WSOP Cancellation Not Likely to Be Confirmed Until May

For the moment this years WSOP is still scheduled to kick off on the 27th May with the $1,000 NLH freezeout, followed later that day by the $500 Employees Event.

By: Jon Pill

And that is likely to remain the WSOP top brass’s story until at least early May when they may revisit it. Seth Palansky, one of the WSOP’s spokespeople, confirmed as much in a recent interview stating that they would “keep our heads down, keep planning in place.”

This fits the general approach of the WSOP so far which has been to move cautiously as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads. Where the WPT has cancelled all events and set up its first online series, the WSOP continues to hold out hope that this will be all over by Easter.

Currently, the 14 online events would only be available to US players in states served by WSOP.com. There has been no indication this will change.

With 87 live events scheduled the process of moving the WSOP is liable to be a huge undertaking not to be triggered without good cause.

The WSOP had also noted that they had much greater flexibility than before thanks to the Rio’s convention calendar having been cleared out as other customer’s cancelled their events.

Although no announcement is likely to come until early May the WSOP will “continue to monitor everything.”

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