ESPN to Broadcast Two Live World Series of Poker Events in 2012

Written by:
Patrick Flanigan
Published on:
May/10/2012
ESPN to Broadcast Two Live World Series of Poker Events in 2012

Once again in 2012 the World Series of Poker Main Event Final table will be broadcast live with a 15 minute time delay.

LastManStanding_125x125.gif

Another WSOP final event will also be broadcast live with the same delay.  The player hole cards will also be revealed as part of the airing for both events on ESPN.

The million dollar buy-in “Big One For One Drop” will be televised live and is expected to draw some top name pros. 

Doug White, ESPN's Senior Director of Programming and Acquisitions, commented in a press release, "Fans know Tuesday night is poker night on ESPN. Beginning with the Big One for One Drop and the WSOP National Championship, and continuing on Tuesdays with the WSOP Main Event, we will set the stage for this intense competition and continue the excitement through the final table in October."

Live coverage will be trimmed back from last year. 

WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart explained the rationale behind the move to cut back live coverage. 

"We want to protect the high ratings in the Tuesday night window and there was definitely some erosion of the Tuesday night airings last year. Beyond that, we had to make several considerations in the production to keep the integrity of the game because it was a full-field event with multiple tables."

- Patrick Flanagan, Gambling911.com

 

Poker News

Seminole Gaming Debuts Power Bank, Self-Pay Jackpot

Seminole Gaming Debuts Power Bank, Self-Pay Jackpot

Seminole Gaming recently introduced Power Bank and Self-Pay Jackpot at all of its casino properties.  Created by Scientific Games, Power Bank is a new and enhanced way to play slots.

Phil Hellmuth Gets Crushed In Poker Cash Games: Hasn’t Cashed Since October

Legalizing online gambling in Pennsylvania will boost crime and gambling addictions, according to Northampton County's district attorney. 

Soulja Boy's '$400 Million' Deal With Online Poker Group More Smoke and Mirrors?

Last week, Gambling911.com brought you the story of a new celebrity-endorsed online poker Tribal venture out of Oklahoma backed by the likes of Justin Bieber, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and that state’s Governor’s daughter, Christina Fallon.

Howard Lederer apology

Howard Lederer: Sorry I Screwed All You Full Tilt Poker Customers

Howard Lederer, the man behind the curtain at the original Full Tilt Poker, has penned a letter apologizing for the hardship whereby the online poker was initially shuttered by US law enforcement.

High Five Blooms to $942K in Guaranteed Prize Money, Features $420K Main Event

Poker players looking to take their game higher might want to park their chips at Americas Cardroom this June. The US-facing online poker site today announced the next High Five, a 5-day online poker series slated to get underway on June 8th.

Syndicate