Chaos at the WSOP after false alarm of a shooter

A false alarm of an active shooter caused panic and real damage during the WSOP event in Vegas. Several pros including Daniel Negreanu and Vanessa Kade were injured. Read the full article to know more.

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A glass door of the MGM Grand Casino on Las Vegas Boulevard in Las Vegas, Nevada, cracked at ten o'clock local time. Some people thought the sound of the breaking glass sounded like gunfire. So, reports about a shooter in progress began to circulate.

It made it to the neighboring Paris Las Vegas resort, where many WSOP competitions were taking place, including the $5,000 8-Handed No Limit Hold'em tournament and the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.

The possibility of a murderer on the loose caused complete chaos in the poker room. The players started to flee for their life.

In the process, they knocked tables over with chip stacks, making it very difficult for the organizers to restart the tournaments later.

Even worse, they were stepping all over one another. Undetermined numbers of persons were hurt.

Some of the most renowned poker players were among the injured.

When the rushing crowds knocked GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu to the ground, he sustained a fairly deep cut on his hand. The six-time WSOP bracelet winner captured some extremely interesting videos of the situation while filming the most recent installment of his WSOP vlogs.

Mike Matusow, a four-time WSOP winner who uses a mobility scooter and has a history of physical problems, suffered a back injury.

Vanessa Kade, a poker player and announcer, claimed she was trampled on as she fell and by onlookers who believed they were escaping a gun-wielding murderer. Later, she thanked Eddy Sabat, a poker player, for helping her stand up and get away from the crowd.

Maria Ho, a professional player, and broadcaster, saw the brawl and reported seeing people running over one another in fright. from a Tweet that has since been deleted.

"The saddest part of what I experienced tonight with the false alarm active shooter at the #WSOP where I saw people getting trampled running for their lives is that this was an unfathomable reality for others all across America-places like #Uvalde and #SandyHook weren’t so lucky."

— Maria Ho (@MariaHo)

Other casinos on the Strip, including the Aria, Caesar's Palace, The Bellagio, and the other World Series of Poker location, Bally's, were also affected by the widespread fear. However, Paris had by far the worse condition.

The disorderly event happened just a few hours after Espen Jorstad, a Norwegian, was named the winner of the 2022 WSOP Main Event.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police declared on Twitter that the claims of a mass shooting were untrue around 30 minutes after the commotion started. The cracked glass at MGM Resorts International, the initial reason for the fear, was also mentioned.

WSOP Events delayed

Three WSOP bracelet events—the $5k No-Limit 8-handed, the $1,500 Closer, and the $10K 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship—were postponed due to widespread anxiety.

After a 10-hour delay, the $3K HORSE final table was suspended with three players still playing.

Although the $400 Daily Deepstack tournament went on as scheduled, the table was flipped during the chaos and players earned a full refund.

This has to be the craziest day in the history of the World Series of Poker.