First North American Poker Tour To Be Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Published on March 11th, 2020 1:36 pm EST

A North American poker tournament has been postponed due to health concerns.The first North American poker tournament to be postponed/cancelled by the Coronavirus is the WPT Deepstacks Maryland event.

The tournament, which was set to begin on March 20th and run until March 23rd, was postponed earlier today by tournament organizers due to "circumstances beyond our control.

Tournament organizers initially said that the event was to be cancelled, though they later changed this to "postponed".

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The World Health Organization recently declared that the Coronavirus is a pandemic.

Travel is restricted in multiple areas of the world right now.

If you have plans to travel and play in a poker tournament over the next couple of months, there is a very good chance that the event ends up being postponed.

Tens of thousands of people are planning on playing in the World Series of Poker this summer. The WSOP is still 2 1/2 months away, so tournament organizers still have some time to see how things play out, though you should monitor the situation closely if you had plans to travel to Las Vegas this summer.


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