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PHOTO: European Poker Room Reopens May 11 With Increased Safety Precautions

Europe's Largest Poker Room Has Cards In The Air For The First Time Since March 13


The largest poker room in Europe reopened its doors on Monday, May 11 after being closed for 59 days. The 160-table room at King’s Casino Rozvadov, which has hosted the World Series of Poker Europe since 2017, saw action resume at 3:00 p.m., with cards in the air for the first time since the property halted operations on March 13 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The King’s Resort Rozvadov and it’s two sister properties, King’s Casino Prague and the Admiral Casino, reopened with roulette, blackjack, slots and poker cash games available. Poker tournament action has not yet resumed, but operators indicated that an announcement about when they would should be forthcoming soon.

King’s Resort posted a photo to their Facebook page (see above) depicting poker room staff wearing both facemasks and protective face shields. The room announced a number of safety measures via a post on their social media accounts. The information shared read as follows:

  • Everyone needs to wear a face mask in all areas.
  • As soon as someone leaves a spot a delegated person will immediately proceed to disinfect this area prior to another player’s use.
  • Face shields will be given to all employees and also will be at the reception in case someone needs to borrow it.
  • Food to order is not allowed anywhere inside the casino. If the guest wants to order food he/she needs to go outside, order it in the designated spot, which will be outside around 3 meters from the main entrance of the casino. There will be outside tables placed.
  • Food and beverage like canned drinks and food sealed in plastic bags will be available at the casino, where at a small charge, the guest will be able to take the food and consume it. After 14 days food and beverage restrictions will be dismissed.
  • Hotel and restaurant will be still closed until further notice.

The King’s Resort Rozvadov was in the middle of hosting a WSOP International Circuit series when the room halted operations in mid-March. No announcement has yet been made about when that series might resume.