A couple years ago I was watching a special about Hockey Night in Canada and what a legendary show that is for the entire country. I couldn’t help but think we could have a Poker Night in America on TV. After all how many of us already have a poker night with our buddies? It’s already part of our DNA.
What was once an idea is now on the verge of reality. Poker Night in America will debut on American television sometime in early 2014. My goal is to make it very different from any other poker show. Ironically, to do so this new show will focus less on poker and more on the interesting story lines and characters in the world of poker and gambling. I’ve been involved in TV and poker for the past eight years and if there’s one thing I’m sure of it’s that this business is chalk full of fascinating people and stories.
Besides a TV show, Poker Night in America will also be a traveling tour. There will be events across the country that anyone can play and get a chance to be on TV. If all goes as planned, each of these events will showcase celebrity appearances as well as some of the most recognizable poker players in the world. In a word I want Poker Night in America to be “fun.” Fun events. Fun TV.
In my opinion poker on TV hasn’t changed much in the last ten years. I think it’s time for something new.
We’ll be announcing more events soon and gearing up for a January 2014 launch on TV. Come on out to an event and have some fun with us at Poker Night in America.