Many Las Vegas cardrooms have re-opened after a long wait. Popular YouTube poker content maker Joey Ingram earlier this week made a video about how he risked his life by sitting down in a cash game with very few face-masks insight.
With poker tournaments lined up since January to take place at the stunning Vegas-based studio space, the re-opening of the HyperX Esports Arena is not just for more traditional Esports. Many people commended them on growing the prestige of the events in question when the World Poker Tour decided to delay their national final tables when six players were reached before rescheduling final tables at the HyperX Esports Arena.
The HyperX Esports Arena will also open when the Luxor Hotel & Casino re-opens on June 25th. Matt Savage, tournament Directing poker legend, stated that it is only the other day that Las Vegas has re-opened its doors. He confirmed that they are having discussions daily concerning the final tables and will share their plans with their final table players and their fans at the appropriate time. Matt further said that getting a balance between opening too late to miss out on vital business and too soon not to endanger the lives of players is a horrific tightrope act that every casino in Las Vegas is walking at present. The WPT faces a difficult decision in deciding when to do so with three tables already to reschedule.
What seems even close to applying poker tournament, with six feet of separation required is the safety measures announced on the venue’s website. Certainly, there are only six people left in each event, but it takes a lot away from the intimate television production the events were originally hoped to be if they have to throw their cards into the muck from the cash-in desk. There is an argument that when the finalists eventually sit down to play the final table together and find a winner, it will be someone completely different from any of the players who reached that stage. Also, with the WPT Gardens Poker Championship reaching the final half-dozen players’ way, and poker development being very swift.