Poker Central, World Poker Tour Strike Streaming Deal

Partnership covers live streams of final tables of certain tour events
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Poker Central and World Poker Tour have inked a deal that will give Poker Central rights to livestream the final tables of televised Season XVI WPT Main Tour events in North America on PokerGO OTT subscription service.

The live-stream portion of the deal starts with Season XVI WPT Legends of Poker, which starts August 25 at The Bicycle Hotel & Casino. PokerGO will live-stream the final table of that tournament on August 31.

Poker Central launched PokerGO in May, debuting about six months after the company decided to shut down a linear TV network that was carried by a handful of MVPDs. The new OTT version of the service is available in  more than 150 countries. PokerGO sells annual subscriptions for $99, and monthly passes for $10.

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“The World Poker Tour delivers the thrilling and action-packed poker programming our audience loves,” Joe Kakaty, president of Poker Central, said in a statement. “This partnership is part of our commitment to adding the best live poker programming to our already robust library of content and bringing it to our viewers around the world.”

“The World Poker Tour is pleased to partner with Poker Central to bring live streaming of televised WPT Main Tour events to the global poker audience,” added Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour.