World Series of Poker FAQ


What is the World Series of Poker?

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) is a world-renowned series of tournaments held annually in Las Vegas where leading players from across the world compete for the biggest prize in poker.. You can watch the best of the action live and on-demand on ESPN Player.


What am I able to watch?

Each event spans over 6 days, with dedicated feeds bringing you the action from the main tables. Check the Schedule for further details.


When does each event start?

Full schedule information is available via the fixture boxes on the WSOP channel, or via the Schedule page.


Can I watch on-demand?

All events that are originally broadcast live are available on-demand, with a turnaround time of up to 3 hours after each broadcast has finished before they are uploaded to the site.


How do I purchase a package?

To sign up to a WSOP Package, simply select one of the subscription packages and complete the four-step purchase path following the simple instructions. Please make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements (listed below).


From which territories can I watch the WSOP on ESPN Player?

The World Series of Poker (WSOP) on ESPN Player is available in Europe (excluding Italy), the Middle East and Northern Africa.


What do I do if I have paid for a subscription and cannot watch an event?

Try clearing the cache (or 'Temporary Internet Files') on your browser and restarting your machine.

This may also be related to a web browser media player plugin issue, follow these steps to resolve:

First step, uninstall Adobe Flash Plugin.

On a PC, do this through your CONTROL PANEL > ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS.

On a Mac, drag Adobe Flash Player from applications to your Trash; or use Finder to locate Adobe Flash Player install manager, and uninstall

Once you have removed Adobe Flash, ***restart your computer***

Finally, download/install Flash directly from Adobe's website:

If problems still persist, you can contact support via the support link:

There you can talk to a member of start in a live chat environment, or send an email which will be responded to within 24 hours. Please see specific hours of operation in our Contact Us section.


System/Technical Requirements

Before purchasing a pass on ESPN Player please take a moment to review our system requirements.

Minimum Windows Requirements

  • Intel Pentium 4 2.33GHZ or equivalent processor with a minimum of 512MB of memory.
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or Microsoft Windows Vista.
  • Internet Explorer 6.0 with Service Pack 2 or above, or Firefox 2.5 or above.
  • Adobe Flash Player or above.
  • Sufficient Internet connection bandwidth, 800kbps or higher for smooth playback experience.
  • Free hard disk space: 300 MB.
  • Video adapter and monitor: Super VGA (1024x768) or higher.

Minimum Mac Requirements

  • PowerPC G3 600 MHz
  • Pentium III 1GHz
  • Mac OS X 10.4+
  • Macromedia Flash Player 9
  • Firefox v1.5+
  • Flip4Mac v2.0+
  • Internet connection bandwidth: 800 kbps (DSL/Cable or higher) minimum, or higher recommended.
  • Free hard disk space: 300 MB.
  • Video adapter and monitor: Super VGA (1024x768) or higher.


Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments, please contact a member of our Customer Service Team who will be happy to help using one of the following services:

Online Live Chat – Please click here to talk live to a member of our customer service team.

Offline Email – Please email us at or click here to email a member of our Customer Service Team. You should receive a response within 12 business hours.


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  • Offline Email: 10 hours per day between the hours of 2am – Midday (EST) / 7am – 5pm (GMT)