How to Follow 2019 WSOP from Canada

In less than one week, the 2019 World Series of Poker will be open for business at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. With 89 gold bracelets up for grabs at the 2019 WSOP, and millions upon millions of dollars in prize money on the line, players will be aiming to put on the best performances of their poker lives.

Cash games and satellites begin on Tuesday, May 28, but the official WSOP events begin on Wednesday, May 29. And the action at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker runs through to July 16.

Obviously, every poker player and fan in the world is not going to be in Las Vegas for the festivities. Jobs, families, and other obligations keep many at home and following the action from afar.

For those of you in Canada in that particular situation, there are some great ways to follow along from any computer or mobile device.

Live WSOP 2019 Updates

There are two media outlets providing live updates with no limitations or access restrictions. The WSOP reporters and those from PokerNews will be following every tournament directly from the floor of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Fans can follow along with constant updates, chip counts, payouts, and all other pertinent information about each event on PokerNews or on the WSOP website.

Click on WSOP in the pulldown “competition” menu. However, make sure it’s on the “2019 50th Annual World Series of Poker” option in the tournament box. Then simply choose any event to get its current status.

Tabs for each tournament will offer results, updates, prize pool, photos, and reports. There is also a pulldown tab for each day of the tournament.

Live WSOP 2019 Streaming

Just this week, Poker Central announced a partnership with CBS to livestream many of the WSOP final tables throughout the series.

There will be 41 days of live coverage. CBS Sports Network will also air highlights from some of the events on the various CBS digital platforms. This will include and its corresponding app, as well as the CBS Sports HQ streaming network.

Fans will be able to watch some final tables on PokerGO. Others will be available only on CBS All Access. Meanwhile, some will be streamed simultaneously on both subscription sites. The list of events that will be streamed on each (and both) are listed in a chart on this Poker Central page.

Anyone in the world can subscribe to PokerGO, which offers a monthly subscription for $10 per month. There is also a one-year subscription that offers a discounted price of $8.25 per month if paid in one billing of $99.

CBS All Access is only available to viewers in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The first seven days are free when signing up for a trial subscription. The cost after that is then only $5.99 per month. Or you can sign up for an annual plan of $59.99 in a one-time payment; that comes out to $4.99 per month. Prefer to sign up for one year and avoid commercial interruptions? In which case, you can choose the $99.99 package for one year; that ends up being $8.33 per month.

Broadcasts on both sites will be hosted by Lon McEachern, Ali Nejad, and David Tuchman. Other professional poker players will also substitute in at times to provide colourful commentary.

Just the WSOP Basics

Some of you may not have time to watch live streams, and would prefer not to wade through all the live updates. Not a problem!

There will be daily articles posted on this site for every day of the WSOP. Every morning, there will be a new article that contains the basics of each tournament as it ended the night before. For example, the information provided will include:

  • Tournament buy-in, name, starting chip stacks, and level duration
  • Number of players and/or entries
  • Prize pool totals
  • Minimum and maximum payouts
  • Chip leaders
  • Winners and final table finishers

There will be a “notable happenings” section at the bottom of each article, after the basics have been listed for that day. The paragraphs will include notes about repeat or multiple bracelet winners, records set, and controversies or remarkable incidents.

However, those who want the basics of the daily WSOP events can scroll through these reports without clicking on multiple pages and going through menus to obtain that information.

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell

Jennifer Newell has been writing about poker and gambling since 2004. From her days in the WPT offices to covering summers of WSOP tournament action, she also followed gambling legislation to Washington D.C. and women-only poker to the Bahamas. Meanwhile, she lived in Los Angeles and Las Vegas for many years before moving back to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Now, Jen travels less, writing about poker and online gambling from her home with her two dogs watching her every move. In her spare time, she follows politics, works on her never-finished novels, and learns Italian in the hopes of retiring to Italy someday.

If you want to know more, you can follow Jen on Twitter @WriterJen


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