Champions Club Poker Tournament in Texas canceled over local opposition
By Bob Garcia
Players expecting to get in on the $2-million tournament will have to find alternatives
Although news like this is rare to hear, it seems that neighborhood opposition is allegedly the reason why a poker event at the Champions Club in Dallas will not be held in September. Event organizers revealed that the $2 million guaranteed poker tournament will no longer take place. Although the specific reason was not disclosed, it is said that people near the venue did not agree to it taking place.
While many were looking forward to the return of poker after an extended hiatus caused by COVID-19, Dallas residents may not be part of that community. As time goes on, more and more restrictions related to this pandemic are being lifted. That has led to many poker events making a much stronger comeback in different states across the country, especially in Nevada and Pennsylvania. However, Texas seems to be the exception after it was reported that event organizers have canceled all its plans for two months from now.
While it is true that casino gambling is illegal in the Lone Star State, poker rooms are able to operate legally and host events if they wish to do so. The Champions Clubs poker room was supposed to be the place where a special poker event was to be held, but that will no longer be the case. It was supposed to last for eight days ending on September 21, and although it is usual for events to be rescheduled, this one was canceled in its entirety.
In Texas, it is estimated that there are around 100 poker rooms; however, this does not mean that all of them manage to operate smoothly, and the Champions Clubs seems to be a clear example of this. According to 5NBC DFW media, not long ago, a demonstration was held against the poker room, which has led many to believe that this had something to do with the reason for the unexpected cancellation of the event.