Almost six months ago Triton Poker were the first live operator to cancel an event because of Covid-19, postponing their Jeju festival.
The world might be returning to some level of normalcy, including live poker, but clearly we are far from business as usual. This week they announced their Super High Roller Tour in London has been cancelled.
“The Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London 2020 festival scheduled for July 29 – August 13 2020 has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.”
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— Triton Poker (@tritonpoker) July 8, 2020
It was due to start on July 29 and was the same event where Bryn Kenney won the biggest prize in poker history a year ago. The press release mentioned it was due to safety concerns but the reality is that it would not be allowed to go ahead.
British casinos are yet to reopen despite shops, bars and restaurants being back in business. An opening date has not been given yet by the Government, though a source at a major UK casino has informed us they are provisionally planning for an August 8 return.
When that finally happens, UK casinos will almost certainly be requiring patrons to wear masks, as that is being mandated in UK shops from next week. This week French casinos have been informed they will have to make their customers wear masks, or face a fine of up to €250.
While we are seeing live poker rooms open up on a local basis up and down the globe, the only major International tournament confirmed to date is EPT Sochi in October. However, it is expected that the vast majority of customers for that event will still be Russian residents and not travelling players.
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