Final Table Pay-Per-View?

You had to know this was coming - ESPN has announced their intentions to broadcast the final table of the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event as a Pay-Per-View show. ($24.95, apparently.) What hasn't been answered yet (that I have heard, anyways) is whether or not they will make use of hole cams during the broadcast. Naturally, this is causing quite a bit of controversy as critical information could be passed on to players via cell phones, IM, etc from someone who is watching the game at home, live. Even if they set a tape delay, we all know that any information on your opponents, even information from several hours earlier, could cause the difference between a win or a loss.

Will it be boring watching without hole cams? I'll agree that it could be somewhat boring, but remember - it is the World Series, after all. Personally, I think they should keep the cards hidden if it will be broadcast live. What do you think? Do you agree with using hole cams for the broadcast, or do you think ESPN should keep that information private?

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