This year’s annual World Series of Poker tournament is scheduled to kick off on September 30 before concluding on November 23. With poker fans all over the world anticipating which veterans will walk away with a bracelet at the 52nd annual event, others are scrambling to find out how they can catch up on the latest drama from the comfort of their own homes. If you are in the UK, continue reading to find out everything you need to know to follow the 2021 World Series of Poker.

Television

While it may not be possible to stream the 2021 World Series of Poker for free in the UK, a number of leading poker streaming platforms are offering live coverage for a small monthly fee. PokerGO, for example, is home to the world’s largest collection of poker tournaments and television shows, including this year’s World Series of Poker tournament. By signing up to the platform ahead of time, you may be able to catch up on the action in real-time whenever and wherever you may be.

Social media

As with all major sporting tournaments, social media can be a great place to catch up on the latest updates and results. By following fellow poker fans located in the US or leading poker websites on social media, you can familiarise yourself with who is winning and who is losing in real-time. In 2014, the tournament disseminated a unique infographic designed to not only be sharable but raise awareness of the event as well as the game of poker itself. Organisers of the 2016 tournament also strengthened their focus on social media by introducing a number of innovative social tools designed to be shared by fans of the event all over the globe.

Online

As well as social media, poker fans can find out everything they need to know online. By visiting a leading poker platform such as the GGPoker platform, you can keep up to date with this year’s standout players. The internet is also home to an abundance of information on this year’s event as well as the 52-year history of the World Series of Poker as a whole. In addition to in-person matches, fans were also given the opportunity to watch on as a number of poker greats took to the stage online during this year’s online leg of the event. After a month-long spate of games from July 1 until August 1, the USA’s Drew O’Connell walked away as the 2021 World Series of Poker Online Champion and his first-ever gold bracelet.

Podcasts

The popularity of podcasts has exploded in recent years. With millions more to choose from than ever before, there is guaranteed to be a channel out there to suit your hobbies and interests. If you prefer to ditch the small screen and listen to the latest sporting news, there are a number of podcasts dedicated to discussing everything you need to know about major sporting events in the world of poker. Most podcasts are pre-recorded so you can enjoy catching up with the day’s winners at a date and time that suits you. You may also be able to listen to some podcasts live in real-time so you can ensure you are not missing out on any breaking news. 

Poker fans all over the world are gearing up for this year’s World Series of Poker tournament. If you are following from the UK, there are a number of ways you can get involved from watching on television, refreshing social media, researching online, and downloading the latest live or pre-recorded podcast.