The outbreak of the coronavirus continues to have an effect on the events that were due to take place this year. Poker fans have been left disappointed after a number of exciting events have already been postponed; including the WSOP. The World Series of Poker is now expected to take place nearer to the end of the year, and it isn’t the only event that has been affected over the past week.
One of the major casinos in Las Vegas has postponed an event that was due to take place in May. The Venetian made the decision this week, as they revealed that the DeepStack Championship Poker Series will no longer be going ahead as planned.
The competition was going to include 144 different events and was going to run from the 4th May until the 26th July. The 13-week competition is one of the most entertaining of the year, but the chances of it taking place always looked slim as the casino is Vegas closed down over a month ago.
Big Switch To Online Gambling
The casinos in Vegas have been closed down for over a month now, with the Venetian having closed their doors on the 16th March. The casino haven’t yet made a decision regarding the future events that were due to take place, with the biggest events taking place over the summer certainly in doubt. There is still hope that the DeepStack competition will be able to go ahead at a later date, but a decision regarding that will be made in due course.
The Vegas casino teams up with the Card Player Poker Tour for two events throughout the year, with this relationship having been formed in 2013. Last year’s competition saw Andrey Pateychuk win his first CPPT title, as he walked away with over $500,000. Due to the impact of the coronavirus many of the biggest competitions of the year are now switching online.
Unibet Poker Moves All Events Online
Unibet have made a huge decision over the past couple of days, as they have revealed that all of their events will now be taking place online. This includes their land-based events, which means that the Unibet Open Onlines schedule will now be taking place via stream. The betting giant had already made adjustments due to the outbreak of COVID-19, with the Unibet Open Tallinn having being combined with the Unibet Online Series.
However, the latest revelation means that there will not be any live events until at least next year now. Fans will still be left happy, as the company revealed that they play to keep the Fall and Winter competitions, with dates expected to be released in due course.
Those competitions will likely be played in September and December respectively. In the announcement, the Unibet bosses admitted that they were forced into making the decision as they were aware that they had to put the health and well-being of the players and staff at the forefront.