First live poker series since COVID begins at VenetianSeptember 8, 2020 7:05 pm
The Venetian in Las Vegas has been the home of many firsts in Sin City since the COVID-19 pandemic turned out the lights.
Since the lights started coming back on the Venetian was one of the first poker rooms to reopen. They also hosted the first multi-table tournaments in Las Vegas and were among the first poker rooms in the city to increase the maximum number of players allowed at poker tables.
You can credit the Venetian with another first after they announced the DeepStack Showdown Series, the first big poker series to take place in Las Vegas since the Pandemic.
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The DeepStack Showdown Series began yesterday on September 7 and is schedule to run until September 27. There are 32 events on the series schedule with more than $400,000 in guaranteed prize pools.
The new regulations placed on the poker room due to the pandemic will reman in place throughout the series. This includes all players being required to wear masks and sanitize their hands before joining a table. All Plexiglas dividers, cards, chairs, tables and hard surfaces will be periodically wiped down and sanitized.
The buy-in in the DeepStack start at $125 and go up to $400. The main event of the series is the $400 No-Limit Hold’em MonsterStack. It runs from September 23-27 with a $100,000 guarantee.
A few other highlights of the DeepStack series schedule include bounty tournaments, Omaha tournaments, Freezeout tournaments, SuperStack tournaments and an UltimateStack tournament. The UltimateStack tournament also has a $400 buy-in with a $50,000 guarantee.