The Coronavirus has left a damaging mark on the world of poker tournaments, with many of the WSOP events cancelled throughout the duration of the outbreak so far, and that only looks set to continue over the coming months with more cancellations and postponements. However, a recent statement from the Director of WSOP has left the door open for the 51st World Series of Poker, as they are determined to leave the door open for as long as possible.
With the land-based competitions suffering, many have turned online for their poker needs, and Americas Cardroom have opened a new competition to meet these demands, with the news that the Online Super Series XL will take place between the 18th March and 6th April. There is $12 million up for grabs for players, with 171 tournaments already slated to take place. The options available to players are vast, with the smallest option available allowing players to enter from just $1.65.
Online World Delighted With Americas Cardroom Competition
The series will feature four different two-day million dollar guaranteed events. These will take place over the dates of the 22nd and 29th March, and 5th April. These events will require a buy-in of $630 before the high rollers will come into play on the 5th with buy-ins of $2,650. Players can decide to buy-in with that figure or instead qualify from $0.25.
No-limit hold’em will not be the only game that players with Americas Cardroom will be able to play with the announcement that there will be Omaha eight-or-better, pot-limit Omaha and stud are also available in the series. The stud games will include turbos, knockouts and mega stacks. The series is likely to be one of the most exciting of the year, and a must for all players in the USA during the pandemic. You can read our extensive review of Americas Cardroom right here.
New Jersey Casinos Shut Down Due To Coronavirus
Many players in New Jersey will be looking to get their poker fix online over the next couple of weeks, and maybe months, after it was revealed that Atlantic City would be shut down until the outbreak of COVID-19 is contained. The governor of the state signed an order on Monday to close down all the casinos in the area in order to maintain the health of the residents in the city. There is no date yet as to when the area will reopen, as the statement concluded that it would be closed down indefinitely.
Many in the area are already concerned that Atlantic City will take a hit financially during this time, as New Jersey relies heavily on the money that is made through betting. However, the wellbeing of people in the state is the foremost concern. The internet industry is also thriving in the state, with a reported $52 million made last month. That figure is likely to increase vastly over the coming weeks after the decision made by Phil Murphy.