- The WSOP cancelled a high roller event in Pennsylvania 10 minutes before signup.
- Many players were forced to travel to the event in order to compete.
- The WSOP rescheduled the event for a week later, instead of running it when the issues were fixed.
PHILADELPHIA - A World Series of Poker High Roller Online Bracelet Event in Pennsylvania was postponed on Tuesday due to “technical difficulties” after players had already signed up for it.
The event had already seen many people sign up at a $3,200 buy-in, and having to be within Pennsylvania’s borders to play in the series, there were people who traveled from out of state.
There are very few states that have fully regulated online poker, and that leaves online poker tours like the WSOP in a tough spot when it comes to technical difficulties like this.
Even more problematic is the fact that some states, like Pennsylvania, are not part of interstate gaming compacts that allow cross-state play.
LOLLLL I know people that drove here today to play this exact event and this event only. You cancel ten minutes prior??? Site is running great and there were more than the minimum entrants required to run. This is impressive
— Zach (@HustlerGrune) August 10, 2021
Me in PA for no reason on a Tuesday now pic.twitter.com/iXGByEv7rC
— Kel Wolfe (@Kel_Wolfe) August 10, 2021
I just drove into PA strictly to play this…. 2hrs
— big doddy (@cryptodowski) August 10, 2021
It seems as though the WSOP has left many competitors unhappy with their decision, and it remains to be seen if any compensation will be offered.
The WSOP only entered Pennsylvania’s poker market in June and online gambling technical glitches of this nature are not entirely unsurprising. The event was rescheduled for next Tuesday.