LAPT Mexico Survivors to Resume Event Online

by , Dec 9, 2008 | 11:58 am

That’s the word just in … remaining runners will pick up where they left off chip-wise and play the tournament online (at PokerStars, natch) down to a final table, which will be held live in Chile. $50k new overlay, too. According to Jessie in Pokerstarzistan:

Hi Dan,

We just wanted to provide you with an official update from PokerStars on LAPT Mexico.

The Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) confirms that it is cancelling the poker tournament in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, due to an indefinite suspension served on one of its local partners.

The LAPT states it has cooperated fully and in good faith with the requirements outlined by the Mexican government. The LAPT respects and abides by local regulations in each market.

LAPT’s partner in Mexico obtained a formal ruling from the Mexican Ministry of the Interior (SEGOB) allowing the event to take place. As the LAPT complied with every rule stipulated by the Code of the Mexican Federal Law of Games and Raffles, the reasons for suspension are beingreviewed by lawyers of all parties.

All the best,


Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico – December 9, 2009 — today announced that they will be offering a free roll on their site to all remaining players in the suspended LAPT Mexico event. The players will start with the same number of chips they had when the tournament was suspended and they will play down to the final table. The final nine will then be flown to the LAPT Vina del Mar in Chile, where they will finish the tournament live on a televised table.

“We know that many of our remaining players really wanted the opportunity to finish this tournament and earn their shot at an LAPT title” says Sarne Lightman, Director of Marketing for PokerStars Latin America. “Although the tournament was suspended and the prize money distributed, PokerStars still wants to offer their players this extra opportunity. PokerStars will also be adding $50,000 in prize money to the final table. “

PokerStars will be contacting all the players shortly with a choice of available times and dates for the free roll and will then schedule the time most convenient to most players.

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2 Comments to “LAPT Mexico Survivors to Resume Event Online”

  1. Victor A

    Good to hear players will be coming to my country.

    As I said at Pauly’s, a word to the wise… do not try to bribe a chilean cop or authority, unless you want to spend more time here!

    I’d love to meet you all and I’ll try, but it’s going to be tough as I’ll be in DR at that time.


  2. Chad Maggard

    Was wondering if there is any site that has live feed from the lapt vina del mar tourney, I know that has it but it’s not til 8 hours after it starts. Please email me at and let me know either way. Thanks.