2011 WSOP TV coverage safe

2011 WSOP TV coverage safe

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

The fallout from Friday's Department of Justice indictment continues with a number of US TV networks announcing big reductions in their televised poker output.

It appears that US viewers will be missing out on The Big Game and The Million Dollar Challenge though there is a possibility that these shows, which have already been recorded, could get an airing on our side of the pond.

One tournament that will definitely be televised though is the 2011 World Series of Poker. Andrew Feldman (the ESPN journalist, not the paperboy turned high stakes pro) Tweeted, “I'm relaying a very important message from the poker team at ESPN: Just so that its clear, ESPN will still be covering the WSOP.” So at least we can look forward to Norm and Lon for another year at least.

The future of High Stakes Poker and Poker After Dark which are heavily linked with PokerStars and Full Tilt respectively remains to be seen.

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