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LAPT Adds New Panama Stop

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The Latin American Poker Tour has just announced that there will be a new stop in the Central American country of Panama. The event 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 US $2,500 NL Hold’em Main Event.

LAPT President David Carrion 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. 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.”

Many Team PokerStars Pros from the region are excited about the new stop, including Leo Fernandez, Jose ‘Nacho’ Barbero, Humberto Brenes and Angel Guillen, who said: “It is going to be a fantastic addition for LAPT… 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.”