The pandemic has hit every area of society, including online gambling. Poker players, in particular, have been out of luck when it comes to the World Series of Poker. Earlier this spring, the WSOP announced that it would be returning in the fall. This will undoubtedly have disappointed some, who may have expected (given the vaccination rate) that the main event would take place in the summer, as usual.
Do not fret, though, as Wynn Las Vegas has put together the perfect stop gap to tide you over until the World Series of Poker returns later than planned.
Meet the Wynn Millions
Starting on May 27 and running until July 13, the Wynn Las Vegas will play host to its own poker tournaments. Hoping to satisfy thousands of gloomy fans who would ordinarily have descended on Sin City for the WSOP, the casino has come up with the Wynn Millions.
While it may not quite be the World Series of Poker, the Wynn Millions is expected to offer a guaranteed $10 million prize pool. The Wynn Millions will be just one part of a more extensive poker offering, with the no-limit Texas Hold’em events taking place from June 25 to July 2. The entire event is being named the Wynn Summer Classic Series and is already drumming up a lot of attention.
Multiple Formats Available
To help cater to every type of US poker fan, Wynn Las Vegas will see its Wynn Summer Classic Series feature Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha 8, Horse tables and dedicated tournaments available for women and seniors.
The Summer Series is nothing new, though, and has been run (albeit to a much smaller crowd) over the last few summers. However, this year’s $16 million prize pool is set to be worth far more than ever before. Summer Classic events are already filling up, with some having buy-ins costing as little as $200. Where does this leave the WSOP, though?
The WSOP Will Be Back
Do not worry, the World Series of Poker has not been cancelled. It has been postponed this year. This new start state is set for September 30, with the entire event running until November 23. With the main event running from November 4 until November 17, there is plenty of time for poker enthusiasts to fit both major competitions into their diary this year.