Poker TV

  • Is GSN Looking to Revive “High Stakes Poker”?

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    Ever since “Black Friday,” the number of poker programs on television has dwindled. Although stalwarts like the World Series of Poker, the World Poker Tour and even the Heartland Poker Tour have been able to make it through the fray, the number of “made for television” poker productions has [...]


  • “Underground Poker” Driven By Esfandiari and Laak, Shows Promise

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    As a part of a three-hour block of entertainment, cable television’s Discovery Channel premiered a night of television called “All In All Night.” While the other two programs were adequate, the premiere of “Underground Poker,” featuring poker professionals Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak, [...]


  • Antonio Esfandiari & Phil Laak to Star in Discovery Channel Poker Program

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    Beginning on September 10, cable television’s Discovery Channel will dive into the world of casino gaming with the premiere of three different programs in a block called “All In, All Night.” While two of the programs will feature content that other cable channels have delved into, the third on [...]


  • Poker Show The Grind Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Complete Entire Series

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    About this same time last year, one of the more intriguing poker productions to come along in recent memory debuted their pilot program. The pilot episode for the series The Grind looked promising in its debut on YouTube, but then it went quiet. The creator of the project hasn’t given up on The Gr [...]


  • “Poker Night in America” to Air on CBS Sports Network

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    The poker world is hurting for decent poker-related television programming outside of the World Series of Poker, which is really only seasonal, and the World Poker Tour. “High Stakes Poker” and “Poker After Dark,” probably the two most popular poker TV shows in recent memory, are long gone. [...]


  • “Poker Night in America” Announces Next Shooting Location

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    After what was, from most appearances, an outstanding debut on the East Coast, the forthcoming television poker program “Poker Night in America” will be heading to the West Coast for taping of their second broadcast. It was announced on Thursday that, instead of going to an already established e [...]


  • “Poker Night in America” Announces Cast for First Episode

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    As the staff prepares for the taping of their first ever production for the new series, Rush Street Productions – the team behind the new poker television program “Poker Night in America” – has announced two people who were chosen from an open casting call to be the focal point of the debut [...]


  • WPT Tabs Ali Nejad, Olivier Busquet for Commentators’ Slots on Alpha8 Broadcasts

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    As they prepare for their first ever event on their new high roller series Alpha8 later this month, the World Poker Tour has filled out the final slots for their broadcasting team. The WPT announced yesterday that two of the more notable poker commentators in the business today, noted commentator Al [...]


  • “Poker Night in America” To Debut in 2014

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    The list of seminal poker programming on American television is quite extensive. “High Stakes Poker” brought the thrills of professional poker’s greatest names battling it out in a cash game; “Celebrity Poker Showdown” saw luminaries from television, film and music battle it out for charit [...]


  • New Poker Series To Introduce Live Betting

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    A new poker series set to begin next month could be the next evolution of televised poker, offering not only the players but also the viewers of the events innovative ways to be involved with the proceedings. Poker Royalty, LLC – the preeminent international agency that represents some of the bigg [...]


  • “All In: The Poker Movie” Examines The Draw Of The Game

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    When it comes to the cinematic portrayal of the world of poker, there have been more misses than hits. For every “Rounders” or “The Grand” that have depicted the game fairly accurately, there have been severe missteps (anyone remember “Lucky You” or the ESPN series “Tilt”?). A docume [...]


  • Epic Poker League Goes International Through The Poker Channel

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    It was announced this morning that the Epic Poker League, in the midst of their inaugural season of action, has secured international broadcast rights for their programming with the preeminent poker broadcaster in Europe, The Poker Channel. The partnership between the EPL and The Poker Channel will [...]


  • WSOP Final Table Schedule Changed

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    Caesars Interactive Entertainment, owner of the World Series of Poker (WSOP), announced this weekend that it has tweaked the schedule for the upcoming November Nine slightly in order to improve its television coverage. The original schedule for the Main Event, which is still displayed on the WSOP’ [...]


  • Epic Poker League Signs Television Deal with CBS, Velocity

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    The Epic Poker League, the new professional poker league created by Federated Sports and Gaming (FS&G), has inked a television deal with CBS and Discover Communication’s new network, Velocity.  While financial terms were not disclosed, CBS will air seven hours league play while Velocity w [...]


  • 2011 WSOP Coverage Starts Tonight on ESPN

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    Having trouble coming down from the World Series of Poker (WSOP) high?  Not to worry, as ESPN’s taped coverage of the 2011 WSOP begins tonight.  Two episodes will air every Tuesday night from today through November 8th, leading to the Worldwide Leader’s slogan, “Tuesday Night is [...]


  • ESPN’s Same-Day WSOP Main Event Coverage Begins Thursday

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    Day 3 of the World Series of Poker Main Event kicks off at noon PST Thursday, and for the first time ever poker fans will be able to watch the action in near-real time. ESPN will be providing tape-delayed coverage of the tournament for the next six days — until the November Nine is set [&helli [...]


  • PokerStars Big Game Returns Monday, June 27

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    Many televised poker programs in the U.S. were casualties of Black Friday, but the popular PokerStars Big Game is set to return next week on PokerStars.tv. The show, which is hosted by Joe Stapleton and Scott Huff, will be broadcast every weekday at Noon ET on PokerStars.tv for the next six weeks, s [...]


  • Kathy Liebert Talks Black Friday on The Showdown

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    This week, the Poker News Daily web series “The Showdown with Jon Friedberg” welcomes Kathy Liebert. As you might expect, Black Friday takes center stage, as Liebert and Friedberg tackle a variety of topics, including what’s next for the online poker industry, whether we’ll see more indictme [...]


  • Opening Round of National Heads-Up Poker Championship Complete on NBC

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    Over the weekend, action from the 2011 National Heads-Up Poker Championship continued airing on NBC over the course of two hours on Sunday at 11:00am ET. The pairings from the opening round in the Spades, Clubs, and Diamonds brackets aired and the field was chopped from 64 players to 32. The Spades [...]


  • Six-Figure Pots a Plenty on High Stakes Poker

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    “High Stakes Poker” rolled on last night on GSN. However, following the indictment of PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg and the seizure of player bankrolls around the world, the cash game series shed nearly all of its PokerStars branding. The only inklings of the room that remained were PokerSt [...]


  • National Heads-Up Poker Championship Continues Sunday on NBC

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    On Sunday at Noon ET, the 2011 National Heads-Up Poker Championship will continue airing on NBC. The series, which is sponsored by GoDaddy and features Craig Hummer and Ali Nejad on the call, continued to feature PokerStars ads during commercial breaks last week despite the indictment of the site’ [...]


  • Steve Gross (gboro780) Joins The Showdown with Jon Friedberg

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    In an episode of “The Showdown with Jon Friedberg” filmed prior to last Friday’s indictments of 11 people, including the founders of PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker, Steve “gboro780” Gross discusses his high-stakes online poker career. Little did we all know that within a f [...]


  • High Stakes Poker Will Continue Airing on GSN

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    As the fallout from online poker’s Black Friday continues, there is at least one thin ray of sunshine that has made it through the clouds. Poker News Daily can confirm that GSN‘s “High Stakes Poker” will continue airing. However, it’ll be shown at 11:00pm ET and PT on S [...]


  • PokerStars Big Game and Million Dollar Challenge Pulled from Fox

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    In another blow to the poker industry, the “PokerStars Big Game” and “PokerStars Million Dollar Challenge,” which both aired on Fox, have been yanked from the network. Poker News Daily confirmed the news on Monday, with a source close to the situation revealing that it was “probably a mutu [...]


  • Mike Baxter Out-Flops Barry Greenstein on High Stakes Poker

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    Despite carrying the sponsorship of PokerStars, “High Stakes Poker” rolled on over the weekend. The GSN cash game franchise, whose new episodes can be seen at 8:00pm ET and 11:00pm ET on Saturdays, is in its seventh season. “High Stakes Poker” features funny man Norm Macdonald calling the ac [...]


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