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Poker Central wants to make poker more accessible to fans. It recently announced that it would make available to users of its subscription-based PokerGo platform streaming access to events spanning more than 30 days from June 2 to July 17. It has now taken things a step further, announcing a partnership with Twitch.tv to live-stream WSOP coverage of more than 30 events this year.
Twitch will offer live coverage to the tournaments and 25 final tables beginning on June 2 and will conclude on July 14. All action can be seen on twitch.tv/pokercentral, as well as on the live reporting pages of PokerNews. Play-by-play will be offered by David Tuchman with additional support by Jeff Platt, a PokerNews podcast host and former pro player.
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.”
Twitch, which has been broadcasting poker-related material since 2014, has seen its subscriber base continue to grow each year. The company’s head of poker partnerships, Farhan Ahmen, explained, “The Twitch community thrives on interacting with the best players and witnessing the best plays 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.”