Chuck Palahniuk once said “Las Vegas looks the way you’d imagine heaven must look at night.” I for one sure hope he’s right, with the WSOP 2012 underway it’s once again time to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, but just where did the time go?
Vegas Baby, Vegas!
Is the Monopoly machine in the Bellagio working? No no no scrap that…I mean what will this year’s WSOP bring us? Will we see Vince Van Patten diving into the fountains wading for coins just to get home?
It’s unlikely, I mean we’d love to see it but it’s probably unlikely. Will we see a higher turnout than before? There’s really probably more chance of the Pixies bringing out a new album although anything’s possible. But that said the last couple of years the numbers have been pretty respectable it has to be said, so really who knows? I for sure don’t.
A date with destiny?
What I do know is 3 things:
“During the 2012 World Series of Poker, WSOP.com, the official website of the World Series of Poker will be the exclusive home to live video of all 60 of the final tables of the official WSOP gold bracelet events”
Live Live Live!
“Whattt!” You ask right? Which of course made us so giddy with excitement that right we’re like like Ferris Bueller asking ourselves “how could we possible handle work on a day like today?”:
Ok now it’s time for some more quotes from our lovable friends over at the Rio in Las Vegas:
“Up to three final tables a day could be streamed, but in most instances, two different final tables will stream, with scheduled start times of 1:00 pm PT and 2:00 pm PT.”
“All live streaming will begin when the official final table gets underway, thus hard start times are difficult to predict but announcements will be made via the WSOP’s official Twitter feed”
The good fellas over at the WSOP are going to be putting on two quite distinct streams for your entertainment:
“The primary stream will feature six different cameras along with announcer/analyst commentary. These webcasts will feature flop games in most instances and be streamed from the main WSOP stage inside the Amazon Ballroom at the Rio.”
And as Seth Plansky of Caesars in a press release noted:
“We anticipate the primary stream to feature 34 WSOP gold bracelet events over 45 days of coverage, beginning with Event #1 on Monday, May 28 and continuing through Sunday, July 8.”
As well as all of this the even better news is that David Tuchman will be acting as the WSOP’s official announcer for these primary streams, when asked he said:
“It doesn’t get bigger or better than the World Series of Poker,” said Tuchman. “I am excited and humbled to be working with the WSOP to bring the live stream to a hungry and growing audience.”
“The Pavilion Ballroom Stage will serve as the secondary final table location, with a set-up in front of the Media Press Box in the Amazon Purple section housing the third final table location, during the two days this WSOP where three final tables are scheduled on the same day.”
But wait there’s going to be a couple hours delay right? I mean this is all too good to be true? Nope:
“All WSOP.com live final table web streams will be on a 5-minute delay without hole cards, to conform to gaming regulations”
So I don’t really know what the 2012 WSOP will be bringing us, except it’ll be Live! and I for one sure hope to see you all there. Qualify to the WSOP2012 today only on PartyPoker!