CBS goes all-in this year

Last week, the WSOP confirmed its 2021 schedule for the main event and the subsidiary ones. And only days later, learned about a new agreement between the online streaming supplier PokerGo and CBS Sports. Indeed, according to the terms, the US broadcasting giant CBS Sports will air around 15 hours of the main event action. But they also plan to cover side events, have player interviews and special comments for a total of 36 hours of additional gold bracelet and rings coverage. This way, the organizer, the network, and PokerGo can mark the return of bracelets and bad beat season together.CBS goes all-in this year

WSOP and CBS are long friends

This is not the first time the Caesar-owned brand (WSOP) and CBS Sports somewhat shake hands. In fact, did you know that the American commercial broadcaster was the first to air the final table in the 1970s’? So, there’s a long-standing tradition between the pair. And it looks set to continue for years to come.

Get a shot at a seat and win one of the 18 rings through qualifiers

There’s no denying that 888Poker and PokerStars have long been trusted partners of the WSOP. In fact, every year, these powerhouses are offering packages to online winners. However, this year a new top sponsor is emerging. With that said, even if 888Poker and PokerStars have yet to confirm their qualifiers for the main event. Or even a warm-up series of tourneys. Everyone agrees they’ll want to rival GGPoker’s $100 Million Gtd Super Circuit Online Series. The events start tomorrow, May 1st, with a Beat the Pros (buy-in of $210). The series ends May 30th with day 2 of the main event qualifier (buy-in of $525). In total, there 18 rings up for grabs. But more importantly, the series could offer a cheaper path to November 30th. And that’s something many poker enthusiasts, pro or not, are hoping for.