The Las Vegas Poker Summer With a Hole in the Middle

While things are slowly returning to a more normal state of affairs, regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and its massive effect on live-poker events around the globe, it’ll be some time yet before the poker world returns to as it was pre-pandemic. Case in point: Las Vegas, Nevada, where it’ll be a busy summer, but perhaps …

Pandemic Shutdowns Ease, But Live Poker to Face New Struggle

Social-gathering protocols connected to the ongoing Covid-19 novel coronavirus pandemic have begun to ease across much of the United States, but it’s clear that live poker as we know it will face a new an ongoing challenge in presenting games that can be played amid ongoing restrictions on how poker players can congregate. Nowhere will …

Rumors and Facts: The Covid Shutdown at Bay 101

It’s not surprising that the Covid-induced, 10-way chop in the Bay 101 Shooting Star main event has turned out to be an important happening in the poker world. It was the last major poker event to be played in the United States before American casinos began shuttering en masse around three weeks ago. Still, many …

Coronavirus Concerns Increase for Poker World

The increasingly global spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus poses an ever-larger threat of disruption to major poker events, including this summer’s World Series of Poker. While the odds remain long against the 2020 WSOP’s cancellation — speaking in terms of the live gathering in Las Vegas, and not the online bracelet events — developments in …