The Zeitgeist

World Series of Poker Main Event

The conclusion of the World Series of Poker Main Event is at the center of the poker universe this week. The November Nine convened in Las Vegas last night to play out the Final Table and has been whittled down to six players.

As the tournament continues to be broadcast on the internet and various ESPN outlets around the world over the next two evenings, there will be plenty of buzz. Topics from the quality of play to critiques of the coverage by ESPN, along with ideas for improvements, will dominate news feeds and social media.

As usual, it will be interesting to note the type of promotion the tournament coverage receives by ESPN and how the mainstream media covers the tournament as a whole once a champion is crowned.