The World Series of Poker Main Event will air live daily for the first time in the tournament’s 48-year history. The world’s richest poker tournament which has an edition every single year will feature a live video coverage of the events and tables.
The video coverage will be available for watching by viewers all around the world, with a small delay of 30 minutes, due to the gaming regulations present in the poker world. Poker enthusiasts from near and far will have the opportunity to catch the live coverage on ESPN, ESPN2, and PokerGO, which will have their representatives on the scene at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Beginning with the opening flight on Saturday, the 8th of July, people will have the chance to see their favorite poker pros up close and personal. PokerGO commences with the footage at 2 p.m., followed by coverage on ESPN2 and PokerGO all the way till 9:15 p.m. Every day there will be coverage through the conclusion of the event which is scheduled to be on Saturday, the 22nd of July. The streaming pros guarantee that viewers will have the chance to witness the whole process of the Main Event, all the way from Day 1 Shuffle Up and Deal through to a winner.
Back in June PokerGO announced their plans to provide fans all around the world with streaming solutions from the World Series of Poker. On their web page, they published the schedule for the live streams along with the names of the professionals, who are hired to keep things running as smoothly as possible. For the most impatient poker enthusiasts, they have started the action on the 3rd of June with coverage of the $111,111 One Drop High Roller.
ESPN and Poker Central inked an impressive deal with the World Series of Poker, which ensures that they will telecast more than 40 hours of live coverage of the World Series of Poker Main Event. An addition to this once in a lifetime chance, ESPN will add an additional 90 hours of original footage, which is going to air sometime in the next year. All additional footage will be hoovered up by the Poker Central team and broadcast via PokerGO’s new subscription service.
Responsible for the coverage of the World Series of Poker Main Event will once again be the capable professionals Lon McEachern and Norman Chad. The Break Desk Host will be Kara Scott, while Daniel Negreanu returns as the Sideline Reporter, supported by Antonio Esfandiari, Joe Stapleton, and Phil Hellmuth.