The Monterrey, Mexico stop of the World Series of Poker has been postponed

The Monterrey, Mexico stop of the World Series of Poker has been postponed

Summary:

The World Series of Poker has confirmed the postponement of its upcoming International Circuit stop in Monterrey, Mexico, which was originally scheduled to run October 11-23, 2022. Recent clarifications by Mexican authorities regarding the use of a venue not normally designated for gambling led to the postponement of the stop at the Cintermex Convention Center of Monterrey.

The World Series of Poker has confirmed the postponement of its upcoming International Circuit stop in Monterrey, Mexico, which was originally scheduled to take place in October of 2022. Recent clarifications by Mexican authorities regarding the use of a venue not normally designated for gambling led to the postponement of the stop at the Cintermex Convention Center of Monterrey.

The government advisory was mentioned in a brief message. Government recommendations to be held at casino facilities resulted in the rescheduling of the Mexico tournament. The home of the World Series of Poker in Mexico will be the site of the event in 2023.

The reference to Jubilee Casino as the Mexican home of the World Series of Poker implies that the shift from Cintermex will be permanent, despite the fact that the exact dates of the Jubilee-hosted event are yet to be determined.

The Jubilee Casino and the Cintermex Convention Center are close to each other. The last stop of the World Series of Poker was held at the Cintermex venue. Four of the six events were won by players from Mexico, including the Main event, which was won by Roberto Borrego. The other two rings were claimed by Matt Woodward and Michael Lech.

The goal of the World Series of Poker is to build the Monterrey stop into a popular and recurring destination, not only for Mexico’s pros, but also for numerous U.S.-based Circuit grindersMonterrey is situated less than two hours’ drive south of the Mexico-U.S. border.

Despite a prominent online-poker history, live-tournament poker has struggled to establish a true footprint in the country. The regulatory issues indirectly mentioned in the statement are not the first time a planned poker event in Mexico has run afoul of the country’s federal or state authorities.