Looking Ahead To The Latin America Poker Tour’s Stop in Uruguay

By - 05 July, 2016

The Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) first started in May 2008 and is now a major poker tour in Latin America. The LAPT, like the European Poker Tour, Asia Pacific Poker Tour and North American Poker Tours are all currently sponsored by PokerStars. This year will be the ninth season of the tournament and it will be returning to Uruguay in the fall. Enjoy Conrad Resort & Casino has hosted many memorable LAPT moments. Last year saw Argentina’s Mario Lopez pick up the main event trophy. Many poker fans of all levels are excited for this year’s LAPT, but if you are just starting out there are many beginner guides to poker which can help you understand the games and the tournaments.

Key Dates To Watch Out For

The tournament this year will be held in the picturesque Punta del Este where players from all regions are welcomed. There will be many different events from September 23-27 2016. Kicking of the season will be the Hold’em Main Event and the Main Event Super Satellite, both of which have unlimited re-entries, for those who want to try their luck. The last event that will be held in Enjoy Conrad Resort & Casino is the Hold’em Deep Stack.

Buy-In Options

There are a few ways in which you can buy in, but the easiest is of course by qualifying online. Full package winner will be awarded an LAPT prize package that includes main event buy-in, accommodation and money for expenses. If you choose to do so online you will need to check out the official LAPT website for more details. Another way is to qualify live with one special super satellite which will be held on site at the Enjoy Conrad Casino & Resort in September.

Attractions to Visit in Uruguay

If you happen to find any downtime between tournaments, there are many different places to explore when in Uruguay. The first place to visit is also the top destination, Colonia del Sacramento. Many people each day travel across the river from Argentina’s capital for a trip to explore the ancient streets. This old Portuguese city is filled with exciting museums and churches that are just waiting to be explored.

As the LAPT is already being held in Punta del Este this is the perfect opportunity to take a break and head down to the beach. As well as enjoying the scenery of the beach you can also explore the many shops, craft fairs, a lighthouse, the harbour and the famous hand statue, La Mano. If you have a free evening there are also many different restaurants and café to enjoy some local food.

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