PokerStars Championship Panama

After the season-opener in The Bahamas, the PokerStars Championship makes the short hop to Latin American and Panama City. This vibrant metropolis brings you culture and modernity all in one, and is sure to be one of the most exciting stops on the PokerStars Championship maiden season just as it was for the ever popular Latin America Poker Tour (LAPT) Panama stop.

Check back soon for more details about the PokerStars Championship Panama festival.

Festival Dates: March 10-20, 2017


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  • PokerStars Open: March 10-14 - $220
  • PokerStars Cup: March 15-19 - $440
  • PokerStars National Championship: March 11-14 - $1,100
  • PokerStars Championship Main Event: March 14-20- $5,300
  • PokerStars Championship High Roller: March 18-20- $10,300
  • PokerStars Championship Super High Roller: March 11-14- $50,000


The license holder and operator of this event is Casino Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino.


Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino
Calle 56 y 57, Obarrio
Panama City,
+507 3988888

  • Dress code:  Smart casual (sportswear is allowed)
  • Minimum age:  18 years+
  • NB:  Must bring a valid government issued passport or ID to participate


PokerStars Travel offers a wide range of accommodation options, including discounted rates, specifically for PokerStars players. Further information will be emailed to all full package qualifiers within seven days of winning a satellite.

For accommodation information please visit: If you have any questions about accommodation in Panama contact



Panama's Tocumen International Airport, the largest and busiest airport in Central America, offers daily flights to major international destinations. United, Delta, American, Copa, Spirit, Mexicana, Taca and KLM from Amsterdam and Air France all offer flights into Panama.

Once there, the Sortis Hotel is approximately 30 minutes away from the Airport.

Travelling from North America


United Airlines and Copa Airlines offer direct flights from New York, Newark, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, Las Vegas, Dallas, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. Copa also offer direct flights from Toronto and Montreal.

Travelling from Europe


KLM, Iberia and Air France offer direct flights from Amsterdam, Madrid and Paris respectively. Other airlines offer flights that connect via the US.

Cash Games

Cash Games will be run by the Sortis Casino and will take place in both the Bingo room and Poker room (situated on the main Casino floor). Cash game registration takes place at the Poker room. Please see a member of the Poker room staff for more details on how to sign-up for available games.

Dates: March 10-20, 2017
Opening Hours: Cash games will run 24 hours


Blinds Minimum Buy In Maximum Buy In Rake or Seat Charge*
$1 & $2 $40 $400 5% cap $25
$2 & $5 $100 $1,000 5% cap $25
$5 & $10 $200 $2,000 5% cap $25
$10 & $25 $1,000 N/A 5% cap $25
$25 & $25 $1,500 N/A 5%
$25 & $50 $2,000 N/A 5%
$50 & $100 $5,000 N/A 5%
$100 & $200 $10,000 N/A 5%
$200 & $400 $20,000 N/A 5%

*Cash game rake percentages and caps are determined and approved by the Panamanian Gaming Commission. All cash games are run under the Sortis Casino gaming license and in accordance with all application regulations.

All cash games are played in US Dollars

Additional blinds and limits can be spread upon request

Additional games such as Stud, Draw, High Low, etc… are also available upon request