PokerStars adds new live events in Latin America, Asian markets

7 February 2017
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Even more key dates and schedules of PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival stops in 2017 have been announced today by PokerStars, an Amaya Inc. brand. After debut events in New Jersey, London and the Bahamas, PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival 2017 will also visit Panama and the Czech Republic in March, South Korea, Macau and Monaco in April, Chile in May, Spain in June and August, the Philippines in July, and Uruguay in September, with more stops to come.

"We are excited to take our PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival across the globe bringing our vision for live poker to a whole new level, ensuring a year filled with far more winning moments than ever before," said PokerStars' Director of Live Events, Edgar Stuchly. "The wide range of poker events on offer in new and exciting destinations shows the expansion of poker and underscores our commitment to growing the game while providing the best live poker experience to players all over the world."

PokerStars Festival Chile
Having traveled to London, Rozvadov and Panama, PokerStars will then head to Latin America with the first PokerStars Festival in Chile from 20-27 May 2017. Set in the picturesque "Garden City" of Vina del Mar within the beautiful Vina del Mar Hotel & Casino, players can look forward to eight days of intense poker action with a schedule of tournaments to suit every bankroll. Last year the Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT) Chile attracted 565 entries and this year's new Festival event is expected to become even bigger. Players can satellite into the PokerStars Festival Chile Main Event from 6 March on

PokerStars Festival Chile schedule highlights include:
  • PokerStars Open: 20-21 May 2017 - $220
  • PokerStars Cup: 21-22 May 2017 - $440
  • PokerStars Festival High Roller: 21-23 May 2017 - $3,300
  • PokerStars Festival Main Event: 23-27 May 2017 - $1,650
Find more information about PokerStars Festival Chile, including the full schedule of events, on the website.