PokerStars LAPT to Air on Fox Sport en Espanol in 2010November 6, 2009 9:06 pm
The PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour is teaming up with Fox Sports en Espanol to air the first ever US broadcast of a Latin America poker event in Spanish. Fans can start watching the coverage of the PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) events in Spanish starting October 10, 2010 on Fridays at 8pm EST on Fox Sports en Espanol.
The Latin American Poker Tour is going to make stops in San Jose – Costa Rica, Vina del Mar – Chile, Punta del Este – Uruguay and Mar del Plata in Argentina.
David Sternberg, the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Fox Sports en Espanol said, “We have long been aware of the growing popularity of poker on television, and we are pleased to bring the biggest Latin poker brand to our Hispanic audiences in the US. The PokerStars.net Latin American Poker Tour showcases the best poker action, with the top players in the world; bringing a new form of excitement to our millions of viewers.”
Spanish viewers will be able to watch all the action and event highlights at all of the tour stops on the second season of the LAPT. This year’s LAPT is going to award players a total of $4,045,035 dollars.
Team PokerStars Pro Humberto Brenes said, “It’s amazing to see how poker has become one of the most popular sports in Latin America; it has taken off like wildfire! To think that the prize pool has nearly doubled in just one year is an incredible testament to the power of poker.”
New players at PokerStars can get a welcome bonus up to $600 dollars.