The coronavirus outbreak is currently threatening many industries and events. The 2020 World Series of Poker, which kicks off in late May, is one of these endangered events.
Players who’ve already booked their ticket and hotel room for Las Vegas have a vested interest with what happens regarding the WSOP. You can see what Gregory Chochon, director of the WSOP, recently said about the matter below.
Will the 2020 WSOP Be Canceled?
The 2020 WSOP plans to feature 101 gold-bracelet events from May 27 until mid-July. However, organizers need to make a decision on whether to cancel it well before May 27.
Chochon spoke about the subject on France’s RMC Poker Show. Talking with hosts Daniel Riolo and Steven Liardeaux, he noted that it’s “too early” to decide on if the WSOP will take place.
“There can still be a lot going on by the end of May,” he explained. “Maintaining, canceling or postponing is really too early to make a final decision. We are going to take the time, but we are studying all the scenarios.”
Organizers must wait and see how badly the coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading before deciding on a plan of action. Certain nations, such as Italy, have been hit really bad and are on lock-down as a result.
Chochon still sees the 2020 WSOP running for the time being. Furthermore, he hasn’t set a planned date on when a decision will be made.
“There is no deadline for a final decision, the situation changes from day to day,” said Chochon.
Live Poker Grinding to a Halt
The 2020 WSOP may still happen in late May as planned. However, other live poker rooms and operations are already shutting down.
Certain Las Vegas poker rooms are shuttered until further notice. Many plan to stay closed until the COVID-19 spread lightens up.