The tournament will be renamed “Latin Poker Series”; the change has no impact on the schedule of the event.
When the Latin Series of Poker (LSOP) were announced, professional players were excited to have a new tournament in their already busy schedules. But organizers of the famous World Series of Poker (WSOP) weren’t thrilled at all.
According to international gambling news, WSOP complained that the rival brand infringes its copyright and trademark, so the Latin American tournament organizer decided to re-brand. LSOP president Diego Chan announced the event will take place according to schedule, but under a new name: Latin Poker Series.
New poker even under the microscope
Chan believes that being targeted by WSOP was a sign that his event is making an impact in the poker industry. He added that a new revamped website will be launched soon, to offer participants all the information they need.
“Being under the microscope means that our tournament series is really making a name for itself on the world stage, and it confirms that we are doing things right in taking our events to the poker world,” he told reporters.
Professional poker players can qualify via satellites organized by BetCRIS Poker and Americas Cardroom, an online poker sites in Europe.