After a two-year hiatus, PokerNews is once again partnering with the World Series of Poker to serve as the official live reporting partner for the 2017 World Series of Poker.
The agreement ensures that all 74 events will be featured with live updates, chip counts, photos, and videos across PokerNews.com, the PokerNews app, WSOP.com, and PokerNews’ user-generated chip count app, MyStack.
“It’s great to have PokerNews back in the fold at the World Series of Poker,” said WSOP Vice President of Corporate Communications Seth Palansky. “They are the foremost authority and have written the book on tournament live reporting. Having their experienced team of personnel at the 2017 WSOP will ensure poker fans across the globe stay digitally connected throughout our 74-event, 50-day festival.”
PokerNews and the WSOP have a long history, with PokerNews serving as the official live reporting team from 2007–2014. This year’s festivities kick off May 31 and continue on through July 13.
“I remember following the WSOP live updates on PokerNews well before I even worked for the company, so to say I’m excited that we’ll be back on the floor of the Rio for the entire summer is an understatement,” stated Matthew Parvis, Chief Creative Officer of iBus Media, the parent company of PokerNews.
Although the WSOP handled its own live reporting the past two years, PokerNews hasn’t missed a beat covering some of the biggest poker events around the globe including the Big One for One Drop Extravaganza in Monte Carlo, PokerStars Championship and Festival events, the Aussie Millions, 888Live Festivals, and more.
“We’ve invested lots of time and resources into making sure poker fans get all the information they crave from major poker tournaments,” said Parvis. “We want the folks at home to feel as if they are there on the rail in person whether they are browsing the updates from their phones while commuting to and from work or reading the updates on their laptops while relaxing at home.”
Also returning to the WSOP is PokerNews’ MyStack app, an app that can be easily downloaded on either iOS or Android devices.
“The addition of PokerNews also means the return of the MyStack App, a useful tool for players to use to keep their friends and family informed of their progress in official WSOP gold bracelet events,” Palansky said.
“MyStack will never replace our traditional live reporting, but it’s a great addition at events like the WSOP that have huge starting fields since it’s simply impossible to track thousands of runners each day,” said Parvis. “We’re excited to share some of the improvements we’ve made with the app over the past two years with the poker community and the WSOP.”
The partnership is a huge win for PokerNews, the WSOP, and the entire poker community.
“PokerNews and the WSOP have a long successful track record together and we are thrilled they are back as the official live reporting team of the WSOP,” Palansky said.