Another event cancelled due to COVID but there is now a slim chance the WSOP might be maskless this year.
One of the most popular events on the partypoker LIVE tour will not go ahead this year, it has been confirmed.
Rob Yong announced on Twitter that the Caribbean Poker Party, which was planned for November, would not happen this year but was expected to return in 2022.
Re: Caribbean Poker Party 2021 cancelled
Just 2 confirm CPP is planned for 2022 @BahaMarResorts
Even with WSOP/WSOPE dates,spoke 2 our friends at Baha Mar & 2021 still wasn’t possible due 2 COVID
— Rob Yong (@rob_yong_) August 31, 2021
The Bahamas is accepting visitors from overseas, but mask mandates and social distancing is still in place.
Masks unlikely at the WSOP?
In slightly more positive poker news, it looks possible that masks may not be required for players at the World Series of Poker. Yesterday it was announced that large events (4,000+) where all attendees are vaccinated would be an exception to the current mask mandates in Nevada.
NEW: The state of Nevada has announced a new policy that expands the masking exception (w/ proof of vaccination) for large events to conventions. This, again, will be an optional policy for conventions that want to adopt it.
More info on the policy here: https://t.co/gtHCZmyvc1
— Megan Messerly (@meganmesserly) September 2, 2021
This is specifically in relation to conventions but it is expected that the World Series of Poker will fall under these guidelines. However, the decision to let unvaccinated staff work at the series might scupper those hopes if staff are included in the ‘all attendees’ requirement.
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