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The Venetian Resort Las Vegas Postpones DeepStack Championship Poker Series

The Massive Series, Which Hosts The Card Player Poker Tour, Was Set To Run May 4 - July 26


The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas is the latest venue to announce the postponement of major live poker tournament series due to the coronavirus outbreak. The casino’s DeepStack Championship Poker Series was set to run from May 4 to July 26, with 144 events scheduled over the course of nearly 13 weeks. The Venetian Poker Room had suspended operations on March 16, but no official word came in regard to the major summer series. In late April, The Venetian Poker Room’s Twitter account shared the news that the series was indeed being postponed, with the possibility of rescheduling for a later date.

“The health and safety of our Team Members, our guests, and our community is a top priority. At this time The Venetian Resort remains closed and we look forward to a time in the near future when we announce our re-opening date. We can confirm that The DeepStack Championship Poker Series will not take place on its originally scheduled dates, May 4 – July 26," said Tommy LaRosa, tournament director at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. "However, as the current situation evolves, we will review new dates and announce them as soon as they are available.”

The series featured buy-ins ranging from as low as $200 all the way up to the $5,000 buy-in Card Player Poker Tour main event, which was set to run from July 14-18 and feature a $2,000,000 guarantee.

The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas and Card Player Poker Tour first teamed up back in 2013, and have partnered for two major annual tournaments in recent years. The 2019 DeepStack Championship Poker Series saw Russian poker pro Andrey Pateychuk defeat a field of 564 entries to win $547,777 and his first CPPT title.

Stay tuned to Card Player for up-to-date information about this tournament series and every other major poker festival that has been impacted by the pandemic.