The Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT), sponsored by PokerStars.net, started in May 2008 in Brazil, and is already one of the world's leading poker tours. As with the hugely successful PokerStars Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) which launched in 2007, the LAPT is bringing exciting, world-class poker action to a new region of the globe.
Thanks to PokerStars huge number of online qualifying satellites, thousands of poker players travel every year to compete in live events across Europe, the US, Asia Pacific and the Caribbean. Using their Frequent Player Points, some don't even pay to enter - but have returned home with enormous wins in their pockets.
Through the LAPT, PokerStars brings a whole new dimension to poker, helping turn it into a truly global sport that has been enjoyed by millions of players throughout Latin America and beyond.
PokerStars is the headline sponsor of the Latin American Poker Tour and also the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (launched in 2007) and the European Poker Tour (launched in 2004). It is the world's largest online card room, and hosts regular qualifying tournaments to live LAPT events, allowing players to secure LAPT packages for free.
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