PokerGO, the online broadcasting partner of the World Series of Poker, announced it will stream 47 days of action starting June 1, including 13 days of the Main Event from July 3-17.
PokerGO is a subscription service that offers some free content, but in a press release, said that a bulk of the broadcast will be only available to those who pay.
The company plans to offer livestreams of 30 unique WSOP gold bracelet events. Highlights include:
- $50,000 Poker Players Championship
- $250,000 High Roller
- WSOP Tournament of Champions
- $1,500 Monster Stack
- $1,000 Ladies Championship
PokerGO is available worldwide on Android phone, Android tablet, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and, of course, in the browser.
“PokerGO is delighted to offer live broadcast coverage of the World Series of Poker for another year and do so with our largest livestream offering ever,” said Mori Eskandani, President of PokerGO, in a press release. “We know how much the poker audience around the world loves our game and, specifically, the WSOP. Our coverage of the 2023 WSOP will set a new standard in delivering poker to the global audience, as we will reach more fans than ever before, plus create new ones.”
CBS Sports aired some of the WSOP last year, but hasn’t yet announced if it will be doing the same in 2023. While the network is an official partner of the WSOP, it failed to promote the WSOP in any real way last year, often Tweeting about shows that already took place.
Also, its WSOP-focussed website hasn’t been updated since reporting on Espen Jorstad’s Main Event win last July.
CBS Sports took over as the cable broadcast after ESPN ended a 19 year relationship with the WSOP in 2021. But even if CBS Sports does again air selected events, they will be shown in the fall, long after the results are in.
CardsChat reached out to CBC Sports to find out their WSOP plans, and will update if we hear back.
Even PokerGO will miss covering more than two-thirds of the WSOP’s 95 events. The complete schedule has not yet been released, but if last year gives any clues, fans will see plenty of the championship events like the $10,000 Stud, $10,000 HORSE, and the $50,000 High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha with several smaller events that attract huge numbers like the $400 Colossus scattered in.
Most of the schedule will be broadcast on the subscription-only site, but some of the final tables will be shown for free on PokerGo’s YouTube channel.
The full schedule should be released sometime in early May.
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