Apr 25 2011

High Stakes Poker rolls on at GSN

written by: Steve under News Comments: Comments Off

In the wake of Black Friday, poker show after poker show has been cancelled, with the main reason given as their affiliation with either PokerStars or Full Tilt Poker, so it came as a bit of a surprise that GSN would continue to air episodes of High Stakes Poker seeing as the show’s main sponsor is PokerStars.

High Stakes Poker did scratch all references to PokerStars, and pulled all of the site’s advertising in the form of commercials, but one thing that did make the cut was the patches and PokerStars logos worn by the players at the tables –which were expected to be edited out of the telecast.

GSN did cut back on High Stakes Poker’s airtimes, as the show is only available for viewing at 11PM, instead of the pre-Black Friday schedule that saw two Saturday airings as well as a Sunday airing of each episode.

As far as the action at the tables goes this was one of the most exciting episodes of the season as a number of six-figure pots were contested –which was much needed as this has been widely regarded as one of the worst seasons in the show’s history.. With zero Full Tilt Poker pros at the tables this season’s episodes have featured a number of rich businessman and without Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius, and Phil Ivey just haven’t had the same punch as previous seasons.

Comments Off - Click Here to Speak Up