It seems that poker’s punch in the world of television and sports has taken a few steps backward. In a rather unimaginable fashion CBS Sports, the television broadcast outlet for the 2022 World Series of Poker, which completed action in mid-July, just can’t seem to find the ability to tell people that they are currently broadcasting edited editions of some of the bracelet events. These broadcasts started on JULY 21…but what if you broadcast the 2022 WSOP and nobody knows it?
Singular Tweet Fails to Generate Much Response
Back on July 20, the streaming home of the WSOP, PokerGO, announced over their Twitter feed that the broadcasts would begin the next day. That singular Tweet from whoever is running the ‘PokerGO News’ feed only generated minimal interest (how much is minimal? Under a dozen “likes”). It got even worse when CBS Sports Network, who is actually supposed to do the televised broadcasts of the edited WSOP events, didn’t Tweet about actually running any of the events until nearly a week later.
That Tweet didn’t exactly break records either, with only ONE person liking the Tweet since it was put out.
You might be able to understand that PokerGO wanted people to watch the streaming broadcasts of the WSOP back when they happened in June and July. You might be able to understand that PokerGO wants to make sure people come to their product to watch the repeats of the 2022 WSOP. But it is unforgiveable for the two entities that are supposed to be the standard bearers for the preeminent poker tournament in the world to put ABSOLUTELY NO EFFORT into promoting the edited broadcasts of the tournaments.
Of course, it could be because nobody can find CBS Sports Network…
Edited Broadcasts Continue Through August…If You Have CBS Sports Network
For those who might be interested, the broadcasts on CBS Sports Network will continue through the month of August and into September. At this moment, the actual schedule for the presentation of the 2022 WSOP Championship Event, which saw (SPOILER ALERT!) Espen Jorstad win the title, is not available, but these other tournaments will be featured on Thursday evenings through August 25 and move to August 31 for dual episodes:
August 11 – $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller Final Table (8PM-10PM EDT)
August 11 – $1500 Monster Stack Final Table (10PM-Midnight EDT)
August 18 – $50,000 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller Final Table (8PM-10PM EDT)
August 18 – $1500 No Limit Hold’em Final Table (10PM-Midnight EDT)
August 25 – $10,000 Deuce to Seven Triple Draw Final Table (8PM-10PM EDT)
August 25 – $100,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller Final Table (10PM-Midnight EDT)
August 31 – $3,000 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha Final Table (8PM-10PM EDT)
August 31 – $1500 Millionaire Maker Final Table (10PM-Midnight EDT)
The broadcasting team of Lon McEachern, Norman Chad and Jamie Kerstetter will be at the helm of the broadcasts. We’ve heard from McEachern on Twitter his feelings about the snub by CBS Sports Network, but Chad and Kerstetter have yet to speak up about the issue. The WSOP has been rather silent on the issue also, strange since it is their event that should be getting much bigger promotion from their broadcast partners.