The Coronavirus outbreak across Asia has affected the Poker industry majorly. It was announced recently that the biggest high-stakes poker brand Triton Poker will be postponing its original start date, with no such word on its revised dates. An official call will be taken on 10th of February.
You must have been aware of the coronavirus outbreak that has spread to major cities and countries across the world and is making way to become one of the biggest respiratory diseases so far. The virus is spreading and affecting humans at a rapid pace, beginning in china and its not only affecting tourism but a few other industries across the world.
This had a major impact on the casino industry initially, with Macau casino stocks all falling and expected to drop even more in weeks to come. The poker industry has also been hit due to this. Just recently, it was announced that the biggest high-stakes poker brand Triton Poker unveiled their scheduled series in Jeju between 10-22nd February 2020. However, the series has been postponed from its original start date, with no such official word on its revised dates. Triton Poker announced the same on its website – It’s with a heavy heart that we inform you of the postponement of the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in Jeju after the World Health Organisation (WHO) called the Coronavirus outbreak a ‘Public Health Emergency’.”
They further added, “The safety of our players and support staff remains our utmost priority. Coupled with our duty to do everything we can in our power to prevent the virus from spreading, we’ve taken the difficult but correct stop of postponing the event with immediate effect.”
An official call will be taken on 10th February by Triton Poker. The postponement has given many live poker operators a lot to think about if it’s even safe to play any sort of live poker in Asia with such a virus outbreak?
The WSOP has also confirmed that their schedule stays unaffected yet! However, stay tuned to all such updates that will be brought to you by the Pokershots team.