Only hours after 2022 World Series of Poker The main event champion was crowned, and chaos spread to the summer series as reports of active gunfire on the Last Vegas Strip sent tables and chips as players scrambled for the exits.
As it turned out, there was no shooting at all.
Approximately one mile down Las Vegas Boulevard, there is a glass door in MGM The Grand Casino crashes, causing patrons and service staff to flee, assuming it had been shot. The news quickly spread on social media, and it wasn’t long before it reached someone inside the Paris Ballroom in WSOP . World Series of Poker.
The hum turned into panic, and then players, dealers, and employees swarmed towards the exits, no doubt remembering the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival that took place outside the Mandalay Bay Casino in 2017. Hundreds more were injured by a lone gunman at a country music concert. .
Rumors of a shooting in Bali / Paris /WSOP . World Series of Poker False.
We appeal to players using social media to be responsible and not spread panic rumours.
– WSOP . World Series of Poker (WSOP) July 17 2022
some WSOP . World Series of Poker Herders reported injuries thereafter. Pro poker professional Vanessa Cady said she fell to the floor and flayed her knee during the disturbance. Ring winner Michael Trevitt said he was run over on his way out of the casino and injured his leg.
Four-time cuff-winner Mike Matuso was hit in the back, and six-time cuff-winner Danielle Negriano severely injured his hand. Others have reported broken bones and concussions.
Although there have been initial attempts to replay some of the events, a significant number of players are no longer in the building and there is still the issue of sorting out all the leaked chip stacks. As a result, the three bracelet events held in the Paris Concert Hall in the early evening were terminated, with staff instructed to carry chips to players who were no longer around.
The fourth tournament, the $3,000 HORSE Race Final Table, continued to be played with four hands. Daily deep ball tournaments have also resumed, although some players have gone blind.
The false shooting report also affected poker rooms elsewhere on the Las Vegas Strip, including MGM The Grand, Aria, Caesar’s Palace, and Bellagio.
This isn’t the first time a major poker event has been affected by reports of a gunman. Back in 2010, a burglary occurred in EPT Berlin The main event in Germany forced the evacuation of everyone inside the building.
WSOP They let us go back to the room in WSOP . World Series of Poker. Two people at our table left and went home. Our chips were on the floor. They’re trying to rebuild but a guy next to me says he has half a million. No way.
– Allen Shulman (@ajaffrey) July 17 2022
– salty (msalsberg) July 17 2022
Reports of a shooting in Vegas from Bellagio, MGM and Paris. All false alarms so far. Very strange timing. coordinated joke? pic.twitter.com/V66pnNL5to
– Sorel Mizzi (@sorelmizzi) July 17 2022
He helped take out 50 Ballys, while Galen Hall kicked a fortified door, punched a hole in the ceiling, and hid his group of people inside the walls. Definition of Fancy Play Syndrome.
– Scott Seiver (@scott_seiver) July 17 2022
If you know you know pic.twitter.com/619jyKiITt
– Liv_Boeree (@Liv_Boeree) July 17 2022
I went out from behind, and tried to get the two doors shut, the third door locked too, I said damn it, kicked him in. I entered, there was no outlet to the killing room. Not staying here, he broke through a roof vent and went to the roof and hid behind concrete trusses in the wall. One man stuck bc
– Galen Hall (@gallinhall) July 17 2022
The saddest part of what I went through tonight with the active shooting of the false alarm in #WSOP . World Series of Poker Where I’ve seen people get run over for their lives is that this was an unfathomable reality to others across America – like # yuvaldi And the #hook sandy We weren’t very lucky.
MariaHo July 17 2022
This is what happened in the poker room for people trying to figure out how it happened pic.twitter.com/kkjoLba6J2
– Joey Ingram (@joeingram1) July 17 2022
This is a professional and quiet way of saying a complete scramble for people who are running at full speed towards the exits away from a potential active shooter yet WSOP . World Series of Poker The room is empty https://t.co/VzEv8cm5Fw
– rampagepoker July 17 2022
– Vanessa Kade July 17 2022
Well this was insane, my knee was totally run over, my back pain is so bad, I don’t know how I’m going to play tomorrow, I’ve done a whole lot of stack after grinding all day 256k by 5k! I was in a stone area on a bad table and I don’t repaint now and I have an awful table!
– Mike Matusow (@themouthmatusow) July 17 2022
Tweet embed I took my friends from the bar to safety. If someone would carry me I would be grateful. Black 25 seat 7-ply 150k approx Thanks a lot!
– Brandon Shack Harris (@Oscillator_WSOP) July 17 2022
I came home and could barely put any pressure on my legs and the skin on my knees was really bad. Chance rips something. You will ice it and see if the swelling goes down. https://t.co/J8rqdZYhNE
– Michael Trivett (@mtrivettpoker) July 17 2022
Happy to be alive. The most wonderful moment of my life. pic.twitter.com/dNxYHYEdEs
– Christian Harder (@realcharder30) July 17 2022
what the hell? broken glass door in MGM And within 5 minutes people were fleeing every casino in the strip?
– Isaac Huxton (@ikepoker) July 17 2022
Poker players are a different kind of person pic.twitter.com/qcVc9pfOIo
– Joey Ingram (@joeingram1) July 17 2022
Thanks buddy, it put me in a weird place now when we come back and play the rest of the hand
– Chris Moorman (@Moorman1) July 17 2022
Not sure what’s going on (I’m in LV but safe in my hotel room) but that’s also partly a result of conditions on the Las Vegas Strip. The casinos are bewildering, the exits are not clearly marked, Lots From jams to pedestrian traffic, lots of drunks. This should be improved. https://t.co/UeVuuMVRl7
– Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) July 17 2022
Tried to get to Paris to withdraw money but the bar is a hoopla. Ambulances, helicopters, police and a line of cars don’t budge. Rumors swirl about an active shooter out there. Look for hiding if you are playing now
– Matt Berkey (@berkey11) July 17 2022
This is really outrageous if people start running in mgm and dominoes affect half the bar. Sounds possible but you don’t think it ever happens?
– Jeremy Osmus (@jeremyausmus) July 17 2022
– Jonathan Little July 17 2022
I’ve never been happy to set an event early.
– ToddWitteles July 17 2022
Panic in casinos than what a shooter might be in MGM In Las Vegas, but a glass door may have been broken. It’s frustrating that there are so many shootings in our damn stupid country that being left behind seems all too reasonable.
– Steve Albini (@electricalWSOP) July 17 2022
I was just in Cosmo and heard some loud explosions and everyone was running. We hid inside a restaurant while they were trying to find out. After about 15 minutes they let us go. He was walking across the bridge from Cosmo to the Crystals and then everyone started running back to Cosmo.
– Andrew Moreno (@Amo4sho) July 17 2022
– kami (kamiawn) July 17 2022
If anyone knows Ryan Andrade who played tonight 5pm for $400 a day, I’m done with $ pic.twitter.com/AbVGzRQJ1w
– Kevin Mathers (@Kevmath) July 17 2022
If you’re still in Vegas and witness the active false-alarm shooting report, beware of all the people who were casually sitting at the table while the rest were scattering for cover – don’t try to trick them.
– Matthew_Waxman July 17 2022
Trapped in our confined lair, walls literally pressing down on us, I tried to be calm, but I couldn’t stop breathing so hard
On top of everything else, I worried that Yuri thought my heavy breathing would kill us all.
– Bonologic (JustinBonomo) July 17 2022
I’m in the bb and mp 9bb packages and I have 12bb. She thinks of calling when security enters the room and then the wave of tables starts, standing up and running. We all know what this means. I got up and started running too and was forced to sit in a chair and ended up on the floor.
– Blair Henkel (@blur5f6) July 17 2022
Lo que faltaba para finiquitar …
Estoy bien, quitando una ostia en la costilla que me está jodiendo bastante … parece que todo controlado ya … pic.twitter.com/GJtEDhTK2G
– Ignacio Molina (@IgnaPoker83) July 17 2022