The upcoming WSOP Europe in Rozvadov will have vaccination or mandatory testing for players in place after the Czech Republic introduced tighter restrictions this week following an increase in Covid-19 cases. Masks at the table will also be mandatory.
Full finalized schedule for WSOP Europe! pic.twitter.com/NOvsXwE4QF— King's Resort (@PokerroomKings) October 22, 2021
Scheduled to run from November 19th to December 8th at King's Resort cardroom, close to the border with Germany in the west of the country, the WSOPE will feature 15 WSOP gold bracelet events and more than €11 million in guaranteed prize pools.
However, to gain entry to any of the tournaments, players will now have to prove their “Covid status” more accurately than previously expected.
The biggest cardroom outside of Las Vegas shared the news on their Facebook page that: “From November 1st, 2021, you'll need to be vaccinated, or tested (antigen or PCR test), or recovered from covid19 in the past 180 days to enter King's.”
The “vaccine or test” rule will come into force on November 1st, with the following four scenarios available to players:
- Vaccinated with EU-approved vaccine
- Antigen test max. 24 hours old
- PCR test max. 72 hours old
- Recovered from Covid-19 in the past 180 days
Players will have to pay for the tests themselves and what effect, if any, the Rozvadov poker-room’s announcement will have on WSOPE numbers remains to be seen.
For those who do make it to King's casino, there will be events ranging from the €350 opening event, all the way up to a €100,000 Super High Roller with a €2 million guarantee.
The flagship €10,000 buy-in Main Event has a €5 million guarantee, with a Mini Main Event for those with smaller bankrolls. The full schedule can be found here.