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Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) - Nuevo Vallarta


Marival Resort and Suites


Nuevo Vallarta, México


December 5-7, 2008


Main Event:  $3,500 + $200

Second Chance:  $1,020 + $80


Main Event: 500

Second Chance: 300

LAPT Nuevo Vallarta is the second event in Season 2 of the Latin American Poker Tour. It will be a three day event held, at the Marival Resort and Suites, December 5-7, 2008.


LAPT Nuevo Vallarta schedule for Season 2 of LAPT

December 4 – Welcome Party: 7:00PM

December 4 – Sit and Go Satellites to Main Event: 9:30PM

December 5 – Registration and Direct Buy-ins: 9:00AM

December 5 – Main Event Day 1: 12:00PM

December 6 – Registration for Second Chance: 10:00AM

December 6 – Main Event Day 2: 12:00PM

December 6 – Second Chance: 1:00PM

December 7 – Main Event Final Table: 12:00PM

Passport/Visa Information

Residents of Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru as well as other countries require a visa to travel to Mexico. If you plan on attending, you must leave yourself enough time to process your visa prior to traveling to the event. 

Residents of the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, Australia and many European countries do not require a visa to visit Mexico as a tourist. Please check with your local embassy before traveling.


Marival Resort and Suites

For more information on the venue, please visit the official website.

How to Enter

Qualify Online

Satellites will be available at PokerStars. Winners will be awarded an LAPT prize package that includes a main event buy-in, accommodation and money for expenses.

Qualify Live

Live Sit & Go satellites will be running the night before the Main Event from 9:30PM till 1:00AM.

Direct Buy-in Information

Players who would like to register in advance for LAPT Nuevo Vallarta (and be guaranteed a seat) should e-mail to receive instructions on sending their payment by wire transfer or bank draft. Players may purchase a main event entry with or without an accommodation package, depending on availability.

The deadline for advance payment by wire transfer or bank draft is generally two weeks before the event.

Please note that players can also buy in directly on-site at the Marival Resort and Suites on December 5 starting at 9:00AM when registration opens to the general public, depending on availability.

About Nuevo Vallarta

The region is a beautiful tourist destination, with four miles of fine sandy beaches. Nuevo Vallarta has emerged as a sister resort to Puerto Vallarta, but still manages to keep a very unique charm. It’s the perfect location for water sports, leisure activities or simply laying in the sun.

How to Get There

You can get a direct flight to Puerto Vallarta’s International Airport from many major cities and most airlines fly to Puerto Vallarta year-round.

From the Airport to Hotel

The most convenient way to get to the Marival Resort and Suites is by taking a taxi from Puerto Vallarta’s International Airport, which takes about 15 minutes and costs approximately USD $20. We advise you to only use official airport taxis.


PokerStars qualifiers will be staying at the Marival Resort and Suites. It is an all-inclusive (food and drink) resort. If you wish to find your own accommodation, there are many choices that range from international brands to standard bed-and-breakfast style options.

Useful Information

Time: GMT -7.
Language: Spanish, with some English.
Climate: Warm and sunny.
Currency: Peso (MXN). Exchange rate USD $1 = 10 Pesos (approximately)      
Voltage: 110 volts.

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