Mar 29, 2020

Covid-19: Everything You Need To Know As A Poker Player

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The COVID-19 pandemic has stirred a global reaction from all key industries across the world. Among other sporting authorities such as the NBA, NHL and our very own IPL calling off their events or delaying it until further notice, the poker industry is also falling in line and cancelling their live tournaments in various live poker rooms. PokerBaazi too is taking necessary steps to curb the spread of this novel virus while keeping the game alive on its online poker room for everyone, but more on that later.

The severity of the situation is to not be underestimated and reiterating just that is professional poker player, Daniel Negreanu aka ‘Kid Poker’ who chose to take to twitter saying: 


The poker pro has also avoided crowded places and stayed in to prevent catching the virus. While live poker rooms are doing their bit since the outbreak by washing game chips, swapping out cards at least once a day and sanitizing the felts, the environment still remains uncontrollable with the number of people gathering day in and day out.

Recently, the US witnessed the cancellation of its first poker tournament, World Poker Tour Deepstacks Main Event that was scheduled to be hosted live in Maryland this March. The poker world is also taking their wagers on the goliath of poker tournaments, the World Series of Poker, being rescheduled as well. However, the WSOP is yet to release an official statement and are currently closely tracking the development of the COVID-19.

Moving to the Indian subcontinent, there has also been a slew of alterations to live poker tournaments. The state governments are calling for a stop on public gatherings of more than 20 people including live poker rooms, movie halls and theatres that shall remain shut indefinitely. In the light of exponential unfurling of the COVID-19 pandemic, PokerBaazi Live has postponed its live tournaments aboard the Casino Pride II in Goa this season. The PokerBaazi Premier League’s HighRoller and MoneyMaker final tables which were slated to be played live on the 13th and 14th of April, 2020 were eventually conducted online on the same dates. The same goes for the National Poker Series (NPS) 2020, India’s biggest ever poker tournament where winners were guaranteed great opportunities to play live in Las Vegas, now stands postponed as the pandemic plagued the air.

In the wake of this pandemic, it’s important for us to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by firstly being aware. So, all you educated poker folks, check your facts and don’t become a victim of the fake news pandemic instead!

Follow these basic recommendations listed by the World Health Organization:

  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Cover your nose and mouth while sneezing and coughing
  • Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of a respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing

Worrying How to Make up Those Live Poker Games?

The good news is that PokerBaazi still has some mega online poker opportunities for poker players nationwide to ease your nerves amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The prime of all being the EndBoss (5Cr GTD) that are set to be hosted online from 15th-19th April, 2020. It is a rare one-time opportunity for poker players to enjoy incredible value for great buy-ins.

Players can also enjoy ceaseless online poker action every day at prime time on the virtual felts of PokerBaazi, here’s a look at the action:





     The Bout           

             Every Monday



    The Endeavour

Every Tuesday   



The Pride

Every Wednesday



The Summit

Every Thursday 




Every Friday      



                Value Town

Every Saturday 




The word to take home tonight is to just stay in and ease the tension by playing online poker at the comfort of your home. With the chips taken off the felts of live poker rooms for no fixed period of time, we suggest you keep your spirits high by enjoying a few online poker games today. Meanwhile, stay safe.

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