PokerStars LAPT Nuevo Vallarta - Game Called on Account of Government
The second event on the PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour's second season has been canceled with 89 players still holding chips after the Mexican government suspended the Nuevo Vallarta main event due to licensing issues.
This highly irregular and unusual occurrence means that each of the surviving players will receive at least $5,000 in prize money, plus an additional allotment based on chip stacks and $500 from PokerStars (as opposed to the tournament prize pool).
The announcement sparked a near riot at the Marival Resort and Suites in Nuevo Vallarta as players among the 153 who had previously been eliminated from contention angrily demanded their money back as well. No word on whether they'll be appeased.
We're still waiting for official word from PokerStars as well as a list of those who cashed in this event, so stay tuned. Among those to walk away with cash will be Team PokerStars Pro pros Greg Raymer and Victor Ramdin, as well as LAPT1 Punta Del Este runner-up Alex Brenes and LAPT2 Costa Rica champ Ryan Fee.
Again, stay tuned for a statement from PokerStars.
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