Originally Posted by royalburrito24
Do they allow deals in the WSOP. I have never heard of any?
To put it bluntly... you wouldn't. Whether Harrah's participate in them actively or not, there's absolutely nothing they can do about the players getting together on break, hammering out their own deal and then playing on and sorting out the cash afterwards.
I imagine they'd actively discourage it for the Main Event though. Do a deal on the deuce-seven final table? Meh, who cares. But give the public the idea that the November nine aren't playing to win? My god, poker is even more fake than professional wrestling!
As for the original topic, it was discussed at length back in May after the announcement:
FWIW, my view is meh - the Main Event is just one of 55 events at the World Series. I've been following the blogs on the other 54 for the past month and a bit. If delaying the final table of one event means we get to preserve the other 54 in their current state, then that's fine by me.