PokerStars Live events includes the annual Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) and various tours such as the European Poker Tour (EPT), Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) and various PokerStars Festivals hosted throughout Europe.
PokerStars also has their hand involved in live events. PokerStars LIVE includes events on their various global branded tours -- EPT, LAPT, and APPT -- along with their annual poker throwdown in the Bahamas called the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) occurs every January at Atlantis Casino in the Bahamas. It has expanded into a massive festival of poker with events running over a two-week period. The next PCA will also host the first-ever PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC).
The European Poker Tour (EPT) was the brainchild of poker player and TV producer John Duthie. Duthie introduced the EPT in 2004 with 7 events scattered throughout Europe. Season 1 of the EPT featured stops in London, Barcelona, Dublin, Copenhagen, Vienna, and Deauville, France, including the season-ending Grand Finale in Monte Carlo.
So far, there have been 14 seasons of the EPT last season of the EPT and they have expanded into Russia.
Season 14 has events in Sochi, Monte Carlo, Barcelona, and Prague.
The Latin America Poker Tour hosted their first event in 2008 at the LAPT Brazil in Rio. The first season included three stops with events in San Jose, Costa Rica and Punta del Este, Uruguay.
Punta del Este, Uruguay hosted the LAPT Grand Final during the initial seasons.
Poker expanded into South America and Latin America during the online poker boom. Hotspots popped up in Costa Rica and Brazil, as players from all over Latin America were drawn to the game.
The Latin America Poker Tour featured some of the most beautiful spots in South America and Latin America such as Vina del Mar and Punta del Este. Tour stops were hosted in Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and the Bahamas. Players also had the opportunity to go on side adventures to historic landmarks such as Machu Picchu.
In the later seasons, the Brazil Series of Poker coincided with the final stop on the LAPT tour for the LAPT Grand Final.
During the online poker boom, many countries in Asia caught the bug. Australians had always played poker, but WSOP Main Event Champion Joe Hachem ignited a boom down under that swept through Australia, New Zealand, and the rest of Asia.
The Asia Pacific Poker Tour kicked off their first season in August, 2007. The inaugural event was hosted in Manila. Season 1 included four stops with events in Seoul, South Korea, Macau, and Sydney, Australia.
In ensuing seasons, stops were added to Auckland, New Zealand, Cebu, Philippines, Queenstown, New Zealand, and Beijing, China.
The first APPT Grand Final was hosted at the Star Casino in Sydney.
PokerStars hosts different regional tours, which focus on local players and amateurs.
Festival stops are located in Hamburg, London, Dublin, Marbella, and Lille.
PokerStars boasts: "Visit well-known holiday destinations and landmark casinos on the poker holidays of a lifetime. Play your way to a Main Event trophy, challenge for cash rewards, or bring your friends and compete for bragging rights."
Players can earn seats to various Festivals by winning satellite packages online at PokerStars.