BT Sport to broadcast World Poker Tour as 888poker sponsors
BT Sport, the pay-TV broadcaster owned by the telecoms giant, is to broadcast coverage of the now-completed season XV of USA’s World Poker Tour across the UK and Ireland.
The news comes as World Poker Tour also announced a partnership with 888poker to add two more events to the 2019 WPTDeepStacks Europe schedule in Malta and Portugal. The deal with 888poker is a three-year partnership, in which 888poker will co-sponsor events and provide the events with online qualifiers.
Rich Sarris, manager of content distribution in the UK for WPT, said: “The World Poker Tour is thrilled to be partnering with one of the largest sports television networks in the UK in BT Sport. As the World Poker Tour continues to expand on a global scale, BT Sport will play a significant role in putting the World Poker Tour in front of a new audience.”