ESPN Coverage To Kick Off on July 2nd

Published on February 16th, 2018 7:55 pm EST

The WSOP logo on digitized background.  The schedule for 2018 is out.Earlier this week, ESPN and Poker Central released their preliminary live coverage schedule for the 2018 World Series of Poker.

ESPN will be airing two major WSOP events on its channels this year, starting with the main event and concluding with the Big One For One Drop, which will feature a buy-in of $1,000,000.


ESPN's coverage of the main event will kick off with a full five hours of Day 1A coverage on July 2nd.. ESPN will feature an additional three hours of Day 1B coverage and 3 1/2 hours of Day 1C coverage, all of which will be broadcast on ESPN2.

Day 4, 6, 8, 9 and 10 will all be aired on ESPN, with the eventual winner of the main event being crowned sometime on July 14th. The rest of ESPN's coverage of the main event will air on ESPN2.

On July 16th/July 17th, coverage of the WSOP Big One for One Drop will kick off at 12 am EST on ESPN2 and run for two hours. A tape replay of this action will be run on July 17th (starting at 7 pm EST), followed by the conclusion of the event, which will get underway at 9 pm EST on the same day. This action will be broadcast on ESPN2 as well.

In total, ESPN will be broadcasting 40 hours of live WSOP coverage and an additional 130 hours of originally produced episodes.


PokerGo, which is the streaming poker service that is run by PokerCentral, will reportedly be airing coverage of the main event that is not shown on ESPN.

PokerGo has not released their streaming schedule for the 2018 World Series of Poker, though you can probably safely assume that they will add more events compared to last year.

Source: Poker Central and ESPN Unveil 2018 WSOP Live TV Schedule


Filed Under: The World Series of Poker

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