The World Poker Tour and PokerGO announced a special broadcast partnership. Final tables of the upcoming season of the WPT will be live streamed on PokerGO. The subscription site webcasted final tables of the 2017 WSOP, the Super High Roller Bowl, and most recently, they re-boot the popular show Poker After Dark. Now, the WPT joins PokerGO.
Just when you started to wonder if $10 a month was really worth it, PokerGO added another monster to its zoo of poker programming. The World Poker Tour announced a partnership with PokerGO. All WPT final tables in North America will be live streamed on PokerGO. A final cut will still be aired on Fox Sports in America at a later date, but WPT final tables will be streamed on PokerGO.
The WPT will enter its 16th season at the end of August. The Legends of Poker at the Bicycle Casino, located outside Los Angeles, will be the first event to be live-streamed on PokerGO on August 31.
It's been a busy month for PokerGO. First it was Poker After Dark, and now it's the WPT. PokerGO re-booted the popular late-night TV show Poker After Dark. And the show got off to a hot start with Tom Dwan's infamous pocket Aces and then the $1 million pot (almost) with Bill Klein and Matt Kirk.
After its launch before the 2017 WSOP, PokerGO came under fire for its lack of on-demand content considering the price tag of $10 per month. You could get a discount if you paid $99 for an annual subscription, but even that price point was not shield from criticism. Poker junkies still bought the service to watch various final tables at the WSOP. You expected the site to experience growing pains, but the announcing/tech issues were still minor compared to the main gripe about lack of content. Netflix is such a no brainer because of their massive library of films and TV shows. PokerGo had a very thing library at the beginning of the summer, but by the end, the auspicious streaming service re-booted one of the most popular late-night poker shows and locked up the World Poker Tour as a broadcast partner.
What's next? The return of Celebrity Poker?