World Series of Poker will come later in 2020
The World Series of Poker (WSOP) set to run from May 26 to July 15, 2020 has been officially postponed due to the imminent risks of COVID-19. From the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the 51st running of the gaming event is arranged to happen in this year’s fall. As result, the exact dates and events still has to be determined.
According to Ty Stewart, Executive Director of the World Series of Poker, there is commitment on running the World Series of Poker this year but also a need of additional time to succeed on it while prioritizing the guest and staff well-being.
Mr. Stewart also mentioned that “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.”
While schedule changes are anticipated, the 2020’s tournament edition will include poker’s world championship, the $10,000 buy-in Main Event championship, the richest prize pool on the poker calendar each year. Although, the official plan will be communicated once all the the details are discussed.
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