With the current pandemic and thousands being infected by the Covid-19 virus, it is but natural for event organizers to rethink scheduled events for the first part of the year. Included in the list of events that have been moved to a later part of 2020 is the PokerStars European Tournament. This comes in the wake of thousands getting sick and dozens dying all across the UK, Italy, and Spain.
The events that PokerStars is postponing are those that are part of their Road to PSPC series, which is a new series that they are launching this year. PokerStars is keeping a close eye on the spread of the virus to determine what to do with future tournaments and when things can get back on track. With more and more people getting infected all across Europe and with the disease hitting other countries worldwide, this is a must.
The tournaments that were supposed to happen with this new series were scheduled to be held in three countries, namely Germany, Spain, and France – all of which have been hard hit by the virus. The company has stated on its site that they are closely monitoring the virus and are currently coordinating with their partner casinos for this series. This is to ensure that they can safely stage these events when the time is right.
Aside from postponing their tournament schedules, the company has also amped up its safety measures for areas in the US where tournaments are being held. These events, which are being held outside of Europe, are being provided with hand sanitizers, clean card decks at every round, and more. This is to ensure that there is little to no chance of the spread of the virus. These tournaments are to be held in the Philippines, in Russia, and in Brazil.