ESPN Mobile TV Also With Live Coverage; ESPN.com Revamps Poker Site, Features Chance to Win Seat In Main Event
For the first time ever, ESPN360.com will provide live coverage of 24 bracelet events from the 2008 World Series of Poker, and has also reached an agreement with Bluff Media to provide live streaming coverage of next year’s 2009 World Series of Poker. ESPN Mobile TV, the 24/7 mobile video network, will also provide select live coverage. In addition, ESPN360.com and ESPN Mobile TV will cover September’s World Series of Poker Europe as well as select 2008-2009 World Series of Poker Circuit Events.
Beginning June 6 at 6:00 p.m. ET, the signature ESPN broadband network will cover each event live, in their entirety – straight through to July 2. The events will range in length, with live coverage continuing until the final flop. ESPN Mobile TV will feature live coverage of select events. Additionally ESPN.com’s World Series of Poker page (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/poker/wsop) will feature original content and video to supplement ESPN’s broadband, mobile and TV coverage of the World Series of Poker.
ESPN360.com live coverage of the World Series of Poker bracelet events includes (All events will begin at 5:00 p.m. ET, unless otherwise noted – ESPN Mobile TV will feature select events):
Date Buy-In Tournament
June 6* 10,000 World Championship Mixed
June 7 1,500 No Limit Hold’Em Six handed
June 8 5,000 No Limit Hold’Em Shootout
June 9 2,500 No Limit Hold’Em
June 10 1,000 Ladies No Limit Hold’Em
June 12 * 2,000 Limit Hold’Em
June 13 5,000 No Limit Hold’Em
June 14 * 2,500 Pot-Limit Hold’Em/Omaha
June 15 10,000 Heads Up NLHE
June 16 * 5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha w/ Rebuys
June 17 * 10,000 Limit Hold’Em
June 18 2,500 No Limit Hold’Em 6 Handed
June 19 1,500 No Limit Hold’Em
June 20 1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha w/ Rebuys
June 21 1,500 No Limit Hold’Em
June 22 2,000 Pot-Limit Hold’Em
June 23 1,500 No Limit Hold’Em
June 24 1,500 Mixed Hold’Em
June 25 1,000 Seniors No Limit Hold’Em
June 26 1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha split
June 27 1,000 No Limit Hold’Em w/rebuys
June 28 5,000 No Limit Hold’Em 6 handed
June 30 1,500 No Limit Hold’Em
July 2 1,500 Limit Hold’Em Shootout
*Starts at 6:00 p.m. ET
ESPN Poker Offers Enhanced Game, Chance At Seat In Main Event
In addition to its live broadband and mobile coverage, ESPN has enhanced its ESPN Poker site (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/poker/index) and online game, ESPN Poker Club, with a complete redesign, enhanced game play and easier navigation. For the fourth year in a row offers fans a chance to win a seat at the main event of the world’s largest poker tournament. Fans can play everyday to earn points for Sunday Qualifier tournaments online. If a player finishes in the top 25 in any Sunday Qualifier, they will be eligible for the final tournament. The winner of the final tournament wins the trip to the Main Event.
ESPN.com’s free online poker game is for users over the age of 21 and allows poker aficionados of every skill level to play free, competitive poker against other ESPN Poker players at online poker tables in single- and multi-table tournaments. More than half a million players already choose from six different games: Texas Hold’Em, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Hi/Lo, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo and 5 Card Stud.