While the poker world prepares itself for a World Series of Poker Main Event, some of which will take place live, live poker is still mostly on hold and events are still being cancelled. The latest of which is the iconic Aussie Millions in Melbourne.
The 2021 Aussie Millions at the Crown Casino in Melbourne has been placed on hold until further notice to ensure the safety of staff and customers.
Looking at the wording of the announcement it would suggest the potential to take place later on in the year:
— Crown Poker (@CrownPoker) November 13, 2020
This year Vincent Wan won the A$10,300 Main Event for A$1,318,000, defeating a field of 820 players. It was one of the last major poker festivals to take place before the world went into lockdown and live poker in particular was put on pause. Unlike a lot of other live events there will be no viable chance to play this festival online as online poker is prohibited in Australia.
Compared to a lot of countries Australia has been less impacted by COVID-19 than most, with 27,750 cases and just 907 deaths. They have one of the strictest systems of travel restrictions in relation to the pandemic and it would have been near impossible for players outside of Australia to attend.