|Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: HET) has announced that Bluff Media, publisher of Bluff Magazine and producers of Bluff Poker Radio, have signed a deal to deliver live radio broadcasts from the World Series of Poker presented by Milwaukee’s Best Light. The non-binding agreement is subject to definitive documentation.|
Bluff Poker Radio’s live World Series of Poker broadcasts, which can be heard exclusively on Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 125, will run for a minimum of 10 hours a day for 43 days, beginning on June 29 and continuing through the final table of the $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold ’Em World Championship.
“This is another first for poker,” said Jeffrey Pollack, Commissioner of the World Series of Poker. “Now fans can experience all of the color, thrills and action of our tournament on Sirius Satellite Radio and with expert perspective and behind-the-scenes access from Bluff Poker Radio.”
Bluff Media co-president Eddy Kleid, added: “We are extremely excited to be working with Harrah’s Entertainment and Sirius Satellite Radio to produce complete radio coverage of the WSOP,” he said. “The World Series of Poker is the premier gaming event and offers the largest purse in all of sports. Our ground-breaking coverage will bring the excitement of the WSOP to listeners live as it happens.”
The broadcast team for Bluff Poker Radio’s coverage of the 2006 WSOP will include former Monday Night Football radio play-by-play announcer and broadcast veteran, Howard David, current Bluff Poker Radio host and Fox World Analyst Nick Geber, and respected poker journalist John Vorhaus. In addition, Phil Gordon, former host of Celebrity Poker Showdown has agreed to provide commentary for the Main Event final table.
Bluff Poker Radio’s World Series of Poker live broadcast will include table and tournament analysis, tournament updates, interviews with the top poker players, listener interaction and live play-by-play action from the majority of the 45 WSOP final tables.