Rush Street Productions is pleased to announce the cast of poker players who will appear on the debut show of a new television series called “Poker Night in America,” scheduled to begin filming on August 8th at the Turning State Casino in upstate New York.. The cast is comprised largely of well-known professional poker players, but may also include additional participants who play in the Empire State Poker Classic, which runs August 9-12.

Moreover, an open casting call was announced last week for a few of the remaining open seats for the televised cash game. The two players selected from a large pool of outstanding applicants were Kristy Arnett and Lauren Billings. Both will join a private jet full of poker players who will embark together from Las Vegas to upstate New York, later this week. Most players will be participating in both the televised cash game as well as the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Empire State Poker Classic Main Event. More information about the tournament can be found HERE.

The roster of participants/cast members who will be flying from Las Vegas to the Turning Stone Casino includes the following poker players:

Kristy Arnett

David “ODB” Baker

Lauren Billings

Shawn Buchanan

Eli Elezra

Layne Flack

Phil Laak

Mike “the Mouth” Matusow

David Levi

Greg “FBT” Mueller

Tom “Donkeybomber” Schneider

Gavin Smith

David Williams

In addition, several notable poker players who are already on the East Coast will be attending the event and have committed to playing. These players include, but are not limited to the following:

Shaun Deeb

Will “the Thrill” Failla

Matt Glantz

Darvin Moon

Amanda Musumeci

Dennis Phillips

Dwyte Pilgrim

“Poker Night in America” is an edgy new television series and window into behind-the-scenes reality that has never been attempted before. Part real-life poker coverage, part unscripted reality television, this is the first program ever which will show what goes on away from the tables and behind the cameras. Poker players and cast members will be followed around airports, casinos, golf courses, bars, restaurants, or wherever a compelling story takes place.

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