The World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas has been postponed from May to fall 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. (File: WSOP graphic).
The best-known poker tournament series in the world, the World Series of Poker (WSOP), will happen entirely online this year due to the COVID-19 crisis. The World Series of Poker, which typically happens at Rio Las Vegas, may have been postponed, but now players will have a chance to pursue a coveted WSOP bracelet from home for the first time.
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The 2020 World Series of Poker (WSOP) will be the 51st edition of the event. Originally scheduled to begin on May 26 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, it has been postponed to the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There were 101 bracelet events on the schedule before the postponement. A new schedule is expected to be released in the future.
The Wynn Poker Room is temporarily closed and will resume operations at the appropriate time.
WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart said, “We can’t wait to open our doors for the 2020 World Series of Poker. Summer can’t come fast enough, and we look forward to welcoming poker players from all over the globe back to the Rio in Las Vegas to award gold bracelets and hundreds of millions of dollars.”.
Add the Wynn Las Vegas sportsbook and poker room to the many coronavirus-related closures. (Image: Wynn) The is no mystery behind Wynn’s closure of its race and sportsbook. Most professional and college sporting events have been canceled. The cancellation of the NCAA’s March Madness is a particularly costly blow to Vegas sportsbook activity and hotel occupancy rates. While sportsbooks are.
This is a developing story and will be updated. The 2020 World Series of Poker will not take place until the fall, at the earliest, in a move that seemed increasingly necessary given the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus and the potential reopening of Las Vegas. The organization postponed the event, not canceled, with a target of holding the biggest poker tournament series in the world.