MAJOR POKER & GAMES THAT SHUT DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC
As you all know, the whole globe has been down on its knees due to the COVID-19 virus. Businesses & all types of events have been put on hold until we fight off the virus. Gaming & Casino industry has also been drastically affected due to the novel coronavirus.
We have collected a list of most popular casino & gaming organizations, that have called off or suspended its operations – Casinos at Sikkim shut down till May 2:
The CM of Sikkim, Prem Singh Tamang announced that domestic tourists are banned into the state & all Educational Institutions, Casinos, gymnasiums, etc., are to remain shut till April 15th to contain the spread of the virus.
Doors closed in Las Vegas:
Including big names such as MGM & Wynn, the casinos have shut down in Las Vegas due to the outbreak of coronavirus. Earlier the governor of California, Gavin Newsome, banned large gatherings of people, but casinos were getting hugely crowded and hence the casinos stepped in to close their doors to control the spread of the virus.
Rozvadov’s Kings Casino:
Europe’s largest casino, the King’s Casino, which is in the Czech Republic has shut its doors to all visitors. Initially, the government banned Italian tourists from entering but due to the severity of the pandemic, it has extended it to all.
All Gaming Activities Suspended in PAGCOR:
On March 15, 2020, The Philippines Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) suspended all gaming & casino activities in the country after Countries like India & Czech Republic had announced that they will shut all the activities due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The National Poker Series, India:
Until further news, the 1st National Poker Series edition has been postponed due to the virus outbreak. The domestic players are let down due to this announcement but hope to play the live event in Goa soon. Navkiran Singh, CEO of PokerBaazi wrote a post on Facebook, saying:
“It’s not a good feeling at all to share this news as I know that most of you shared the excitement of India’s first national poker series with me. Given the current state of the coronavirus pandemic it won’t be advisable to travel and gather for such an event and even if the situation might be in control by then, which I sincerely hope for all, some of you might still not be comfortable traveling. Since this event is for the people, we would want to see everyone there and hence will choose a time when it is 100% safe. We will make an announcement as soon as things clear out. Meanwhile sit back tight, don’t go out too much, follow the prescriptions given by WHO and enjoy what you like the most, the game never stops. Most of all don’t let any panic spread out.”