Coronavirus continues to play havoc with the gaming industry. While several poker festivals have already been either cancelled or postponed across the world, the latest to join the list is DPT Xpress, which was scheduled to take place from 26th-29th March 2020 at the Deltin JAQK in Goa. As confirmed by Adda52 Live Team, the upcoming event has been postponed due to Coronavirus.
A total of 83 cases of the Coronavirus have been reported in India so far! Keeping the rapid spread of the deadly Virus in mind, the DPT organizers have decided to postpone the DPT Xpress March edition and the online satellites, which were set to run on adda52.com from 12th -25th March 2020. They have shared the following statement to announce the postponement of the upcoming event:
The DPT Xpress March 26-29 has been postponed due to the rapid spread of the Covid -19 virus. All satellites on Adda52 will also be cancelled with immediate effect. The new dates will be announced shortly.”
Commenting on the cancellation or the postponement of the DPT Xpress March 2020 edition, Manish J. Adnani, the Business Head of Poker at Delta Corp Ltd, said, “Unfortunate that the world is facing a crisis currently with the COVID-19 virus. We were optimistic to roll out the second edition of the DPT X, which has a fantastic start to the series. It’s important to stay safe at these times, and postponing the event is in line with ‘Social Distancing,’ which is has been prescribed as our first line of defense. I hope the situation improves, and the world comes back to normalcy sooner than later.”
As per the reports, Goa Casinos have been closed but there is no dearth of action on the virtual felts in the country. Poker players can take part in online tournaments happening every day on the major Indian platforms. Those looking to win big at normal buy-ins can take part in the ongoing Adda52 Online Poker Series (AOPS), which will be concluding on 15th March. Good luck at the online felts!