ACR CEO Phil Nagy Loses Brother In Law To Covid-192 weeks ago
Americas CardRoom boss Phil Nagy has lost his brother-in-law to the Covid-19 Coronavirus disease, the first such tragedy to connect to the poker community…
WPN CEO Nagy, who runs his US-facing ACR pokerroom operation out of San Jose in Costa Rica, revealed on Twitter that his mum and sister are now under quarantine following the death of his brother-in-law.
Phil didn’t share any more details about his family’s loss, but many of his fans and followers sent their condolences, Thirst Lounge host and poker coach Ebony Kenney among them
ACR pro Michael Loncar was also quick to let Phil know people were thinking of him…
Although not believed to be in any way connected to the poker world, the Covid-19 death has brought the seriousness of the global pandemic situation into stark relief for those in poker.
Although many bricks and mortar pokerrooms and casinos had already closed their doors to protect players and staff, with tournaments cancelled and postponed across the globe, some were still resisting the shutdown.
Thankfully, Nevada’s Governor, Stephen Sisolak, finally took that decision out of the casino’s hands, ordering a shutdown of all but essential services in the state.
Nagy, obviously restricted by the travel bans in place, decided to focus his mind and efforts on his fellow poker community members, pointing to the Twitch TV streamers who may be able to help people get through the next few weeks or months…
PokerTube sends its condolences to Phil at this sad time and asks everyone in the poker community to pull together and be safe.
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