Jun 1 2011
Every year thousands of players play in WSOP events in Vegas in hopes of cashing in on their poker skills (and luck). While calling it a sporting event may be a bit of a stretch, one thing is for sure… there is no shortage of cash at the World Series of Poker.
With all the developments in online poker recently, it will be interesting to see the turnout at the 2011 WSOP. On April 15th, the US DOJ seized control of Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars’ domain names. The sites eventually reached an agreement for release of their domains, but they were forced to pull out of the US market. Since then, many other domains and bank accounts have been seized by the US DOJ. While online poker’s future remains uncertain, live poker has no choice but to thrive. This year will be a first for the WSOP in terms of coverage. According to ESPN, they will be covering more of the WSOP than ever and even showing poker “live” on a 30 minute delay. This will be much different than the coverage in the past that only showed notable hands.