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World Poker Tour Postpones Upcoming Delayed Final Tables

Three Final Tables Set To Play Out In Las Vegas From March 31 - April 2 Have Been Pushed Back Indefinitely

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The World Poker Tour has three final tables set to play out at the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from March 31 through April 2. The 2020 WPT Gardens Poker Championship, the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open and the WPT L.A. Poker Classic main events were set to play out over the three-day span with live-streaming coverage while being recorded for television broadcast. On Tuesday, Mar. 17, WPT President and CEO Adam Pliska (pictured above) released a statement announcing that the three final tables will be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The statement was put out before Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak ordered all nonessential businesses to close for a 30-day period in a statement made later the same day.

“Due to the evolving circumstances surrounding the current crisis, the WPT will postpone its televised final tables set to tape between March 31 and April 2 at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas. With public health welfare a priority and in line with government and agency directives, we will tentatively look to hold these tables in May with our second set of televised final tables. Further, we will communicate any other schedule changes to ongoing tournaments and events on WPT.com,” said Pliska in his statement.

“We are cognizant of the impact current conditions have on the industry as a whole, and we commend our casino partners on their deliberate action to protect their guests and employees by temporarily postponing their events and in many cases closing their doors.”

Pliska went on to highlight the tour’s recent announcement of the first-ever WPT Online Series, which will take place in May in partnership with partypoker.

“We greatly appreciate the support of our players and viewers, as you have kept us going for nearly two decades. Your continued support will ensure that the WPT will be able to provide the unique and high-quality experiences you have come to expect from us.”

The earliest of the three final tables to be played in this now postponed block was set back on January 13. For now, it appears that a winner won’t be decided in that tournament until nearly four months after action was halted with six players remaining.

Photo credits: Joe Giron / WPT.