The breaking news about the live poker events reports that the European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague has been postponed for the second time in the last two years. The EPT tournament was to take place in Prague, Czech Republic, from December 8 to 19, 2021.
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The organizers of the poker championship – PokerStars and King’s Resort – have decided to delay the event due to the new pandemic outbreak and the month-long emergency situation in the country.
According to the official site of the EPT, the organizers are looking to return to the Prague tournament next year. However, the exact date is yet to be announced.
On November 25, the Health Minister of the Czech Republic, Adam Vojtech, has announced a state of national emergency and imposed new restrictions as a response to rising cases of COVID-19 in the country.
Among other regulations, the minister has enforced a 10 pm curfew on the casinos, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. The capacity of brick-and-mortar casinos is also limited to 1k people, and mandatory vaccination is still required for entrance.
WSOPE continues despite the national emergency
The European version of the World Series of Poker, WSOPE, was also affected by the new requirements. The poker tournament kicked off just a week before the declaration of national emergency state, on November 19.
Although WSOPE continues to run at the King’s Resort in Rozvadov, minor changes were made to the schedule for the fun poker games of the championship. Most of the poker events will begin at 10 am and will last until 10 pm, in compliance with the mandatory curfew. The attendance limit for the major games, like the Colossus, is also capped at 1 000 players. If necessary, the organizers of the poker series will schedule additional game sessions.
According to the Login Casino news, WSOPE 2021 will conclude on December 8 with the Main Event Final Day.
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