April 19, 2021 Casino, Poker

CBS Sports to broadcast World Series of Poker

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CBS Sports will serve as the exclusive domestic television partner for the World Series of Poker through a multi-year partnership with PokerGO.

The agreement gives CBS Sports Network rights to 15 hours of the WSOP Main Event and another 36 hours of additional Gold Bracelet Events. Financial details of the partnership were not immediately disclosed.

CBS Sports Network will begin airing WSOP events this year. The WSOP Main Event was previously televised on ESPN.

"Following our past success with PokerGO, we are excited to expand our relationship with the highest-profile and richest event in competitive tournament poker featuring the best players in the world," said Dan Weinberg, Executive Vice President of Programming, CBS Sports.  "This deal fits perfectly in our strategy to combine best-in-class events with our CBS Sports brand." 

CBS Sports has a long history of broadcasting poker. In the 1970s, it became the first network to televise the WSOP Main Event on CBS Sports Spectacular.

"CBS Sports has long been a pioneer in covering a broad range of championship sports," said Ty Stewart, WSOP Executive Director. "We couldn't be more excited to see increased television coverage of the WSOP in the coming years and benefit from their growing media platforms."

The $10,000 WSOP Main Event will return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino this fall with action set to begin September 30. The last scheduled day is Nov. 23.

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