Fear of the contagious and potentially deadly coronavirus has forced the Triton Super High Roller Series in Jeju to postpone its upcoming events. The 12-tournament series was scheduled to run from Feb. 10-22 at the Landing Casino.
According to a press release, the postponed series may eventually take place. The article states that “another official announcement regards to the potential resurrection of the event will be made on February 10th, 2020.”
Due to the deadly virus, the current series is on hold. Triton understands the severity of the coronavirus and realizes how contagious it is. Tourism in Macau, China is already on the decline because of concerns travelers have with catching the virus.
Coronavirus Spreading All Over the World
The coronavirus initially jumped from animals to humans a few weeks ago. Since then, 250 have died from the virus — all in China — and over 10,000 infected.
But despite most cases, and all deaths, occurring in China, the virus has slowly spread to other countries. That includes the United States where eight such cases have been discovered.
Coronavirus is a contagious virus that causes illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe respiratory issues. Common symptoms include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and potentially more serious problems such as pneumonia, kidney failure, or even death. The virus can be spread from animals to humans and humans to humans. And, at this point, doctors are just learning how to treat the young deadly condition.
Although the coronavirus has spread mostly around China, the Triton Super High Roller series is taking precautions. Many players who regularly compete in high-stakes games in Macau attend the Triton events. So, to prevent the potential spread of the virus, the series has been postponed. Jeju is an island in South Korea where many Chinese tourists visit.
? "It’s with a heavy heart that we inform you of the postponement of the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in Jeju."
Our prayers are with the families of those that have lost their lives and for the ones fighting the virus.
— Triton Poker (@tritonpoker) January 31, 2020
Poker isn’t life and death. There are more important things in the world than this great game. Thousands of people around the world are currently fighting for their lives to survive the coronavirus, and more will certainly become infected over the coming days and months. Triton is looking out for the best interests of poker players and showing respect to those who are suffering.