Latin Series of Poker Hits Panama in August

The inaugural event of the recently created Latin Series of Poker (LSOP) will be held in the beautiful tropical Panama City, Panama during the month of August 2009. The Majestic Casino will be the destination. The tournament will be the first of various poker events held in Latin American destinations. Cities such as San Jose and Alajuela in Costa Rica, Lima in Peru, Caracas, Venezuela and Cancun in Mexico are part of the circuit of cities to host following events. The LSOP Panama Event will be held from August 3rd through August 9th with a Guaranteed Prize Pool of $500,000 for the Main Event.
Latin Series of Poker Hits Panama in AugustDue to high demand of poker tournaments in the region with the flourishing of Poker enthusiasts, the Latin Series of Poker acknowledged the need to create a major tournament series in Latin America. There are thousands of new online poker players emerging everyday and interest in poker throughout these countries is massive. Thus, the LSOP is born with the intention of creating a tournament series rivaling some of the best Poker Series in the world.
Many sponsors are running online qualifying satellites including Bookmaker Poker which run LSOP satellite tournaments all day long. Bookmaker Poker offers the popular Step style qualifiers beginning with four daily Step 1 freerolls at 8:45am, 9:45am, 11:45am, and 12:45pm. LSOP $3 + $0.30 Step 2 Qualifiers run twice a day, $27 + $3 Step 3 Qualifiers run every other day and LSOP $110 + $10 Main Event runs bi weekly on Saturday at 6pm. They also run qualifiers at $6 and $4 which grant one player a seat into the Main Event and a $1 which qualifies one player into Step 3. Don’t wait another minute, play poker at Bookmaker Poker and win your LSOP Main Event seat for free!        
With these online qualifiers, players from across the globe have a reason to fly in and play the inaugural event. The event has engrossed major superstars in the poker world such as Team PokerStars Humberto Brenes and Daniel Negreanu. Several other players like Kenna James, T.J. Cloutier, Young Phan, James "KrazyKanuck" Worth, Barbara Enright, Leigh, Amir Vahedi, Marsha Waggoner, Kato Kaelin and Sam Simon have also demonstrated desire to win the LSOP Title.
To accomplish the goal of making this event a fixture in the Poker World, the LSOP has hired high caliber names from the industry to assure excellence in planning and instant high quality support for the LSOP. Tournament Director Warren Karp, previous director at the WSOP 2003/2004, is known for some of the best structures in the industry and runs events like he was playing in them. Karp abides by TDA guidelines and is known for being honest and integral.
Expectations for the Latin Series of Poker will high since this turns out to be great for players and brick and mortar casinos in Latin countries. It will also attract sponsors and online websites willing to advertise and add to the already spicy flavor of the LSOP. Sign up today to enter in the free LSOP satellites at Bookmaker Poker! Have fun and good luck!