The popular TV show High-stakes Poker is no longer a catalyst for prospective poker players, but it had a major impact in its first years. So many prominent poker pros played at those tables, that the TV show kept people wired each time an episode was released. Poker Night in America promises to be every bit as exciting and many of the central characters are poker professionals who featured in the aforesaid show.
There are some differences between the two productions, with the new one to be an itinerant show traveling from coast to coast and changing the decor quite often. The first episode was broadcasted live from New York and it was a massive hit, not surprising given the fact that players such as Layne Flack, Shaun Deeb, Mike Matusow, Phil Laak and Elezra participate. They are now returning to Nevada where the second episode will be filmed, with the Peppermill Reno Resort Spa Casino being the gracious host.
For the time being the format of the TV show will remain unchanged, but producers don’t rule out the possibility of having new poker pros at their tables in a not so distant future. What makes Poker Night in America so intriguing is the fact that although it has a restrictive format, producers gave regular players a faint hope. To be more precise, they said that they will consider applications for interested players so at least in theory it is possible to play at the same tables as one of these worldwide famous professionals.
Peppermill Reno Resort Spa Casino in Nevada already attracts many poker players throughout the year, but now that this original tournament was announced, it is expected to turn into a true gaming hub in October. The poker industry was in dire need of another TV show to reignite the enthusiasm of Internet poker players and Poker Night in America has the best chance of meeting these high expectations.
The tournament will begin on November 15, so those who apply for a chance to compete should receive an answer by then. The limits are not exactly small but they are not prohibitive either, with cash game tables having blinds of $25/$50, something that successful Internet poker players are used to. The string of cash games and tournaments will last for exactly 10 days with the conclusion coming on November 25.