Though the event was inaccessible to those within U.S. borders, the WSOP online Main Event shattered an important iPoker record.
If COVID-19 prevents a live WSOP from happening in 2020, a hybrid online-live approach could at least save the Main Event tradition.
There was a lot of red on Nevada's gaming revenue report in March, with total sports betting handle falling to just $141 million.
The WSOP isn't officially postponed or canceled yet, but that's coming. And live poker has a long road to recovery ahead of it.
While the pro sports leagues announce drastic changes to their schedules, the world's preeminent live poker festival hasn't yet made a call.
In Nevada, Caesars again offered legal wagering on the World Series of Poker Main Event final table. Could it become more popular over time?
There's a lot of talent remaining among the WSOP Main Event's final three players, and this year's champ won't be a poker "everyman."
The seven-time Pro Bowl lineman lasted into Day 5 of the WSOP Main Event, gaining respect from some of the game's top players.