2021 Globe Series of Poker In Las Vegas To Demand Proof Of Full COVID-19 Vaccination
The Globe Series of Poker announced Friday that in order to participate in the 2021 series, you have to be totally vaccinated against COVID-19.
The world’s biggest poker tournament festival is scheduled to return this fall and will use the CLEAR mobile app and its Overall health Pass function to confirm that anybody inside the developing has been vaccinated. There will also be an on-internet site center to verify option documentation like physical vaccination cards that had been received at the time of the shot.
The policy will apply to absolutely everyone involved with the occasion, such as press, spectators, and vendors. In order to be deemed totally vaccinated, participants have to have received their final vaccine dose 14 days prior to the day they enter the facility.
Proof of vaccination is necessary to participate in any bracelet event, deep stack tournament, satellite, or money games.
“This is not a choice we have taken lightly-it is produced with no agenda beyond defending player eligibility and the operations of a unique televised gaming occasion,” mentioned Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director. “The nature of poker is to be in close proximity with your opponents for extended periods of time and a seat at the World Series of Poker is a commitment for both our business and the participants. We want players to be excited for their return to the WSOP, whilst offering the greatest level of protection and limiting complications throughout the tournament this fall.”
According to the WSOP’s press release, all attendees need to wear masks as well, stating that it is in “accordance with present CDC guidelines and state mandates.”
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, however, recently announced that at big events where vaccinations are mandatory, masks may no longer be needed. Other local events that have implemented a vaccination mandate consist of Raiders NFL games at Allegiant Stadium, as nicely as the upcoming Life Is Gorgeous music festival downtown and the Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
This year’s WSOP is scheduled for 88 bracelet events from Sept. 30 through Nov. 23 and will as soon as once more take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
The 2020 summer series was postponed and subsequently canceled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Germany’s Hossein Ensan won the 2019 WSOP primary event, taking house $ten million.
Participation in the 2021 WSOP will demand proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 prior to initial registration. Players are encouraged to make use of CLEAR’s free of charge mobile app and Overall health Pass function: https://t.co/PxfgAohpBe. Added info & FAQ: https://t.co/wUF6nLTXLL (1/three) pic.twitter.com/pHSh4PTj41
— WSOP (@WSOP) August 27, 2021