PokerStars Championship Panama

After the season-opener in The Bahamas, the PokerStars Championship makes the short hop to Latin America and Panama City. This vibrant metropolis brings your 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 American Poker Tour (LAPT) Panama stop.

Festival Dates: March 10-20, 2017


Play for big PokerStars Championship guarantees!

We’re adding more than $650,000 in guarantees to the PokerStars Championship Panama tournament schedule, including more than $30,000 in live event seats via new satellite tournaments.

See the Key Dates below for more details, or check out the full schedule.

Key Dates & Event Info

  • PokerStars Open: March 10-14, 2017 - $220 - $50,000 guaranteed
  • PokerStars Cup: March 15-19, 2017 - $440 - $150,000 guaranteed
  • PokerStars National Championship: March 11-14, 2017 - $1,100 - $400,000 guaranteed
  • PokerStars Championship Main Event: March 14-20, 2017 - $5,300
  • PokerStars Championship High Roller: March 18-20, 2017 - $10,300
  • PokerStars Championship Super High Roller: March 11-14, 2017 - $50,000


For details about how you can buy-in to each event using a range of methods, see our Buy-in page.


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


For a full list of all available events at PokerStars Championship Panama visit the Schedule page.


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.

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 South America


Copa Airlines offers a wide variety of direct and connecting flights from across Latin America to Panama.

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 (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


BlindsMinimum Buy InMaximum Buy InRake 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 applicable 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