The live tournament poker scene is closed around the world due in March 2020 due to the COVID -19 outbreak, with many poker rooms remaining closed for months. While cash games have continued in many poker rooms globally, the return of the big multi-table tournament series has been a slower process.
The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas reopens on June 5, with the Venetian Poker Room initially offering cash game action, but no tournaments. Just over three months after the room reopened, it is set to host Las Vegas’s first live poker tournament series since the closure began. The DeepStack Showdown Poker Series will run from September 7-27, with over $ 400,000 in guaranteed prize pools across all 32 events scheduled to visit dewapoker.
The Venetian Poker Room began the process of hosting tournament-style gaming with single table sit-n-gos in early June, and went on to become the first poker room in Las Vegas to offer multi-table tournaments with a series of penalty shootout events being held. the end of that month. Subsequently, the room began running a one-day tournament on July 24.
“Since we returned to hosting the OneDay poker tournament, we have seen tremendous support from the tournament poker community; therefore, we wanted to work on putting together one of our most popular series, the DeepStack Showdown Poker Series. We are delighted to be able to provide this event to our players in a customized setting with health and safety in mind, ”said Tommy LaRosa, poker tournament director at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas.
“Our priority from the start was to ensure we were able to provide a safe path for our players to play poker,” LaRosa told Card Player when asked about the rebuilding process to host a multi-table tournament. “There are no tournament participation requirements set before advancing. By starting with single table tournaments and then moving on to multi-table tournaments, the process allowed us to fine-tune our protocol. We recently installed a plexiglass divider on each table, allowing for eight-handed play, and we are continuing with our Venice Clean Commitment that we reopen – cleaning tables, chairs, chips, dividers, etc. All customers must wear a mask regardless of the plexiglass bulkhead. installed. “