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ESPN to bring the World Series of Poker (WSOP) coverage until 2017

One of the biggest sports companies in the world, ESPN, and the world’s biggest poker tournament have signed a seven-year deal to extend their coverage of the World Series of Poker until 2017.

ESPN’s current deal has been signed since 2003 when they first aired the tournament and is shown on their network of TV channels – there’s barely a night when you can’t watch the action unfold from one of the WSOP tournaments. ESPN has paid a fee to the World Series of Poker but it is un-disclosed.

Like last year the WSOP Main Event has been split into two parts the play has reached the final table and the players will re-group during September to play for the massive prize money and coveted WSOP Bracelet.

The first show of the 2009 main event is set to be shown tonight which will cover the first day of action including pros Phil Laak and Johnny Chan.
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