We finally have the full details about the 2020 World Series of Poker. We’ll start our weekly recap of the news there as we examine the details of the 54-event online poker schedule.
World Series Of Poker Has Announced Full 2020 Online Bracelet Schedule
The wait is over: the World Series of Poker schedule is here. After an initial release that gave us details about the first 31 events, we now know the details about the remaining 54 events as they have been officially announced. The entire tournament will run from July 19th through September 6th.
The crown jewel of the WSOP is always the main event and this year, it’s going to be particularly special. With a $5,000 buy-in, the poker tournament will have a record-shattering $25,000,000 prize pool. This breaks the previous record, which was set in 2018 by partypoker Millions with their $21,780,000 prize pool.
Some other big announcements that are were made were events like the $100 buy-in no-limit hold’em event called “The Opener”, which has a $2,000,000 prize pool, a $400 buy-in event called the “Colossus”, which has a $3,000,000 prize pool, and the a $1,500 buy-in “Millionaire Maker” event with the first place winner receiving $1,000,000.
Poker Player Wins $250k At Flamingo Las Vegas
Many people have been itching to get out after long lockdowns and for one lucky poker player, the reopening of the casinos has been a life-changer. A gambler was playing at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas when he hit the progressive jackpot in Ultimate Texas Hold’em. As a result, he ended up winning $254,844. The player has requested to stay anonymous.
This isn’t the only player who has cashed in big as we’ve heard of a number of players hitting big paydays in the early days since Las Vegas reopened. Another player who prefers to remain anonymous won a $670,637 progressive jackpot playing a Let it Ride poker game. Lastly, we also heard from the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas that a player has won over $57,000 by playing a slot machine over at the. Although 2020 has been a rough year for many, so it’s good to hear about some positive stories.
Massachusetts Will Not Offer Poker When Casinos Reopen
It was recently announced that Massachusetts will slowly reopen their casinos for the general public in the coming weeks. Unfortunately, poker will not be restarted just yet as they want to be as safe as possible when reopening. Poker isn’t the only game that won’t be available to customers as craps and roulette are also going to remain closed for now. The main reason is that these are games that tend to attract crowds and they want to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
All three casinos in the state will be required to lay out a detailed health and safety plan well in advance of reopening. Some other regulations that casinos are taking to ensure the health of their players are spreading the slot machines six feet apart, plexiglass barriers between seats at table games and a requirement that you must wear a face mask.