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Assume the WSOP will be delayed or even cancelled
The World Series of Poker is set to begin in about a month. (I know the Main Event starts right after Independence Day). Having several hundred or thousand people in an enclosed space in Vegas isn't a great idea right now.
03-26-2020 05:34 PM
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RE: Assume the WSOP will be delayed or even cancelled
WSOP Director Updates Status of 2020 Series: ‘We are Studying All Scenarios’
March 17th, 2020 by Jon Sofen




and...there's this:

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The usually jam-packed Las Vegas Strip is a ghost town due to the coronavirus scare. (Image: Twitter/ John Cynn)

Experts Anticipate Rough Financial Times Ahead for Las Vegas: Impact on Poker Community?

Quote:If a recent study from the Brookings Institute proves accurate, Las Vegas will suffer greatly due to the coronavirus pandemic. Perhaps, worse than any other US city. And there’s certainly reason to believe the negative effects will trickle down to the local poker industry.

With hundreds of casinos in town closed down until at least mid-April, hundreds of thousands of residents are jobless. That includes poker room dealers and managers, cocktail waitresses, servers, pit bosses, slot attendants, and many other workers.

Cities all over the country are suffering financially due to the current pandemic, but if the Brookings Institute is correct, Las Vegas may be in worse shape than anywhere else.

Las Vegas Facing Major Unemployment

According to Brookings, Las Vegas (and the suburb of Henderson) has the fourth-highest percentage of jobs in the US that are at risk due to COVID-19 among metropolitan areas. But it’s even worse when you consider every other city in the top 10 has fewer than 1 million residents. The entire Vegas Valley has just over 2 million residents, and 342,000 jobs are currently at risk.[/quote]
03-26-2020 05:59 PM
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RE: Assume the WSOP will be delayed or even cancelled
Negreanu: "I Don't See a WSOP Happening This Summer"
March 26, 2020 by: Will Shillibier

Quote:"Personally, I don't see a WSOP happening this summer," said Negreanu. "Maybe it happens in the fall, but I would be really surprised if all this blows over by then. There really isn't much you can do to safeguard a poker tournament from the spread of germs."

"There really isn't much you can do to safeguard a poker tournament from the spread of germs."

If the WSOP were to be cancelled, postponed or otherwise amended, it would joina long list of poker tournaments that have fallen foul of governmental regulations surrounding mass groupings of people. Negreanu says once this blows over, he would expect a boom on the live circuit.
03-26-2020 06:11 PM
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03-27-2020 01:07 AM
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It's official, the WSOP is delayed.
04-21-2020 10:33 AM
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