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Coronavirus: effect on poker

Coronavirus: effect on poker

In early 2020, the world underwent the coronavirus outbreak. Due to this, different sporting events, including live poker series, were discussed to be cancelled.

Such precautionary measures are aimed at halting the spread of the virus. It’s dangerous to conduct live poker tournaments in the context of the pandemic, and therefore the organizers decided to take drastic measures and as a result – cancelled the tournaments.

Series that are cancelled or postponed (being updated)

The organizers of poker festivals have already abolished lots of live series. In order to sort through the schedule, we've compiled a list of the series that have already been cancelled.

Live Poker Series (March)

DatePoker seriesVenueDecision
March 5–15Heartland Poker TourHollywood CasinoCancelled
March 7–15WPTDSAmsterdam, Netherlands
Cancelled
March 10–15PSPC La Grand MotteFranceCancelled
March 10–15PSPC HamburgHamburg, GermanyCancelled
March 10–31WSOPCRozvadov, Czech Republic
Cancelled
March 13–16WSOPCAtlantic City, New Jersey
Cancelled
March 13–17WPT VenetianLas Vegas, USACancelled
March 13–22Golden Poker MillionMarrakesh, MoroccoCancelled
March 14–18WSOPC Vycicle CasinoCalifornia, USA
Cancelled
March 16–18Wynn Spring ClassicLas Vegas, USACancelled
March 18–21Unibet Poker OpenProvence, France
Cancelled
March 17–19Bounty Poker TourTallinn, Estonia
Postponed
March 18–30Merit PokerCyprus
Cancelled
March 19–22Bariere Poker TourRibeauville, France
Cancelled
March 19–30US Poker OpenLas Vegas, USACancelled
March 19 – April 7WPT ThundervalleyLincoln, USA
Postponed
March 20–23WPT MarylandOklahoma, USA
Cancelled
March 20–23WSOPC TulsaOklahoma, USA
Cancelled
March 20–22MSPT MeskwakiIowa, USA
Postponed
March 20–26EPT SochiSochi, Russia
Postponed
March 22 – April 5WPT BarcelonaBarcelona, ​​Spain
Postponed
March 23 –29888poker live BucharestBucharest, Romania
Cancelled
March 25 –30WSOPC Bally'sLas Vegas, USAPostponed
March 25 –29Winamax poker openMadrid, ​​SpainPostponed
March 26 – April1Сolorado Poker ChampionshipIowa, USACancelled
March 27–30WPT JacksonvilleFlorida, USA
Cancelled
March 27 – April 5Norwegian ChampionshipDublin, Ireland
Cancelled
MarchPSPC Gran ViaSpainPostponed

Live Poker Series (April)

DatePoker seriesVenueDecision
April 2–13HPT LawrenceburgCincinnati, USA
Postponed
April 3–5RGPS Boccier CityBossier City, USA
Postponed
April 3–13Run IT Up Reno XReno, Nevada
Cancelled
April 4–7WPT  ChampionshipLincoln, USACancelled
April 6–13Irish Poker OpenDublin, IrelandPostponed
April 9–19WSOPC Le CroisetteCannes, France
Postponed
April 10–13WPT DeauvilleDeauville, France
Cancelled
April 15–20WSOPC Harrah's CherokeeCherokee, USACancelled
April16 – May 5WPT Seminole Hard RockHollywood, Florida
Postponed
April 17–26Lex live londonLondon, UKCancelled
April 23 – May 2EPT Monte CarloMonte Carlo, Monaco
Postponed
April 28 – May 4Italian Poker OpenSan Remo, Italy
Cancelled

This storyline includes information on all live poker series, influenced by the coronavirus pandemic. The list includes poker festivals that have been cancelled or rescheduled.

Storylines materials
PokerStars Players Championship and EPT Barcelona were rescheduled to 2021
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PokerStars Players Championship and EPT Barcelona were rescheduled to 2021
PSPC and EPT Barcelona were postponed due to the global coronavirus pandemic...
Nevada adopted new regulations concerning the gambling establishments’ operation
News
Nevada adopted new regulations concerning the gambling establishments’ operation
Casinos in Las Vegas and Nevada will operate under the new rules. If the gambling establishments meet all requirements, they will be able to resume their work.
US anti-gambling organization urges to close lotteries during pandemic
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US anti-gambling organization urges to close lotteries during pandemic
The Stop Predatory Gambling organization requires the US authorities to close state lotteries due to the fact that all Americans now receive social benefits and may spend the assistance on lotteries instead of buying essentials.
South Korea starts to open casinos after the quarantine
News
South Korea starts to open casinos after the quarantine
Paradise Co Ltd announced the opening of its gambling establishments in Seoul, Incheon and Busan...
WSOP organizers officially announced the postponement of series
News
WSOP organizers officially announced the postponement of series
World Series of Poker 2020 was officially postponed until autumn due to the coronavirus pandemic...
Las Vegas Mayor encourages the US Government to weaken quarantine
News
Las Vegas Mayor encourages the US Government to weaken quarantine
The mayor of Las Vegas considers the closure of all establishments a "meaningless" thing. She encouraged the Government to cancel the quarantine in Nevada.
Asian Poker Tour will be held online at GGpoker
News
Asian Poker Tour will be held online at GGpoker
Asian Poker Tour agreed with GGNetwork to hold their series online. From 29 April to 10 May, GGpoker players will be able to participate in it.
Elky tested positive for Coronavirus
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Elky tested positive for Coronavirus
Bertrand Grospellier and his fiancée have been quarantined in Prague since March because of the Uber driver ...
Run It Once Poker will hold a charity tournament
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Run It Once Poker will hold a charity tournament
Dan Smith and Phil Galfond encouraged the players to support the people affected by COVID-19...
Will WSOP 2020 be held on schedule? Community opinion
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Will WSOP 2020 be held on schedule? Community opinion
Many poker players are concerned about whether the World Series of Poker will take place on schedule this year, or it will be canceled owing to the spread of the COVID-19.
PokerStars.es halted all promotions for the duration of quarantine
News
PokerStars.es halted all promotions for the duration of quarantine
The Spanish authorities prohibited the gambling promotions for the duration of quarantine...
It is unlikely that all casinos in Las Vegas will be opened in early May
News
It is unlikely that all casinos in Las Vegas will be opened in early May
Las Vegas hotels give the opportunity to book the rooms starting from 1 May, despite the high likelihood of quarantine extension.
Patrick Leonard recovered from coronavirus
News
Patrick Leonard recovered from coronavirus
PartyPoker ambassador admitted that he had been infected by the coronavirus. Luckily, the poker player managed to recover...
Bryn Kenney will provide financial support for all those affected by pandemic
News
Bryn Kenney will provide financial support for all those affected by pandemic
Due to coronavirus epidemic, many people lost their jobs. Bryn Kenney will provide financial support for such people...
Triton Poker cancels its series in Montenegro due to coronavirus
News
Triton Poker cancels its series in Montenegro due to coronavirus
The organizers of Triton Poker Montenegro 2020 cancels their May series of super high rollers due to coronavirus.
Patrik Antonius: «Turn tough situation into a positive opportunity»
News
Patrik Antonius: «Turn tough situation into a positive opportunity»
Humankind is going through difficult times as many countries are under the quarantine. Patrik Antonius gave some tips on how to stay optimistic.
Poker players Oliver Biles and David Sands got infected with coronavirus
News
Poker players Oliver Biles and David Sands got infected with coronavirus
Two poker players wrote on Twitter that they were diagnosed with COVID-19. They shared their experiences.
PartyPoker launched private cash tables for two well-known casinos
News
PartyPoker launched private cash tables for two well-known casinos
The poker room has created private cash tables for the Dusk Till Dawn and PlayGround Poker casinos. However, not everyone is eligible to play at these tables.
Stars Group shares dropped significantly due to coronavirus
News
Stars Group shares dropped significantly due to coronavirus
Despite the growth of online poker activity, the shares of many gambling companies dropped significantly...
888poker live Sochi was canceled
News
888poker live Sochi was canceled
The April stage of 888poker Live Sochi series was canceled. The owners of ticket will be paid compensation in the amount of $500.
Popular casino decided to bypass quarantine, but poker players didn’t appreciate it
News
Popular casino decided to bypass quarantine, but poker players didn’t appreciate it
Casinos around the world are under quarantine due to the coronavirus epidemic, but not all gambling establishments are willing to lose their profits...
Sam Greenwood offered self-isolated players to analyze poker hand for free
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Sam Greenwood offered self-isolated players to analyze poker hand for free
Experienced poker player Sam Greenwood supports people who are on self-isolation. For such players, Sam offered to make a free analysis of any poker hand.
Сoronavirus epidemic caused online poker boom in Europe
News
Сoronavirus epidemic caused online poker boom in Europe
All European countries have been affected by the coronavirus epidemic. The quarantine and cancellation of live series led to a boom in online poker...
Irish Poker Open is to be held online at Partypoker
News
Irish Poker Open is to be held online at Partypoker
Players can participate in this series in April at Partypoker poker room…
Dusk Till Dawn and King’s Casino will be temporarily closed
News
Dusk Till Dawn and King’s Casino will be temporarily closed
The King's Resort representatives (on Facebook) and Rob Yong (on Twitter) have announced that their casinos would be temporarily closed owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
Las Vegas loses its visitors due to coronavirus
News
Las Vegas loses its visitors due to coronavirus
Poker players noted that the number of casino visitors in Las Vegas decreased due to coronavirus epidemic.
Paul Phua comments on future of live poker and coronavirus
News
Paul Phua comments on future of live poker and coronavirus
The Triton Poker owner was interviewed by the face of partypoker in Russia Maria Lav at the MILLIONS Super High Roller Sochi 2020.
World Poker Summit to be postponed for the next year owing to coronavirus
News
World Poker Summit to be postponed for the next year owing to coronavirus
The World Poker Summit was due to take place in May, but it was rescheduled to 2021 due to coronavirus epidemic.
All WSOP-C events in Rozvadov are held without guarantees due to coronavirus
News
All WSOP-C events in Rozvadov are held without guarantees due to coronavirus
King's Casino in Rozvadov canceled the guarantees in WSOP-C tournaments and increased disinfection due to coronavirus.
Negreanu encourages the US authorities to legalize online poker for coronavirus period
News
Negreanu encourages the US authorities to legalize online poker for coronavirus period
Daniel Negreanu believes that coronavirus epidemic is a great time to legalize online poker. The US government should legitimize online poker at least for this period.
Poker player is ready to become infected with coronavirus for $250 000
News
Poker player is ready to become infected with coronavirus for $250 000
The poker player Matt Glantz said that he was ready to become infected with coronavirus for $250 000. Such statement caused a stir in the network.
EAPT Montenegro was canceled and MILLIONS Cyprus was postponed due to coronavirus
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EAPT Montenegro was canceled and MILLIONS Cyprus was postponed due to coronavirus
The organizers of MILLIONS Cyprus series postponed it until Autumn. EAPT Montenegro is completely canceled due to coronavirus.
Macau casinos showed record drop in profits due to coronavirus
News
Macau casinos showed record drop in profits due to coronavirus
In February, the revenues of all Macau casinos fell by nearly 88% due to the Chinese coronavirus epidemic .
Triton Poker: series was canceled owing to coronavirus
News
Triton Poker: series was canceled owing to coronavirus
The Triton Poker organizers decided to cancel the Jeju stage due to the coronavirus epidemic. The next stage of the championship will be held May 8 through 23 at the Maestral Resort & Casino in Montenegro.
WSOP 2020: poker players made bets on cancellation of series due to coronavirus
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WSOP 2020: poker players made bets on cancellation of series due to coronavirus
The famous poker players believe that WSOP 2020 will be canceled due to coronavirus epidemic. Some of them even made bets on cancellation of series due to a problem with virus.
USA casino was closed for the first time due to coronavirus
News
USA casino was closed for the first time due to coronavirus
USA casino was closed for the first time due to coronavirus...
WPT changes Asian tour schedule due to coronavirus
News
WPT changes Asian tour schedule due to coronavirus
WPT organizers will refuse to hold events in Asia for a minimum period of three months...
Chinese coronavirus adversely affected gambling industry in Macau
News
Chinese coronavirus adversely affected gambling industry in Macau
Due to the outbreak of unknown viral pneumonia in China, Macau casinos could suffer serious losses...