“I’m delighted that we are hosting another event in the region, especially somewhere like Punta del Este … I know players are going to love it.”

Less than a month after PokerStars announced it would be bringing back the Latin American Poker Tour (LAPT), rival online operator partypoker has revealed that it will be debuting its Latin American Poker Championships (LAPC) in Uruguay in February.

In total, $2 million will be guaranteed over the nine-day series held at the Conrad Resort in the beach town of Punta del Este, including a $1 million Main Event and a $200,000-guaranteed Super High Roller.