Click here for 27% rakeback offer from ACR + 200% sign-up bonus.

PokerStars removes Chile from Latin America Poker Tour circuit

The latest poker news from, featuring top stories from around the gambling industry.

PokerStars removes Chile from Latin America Poker Tour circuit

The PokerStars Latin America Poker Tour (LAPT) has been a popular series, but a recent decision is causing consternation and anger among players. In a not-so-welcome decision, PokerStars has taken a stop in Chile out of the lineup. The result has been a severe backlash among players, especially for those that had already purchased airfare in anticipation of the country being included.

PokerStars didn’t even have the decency to inform the poker community of the decision. It was only after a player sent an email to the portal’s support department inquiring about Chile that the news was made public. Needless to say, the poker forums quickly filled up with comments from irate players. Many discussed the decline in how PokerStars treats players, adding that it’s unbelievable that the popular online site would cancel the stop less than a month before it was scheduled to take place. Many are wanting to see PokerStars held accountable for their decision, but also know that it will never happen.

Visiting the website indicates that the tour will return his year, but doesn’t provide an official schedule. The once-dominating online poker site has started to lose more players and ambassadors in recent times years, and this latest decision certainly won’t help the company’s image. As the adage goes, the bigger they are, the harder they fall.


Hailing from Wisconsin but arriving in Las Vegas in 1995, I'm better known at various US online poker rooms under the pen name "OreoBob" and "SoyFlush". I'm an avid poker player and editor-at-large who has contributed as a freelance writer for diverse national and international iGaming publications since 2004.

News Archive

February 2019
« Nov