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Lederer to speak out; Caesars keeping WSOP; Esfandiari set for Stern chat; WSOPE will stream final tables

TAGs: Antonio Esfandiari, Caesars, ESPN, full tilt poker, howard lederer, world series of poker, world series of poker europe, wsop big one for one drop

howard lederer poker skillFormer Full Tilt Poker part-owner Howard Lederer is about to break his silence. A report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal (LVRJ) states that the former board member has given an interview to PokerNews and the owner of poker forum 2+2, Mason Malmuth, is indicating that his site will also carry an interview with the player. The news of two interviews comes after the Department of Justice filed an altered civil complaint against Lederer. In it they produced an extended list of assets belonging to Lederer including seven homes and a number of cars that wouldn’t be out of place on Pimp My Ride. The DOJ’s ballpark figure is $42.5million and the interviews could shed some light on what the Professor’s next course of action will be

Caesars’ rumored disposal of their World Series of Poker (WSOP) brand won’t be happening anytime soon after a respected Las Vegas columnist pissed on the idea. Howard Stutz of the LVRJ wrote that Caesars “is not selling the World Series of Poker” before adding that the brand “is not on the auction block”. It came after a gathering storm among observers suggested they are ready to abandon the brand. Instead, it looks more likely they’ll continue looking into the possibility of offloading their Cotai golf course, Caesars Macau, and turn their attentions to Project Linq on the Vegas strip. WSOP, many believe, could become the company’s go-to-brand of the future.

WSOP Big One for One Drop champion Antonio Esfandiari is to appear on the Howard Stern show in New York tomorrow morning. Antonio tweeted from his account @MagicAntonio, stating “New York New York…Just arrived. 3days in the Big Apple. Ill be on the Howard Stern show this tuesday morning. Details to come…” He then followed with another Tweet that confirmed he’d be appearing on SiriusXM’s Howard100 at 7am (EST).

Fans of the WSOP Europe will be delighted at the news that ESPN will broadcast each of the tournament’s seven final tables in their entirety. 15-minute delayed coverage, with hole cards, will be available on ESPN3.com and Eurosport for however long the tables take to reach their conclusion at the Hôtel Majestic Barrière/Le Croisette Casino Barrière. The event takes place between September 21 and October 4 Seth Palansky, vice president of communications at WSOP, told Pokerfuse that it will be the “most robust video coverage of the event ever”.

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