Sunday poker nights return to ESPN
Returning this Sunday, September 24 in ESPN is the World Series of Poker Main Event with two, 60-minute episodes.
Beginning this Sunday, episodes are sifted from the groundbreaking coverage featured on PokerGO of the 7,221 entrants starting from Day 1A all the way through Scott Blumstein’s deuce on the river that earned him $8.15 million.
The TV episodes of the World Series of Poker Main Event will show the game as it slowly progresses towards the concluding games of Blumstein and the rest of the players at the Final Table, including fan-favorite John Hesp. His recent dramatic and entertaining run against some poker’s top pros, including Benjamin Pollak, Antoine Saout and Ben Lamb has kept viewers engaged with the game for the total length of the game play on their screens as they played for millions.
Poker Central has bought the global television and digital media rights to the WSOP earlier this year. Poker Central and ESPN also partnered to bring the live, televised coverage of the WSOP – which premiered on PokerGO in June.
Each two-hour block is televised Sunday, 9 pm ET – 11 pm ET (6 pm PT – 8 pm PT), starting on ESPN2 September 24 and switches to ESPN beginning Sunday, October 15. In total, there are 18 different, one-hour episodes.
Each Tuesday following the first run, ESPN2 televises the rerun of the episodes in the time slot. Each Sunday, the previous weeks’ episodes air in prior to the live ones’ from 4 pm ET – 6 pm ET (1pm PT – 3 pm PT).
The 2017 WSOP Main Event was televised daily on PokerGO until the final table was reached, with episodes of each day available exclusively in Event Replays on PokerGO.