Just in -- CBS Sports network is the new home for the WSOP Main Event.

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This is great! Looks like they're also including coverage of non-main events (I'm assuming Big 1:1, Player's Championship and any other high rollers on the schedule).
Is it free?
 
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Is it free?


Good question, I'm not sure if CBS Sports is included with all basic cable packages. You might want to check your current cable package in advance.
 
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This is good news, but I hope CBS doesn't give Cary Katz a chance to flash his wad o'cash at them and steal the "minor" events away to his streaming service like he did with ESPN a few years ago.

Make Poker Great Again!! Keep the telecasts free!!
 
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The link you included takes us straight to facebook - I will assume it is the same article that is on the wsop.com website (which is the same announcement stated in the first post). The link is broken for me so I can't tell what the article is.
 
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Looking forward to seeing all the different bracelet events and final tables like ESPN used to do. The last couple years they just were broadcasting the main event.
 
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Oh no! This is not good. CBS Sports is a premium channel that I don't have access to. I did have ESPN in my plan. I have been looking for other alternatives, but has anyone found a cheap or free way to watch it on CBS Sports?
 
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Not sure if this network is a free one or a pay add on.
 
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its kindof a downgrade
and a sign of poker interest declining
because cbs is usually not the place to go to
 
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its kindof a downgrade
and a sign of poker interest declining
because cbs is usually not the place to go to

Yes, this is sort of how I see it.

I am tired of raising the issue of PokerGo's paywall being detrimental for poker - people just do not seem to care.

However, the general public's access to poker coverage has now diminished to an enormous degree (especially historical content such as prior WSOPs) and I think this reflects ESPNs disinterest to continue with poker coverage. People have knocked the CBS link but it's yet to shown the level of enthusiasm they will bring to the project.

Its ironic, there is a pent up demand within the poker community to get back to live play, but I believe this only reflects the established community and am not sure that poker is growing in any meaningful way. In the interim, the industry just seems to have lazily let Cary Katz infiltrate every corner of poker content
 
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