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Poker Central Acquires High Stakes Poker

Poker Central Acquires High Stakes Poker
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  • Attreyee K. Ganguly February 5, 2020
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Online streaming site Poker Central on February 4 announced the acquisition of the High Stakes Poker brand and assets for the successful poker cash game television show that ran on the Game Show Network for seven seasons between 2006 and 2011.

After the acquisition, PokerGO will begin streaming episodes of High Stakes Poker in the coming months. Poker Central is currently finalizing plans for the future of the series, including new episode distribution through PokerGO and potential broadcast and streaming partners.

Poker Central made the above announcement through a press release and on Twitter.

High Stakes Poker aired on the Game Show Network from 2006-2011, totaling seven seasons. Perhaps, one of the most popular televised poker shows of all time, High Stakes Poker participants included both professional poker players and amateurs.

Among the poker celebrities, poker superstars like Doyle Brunson, Antonio Esfandiari, Barry Greenstein, and Daniel Negreanu have all featured on the show.

The show featured high stakes No Limit Texas Hold ’em with the minimum buy-in set at $100,000 in the first season that reached $500,000 by the fourth season.

Talking about the show, Poker Central President, Sampson Simmons said, “High Stakes Poker was a remarkable poker program. With star players, massive pots, and memorable moments, the show beautifully conveys the drama of cash game poker. Bringing the existing episodes of High Stakes Poker to our platform and producing more in the future will enable us to recapture the nostalgia and magic of the show for our PokerGO subscribers in the present-day poker climate.”

Sampson Simmons
Sampson Simmons

Mori Eskandani, who now serves as executive producer at Poker Central, produced all seven seasons of High Stakes Poker for the Game Show Network, along with executive producer Henry Orenstein who created the series.

Mori Eskandani

“High Stakes Poker was raw and natural, we just let the players play and that’s what made it so special. It’s truly a dream come true to bring the series to a new generation of poker fans and players, and we expect even more action when the show returns with faces both new and old,” said Eskandani.

Cover Image Courtesy: Poker Central

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