablo Gonzalez, planning to head to Panama. “It is going to be a fantastic addition for LAPT,” said Team PokerStars Pro Angel Guillen from Mexico. “Panama has great players and this prestigious event is going to have an outstanding presentation and playing field. Veneto is quite a setting. It is going to be the most important poker tournament ever held in Panama.”

Qualify for free: Players can qualify for free on, with more guaranteed packages up for grabs each week in the run up to the event. The packages include a seat in the Main Event, accommodation and money towards travel costs. In addition, there will be live satellites in Panama City at the Veneto on the day before the Main Event, and in the previous months as well, giving players a last chance to secure their spot. For more information, please visit the LAPT website:

About PokerStars: operates the world’s most popular online poker site and serves the world’s largest poker community, with more than 49 million registered members. It’s the first choice of the world’s top players, with more daily tournaments than anywhere else and with the best security online. Recent additions to the PokerStars family include, which operates worldwide under license from the Maltese government. PokerStars also operates under separate government licenses in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy and Spain.

(Source: Press Release)

Copyright 2012 by Don Winner for Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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