With many PokerStars-sponsored live events upcoming around the world, we wanted to take a moment to let our players know our current position regarding the coronavirus.
We are closely monitoring the spread of COVID 19 and working with the casinos operating the events we sponsor to ensure we are being kept up to speed with all the latest developments.
As such, it is with a heavy heart that the decision has been made, in conjunction with each casino partner, to postpone all European events up until April 10, 2020.
The affected events are:
- Road to PSPC – Hamburg
- Road to PSPC – La Grand Motte
- Road to PSPC – Madrid Gran Via
Any player who has qualified online at PokerStars to the above events will be contacted in the next 24 hours for assistance with transferal of seats to a future tournament.
All other events outside of Europe will continue as planned and are unaffected. These events are:
- Okada Manila Millions
- BSOP São Paulo
- EPT Sochi
For the above events, we are working with our casino partners to ensure extra precautionary steps are implemented. These steps include:
- Hand sanitizers
- All poker equipment sanitized daily
- Card decks changed regularly
The situation is highly dynamic and live tournaments are a big part of what we do. So we are endeavouring to strike a balance of catering to our players’ wants while also protecting attendees, and ensuring we act responsibly.
We are reviewing every event on a case-by-case basis, and keeping up to speed on the latest developments alongside our casino partners.
We want players to have full flexibility in deciding what they want to do, so if any player feels uncomfortable about attending our events, they can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will keep you updated and aim to give you as much notice as possible if any further changes are required.