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World Series of Poker Postponed amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Apr/20/2020

The 51st World Series of Poker has finally been postponed as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc.

Organizers are now targeting this fall to hold poker's most prestigious event. The exact dates and format are to be determined.

“We are committed to running the World Series of Poker this year but need additional time to proceed on our traditional scale while prioritizing guest and staff well-being,” said Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the World Series of Poker. “In the interim, official WSOP competitions are expected to be played online this summer, and we will soon announce details of an expanded series of tournaments to be played on WSOP.com and through partnership with international operators, which will allow players to chase WSOP glory from their homes.”

For those with hotel reservations at Caesars Entertainment properties for the WSOP, please visit caesars.com/book/my-reservation or call 1-800-223-7277 to cancel or modify your reservation.

The 2020 WSOP schedule will be revisited as a result of the postponement, and changes are anticipated.

The next live event on the WSOP calendar, remains the Global Casino Championship, is still scheduled for August 11-13, 2020 at Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina.  This is an invitation-only event, open to those who have qualified.

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

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