The tour continues with the LAPT San Jose in Costa Rica from May 22-24, and then moves on to Uruguay for the LAPT Punta del Este from August 7-9.
LAPT President Glenn Cademartori said, "Poker is exploding in Latin America and the game is more than ready for its own major poker tour.
As well as players from Latin America, the LAPT is also set to attract top players from North America and Europe.
Cademartori said the partnership with PokerStars was ideal for the LAPT.
As Executive Producer for the LAPT, Vega will own 100% of the programming and is currently negotiating for airtime with a major cable provider that would allow the Company to profit from selling its own advertising for the programs.
More details about the LAPT will be announced as they become available.
Vega recently announced plans to launch the LAPT and plans to hold eight tournaments during the inaugural LAPT 2008 season.
Our goal is to make the LAPT one of the most popular Poker Tours in the world and John can help us get there.
Additional details about the LAPT will be announced as they become available.
The plan for the inaugural LAPT 2008 season includes tournaments in eight Latin American countries, including Puerto Rico, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica, with a season ending Tournament of Champions to crown the number one poker player in Latin America.
A successful season for the LAPT could provide millions of dollars in income for Vega.