All Players Will Be Required To Show Proof of Vaccination

Published on August 28th, 2021 3:24 pm EST

The double-vax rule is in for the upcoming poker tournament in Las Vegas.Earlier this week, the World Series of Poker came out with a statement saying that all participants in the upcoming WSOP would be required to show proof of full vaccination in order to play.

This includes all "bracelet events, side events, satellites and live action or cash games".

The World Series of Poker went on to say that in order to be considered "fully vaccinated", players would be required to receive their final vaccine dose at least 14 days prior to their entry date.


The World Series of Poker is encouraging players to submit their proof of full vaccination through CLEAR's Health Pass, which will make it quicker for players to enter into events.

"Alternate documentation" includes physical vaccination cards and "state/country-specific health passes".

WSOP organizers note that the CLEAR health pass system will only work for US players.


This statement follows the uproar/confusion that followed when the WSOP revealed Rule 115 of the 2021 WSOP rulebook, which stated that players could be DQ'd from events if they were within close contact of somebody who tested positive for COVID-19.

The WSOP went on to say that players would not be removed from the tournament if they were fully vaccinated and were in close contact with somebody who tested positive for COVID-19, provided that they were also asymptomatic.

Now, the World Series of Poker has simply elected to make the decision that players will need to be fully vaccinated in order to play.


Reaction to this news has been predictably mixed, with many cheering the decision and others vowing to never play in the World Series of Poker again.


Filed Under: The World Series of Poker

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