2008 WSOP Main Event to Air Live, Sort Of, at a Later Date?

Vinnie Vinh at the WSOPRumors are circulating on the so-called “Internet” and from various well-placed sources that Harrahs is mulling the idea of making final table of the 2008 WSOP Main Event a live television event on ESPN, airing possibly in October.

Play would be halted this July once the field was whittled down to its final nine players, and then delayed until three months later. The idea is to make the final table a big television event with plenty of lead time to hype the finalists and so no one knows who the winner is until the show airs.

What we’re personally hearing is that the final table would not actually broadcast live but would be filmed on a closed set at a later date, then edited and broadcast about two days later.

A decision hasn’t been made yet, according to our sources, but officials are leaning towards making this happen.

As we’re not so much in a thinking mood right now as we are in a looking at photos from the Miss England contest and scratching our heads mood (we like Miss Roehampton Natalie Lawrence btw), we will say this brings up the interesting prospect of poker pros giving amateurs lessons during the 3 month down time for a piece of their winnings.

Developing . . .

 

2 Responses

  1. Steve

    April 7, 2008 10:12 pm, Reply

    3 months? No way. Take their cell phones/pdas and put them in the Mansion Poker Dome. Have the players sign a contract that if they leave the dome, they’re DQ’d.

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