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ESPN Airing WSOP Minus Ads From Two Big Poker Sponsors
Published July 26, 2011
ALL IN: MACLEAN'S Jonathon Gatehouse reported former WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack's new professional poker league, Epic Poker, "will host its inaugural tournament at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas" in August, and the event promises "to turn top players into a gaming elite." Pollack said, "In any other sport there are platforms, brands or associations that are focused on the best of the best. Poker doesn't have that. We're going to celebrate skill and strategy above moments of luck." Pollack added that a broadcast deal "is in place, but would not divulge details or plans beyond his desire to give the game 'a new look and feel'" (MACLEAN'S, 7/18 issue).