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Poker Central Partners with Twitch to Stream WSOP

Written By: Maya Michaels | May 30, 2018 | Posted In Poker News

The world’s most prestigious poker tournament series is coming to Twitch.tv for the very first time thanks to the partnership deal between this Amazon’s video game live stream service and Poker Central, the ultimate destination for fans of poker tournaments, cash games and lifestyle away from the tables.

PokerGO has announced a few days ago that they are doing more than just the full feature broadcast on their own dedicated streaming platform and thatTwitch.tv will bring live coverage of over 31 tournaments and 25 final tables from 2 June throughout 14 July. The action will be embedded in PokerNews’ live reporting pages and on twitch.tv/pokercentral. Play-by-play will be offered by David Tuchman with additional support by Jeff Platt, a PokerNews podcast host and former pro player.

WSOP is the world’s longest-running and largest poker event in the world and have earned three billion dollars in prize money featuring a slate of tournaments in every major poker variation. A gold bracelet is awarded to the winner of each individual event, a prize recognizes as the most prestigious in the entire sport.

Sam Simmons, PokerCentral’s VP of Content, said, “Year after year, our goal is to provide the highest quality poker content to as large an audience possible. To that end, we’re proud to work with our long-time partners at Twitch to produce and distribute additional coverage of the WSOP – the preeminent tournament series in all of poker.”

The company’s head of poker partnerships, Fahran Ahmen, explained that with broadcasting poker events since 2014, Twitch has seen its subscriber base continue to grow each year hoping to interact with the best players and best events in poker.

“Since poker has continued to grow significantly as a content category on Twitch and the World Series of Poker represents one of top levels of competition the sport has to offer, it’s exciting to bring it to our passionate poker fanbase.”

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