UPDATE: Players in the 2021 World Series of Poker are not required to wear masks while seated at poker tables, the tournament announced on Tuesday.
The WSOP posted on Twitter that the tournament will operate under a Nevada Emergency Directive which allows approved conventions and large events to choose between requiring masks for all attendees, or allowing attendees to ditch the masks so long as proof of vaccination is required for all attendees so.
The tournament announced in late August that it will require all attendees to be fully vaccinated.
"With all attendees required to be fully vaccinated, players will be able to remove their masks while seated at poker tables," said a post on the WSOP Twitter page.
The 2021 WSOP will operate under the mask exception set forth in NV Emergency Directive 050, released by Gov. Sisolak on 9/2. With all attendees required to be fully vaccinated, players will be able to remove their masks while seated at poker tables. FAQ: https://t.co/jpVw8yHScK pic.twitter.com/COYdXGURwe— WSOP (@WSOP) September 7, 2021
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ORIGINAL STORY (AUG. 27): LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Players in the 2021 World Series of Poker are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
WSOP says players must provide proof of being fully vaccinated prior to registration for the tournament, which will be held at the Rio Hotel and Casino in September and November.
Participation in the 2021 WSOP will require proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to first registration. Players are encouraged to make use of CLEAR’s free mobile app and Health Pass feature: https://t.co/PxfgAohpBe. Additional info & FAQ: https://t.co/wUF6nLTXLL (1/3) pic.twitter.com/pHSh4PTj41— WSOP (@WSOP) August 27, 2021
"In order to be considered 'fully vaccinated' you must receive your final vaccine dose at least 14 days prior to your entry date," WSOP notes on its website.
Organizers note that a negative COVID-19 test result will not be accepted. "registration is limited to those showing proof of full vaccination," WSOP says.
WSOP also notes that with Nevada under a mask mandate for indoor public gatherings, those attending will also be required to wear a face mask.
For more information, visit: wsop.com/2021.