August 29, 2021 Poker

World Series of Poker to require proof of Covid vaccination

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The 2021 World Series of Poker will require players to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination in order to participate.

Players will need to receive their final vaccination dose at least 14 days prior to their participation date. Proof of a negative test is not enough for admittance.

“Given the extended duration of the event, the need to minimize interruptions to the event and broadcast schedule and to minimize the likelihood of required player quarantine related to COVID-19 exposure for those who are not fully-vaccinated under applicable CDC guidelines, registration is limited to those showing proof of full vaccination,” the WSOP said on its website.

Live action and satellite events begin Sept. 30 at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The Main Event runs from Nov. 4-17.

The WSOP will also require an indoor mask mandate under Nevada policy, which is in effect for anyone attending the event.

“A limited number of spectators may be allowed with proof of full vaccination in the sole discretion of the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino,” the WSOP says.

US based entrants are encouraged to submit their proof of vaccination using CLEAR Health Pass.

The Main Event is expected to draw thousands of participants. In 2019 more than 8,500 players competed in the event. The 2020 Main Event was moved online due to the pandemic.

The WSOP will host dozens of events in October and November which should draw several thousand more participants than those who will just compete in the Main Event. WSOP action concludes Nov. 22.

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