PokerCentral announced on Wednesday that PokerGO will be broadcasting the World Series of Poker Main Event final table to non-ESPN markets for all three days of this week's tournament. The final table will start Thursday, July 20 and run through Saturday, July 22, with coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET each day. PokerGO will provide hand-for-hand action to areas that don't carry ESPN or networks affiliated with ESPN.
Poker fans who don't have access to ESPN's family of networks will be able to watch the coverage by purchasing a subscription to PokerGO*. The Main Event is scheduled to continue Thursday until six players remain, with Friday reserved for playing down from six to three. On Saturday, the three remaining players will play down to a winner and the $8,150,000 top prize.
Here's how you can watch every hand at the Main Event final table, according to PokerCentral:
United States, Spanish-speaking Latin America, Brazil and Pacific Rim
- The live World Series of Poker broadcast will begin on Thursday, July 20 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPN+. WatchESPN and ESPN Play will broadcast the final table via TV network simulcasts. ESPN will carry the broadcast on Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. ET.
- The Sports Network (TSN) will provide live coverage of the WSOP Main Event final table throughout Canada, with the exclusion of Quebec. TSN2 will join the progress of the final table on Thursday, July 20 at 9:30 PM ET, with complete coverage on Friday and Saturday. TSN GO will broadcast the final table via TV network simulcasts.
- BT Sports will provide live coverage of the WSOP Main Event final table throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. The live coverage will also stream on BT Sports’ internet and mobile service.
- Arena Sport HD will provide live coverage of the WSOP Main Event final table in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Macedonia. The live coverage will also stream on Arena Sport HD’s internet and mobile service.
- One Sport HD will broadcast the WSOP Main Event final table in Israel. The live coverage will also stream on One Sport HD’s internet and mobile services.
Rest of World
- PokerGO will provide live coverage of the WSOP Main Event final table throughout the rest of the world. Countries with access to PokerGO’s live stream include Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Denmark, Belgium, Finland, Czech Republic and Japan.
For the first time ever, ESPN aired same-day coverage of the WSOP from Day 1 of the Main Event to the conclusion of the final table. WSOP coverage that wasn't aired by ESPN was streamed exclusively through PokerGO. This broadcasting deal will continue through 2020.
The World Series of Poker is only a part of PokerGO’s plans. The core of the platform is live poker streaming and the company has plans to stream more than 100 days of live poker every year. PokerGO has already announced new episodes of Poker After Dark as well as the Poker Masters, a five-event high-stakes series starting in September at the ARIA Resort & Casino.
PokerGO is available via mobile on Apple and Android devices as well as AppleTV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV. You can also watch on your PC and laptop.
PokerNews will also be on the floor to cover every hand of the Main Event final table. Be sure to follow all of the action right here.
*Areas that carry ESPN or its affiliate channels may incur blackouts on PokerGO's streaming service.
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