On January 31, 2008, PokerNews announced the renewal of its contract with Bluff Media for live coverage of all World Series of Poker events. This includes the 2008 World Series of Poker at the Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas during the summer months as well as the WSOP Circuit events throughout the U.S.
The live reporting covered in the terms of the contract will essentially be an extension into 2008 of what PokerNews has been doing since it signed the initial agreement in May of 2007. Content will be provided by PokerNews for WorldSeriesofPoker.com and broadband and streaming services in addition to traditional live reporting that includes chip counts, player reports, video interviews, photos and hand coverage.
PokerNews Editor-in-Chief John Caldwell said in the press release, “PokerNews looks forward to continuing to expand and improve upon our coverage of the World Series of Poker. In addition to dedicated ‘live’ bloggers reporting the very latest news live from the tournament floor, our video interviews from WSOP venues across America and in London have been a resounding success. For many of the world’s poker fans it’s one of the very few ways they can actually feel as though they’re a part of the WSOP scene and share in the buzz and excitement that always marks a World Series of Poker event.”
Co-President of Bluff Media Eddy Kleid added, “We are excited about continuing our partnership with PokerNews.com and their ongoing commitment to excellence in reporting from WSOP events. Their ingenuity and passion for tournament poker have made them the benchmark for reporting in the industry.”
PokerNews launched its tournament reporting software in January of 2007 and first reported live from the Aussie Millions. Within months, the site entered into its original contract with Bluff to cover the 2007 WSOP and subsequent WSOP circuit events. The renewal of this contract less than one year later indicates that all media outlets involved were pleased with the content and quality thereof.
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