The WSOP has revealed details of its streaming schedule for WSOP Paradise, along with news that Lon McEachern and Norman Chad will be doing commentary on three post-produced TV episodes.
PokerGO will deliver nine full days of livestreaming action, starting on December 6 with Event #1, the $1,500 buy-in Mystery Millions. That will be followed by coverage of the $25k GGMillion$ High Rollers Championship ahead of “wall-to-wall” coverage of the $15 million guaranteed Main Event. The Main Event starts on December 9 and runs through December 14.
Following the event, three TV episodes, with commentary from McEachern and Chad, will air on the CBS Sports Network.
“With big guarantees, tons of online qualifiers, extra cash bonuses and now traditional television coverage, we’re ready to welcome the poker world to one of the most beautiful places in the world next month,” said Ty Stewart, SVP & Executive Director of the World Series of Poker. “But for those who can’t take a poker vacation to the Bahamas, we’re happy to send a bit of Paradise back home.”
Hellmuth heading to Paradise
The WSOP is ramping up the news in the run-up to Paradise. The streaming schedule follows a big value-add from GGPoker. The WSOP Paradise Parlay offers bonus cash prizes to players who have already cashed at the WSOP festival over the summer.
If you cash 10 times in total (with at least one in Paradise), you get $5,000. If you make three final tables in total (with at least one in Paradise), you get $25,000. If you won a bracelet in the summer and win another in Paradise, you’ll scoop the $100,000 jackpot.
Plenty of poker pros have seemingly had their heads by the WSOP tweet announcing the promotion.
The WSOP has also released the names of players who are playing Paradise, on top of the expected GGPoker ambassadors.
They include Phil Hellmuth, Jamie Gold and Daniel Weinman, along with celebrities including NBA champ Tony Parker, Man City legend Sergio Agüero, hip-hop artist Hoodie Allen, and chess pro and streamer Alexandra Botez.
WSOP Paradise – full schedule
|Date / Event||Buy-in||Guarantee|
|Dec. 3 – Mystery Millions||$1,500||$5,000,000|
|Dec. 4 – MILLIONAIRE MAKER in Paradise [Final 100 – Final Day]*||$1,500||$5,000,000|
|Dec. 5 – GGMillion$ High Rollers Championship||$25,000||$10,000,000|
|Dec. 5 – Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold’em||$1,000||$1,000,000|
|Dec. 7 – High Roller Pot-Limit Omaha||$25,000||$2,000,000|
|Dec. 7 – 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em||$3,000||$1,000,000|
|Dec. 8 – Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em||$50,000||$2,000,000|
|Dec. 8 – Mystery Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha [ONLINE]||$2,000||$1,000,000|
|Dec. 9 – Ultra High Roller No-Limit Hold’em||$100,000||$5,000,000|
|Dec. 9 – Main Event – NLHE Championship||$5,000||$15,000,000|
|Dec. 12 – Flip & Go $800||$800|
|Dec. 13 – No-Limit Hold’em FREEZEOUT [ONLINE]||$1,000||$1,000,000|
|Dec. 13 – Pot-Limit Omaha Championship||$10,000||$1,000,000|
|Dec. 13 – The Closer [Turbo Bounty]||$2,000||$1,000,000|
|Dec. 14 – High Roller No-Limit Hold’em [6-Handed]||$10,000||$1,000,000|