- The COVID-19 pandemic put a halt on all in-person World Series Of Poker Events.
- The WSOP has been holding online poker tournaments for over a year.
- They have announced the first in-person poker tournament in the fall.
LAS VEGAS—Poker players around the world have received some encouraging news recently and that is that the World Series of Poker has announced its plans to hold its first in-person poker tournament in the fall since the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is great news as the World Series of Poker was in the middle of a circuit in March of 2020 before officially postponing all in-person tournaments just one month later in April 2020.
However, brighter days are ahead for the WSOP as they have planned for an in-person tournament to take place on November 4 and run through November 17. Some of the details of the event include it being held at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and that the start of the event will be a charity event in support of healthcare workers during the pandemic.
“This year, more than ever, we embrace our role at the WSOP to deliver memorable experiences and bring this community of poker lovers back together. In 2021, the theme is, get vaccinated and get back to Vegas,” said WSOP Executive Director, Ty Stewart.
While USA online poker fanatics continue to wait for the return of in-person events, there are plenty of other events to look forward to leading up to it such as the Spring Online Super Circuit from April 10-27, the Summer Online Super Circuit from June 10-27 and the Fall Online Super Circuit from October 9-26.
Going back to the WSOP planning in-person events, there have also been talks of a European in-person tournament also being scheduled to run from November 19 through December 8 which would take place in Rozvadov, Czech Republic
Online gambling may still be a part of the WSOP in the future, but it will likely not serve as its only way of operating in the months and years to come.