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Old 02-20-2017, 02:29 PM   #26
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Re: ESPN losing subs (future of poker on ESPN?)

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...Right now NJ has pokerstars and 888 which is still world wide and NV has WSOP and a few other casinos will be opening soon with there own version which is just NV and sucks IMHO…

The only thing I like about WSOP online poker is no HUD's. I can not wait till Pokerstars gets approved in NV. The game selection is so much better.

The more people that watch it on TV will get more people addicted
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but even if Stars came to NV, you still wouldn't be able to play internationally and the game selection wouldn't be much different than it is on WSOP. Just as the players on PS in Jersey can only play people within the state.They don't play against the ROW.
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Old 02-24-2017, 05:24 PM   #27
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Re: ESPN losing subs (future of poker on ESPN?)

IMO cord cutting will continue to lower cable and satellite subscribers regardless of content. Overtime the absolute revenue for TV stations and cable providers will go down from this source.

It doesn't matter how popular something on TV is or becomes if the revenue for that content continues to go down. This is potentially a big long term problem for companies who rely heavily on TV rights fees like UFC and WWE does. I don't know how much TV rights fees WSOP gets, but for now no other potential broadcasting platform, like the internet, can currently replace the money they get from ESPN. And so long as people cord cut, that potential revenue continues to go down over time.
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:39 AM   #28
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Re: ESPN losing subs (future of poker on ESPN?)

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I don't know how much TV rights fees WSOP gets, but for now no other potential broadcasting platform, like the internet, can currently replace the money they get from ESPN. And so long as people cord cut, that potential revenue continues to go down
We know that ESPN is in deep trouble because Disney's investors grow increasingly unhappy with it. Yesterday ESPN announced they will let go on-air talent this year as part of the $250mil they were told to cut in 2017.

But that could go both ways for something relatively cheap as the WSOP. It obv. could end up on the chopping block but since ESPN has to fill its schedule somehow, it's also possible they focus more on low cost programming like poker.
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Old 03-07-2017, 02:13 PM   #29
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Re: ESPN losing subs (future of poker on ESPN?)

Think outside the box, like they say... poker is already booming in many other countries.. espn can earn a lot from there via YouTube. I am sure their think tanks must be mulling over it. For all poker players around the globe wsop main event is a pilgrimage that everyone wants to go to. The boom around the world is big .. I believe that will be big enough reason for any sports channel to go for the coverage.
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Old 03-07-2017, 03:25 PM   #30
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Think outside the box, like they say... poker is already booming in many other countries..
The poker boom is long gone in all of the industrialized world. By now, we're 11 years past UIGEA and 6 years past Black Friday.

Of course there are still growing markets in emerging or third world countries but it's highly questionable if ESPN wants to produce a program for those markets. It's pretty cool to manufacture a product in a low wage country and sell it in high wage countries, but the other way around usually makes way less sense.
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