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HyperX Esports Arena, Home To World Poker Tour Televised Final Tables, To Reopen June 25

No Announcement Yet About When The Three Delayed Final Tables Currently On Hold Will Play Out


The World Poker Tour adopted a delayed final table approach for its televised broadcasts that saw them set multiple final tables over the course of several weeks and then play them all out in a matter of days at one central location: the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas, which is located at Luxor Hotel & Casino. The WPT currently has three final tables set that have been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The WPT Gardens Poker Championship, the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open and the WPT L.A. Poker Classic have all seen their main event fields narrowed down to a final table of six players. Those players have been forced to wait even longer than planned to find out which among them would emerge as WPT champions.

The Luxor Hotel & Casino is set to reopen on June 25. Allied Esports recently announced that their HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas venue will be part of the reopening on that date. The venue has released safety guidelines due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus, with six feet of separation between gaming stations, increased sanitization of public areas, face coverings required for employees and suggested for guests, and more. Their complete list of safety protocols can be found on the official website:

While the venue’s video game-related offerings will resume, with new hours and some limitations, it is not yet clear when the WPT final tables will be able to be played out. No announcement has yet been made by the WPT. When reached for comment, WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage offered the following information:

“It is only very recently that Las Vegas has reopened its doors. We are having discussions daily regarding the final tables, and will share our plans with our final table players and our fans at the appropriate time.”

It has now been more than five months since the first of the three delayed final tables were set, with the WPT Gardens Poker Championship reaching its final six on January 13.