(CBS Local)- CBS Sports is the new television home of the World Series of Poker.
CBS Sports Network will have the full fifteen hours of coverage of the main even to go along with another 36 hours of 18 other “Gold Bracelet” events throughout the season.
The partnership is a throw back to the past as CBS Sports was the first to broadcast poker in the U.S., including the WSOP “Main Event” on its CBS Sports Spectacular program throughout the 1970s. “Our deal encompasses the main event, which is the brass ring, if you will, of competitive poker. A lot of them are bracelet events also. We’ll be doing more than 50 total hours of original programming attached to the World Series of Poker, which will include 15 hours of main event coverage, with the rest being bracelet events.”
Full details on this year’s WSOP schedule are still to come, but poker is back on CBS Sports.