King’s Resort, a major European hub for poker action, is now open

Posted on: May 11, 2020 09:53 PDT

King’s Resort, which is home to the largest poker room in Europe, is now officially open once again after a 2-month closure to stop the spread of COVID-19. The property, located in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, has instituted a number of health and safety requirements for staff and patrons alike.

In a Facebook post, casino officials published a number of safety measures that the property is enforcing as it welcomes back poker players and casino patrons:

• Everyone needs to wear a face mask in all areas.

• As soon as someone leaves a spot, an assigned person will immediately proceed to disinfect this area prior to another player's use.

• Face shields will be given to all employees and also will be at the reception in case someone needs to borrow it.

• Food to order is not allowed anywhere inside the casino. If the guest wants to order food he/she needs to go outside, order it in designated spot, which will be outside around 3 meters from the main entrance of the casino. There will be outside tables placed.

• Food and beverage like canned drinks and food sealed in plastic bags will be available at the casino, where at a small charge, the guest will be able to take the food and consume it. After 14 days, food and beverage restrictions will be dismissed.

While the Facebook post outlines health and safety practices, no details on social distancing practices at the poker tables are mentioned. It’s not clear if the poker tables will be moving to a 4-max format or if any other measures will be in place.

King’s Resort has hosted three WSOPE festivals and had been tapped to host the next one this fall. As of publication time, no fall dates have been scheduled.