More and more local events are going online due to the unstable situation with the pandemic. Login Casino follows the latest poker news and explains the case in more detail.
The spread of coronavirus disease changed an attitude towards the conditions of organizing poker events. While the former biggest tournaments were held live, quarantine measures forced them to go online.
Poker was a rather prepared industry to such a sharp turn. Multimillion events like WSOP or EPT were easily organized online by the biggest digital platforms. However, the recent trend is going online, even in the case of traditional local events.
The biggest operators won from the situation
The card-playing platforms like GGPoker, PokerStars, Unibet, and others benefited from the obstacles of 2020. Thus, they increased the number of online clients and received numerous offers from local offline providers to become the place for small events.
At the moment, all the biggest poker platforms are suggesting a bigger number of attractive events to fulfill the gap caused by the absence of live events. Local tournament operators now understand that postponing or canceling the event is a wrong idea and now review online holding of the event as a usual case.
Among the most notable events turning to online are Irish Open (34 events), Power Poker Spring Festival (33 events), 2021 WPT Poker Showdown (29 events), and 2021 Champions Spring Fling (26 events). These are only already announced ones that have been previously held offline.