WSOP makes major change ending ‘November Nine’ format
May 17, 2017 9:22 AM
by Robert Mann
The World Series of Poker (WSOP), conducted at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, has announced a major presentation change ending the “November Nine” format in which the final table players waited months to complete the tournament. It means the main event champion now, for the first time since 2007, will be decided in July.
The WSOP main event will feature live coverage, on a 30-minute delay per gaming regulations, from first day of the main event to be broadcast by ESPN and Poker Central. The final table will resume after just one day off, allowing for a final table preview show to be aired. Then, the final nine will determine a champion over the span of three days, from July 20-22.
The format change is a result of ESPN and Poker Central creating a new WSOP partnership