Since 2021 began, poker rooms have started offering more live action. Last year, there was a loss in live tournaments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that we have learned to adapt, more live events are taking place at poker rooms and casinos across the United States. In Florida next month, bestbet Jacksonville will be hosting the 2021 bestbet Spring Series, featuring 11 total events. There will be plenty for every player, including a large Main Event.
Details of the Series
The bestbet Spring Series will take place March 18-28. The series has 11 tournaments including the Main Event, which features a $2,500 buy-in. Players will start with 25,000 chips and blinds will increase every 40 minutes.
There are two starting flights for the Main Event with Day 1a kicking off on March 26. Day 1b is the next day followed by Day 2 on the 28th. Registration will stay open through Level 10 on Day 1b. Fans of poker can check out the Main Event final table by watching the streaming footage on Twitch via the bestbet channel or on YouTube.
On March 5, the poker room will offer a multi-table super satellite for the Main Event. Single table satellites will run thereafter daily based on player demand. This is one way that players can earn a seat at a much lower buy-in price.
The series will begin with the Kickoff Event, which includes a $560 buy-in. There will be three starting flights for this event. Additional events on the schedule include a Pot Limit Omaha event, Monster Stack, NLH Ladies event, HORSE, and more.
Buy-ins to the events range from $260 to $2,500. The smaller events have buy-ins of $360, $460 and $560. The range allows players with moderate to higher bankrolls to take part.
COVID Safety Precautions
To be able to offer the live event, bestbet must adhere to COVID-19 standards and protocols. It is essential that protocols are followed to ensure that players and employees are safe. The coronavirus is highly contagious, and it is easy to catch from others. With the precautions in place, players can hopefully avoid any contact with the virus as it remains an issue in the state, as well as across the US.
When entering the property, everyone is subject to a temperature check. The non-invasive method is used to ensure that anyone with a temperature is not allowed on-site. Hands must be sanitized upon entering the facility and personal protective equipment such as masks must be worn at all times.
Players can choose to wear a face mask or a face shield. The poker room will offer a reduced capacity with tables offering only eight seats. The staff will clean and disinfect surfaces in the facility on a regular basis. Particular attention will be placed on high touch areas.
The property will also provide hand sanitizing stations throughout so players can wash their hands at all times. Cards will be sanitized via UV light and poker chips rotated out each day.